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I'm hoping others will chime in and give you a good range of opinion, as it seems pretty divided.  some here feel they lack bass, and some (majority? maybe) feel basically as I do.  I had the Denon D5000 and then the D7000 for quite some time.  The Denon brothers have a bunch more visceral bass in comparison.  There is a bass drop in Evanescence "Haunted" on the Fallen album, about 5 measures in, that was chest and skull rattling with the Denons.  It is neither chest nor skull rattling with the Mad Dogs.  It is played true and in balance with the rest of the music.  You hear it, not feel it.  I hope this helps a bit.

I'll reiterate - I really, really like the Mad Dog signature, and that is coming from a few bass heavy cans - the Denons and the Ultrasone Pro 750 and HFI 780 (Note - it took two pairs for me to determine I am not an Ultrasone fan).

I tried same song, with my Beyer dt990 pro 250ohm (despite being rather bass heavy) driven off by my iPod classic+fiio e17 and it doesn't even skull rattle... and I'm having no eq

Are the Denons considered beasshead cans though and if so, do they have a few db boost in bass, or a v shape signature, sacrificing mids?? And if that skull rattle bass drop is missing in the MD, could a bass boosting amp get it to that point?

 

I'm already sold on MD w/DP, I'm just more curious than anything. I'm likely going to find out myself when my birthday comes around. Dan, you'll be hearing from me in abount a months time ;)

 

I'm under the impression that the DT770/80 is the bassheavy can of that entire line Beyer line.

 

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I wondered if someone could post visit picture tutorial of reseating the headphone for better clamp.

 

thanks...

 

For some users who have the phones, the fit was a little too soft and they wanted more clamping force either to feel more secure on the head, or in some instances to get a better seal and improve bass.  Here is a quick guide to adjusting clamping force:

 

 

Headband Reshaping Directions.pdf 98k .pdf file

 

The headband metal is very strong, I've adjusted quite a few of these with no issue whatsoever, and even better, you take the opposite move to open it back up if you don't prefer the more snug fit.  

 

Note: phones shipped since Thanksgiving are all adjusted during manufacturing to have the slightly more snug fit.  

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FYI...reshaping the headband and increasing the clamp gave me the fit I was looking for and also improved the bass response for me. It was a moderate increase, but honestly I thought I had all the bass from these already. Additionally the isolation is even better!! 

 

Great job Dan!!

 

Thanks so much...wink.gif

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FYI...reshaping the headband and increasing the clamp gave me the fit I was looking for and also improved the bass response for me. It was a moderate increase, but honestly I thought I had all the bass from these already. Additionally the isolation is even better!! 

 

Great job Dan!!

 

Thanks so much...wink.gif

 

Very welcome!

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So... Does anyone has a favorite amp for their Mad Dogs??? 

 

Bumping this. I have the Dog Pads, running the E7/E9 combo and just not sure it's doing the job -- distorting at the high end, little power on the low end. Wondering how much different O2+ODAC would be. Thanks!

 

Sigh, just found pages 131+ with lots of recommendations. Has anyone tried MD w/DPs on the E7/E9 combo? I'd be interested in your thoughts.


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I tried same song, with my Beyer dt990 pro 250ohm (despite being rather bass heavy) driven off by my iPod classic+fiio e17 and it doesn't even skull rattle... and I'm having no eq

I was using a headroom ultra desktop, which would make a little dfference, and I embellished a bit I'm sure. Still, I always remember being surprised by how the D7000's made that sudden boom felt, not just heard. I've had the DT1350 and the mad dogs since, and neither matches the experience. That is neither positive or negative regarding any of the phones mentioned, just anecdotal observation. Likely colored by fleeting aural memory as well.
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FYI...reshaping the headband and increasing the clamp gave me the fit I was looking for and also improved the bass response for me. It was a moderate increase, but honestly I thought I had all the bass from these already. Additionally the isolation is even better!! 

 

Great job Dan!!

 

Thanks so much...wink.gif

 

Yeah, you can't do that on a pair of Sennheisers ... unless, you want a pile of plastic sitting in your lap.  very_evil_smiley.gif

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Yeah, you can't do that on a pair of Sennheisers ... unless, you want a pile of plastic sitting in your lap.  very_evil_smiley.gif

 

True, but then you'd never want extra clamp from a pair of Senn's anyway. tongue.gif

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<autoreply> What is sleep? </autoreply>

 

It's that thing people sometimes try to sneak in when really they should be making headphones instead tongue.gif

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Hahaha....
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Hey guys
I am looking for some comments for my next purchase.

So my SA5000 just died for some reason a few weeks ago. Now I am looking for a pair of cans to replace it. I was going to get the new AKG Tiesto, but then found this thread.
So can the Mad Dog do what SA5000 can for me? For electronics, trance, female vocal that kind of stuff?
Other than the SA5000 I also have HD650 and W1000; HD650 is my main now. I really like the HD650 except I always wanted more mids and details.

Thanks people:)
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It's that thing people sometimes try to sneak in when really they should be making headphones instead tongue.gif

oh dude - that's cold... Funny, but cold ;-)
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Hey guys
I am looking for some comments for my next purchase.
So my SA5000 just died for some reason a few weeks ago. Now I am looking for a pair of cans to replace it. I was going to get the new AKG Tiesto, but then found this thread.
So can the Mad Dog do what SA5000 can for me? For electronics, trance, female vocal that kind of stuff?
Other than the SA5000 I also have HD650 and W1000; HD650 is my main now. I really like the HD650 except I always wanted more mids and details.
Thanks people:)

 

It's a pretty tough question to answer. The SA5000 sound pretty different than most headphones around these days. The Mad Dogs will sound faster, be more detailed and have much stronger bass. The SA5000, in comparison, are really the only headphones I can call bass light. The bass isn't overwhelming and due to the ortho driver, it will be more detailed and articulated than the HD650. Female vocals will be much clearer transparent and sound less muddy than with the HD650. I think the mad dogs are a clear winner with electronic, and will be a step up over the SA5000. 

 

What do you use to amplify your headphones? 

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I honestly don't think I will enjoy any non-ortho headphone like I do with orthos
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The ortho sound is special I have to admit. The hd650 is the only dymanic hp that I can't part with. 

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