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Originally Posted by beyondthepale35 View Post


I think they're worth it. I always take risks on lesser known headphones bull and I'm glad I picked these over some Senns I will tell you they need some juice though, not as much as the 701s but I can't listen to them at an acceptable volume through any of my mp3 players. If you've got any sort of decent amp though you should be fine.

They do need an amp, and I am generally reluctant to say this.  They sounded really good from my little Pico Slim, but I could max the volume on the Pico Slim (roughly 175mW per channel).  I have an iBasso PB2 that drives them very well single ended, and balanced soon to come after a recable.

 

Many here recommend a desktop amp.  I'll go on record that there are portable amps out there that will drive these very well.

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They do need an amp, and I am generally reluctant to say this.  They sounded really good from my little Pico Slim, but I could max the volume on the Pico Slim (roughly 175mW per channel).  I have an iBasso PB2 that drives them very well single ended, and balanced soon to come after a recable.

 

Many here recommend a desktop amp.  I'll go on record that there are portable amps out there that will drive these very well.

 

I agree. I bought a JDSLabs C421 to go with my MadDogs and they sound great.

 

I have a Schiit Lyr on the way, so I'm excited to compare the two when it arrives.

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

They do need an amp, and I am generally reluctant to say this.  They sounded really good from my little Pico Slim, but I could max the volume on the Pico Slim (roughly 175mW per channel).  I have an iBasso PB2 that drives them very well single ended, and balanced soon to come after a recable.

 

Many here recommend a desktop amp.  I'll go on record that there are portable amps out there that will drive these very well.

 

While I do like a good desktop amp for these, you're absolutely correct.  Hell, the Headamp Pico Power will drive the HE-6 with plenty of head room (heard this at CanJam).  You definitely don't have to get a desktop amp.  Plus, there are plenty of desktop amps that won't really get the job done.

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While I do like a good desktop amp for these, you're absolutely correct.  Hell, the Headamp Pico Power will drive the HE-6 with plenty of head room (heard this at CanJam).  You definitely don't have to get a desktop amp.  Plus, there are plenty of desktop amps that won't really get the job done.
Well said.
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The Lyr is one that's going to drive it well.

 

I've been using the WA6-SE for it and my other headphones and It's really good. My friend calls the Mad Dog the 70% LCD-3.

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Does that mean its 85% of the LCD 2?
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I know I've said the Mad Dog is very close to the LCD-2 (which it is), but nah, it's more like 20% of the LCD-3. 

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I know I've said the Mad Dog is very close to the LCD-2 (which it is), but nah, it's more like 20% of the LCD-3. 

Well in terms of price its like 15 percent of the lcd3. I don't know if these are close to the LCD2. They sound similar in a lot of ways but I think the Mad dogs have a unique sound in their own right.
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Well in terms of price its like 15 percent of the lcd3. I don't know if these are close to the LCD2. They sound similar in a lot of ways but I think the Mad dogs have a unique sound in their own right.

Yea. I agree. They are comparable to the LCD-2, IMO. However they also definitely have their own sound.

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Does that mean its 85% of the LCD 2?

Well,maybe 75%...imho

Great headphone for the money

I tried them on my emo amp--volume couldn't go past 9'oclock.

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Really guys?

 

I love the mad dogs as well.  But shouldn't we let them beat up on sub $500 headphones like.

 

HD650

HD600

Q701

K701

Beyers  All of them except the T1

Paradox (up in the air - personal preference)

HE-400 (personal preference)

D5000 / D2000

Some Audio Technicas??  Don't know to much about these in this price range

 

Really any other sub $500 headphone in the world.  

 

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AFAIK, I'm really the only one who seriously feels the Mad Dogs are very much comparable to the LCD-2's. 

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I hold my maddogs is very high esteem but...I don't feel that they sound like an audeze at all.
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I feel my MD are very similar to the LCD-2, but with their own flare. However I'm still using 840 pads. FWIW.

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I know I've said the Mad Dog is very close to the LCD-2 (which it is), but nah, it's more like 20% of the LCD-3. 

 

It might be only 20% of the LCD-3 if you're ignoring the Beats and iBuds of the world...

 

 


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I feel my MD are very similar to the LCD-2, but with their own flare. However I'm still using 840 pads. FWIW.

 

I actually own both the 840 and Dog Pad versions, and they definitely have different characters.  The Dog Pad version is a little darker and a touch harder to drive.  Regardless, that they're a viable closed-back alternative to the LCD's or HE's speaks volumes about their value.


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