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Turns them into bonafied Mad Dogs

 

^^ lol...true that. Because these are an ortho and a significant amount of "modding material" has been used to achieve their sound signature, they are harder to drive than other headphones. This does not mean that another "better" amp will just make them louder. It means that the right amp will help to realize their potential. This typically means a more refined sound with better dynamics. Not more bass, but more realistic bass with a more natural visceral impact. Bass drum sounds more like a bass drum. 

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Finally getting my Modi in the mail tomorrow so I can actually use my amp...even out of crappy computer outputs these sound superb, but i can tell I havent seen them at their best yet.

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That clarifies a lot now. Maybe I should get an E9 for myself, or maybe something better.

 

Seems like the upcoming E12 puts out a lot of power. I might consider getting that. + it's in my price range.

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Don't think that you'll be able to get the e12 till March. 

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I will be patient atsmile.gif

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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

Newbie question: So what exactly does a good amp do to these mad puppies?


Are you asking in general (why do I need an amp), or what does it do to these puppies specifically?

 

Remember that the listening experience is the complete end-to-end chain from the bit stream at the source to your brain. Assuming that everything else is top-notch (that's a big if), an amp is like taking the wax out of your ears. All of a sudden, you can hear the details.

 

You need to focus on the accuracy of the soundstage image (phase response - can you locate the guitar just to the left of center and slightly back), distortion (that flute sounds like a cheap whistle), and dynamic range (from hearing a pin drop to thunderous bass drums).

 

Where is the limitation in your system? It's tough to tell. Assuming the bit source is good, e.g. FLAC file, it's usually in the D/A conversion process of the PC. It's nothing like what a stand-alone system can do.


Edited by GeekGirl - 1/4/13 at 7:01pm
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Recently received my MrSpeakers Mad Dogs and have been listening extensively through my Objective 2 amplifier. These outperform my HD600 in many ways. They are more linear and they seem to present the music just a tiny bit more clearly than the Sennheisers do. In addition, their more linear response reaches into very deep bass, where the HD600 meets its biggest weakness. As a result, I'll be keeping these and am in the process of selling the Senns on eBay with the help of a friend.

 

So, I would like to extend many thanks to Dan at MrSpeakers.com for answering any inquiries I had along the way and for developing a top-notch professionally modified product. You did a wonderful job and have pleased yet another customer. biggrin.gif

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I am actually extremely pleasantly surprised by these. I literally haven't picked up the ESP950, T5p, or PS1000 in days. That's not to say they're technically superior to any of those (though you could make a case against the ESP), but they're just so fantastically fun to listen to. They're comfortable enough that I forget I'm wearing them, forward enough that I'm able to get lost in the music without it being spoiled by a weird small-spectrum veil, and detailed enough that I can truly enjoy the music. And all for less than I'd usually spend on a USB DAC.

 

I really wish to thank you, Dan. These are fantastic.

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I like what I read about the bass and mids but as I prefer a shimmering Highs also...

Just worried about the treble presentation on these....Are they on the dark side of the spectrum?

Will I be disappointed?

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The presentation is really balanced, no frequency range is even slightly predominant.

So if you love treble a la Beyer 990 MD are not the right choice.

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Never heard the Bayer 990 But l am happy to hear it has a balanced sounding presentation.

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Guys, I feel static tickling my ear every time the bass kicks in. Is this normal?

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Nope not for me - I can't imagine that occurring unless it's turn it up to 5 o'clock and my ears are melting off my head.
Edited by simonpking - 1/5/13 at 12:38am
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Originally Posted by maguire View Post

Never heard the Bayer 990 But l am happy to hear it has a balanced sounding presentation.

Balance and cohesion, I  get these qualities from MD. Together with impressive soundstage and wonderful comfort

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Really a great job, Dan,  and thanks again for the fast and accurate customer service. 

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Guys, I feel static tickling my ear every time the bass kicks in. Is this normal?

 

How loud were you listenting to it?

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