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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

Any general comparisons between Mad Dogs and V-Moda M-100 or Sony MDR-1R?
 

 

Can't speak on the vmoda, but the 1R's are tossed away by the mad dogs. The MDR1R seemed consumerish. There was a lot of sloppy bass, really good looking, and a thin sounding mid range and rolled off treble. The MD have a similar sound in terms of a bit of a bass bump, but are still well rounded and neutral. Mids are transparent and highs are clear. I'd easily pick the MD, but they aren't as portable and probably don't seal as well. 

post #2582 of 6388
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Can't speak on the vmoda, but the 1R's are tossed away by the mad dogs. The MDR1R seemed consumerish. There was a lot of sloppy bass, really good looking, and a thin sounding mid range and rolled off treble. The MD have a similar sound in terms of a bit of a bass bump, but are still well rounded and neutral. Mids are transparent and highs are clear. I'd easily pick the MD, but they aren't as portable and probably don't seal as well. 

This sounds nothing like MDR-1R I know, except good looking part. smile.gif

Did you own them for considerable amount of time or just auditioned shortly?

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

Any general comparisons between Mad Dogs and V-Moda M-100 or Sony MDR-1R?
 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633696/the-mad-dog-appreciation-thread#post_8957108

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I want to carry these around with me. Does anyone know where I can get a good case for them? I usually put them in my backpack, but I'm afraid they'll get damaged.

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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

I want to carry these around with me. Does anyone know where I can get a good case for them? I usually put them in my backpack, but I'm afraid they'll get damaged.

I use one of these:

http://www.headphone.com/accessories/headcase-bag-w-shoulder-strap.php
Edited by aamefford - 1/6/13 at 6:58pm
post #2586 of 6388

A camcorder case is a cheap alternative. They have stacks of compartments to store your MD's + a portable amp, leads and other personal affects.

 

 

http://www.caselogic.com/en-US/US/Products/Camera-Cases/View-All/CPL_-_106_-_BLACK_-__-_DSLRCameraShoulderBagMedium#

 

 

Edit: Disregard this specific link, I checked the internal dimensions and MD’s won’t fit… but you get the idea.

 

 


Edited by simonpking - 1/6/13 at 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

This sounds nothing like MDR-1R I know, except good looking part. smile.gif

Did you own them for considerable amount of time or just auditioned shortly?

 

I got to listen to my friends pair. The wording on bass isn't worded correctly. I thought the bass was pretty sloppy overall, not that there was a lot of it. 

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Hey, I was wondering if anyone with a good knowledge of the interplay between amp "stats" and the md's could give me an opinion about how well they should be working?

 

 

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Input Impedance: 47k
Output Impedance: 32-300 Ohm
Output at 32 Ohm: 3 v, 320 mw
Output at 150 Ohm: 6.2 v, 256
Frequency: 20-20khz +/- 0.2db
S/N: 95db
DAC Chip: Burr-Brown PCM2702
Tube: China 6J1 * 2 pcs
Input Voltage: 16 v to 18 v; 500 mA
Power Supply: 110 v or 220 v
Size: 14cm*8.5cm* 4.5cm or 5.6"* 3.4" * 1.8"

 

That's from my Hifiman EF2A. I just received my MD's yesterday from a fellow forum goer, but...they don't sound all that great to me. basshead.gif Actually, I think I like my DT770's (80ohm) more. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I've just developed a...taste for the sound of the 770's, but after seeing people compare the mad dogs to such high quality can's, it makes me think something must be wrong in my setup; and obviously, after reading through this thread more and more, I think it might be the amp. wink.gif This close to buying gifts for Christmas, the MD's gave my piggy bank a pretty good shake down, but I'm thinking about adding in a Schiit Magni after funding becomes available. Would it be a worthwhile step up?

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

Any general comparisons between Mad Dogs and V-Moda M-100 or Sony MDR-1R?

 

Idk about the Sonys but the M-100s aren't even in the same ballpark, I would imagine the Sonys are the same way tho.
post #2590 of 6388
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

I got to listen to my friends pair. The wording on bass isn't worded correctly. I thought the bass was pretty sloppy overall, not that there was a lot of it. 


I noticed a great variance in bass quality moving from amp to amp .... even just changing tubes in the Lyr.  May I suggest the pair you heard had a problem further back in the sound chain ....  (source material, dac, amp, etc)

post #2591 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Starionn View Post

Hey, I was wondering if anyone with a good knowledge of the interplay between amp "stats" and the md's could give me an opinion about how well they should be working?

 

 

 

That's from my Hifiman EF2A. I just received my MD's yesterday from a fellow forum goer, but...they don't sound all that great to me. basshead.gif Actually, I think I like my DT770's (80ohm) more. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I've just developed a...taste for the sound of the 770's, but after seeing people compare the mad dogs to such high quality can's, it makes me think something must be wrong in my setup; and obviously, after reading through this thread more and more, I think it might be the amp. wink.gif This close to buying gifts for Christmas, the MD's gave my piggy bank a pretty good shake down, but I'm thinking about adding in a Schiit Magni after funding becomes available. Would it be a worthwhile step up?

 

It depends on what you're using to amp with now. I would guess not much if anything. If so, then yes the new little schitt stack would make quite a difference and would also be nice for your Beyer's. 

post #2592 of 6388
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Can't speak on the vmoda, but the 1R's are tossed away by the mad dogs. The MDR1R seemed consumerish. There was a lot of sloppy bass, really good looking, and a thin sounding mid range and rolled off treble. The MD have a similar sound in terms of a bit of a bass bump, but are still well rounded and neutral. Mids are transparent and highs are clear. I'd easily pick the MD, but they aren't as portable and probably don't seal as well. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

This sounds nothing like MDR-1R I know, except good looking part. smile.gif

Did you own them for considerable amount of time or just auditioned shortly?

 

I second Andrew_WOT

 

I have both (though the mdr 1r's are still receiving burn in). Out of say the o2/odac both sound like very good headphones- that's what my listen over the weekend taught me. 

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I want to pick up a pair of the 1Rs for work or just something to mess around with because they look so gorgeous
post #2594 of 6388
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That's from my Hifiman EF2A. I just received my MD's yesterday from a fellow forum goer, but...they don't sound all that great to me. basshead.gif Actually, I think I like my DT770's (80ohm) more. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I've just developed a...taste for the sound of the 770's, but after seeing people compare the mad dogs to such high quality can's, it makes me think something must be wrong in my setup; and obviously, after reading through this thread more and more, I think it might be the amp. wink.gif This close to buying gifts for Christmas, the MD's gave my piggy bank a pretty good shake down, but I'm thinking about adding in a Schiit Magni after funding becomes available. Would it be a worthwhile step up?

 

I cycled between some DT770's (600ohm), HE-500's and the MD's with dog pads on a Schiit Magni (which should have the oomph for the dogs, at least, so says Schiit) and found the MDs to easily be my least favorite (although most comfortable). The MDs have more detail and flatter response than the Beyers, but just don't have any punch and are the least natural sounding to me. Ultimately "natural" is what I'm looking for regardless of how else they might otherwise outperform higher end cans. (IMHO - YMMV)

post #2595 of 6388

^^ That's interesting but completely understandable. They maddogs are not easy to drive. 

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