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I love the build quality of these, especially coming from plasticy HD-580s. They feel so substantial, like tanks.
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I love the build quality of these, especially coming from plasticy HD-580s. They feel so substantial, like tanks.

Yea that's another great thing about these. I don't wanna say you can just throw them around but you don't have to take such caution with putting them down ya know what I mean smily_headphones1.gif

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Lots rubber and cups protected by the pads. This is a headphone that I don't have to worry about hanging on a stand so that I don't scratch them. 

 

Very rugged!!

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True, but I still put them on a stand cause it looks pretty :]
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I know I'm just a bit late to the live-recording party, but if you're listening to lives there's one you absolutely can't miss: Remember Two Things by Dave Matthews Band.

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^^ Wow can't believe I haven't heard that!! I love DMB. eek.gif Going to listen now...

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^^ Wow can't believe I haven't heard that!! I love DMB. eek.gif Going to listen now..

There are some really awesome songs off his new albums.

 

Dave Matthews Bands - Gaucho

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Actually whenever I get a new set of headphones I play that song first

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A bit of my background. I have been listening to music for many years however I don’t have much experience with headphones. I got the Mad Dog about 10 days ago and I have been listening nonstop. :-) I have a chance to compare to Denon AH-D600.

 

My home stereo does not have any headphone output and I do not have a headphone amp. I am planning to use the headphones at work and while travelling so I bought Dragonfly.

 

Mad Dog pros: I really like the bass, the treble, and the balance overall. The vocals are fuller and more intimate.

 

Denon pros: Much more detailed and clear sound – I can clearly hear guitar body reverberations and not just the string sound, the same with violin music, I can hear the concert hall acoustic and presence.  The dynamic range is a bit wider than Mad Dog’s – especially with symphony music. The Mad Dog seems a bit congested with symphony music – Denon makes every instrument to sound separate. The Denon definitely has a wider and cleaner soundstage.

 

I am not sure if the cons I have with Mad Dog are due to the Dragonfly. It’s clear that it is way easier to drive the Denon than the Mad Dog. I don’t mind buying a desktop amp for my office if this is an issue, however my 15 days of return period will expire in a couple days. I would appreciate your opinion.

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You need an amp to hear them properly. Try the magni.
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^^ The denon is easy to drive but the MD is somewhat tougher. Get yourself a decent amp to pair with them and I think you'll be surprised at just how good they will be. 

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^^ It's easy. Just grab the cups and pull. They should come off pretty easily. tongue.gif

But it just sounds too damn good.k701smile.gif

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A bit of my background. I have been listening to music for many years however I don’t have much experience with headphones. I got the Mad Dog about 10 days ago and I have been listening nonstop. :-) I have a chance to compare to Denon AH-D600.

 

My home stereo does not have any headphone output and I do not have a headphone amp. I am planning to use the headphones at work and while travelling so I bought Dragonfly.

 

Mad Dog pros: I really like the bass, the treble, and the balance overall. The vocals are fuller and more intimate.

 

Denon pros: Much more detailed and clear sound – I can clearly hear guitar body reverberations and not just the string sound, the same with violin music, I can hear the concert hall acoustic and presence.  The dynamic range is a bit wider than Mad Dog’s – especially with symphony music. The Mad Dog seems a bit congested with symphony music – Denon makes every instrument to sound separate. The Denon definitely has a wider and cleaner soundstage.

 

I am not sure if the cons I have with Mad Dog are due to the Dragonfly. It’s clear that it is way easier to drive the Denon than the Mad Dog. I don’t mind buying a desktop amp for my office if this is an issue, however my 15 days of return period will expire in a couple days. I would appreciate your opinion.

ADL by furutech stride gets my vote. Amp and dac. That with the mad dogs will put the d-600 dragonfly combo to the test I garuntee, and it's portable, mayb transportable, with an 80hr. battery life on an 8hr. charge. Probably wanna get the grado or sennheiser 1/4in to 1/8in cable as well. Gets the mad dogs within a butt hair of being maxed out imo. They retail for $350 but I just got mine with overnight shipping for $219. They're fairly new and I think some will pop up here in the near furutech around $250.

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Has anyone compared Mad Dogs to the HE-400?
 

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Has anyone compared Mad Dogs to the HE-400?
 

There have been many instances of comparisons either here (in this thread) or elsewhere on Head-Fi. Then there's always Google Search.

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