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I love all things DMB, as you can tell by my avatar. But this recording was not very good to my ears. My favorite live DMB is Live at Luther College with Tim Reynolds accompanying. 


Hmm, perhaps my copy sounds different from yours. It's a little quiet (especially in terms of drum hit), but fits the character of my PS1000 and my ESP950 both nicely. It's not as good as some of the studio stuff in terms of pure fidelity, of course, but I like it.

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I'm not sure how many of you guys are into video game soundtracks, but the FFXIII Original Soundtrack sounds amazing on the Mad Dogs powered by my ODAC -> O2. I would recommend it to anyone regardless of whether you enjoy Final Fantasy or not.

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I'm not sure how many of you guys are into video game soundtracks, but the FFXIII Original Soundtrack sounds amazing on the Mad Dogs powered by my ODAC -> O2. I would recommend it to anyone regardless of whether you enjoy Final Fantasy or not.

I would bet these sound really good

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Interesting .... I love my MDs; they're definitely my favorite closed headphone, but I can't think of a single category they beat my HE-500s in .... except isolation, of course.
 

 

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Comfort?

 

OK, maybe.  But not by much.... I can wear the 500 for hours.... I guess I just have the right shaped head; the weight is evenly distributed across the top, surprisingly comfortable given the weight.  MDs ARE really comfortable though

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I've read that the Mad Dog has amazing mids, which I prefer. However, is the mid detailed, or rather more smooth, more heartwarming?

I'm really into detailed sounds lately, which my current favorite closed headphone the DT770 seems to fail badly at.
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I've read that the Mad Dog has amazing mids, which I prefer. However, is the mid detailed, or rather more smooth, more heartwarming?

I'm really into detailed sounds lately, which my current favorite closed headphone the DT770 seems to fail badly at.


M.D. has perfectly balanced mids, detailed and smooth at the same time

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I'm listening to them on my CmoyBB 2.03 double battery version, and they sound extremely nice. The bass boost switch gives it a small extra oomph in the bass. I'm very impressed with the sound. If I get a more expensive amp, does it really get better than this? How much better can it get if I drop more cash to change my current setup?

 

I've been looking at the modi magni setup for a while now, but still reluctant on pulling the trigger. I still don't have any idea on how the sound will change, and I certainly don't have the luxury of a fat wallet.

 

Listening to Gareth Emery ft. Lucy Saunders - Sanctuary smily_headphones1.gif

If you like the cmoy you will absloutly love the adl by furutech stride amp/dac. I have your cmoy's bigger brother the ultimate cmoy and that's now in the for sale forum. In my opinion its the only portable/transportable out there that can max out you Mad dogs and not break your wallet. The modi magni combo while I'm sure is good is a desktop lite combo and I dont think you will get any better performance and you wont be able to take with you like the stride. It also has the best battery in the biz (80 hr.) and can be charged via usb or wall plug. They're new and kindof hard to find but I recently got a brand new one from www.soundearphones.com for $219. Unfortunatly that was their last one. A big shout out goes to averag_joe if it wasn't for his review I probably never would have heard these. His review said that this amp/dac was right up my mad dog and moded pro 900's alley and it was. He did have issues with iem's so if you own allot of iem's and mad dog's are your only headphone then you may wanna look elsewhere. The cruise is the amp/dac average_joe reviewed and it's the same thing as the stride just with a nicer carbon fiber finish. At $475 that amp/dac is not worth it and my silver one looks just as pretty. Also big shout out to the guys at soundearphones, my stride was here in less than 24 hrs. of purchase I shiit you not. With that kind of superservice I really feel like I only paid $200. Finally dan your the man. Thank you for building me such a wonderful headphone. Stride + mad dog's + moded pro 900's = techno dj's wet dream.

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M.D. has perfectly balanced mids, detailed and smooth at the same time

I would garner more on the smoothside than the detailside. My pro 900's are the detail kings.

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Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

I've read that the Mad Dog has amazing mids, which I prefer. However, is the mid detailed, or rather more smooth, more heartwarming?

I'm really into detailed sounds lately, which my current favorite closed headphone the DT770 seems to fail badly at.

 

I think it's fairly balanced across the spectrum and easy to listen to. Whether or not that equates to "amazing mids" or a "smooth" sound is up to you, but I think it does everything quite well.

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Ok so upon further reasearch I found out the stride retails for $399 not the $349 like I thought. The best deal I saw from any of their distributors was $369 and I dunno about shipping. That kindof changes things as it's almost double what I paid. Then I started playing around with my google searches and it looks like soundearphones has/had 2 of the stride's for sale, one on ebay which I got, but technically through their website, and one on amazon.com. You have to go amazon.com it's not on soundearphones website. The google search I used (and you have to be specific) is adl by furutech stride for sale. It's even $10 cheaper at $209 with the same free badass shipping. Highly recommend it. I think they were demos but I went over mine with a fine tooth comb and its as new as new can get.

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I don't like how that Furutech amp looks though... LOL.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Furutech-Stride-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B007D3MJPQ

 

Still prefer the "look" of the Leckerton UHA-6SMKII or even the JDSLabs c421 (both capable of amping the Mad Dogs but none of them approach 80 hours battery life... that's actually nice!)

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I don't like how that Furutech amp looks though... LOL.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Furutech-Stride-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B007D3MJPQ

 

Still prefer the "look" of the Leckerton UHA-6SMKII or even the JDSLabs c421 (both capable of amping the Mad Dogs but none of them approach 80 hours battery life... that's actually nice!)

The Leckerton sucks nut at driving the Mad Dogs. If I ever get a portable again it's gonna be the Intruder by RSA

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I wonder how the ALO Rx Mk3 would be....  I'm gonna have to try it sometime soon.

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How big of an upgrade would these be coming from d2000 with a magni? I stuffed the earcups and might do some deadening mods.
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D2000s to either the Hifiman HE-400s or the Mad Dogz

 

Be honest - what's the best decision? 

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