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D2000s to either the Hifiman HE-400s or the Mad Dogz

 

Be honest - what's the best decision? 

Ask MattTCG! :D

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Ask MattTCG! :D

 

Huh...what? Oh, MD or he400? Well, it's like this:

 

he400= beautiful bass reproduction, great imaging and instrument rendering, easy to amp BUT....somewhat heavy and only earns a B+ for mids/vocals, NO isolation, home use only

 

MD=wonderfully balanced, stellar near lcd2 mids, warmth on the bottom with dog pads, very natural sound and addictive, great isolation BUT...not as easy to amp

 

Hope this helps...

 

Matt

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Ask MattTCG! :D

 

 

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Huh...what? Oh, MD or he400? Well, it's like this:

 

he400= beautiful bass reproduction, great imaging and instrument rendering, easy to amp BUT....somewhat heavy and only earns a B+ for mids/vocals, NO isolation, home use only

 

MD=wonderfully balanced, stellar near lcd2 mids, warmth on the bottom with dog pads, very natural sound and addictive, great isolation BUT...not as easy to amp

 

Hope this helps...

 

Matt

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Huh...what? Oh, MD or he400? Well, it's like this:

he400= beautiful bass reproduction, great imaging and instrument rendering, easy to amp BUT....somewhat heavy and only earns a B+ for mids/vocals, NO isolation, home use only

MD=wonderfully balanced, stellar near lcd2 mids, warmth on the bottom with dog pads, very natural sound and addictive, great isolation BUT...not as easy to amp

Hope this helps...

Matt

Didn't help me. Now I want a pair of HE 400's to go with my Mad Dogs. I can't even use open phones anywhere...

Pretty right on explanation of the MD's save that I have no experience with th LCD2 so I'll take your word on it...
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

Huh...what? Oh, MD or he400? Well, it's like this:

 

he400= beautiful bass reproduction, great imaging and instrument rendering, easy to amp BUT....somewhat heavy and only earns a B+ for mids/vocals, NO isolation, home use only

 

MD=wonderfully balanced, stellar near lcd2 mids, warmth on the bottom with dog pads, very natural sound and addictive, great isolation BUT...not as easy to amp

 

Hope this helps...

 

Matt

 

how are the MD's straight out of an iphone or ipod for portable use?

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Didn't help me. Now I want a pair of HE 400's to go with my Mad Dogs. I can't even use open phones anywhere...

Pretty right on explanation of the MD's save that I have no experience with th LCD2 so I'll take your word on it...

I always wanted to try the 400's, I had the 500's in an attempt to find a very slightly slightly less dark LCD-2 but I ended up selling them.

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how are the MD's straight out of an iphone or ipod for portable use?

they are still good but that really limits their potential

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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

they are still good but that really limits their potential

 

 +1 You can get away with the he400 from an ipod...somewhat. But MD's are harder to drive, so it wouldn't be advisable to drive them from an ipod. 

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I'm looking for a closed can to replace my DT 770 Pro-80's (they would be for home use which I would pair with an amp, but it would be nice to know that an iphone could drive them well enough).

The cans I listen to the most at home are D7000's and HD 600's, and compared to those, the 770's don't get used much.

 

Do you guys think the MD's would compliment the aforementioned headphones, and be of the same caliber?

I'm looking for a headphone with excellent mids (above all), comfort second, and great clarity. 

I've read the last 20 pages or so of this thread, and it seems like the MD's would suit me well.

I just don't want them to be redundant if I already own the HD 600 - are they different sounding enough (aside from obviously being a closed vs open can)?

Any other thoughts re. the MD's and my needs?

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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post

I'm looking for a closed can to replace my DT 770 Pro-80's (they would be for home use which I would pair with an amp, but it would be nice to know that an iphone could drive them well enough).

The cans I listen to the most at home are D7000's and HD 600's, and compared to those, the 770's don't get used much.

 

Do you guys think the MD's would compliment the aforementioned headphones, and be of the same caliber?

I'm looking for a headphone with excellent mids (above all), comfort second, and great clarity. 

I've read the last 20 pages or so of this thread, and it seems like the MD's would suit me well.

I just don't want them to be redundant if I already own the HD 600 - are they different sounding enough (aside from obviously being a closed vs open can)?

Any other thoughts re. the MD's and my needs?

The 600s are very different compared to the MD's. I think the MD would compliment them very nicely, they are like a warmer 600 thats closed with better bass.

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The 600s are very different compared to the MD's. I think the MD would compliment them very nicely, they are like a warmer 600 thats closed with better bass.


Properly amped, I find the 600 bass slightly better (more emphasized, extended) than the MDs, though both are very enjoyable.

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Properly amped, I find the 600 bass slightly better (more emphasized, extended) than the MDs, though both are very enjoyable.

Yea I need a better amp for sure but I'm torn between the intruder by RSA and the HiFi-M8
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Properly amped, I find the 600 bass slightly better (more emphasized, extended) than the MDs, though both are very enjoyable.


but are they different enough to own both... do you think they different enough to receive equal head time?

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

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

 

IMHO, it's a good pairing with the MD. Though I think the Rx Mk3 needs some kind of burn in time to sound best. The first time I tried it with the MD was harsh. After a couple of weeks, I tried it again and the sound was good. Also if you have the chance, try pairing with a Portaphile 627 or an Apex Glacier.

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