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So did anyone get the half priced stride I found? Hard to beat at half price and matches up with the mad dogs perfectly.

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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

descriptive but basically you said that both headphones are great :-(

 

can you say which are better for say these songs? 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qn3bghj_Jo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSOBMyTTKdE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy6eYbFE0dk

 

[this is the type of music i listen to]

post #2763 of 6388

Has anybody used these with either the Schitt Magni or the O2?

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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!)

That badass battery helps out with the bass allot as well.

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Has anybody used these with either the Schitt Magni or the O2?

I tried another member's Mad Dogs at a mini meet recently with my diy O2.  Let's just say I'll be getting my own Mad Dogs in the near future.

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

Yes for sure
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descriptive but basically you said that both headphones are great :-(

 

can you say which are better for say these songs? 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qn3bghj_Jo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSOBMyTTKdE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy6eYbFE0dk

 

[this is the type of music i listen to]

 

For trance, EDM, club type music it's tough for me to make a suggestion because I don't listen to this type of music. 

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

 

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

 

Absolutely..... and they do.   Speaking of Mad Dog vs HD600 ...... yesterday i received a brand new Little Dot MKIV SE OTL amp.  As is characteristic of OTL amplifiers, they presumably do better with higher impedance headphones.  Well, I wasn't really cognizant of this yesterday when I was A/B'g several headphones between the Schiit Lyr and the LD MKIV, but what I determined (at least with the tubes that were installed, and before burn-in of the LD) was that the lower impedance phones (MDs, HE-500) sounded better (more extended, fuller lows, extended but smooth highs) with the Lyr ...... but the higher impedance HD600 actually sounded better out of the LD.  These were initial impressions only, but I was only intending to keep one tube amp, and this will make the decision more difficult.   I do have a Beyer T1 on the way, and I fear it will favor the LD making it impossible to get rid of anything!

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Originally Posted by jiggahwhat View Post

descriptive but basically you said that both headphones are great :-(

 

can you say which are better for say these songs? 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qn3bghj_Jo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSOBMyTTKdE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy6eYbFE0dk

 

[this is the type of music i listen to]

I listen to that music. I dj d&b. Mad dogs with stride is the last headphone combo you will ever purchase except mayb Pro 900 or 750's and those need to b moded.

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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

Absolutely..... and they do.   Speaking of Mad Dog vs HD600 ...... yesterday i received a brand new Little Dot MKIV SE OTL amp.  As is characteristic of OTL amplifiers, they presumably do better with higher impedance headphones.  Well, I wasn't really cognizant of this yesterday when I was A/B'g several headphones between the Schiit Lyr and the LD MKIV, but what I determined (at least with the tubes that were installed, and before burn-in of the LD) was that the lower impedance phones (MDs, HE-500) sounded better (more extended, fuller lows, extended but smooth highs) with the Lyr ...... but the higher impedance HD600 actually sounded better out of the LD.  These were initial impressions only, but I was only intending to keep one tube amp, and this will make the decision more difficult.   I do have a Beyer T1 on the way, and I fear it will favor the LD making it impossible to get rid of anything!

 

You're in a tough spot.  The HE-500 and MD really can't sound their best on OTL tube amps (at least the one's I know like the LDIII / IV, CSP2+, Valhalla, etc).  However, OTL tubes amps can really make some efficient high-impedance headphones sing.  The T1 should sound very good on the LD mkIV judging by the numbers alone.  Good luck.

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

 

Be honest - what's the best decision? 


It's not a matter of honesty, it's a matter of preference.    There is no such thing as an objective "best decision" regarding preferred headphone sound.  Keep in mind you are asking this question on the Mad Dog thread.

post #2772 of 6388

Well once the demo he-400 ships my way I'll be able to offer some opinions...

post #2773 of 6388
You guys really think the HD600 sounds that different from the MDs? I have both and I must say that they sound very similar, with the 600 having a bit more treble and better center stage, where the MDs smoke them at everything else IMO
post #2774 of 6388

I have the 650's and don't find them that similar to MD's. Very different but very complementary IMO. 

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Has anybody used these with either the Schitt Magni or the O2?

 

I use the Mad Dogs with the Magni at work... Great Great Great little amp. In fact, I think I'm going to even sell my Leckerton portable since I'm mostly using the Magni now... (have it 10 o'clock with the Ultrasone Signature Pros... and that's enough for me as I don't blow up my ears. With the Mad Dogs I can take them to a comfortable/a bit loud level at 1 or 2 o'clock).

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