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The MD has an impressive soundstage for a closed hp. Regarding the comments on the bass response, I'll agree with that. Their is no coloration on bass, but when you play material that has a deep bass line watch out...the MD's will deliver. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

That's weird, there shouldn't be any "scratching" in the treble. I've never heard what you're referring to, but I do believe mine came with a 4562.

 

It might be best described as treble glare or stridency rather than scratchiness. I really doubt most people would notice it...like I said, any differences I heard between opamps are within the realms of possibly being placebo anyway. I wasn't even 100% sure I was hearing any treble glare but figured I'd try out a different opamp anyway.

 

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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Hmm I see... So I'd be sacrificing some of that beautiful silky Grado treble for ridiculous detail and glorious mids. 

 

So how's the soundstage? I'd kinda be keen on a bit wider than the HF2's. My ideal soundstage presentation is that of the DT880/600. How do they compare to that?

 

Grado treble...silky? I don't usually equate sharp, peaky treble to being silky, but to each his own!

 

The Mad Dog should have a much, much more even and clean response in all areas than most (or all) Grados. 

 

A properly modded T50RP does a surprisingly good job with soundstaging and the like, and the MD is no exception. It's surprisingly how open and airy they can sound with certain configurations.

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Originally Posted by hans030390 View Post

 

Grado treble...silky? I don't usually equate sharp, peaky treble to being silky, but to each his own!

 

The Mad Dog should have a much, much more even and clean response in all areas than most (or all) Grados. 

 

A properly modded T50RP does a surprisingly good job with soundstaging and the like, and the MD is no exception. It's surprisingly how open and airy they can sound with certain configurations.

 

Actually I'd definitely agree with you there when it comes to the lower SR series Grado but I find the treble on the HF2's to be absolutely perfect. Open and airy is exactly what I'm looking for, as well as more accurate bass representation. The DT880/600 also impressed me in this regard with some of the tightest and most accurate bass I've heard. Sometimes it felt anemic but when bass was needed they could really put out. It sounds like these Mad Dog's could sound similar to the DT880/600, but without the awfully recessed midrange.

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I don't think the mad dogs will disappoint you in terms of treble and treble extension. They are certainly not hissy or screechy in the highs. As for an orthos, I don't believe you can get the bass any tighter and more accurate the these angry puppies. I'm driving them with my Dacport and they sound quite open and airy to me.


Edited by gmoney9438 - 1/27/13 at 5:31pm
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Indeed, the Mad Dogs reproduce treble faithfully to the recording and rarely sound harsh. Unless your recording is really, really nasty, these won't bug you at all. And they're not soft on treble, either. If it's there, the Mad Dogs will deliver.

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Well this pretty much has me convinced. Comfortable closed headphones which isolate well but also sound open? And at a reasonable price? Dayum.

 

Just hope I won't regret selling the HF2's for them. 

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No way you'll be disappointed with these. What are you amping with? 

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Remember to get the dog pads and the comfort strap. The comfort is unbeatable. Also be sure to amp them. I remember it said at least 100mW per channel on the website.

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Atm the Little Dot MK II tube amp. I was considering selling it for a small and relatively cheap DAC/Amp combo but the Mad Dog's could probably do with the extra tube juice?

 

Edit: My MK II can output 100mw into 32 ohms so it should be enough.


Edited by fraseyboy - 1/27/13 at 5:45pm
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^^ Yes, the do like a little juice and the tube action works well with them. They are incredible on the lyr for me. Don't sell the LD!! wink.gif

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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

right, but remember that the HD600 is open and the Mad Dogs are closed. I'd say that the soundstage is damn good for a closed back.

Yes, that's what I was trying to get at. The soundstage is very good for being closed back.

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Yes, that's what I was trying to get at. The soundstage is very good for being closed back.

Mechgamer123, you have the O2? How is it with the Mad Dogs?

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Originally Posted by fraseyboy View Post

Well this pretty much has me convinced. Comfortable closed headphones which isolate well but also sound open? And at a reasonable price? Dayum.

 

Just hope I won't regret selling the HF2's for them. 


I would get all that excited over the soundstage. Sure, they're pretty great compared to most closed cans, but even an SR60, AD700, or HD518 will blow them out of the water for width.

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I would get all that excited over the soundstage. Sure, they're pretty great compared to most closed cans, but even an SR60, AD700, or HD518 will blow them out of the water for width.

Okay now I'm having second thoughts. I don't really require closed headphones... Even the SR60? I'd understand the AD700's since they have a pretty wide soundstage, but the SR225 (haven't heard the SR60) had very little soundstage and I didn't like that at all.

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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

Mechgamer123, you have the O2? How is it with the Mad Dogs?

Great. Although I've been using the DAC/amp of the E07k for the past week, which sounds about the same to my ears (no A/B'ing has been done though, and they're using 2 different DACs, so it's not exactly a fair test.) The O2 has enough power to power speakers, so the MDs aren't a problem :)

If only you'd said you were needing an O2, I'm selling the one I have currently to get a different one :D


Edited by mechgamer123 - 1/27/13 at 10:04pm
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