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post #3211 of 6388
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Originally Posted by antimatter View Post

So here's a mod for everybodey but dan. Take a beyer headband pad and attach to the topside of the leather comfort strap not the bottom. Will make the headphones feel light and airy and ubercomfy, supercheap as well. Dan just punished me for not returning his headphones to him within my fifteen day alloted time so if I see a premium leatther comfort strap out I'll be seenin ya in court dan. I also found your arguments with your $1400 headphone and the schiit asgard 2 example to be extremly smug an disrespectful. Like I've never had to return stuff or ask for an upgrade. 98% of the times whether it was walmart or joe schmo's headphone shop if I wasn't happy wit somthin it was taken care of. Sorry I gota be the jerk to treat you this lesson but the customer is always right even when they're wrong. You might be the world's best headphone builder right now but you could really use a seminar on how to take care of your customers.

 

You're upset because you missed a clear and fair 15-day deadline (which you agreed to by purchasing the product)? Sounds more like an issue on your part, not Dan's. And you're seriously mentioning a retailer like Wal-Mart for your comparisons? The two operations are not even comparable in the slightest.

 

What's wrong with demonstrating the value of a product relative to much more expensive products? If one is generally humble and honest about it, which Dan is (he even backs up claims with measurements), isn't that something that most consumers should praise?

 

I'm not so sure Dan is the smug and disrespectful one in this scenario.

post #3212 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

While I don't really understand or agree with the rest of antimatter's post, I am curious about trying out the headband mod he mentioned. The Mad Dogs have been really comfortable so far for, except clamping force a bit, but if this would add even more comfort I'm willing to try it. 

Has anyone done this the way he is mentioning?

 

I taped a leftover T50RP earpad piece onto the bottom of my MD headband, haha. It isn't pretty, but it does the trick.

post #3213 of 6388
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Originally Posted by sonitus mirus View Post

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While I am not one to jam at loud levels for extended periods of time, these headphones are ideal for listening to music very loudly.  It has been stated before by others, but there seems to be no harshness or overpowering frequencies, anywhere.  When I cranked up my D5000's, sometimes the treble or vocals would become a bit too much, or the bass in some songs would drown out everything else.  Nothing happening like this with the MD's.  

 

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Thanks Dan!

 

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Originally Posted by vaed View Post

Please don't remind me. As a metalhead, the smoothness of response makes blasting my death metal waaaay too tempting. beyersmile.png

 

Thank you very much, gentlemen, for planting this seed.   I'm printing this post out and hanging on my wall so I know who to blame for my upcoming hearing degradation.

post #3214 of 6388
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Originally Posted by antimatter View Post

So here's a mod for everybodey but dan. Take a beyer headband pad and attach to the topside of the leather comfort strap not the bottom. Will make the headphones feel light and airy and ubercomfy, supercheap as well. Dan just punished me for not returning his headphones to him within my fifteen day alloted time so if I see a premium leatther comfort strap out I'll be seenin ya in court dan. I also found your arguments with your $1400 headphone and the schiit asgard 2 example to be extremly smug an disrespectful. Like I've never had to return stuff or ask for an upgrade. 98% of the times whether it was walmart or joe schmo's headphone shop if I wasn't happy wit somthin it was taken care of. Sorry I gota be the jerk to treat you this lesson but the customer is always right even when they're wrong. You might be the world's best headphone builder right now but you could really use a seminar on how to take care of your customers.


Whatever that guy had, I want the same.beerchug.gif

post #3215 of 6388

On the subject of leather care, I've used hand/face moisturizer on pads before with no adverse effect. (and my face was fine too, thanks for asking rolleyes.gif) I'm sure it depends on the kind used, but I'm just throwing that out there. 

post #3216 of 6388

I bought Mad Dogs  three months ago, very satisfied  with the customer service.  Now Dan offers an upgrade and I'm  happy to order Alpha pads

I think that the price is very honest. For comparison:  I paid 32 € for AKG 601 pads, while Alpha price is 52  €,  including international shipping (Italy), and you have to consider that Akg pads are velour, Alpha pads lambskin.

I really love this headphone and think Dan deserves very positive feedback about his customer service.

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post #3217 of 6388

I've cleaned up the discussion of antimatter's issue. Please move on people. Thanks.

post #3218 of 6388

^^ The man, coming in to shut us down.  J/K atsmile.gif. Thanks for your help.

post #3219 of 6388

Anyone tried the alphapads on HE-400/500, maybe I will order an extra pair biggrin.gif
 

post #3220 of 6388
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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post

Anyone tried the alphapads on HE-400/500, maybe I will order an extra pair biggrin.gif
 

I tried Dog pads with my HE-400. The sounds is blurry.

I tried angle Denon J$pads with my Mad Dog, the the sounds is muddy, blurry.

I switch back after 30s of listening on both.

Some member here common often Stax Pad on the Mad Dog, and now Dan came out the same shape of Stax pad for 1/3 of the price. It will be an awesome pad.

post #3221 of 6388
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Originally Posted by sonitus mirus View Post

I don't like Mad Dogs, oh no, I love them! (shout out to 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday)

 

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I was going to use the Mad Dogs to replace my work headphones (AT M50), but now I might consider getting a second pair to use in place of my Denons at home.  

 

Thanks Dan!

 

Most welcome!

post #3222 of 6388

I apologize if this is already mentioned, but what are the alpha pads trying to accomplish in terms of the sound? How about compared to the Dog Pads? I ordered a pair. Just curious now.

post #3223 of 6388
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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

I apologize if this is already mentioned, but what are the alpha pads trying to accomplish in terms of the sound? How about compared to the Dog Pads? I ordered a pair. Just curious now.


http://noblehifi.blogspot.com/2013/02/old-dog-new-pads-review.html

post #3224 of 6388
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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

I apologize if this is already mentioned, but what are the alpha pads trying to accomplish in terms of the sound? How about compared to the Dog Pads? I ordered a pair. Just curious now.

 

1) Enhance clarity through the whole spectrum

 

2) Provide better presence in the mids

 

3) Further smooth the frequency response

 

4) Tighten and smooth the bass

 

5) Isolate even better

 

6) Provide soundstage on par with the best open phones

 

7) Improve dynamics at all volume levels, and sound better on lower-end amps/portable media players

 

post #3225 of 6388

I was a tester of the new Alpha Pads. I had MD with Dog Pads and received the Alpha Pads for testing. I was very impressed from the first moment!

 

The soundstage is wider and deeper, the sound is a bit brighter and has more definition, resolution and natural color of recording.

 

I really love how MD reproduces vocals such as Cassandra Wilson, Dead Can Dance, Diana Krall. The Die Kunst der Fuge by New Century Saxophone Quartet sounded unbelievably smooth and present.

 

I compared the Denon to MD with two different setups. One of the setups provided much better soundstage, more pronounced/defined details and the better instrument positioning. The difference was much more dramatic with MDs.

 

Replacing the pads was very easy and took me 5min at most.

 

IMO the new pads are as comfortable as the Dog pad.

 

I really love the MD.  Dan, thank you for the great hp and incredible customer service!

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