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I agree with this as well.  

 

However, I've been thinking about something I find very interesting.  That comparison is between a stock pair of Denons and a modded pair of T50RPs (Mad Dogs)

 

Has any one compared a MarkL pair of Denons to the Mad Dogs?

Plenty of people at the SF/bay area meet recently got a chance to compare the alpha pad Mad Dogs with my modded D5000's (dampening+angle pads+purpleheart cups); I don't think many were thinking about directly comparing the two though (I sure wasn't anyway).

The bass on the modded D5000's is very clean, pretty much like the TH-900 bass, just a bit more elevated and with more sub-bass. Meanwhile, the [alpha] Mad Dogs were spectacular, but the bass wasn't even close to being as strong as the denons, they had less bass than my HE-5LE's even. I don't want that to detract from the overall impression of the Mad Dogs though, cause they were really something special. I honestly liked them just as much as the LCD-2's practically, because they had a nicer treble, but the bass wasn't about to top them of course.

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Eeyup, I know what you mean.
I'd also like to say I got my custom Project H Amp/DAC combo in today with a CS8416/CS4398 DAC and O2 with OPA2134 opamp, and it makes the mad dogs sound wonderful!
And I'll be building my own O2, and have a DAC already... (Ok, it's a soundcard with line-out, but whatever)
post #3513 of 6388
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

I agree with this as well.  

 

However, I've been thinking about something I find very interesting.  That comparison is between a stock pair of Denons and a modded pair of T50RPs (Mad Dogs)

 

Has any one compared a MarkL pair of Denons to the Mad Dogs?

 

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Originally Posted by Chadley View Post

I actually created a thread asking this same question and here is MalveauX response

 

"Both are excellent all around headphones.

 

It comes down to what you want. The D2000 has looser, but more volumous sub-bass, and a little brighter treble, and a slightly better sound stage. The Mad Dog is more neutral, tighter, better controlled, slightly smaller sound stage (depending on pads used; stax pads are another story). If you're going to dampen the Denons, I would just say go ahead and go Mad Dog, you'll appreciate the planar mids more and still have the same bass, but with more control; and if you add sr007 stax pads you'll have a very similar sound stage as your denons. Then just consider comfort. The Denons are easily more comfortable, so if you think you can stand a heavier headphone with a little less comfort, then go Mad Dog."

 

This was before the Alpha Pads came out so I'm not certain what his response would be now.

 

Actually I'm switching between a pair of angle padded mad dogs and dampened D7000. I would agree with a lot of this in general, but a few details to pick at. The D7000s win as a personal pick for me. I just like that treble sparkle up top and the bloated bass (i.e. one tone bass). It's really great for casual gaming and movies.

 

With the newer alpha pads the Mad Dogs have a similar soundstage to the D7000. Mids on the Mad Dogs are a clear win. Love the mids on the mad dogs with alpha pads.

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Actually I'm switching between a pair of angle padded mad dogs and dampened D7000. I would agree with a lot of this in general, but a few details to pick at. The D7000s win as a personal pick for me. I just like that treble sparkle up top and the bloated bass (i.e. one tone bass). It's really great for casual gaming and movies.

 

With the newer alpha pads the Mad Dogs have a similar soundstage to the D7000. Mids on the Mad Dogs are a clear win. Love the mids on the mad dogs with alpha pads.

 

Are your D7000s MarkL'ed?

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Are your D7000s MarkL'ed?

 

Just the cup dampening, no change in the cups and no change in cabling. I actually really like the look of the stock cups and couldn't come to changing them :)

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I should have ordered mine at the Head-Fi meet on Sunday. I may have to sit out the weekend without it. :(

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Anyone compare the alpha pads with the dog pads in terms of able to being able to drive portable devices? On the website Dan writes that the alpha pads have:

"Higher efficiency; about 2dB, for a better experience on iPads, iPods, etc"

 

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Ipod and ipads will drive the alpha a bit better but there is not much wow factor. These hp's really need a decent amp to sound their best. Fiio e09 was pretty decent for me, but on the lyr wow!! eek.gif

post #3519 of 6388

Crap I had to wait for my paypal to verify and now the price is up to 85. AH WELL STILL ORDERING HEHEHE
 

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How does a stock T50rp sound with Alpha Pads?
post #3521 of 6388

Just got my replacement Alpha Pad. Thanks Dan! No more ugly rip in this lovely leather.

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Hey, my dad is looking for a pair fo cans for classical music. I was thinking these, but he won't be using an amp most of the time with his iPad. Bad idea then? $300-$400 if anyone has other suggestions..

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, my dad is looking for a pair fo cans for classical music. I was thinking these, but he won't be using an amp most of the time with his iPad. Bad idea then? $300-$400 if anyone has other suggestions..

If he's not using an amp I wouldn't recommend it. 

post #3524 of 6388
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, my dad is looking for a pair fo cans for classical music. I was thinking these, but he won't be using an amp most of the time with his iPad. Bad idea then? $300-$400 if anyone has other suggestions..

Kinda need more info here are well, does he want open back or closed back. Where will he be listening to his headphones?

 

How about a pair of Grados?

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