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Not to take anything away from Dan, but Steve Guttenberg is a hack. 

 

You need 6moons to review your product in order to make it big time. rolleyes.gif

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Not to take anything away from Dan, but Steve Guttenberg is a hack. 

 

You need 6moons to review your product in order to make it big time. rolleyes.gif

 

I was particularly irked by this:

 

"the Sony relies on conventional dynamic drivers, and that's a difference that's easy to hear."

 

Kinda presumptuous.

post #3573 of 6388
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post

 

I was particularly irked by this:

 

"the Sony relies on conventional dynamic drivers, and that's a difference that's easy to hear."

 

Kinda presumptuous.

Well it has a condescending tone, but he's not out of left field.  If you can tell the difference between planar magnetic and electrostatic headphones easily, why not dynamic and planar?

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Not to take anything away from Dan, but Steve Guttenberg is a hack. 

 

You need 6moons to review your product in order to make it big time. rolleyes.gif

 

I'm hoping the 6moons comment was tongue in cheek?  Is that what that little blue guy is doing?  Anyway, it is a flattering review, and at least within bounds as to the description of the MD's -  I thought that part was pretty accurate.  CNET is a widely consumed media site, so I expect it will provide a nice boost to MR. Speakers' visibility outside this community.  I wish nothing but the best for anyone willing to take the big risk and bring a good product to market; and the MD's are a good product.  Congratulations!

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Not to take anything away from Dan, but Steve Guttenberg is a hack. 

 

You need 6moons to review your product in order to make it big time. rolleyes.gif

Yes,thats common knowledge about SG,,but,at least it's a start..

 

Maybe 6moons will do the next one..??

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Originally Posted by shadow419 View Post

Well it has a condescending tone, but he's not out of left field.  If you can tell the difference between planar magnetic and electrostatic headphones easily, why not dynamic and planar?

Oh I know, I suppose my comment was more venomous than I intended. If he meant differences between dynamics and planars in terms of sonic character and not sonic quality, then I take back what I said. However, if he meant the latter, then it's a bit much to discount an entire class of drivers considering there are excellent dynamics out there. Semantics, semantics.

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

 

I'm hoping the 6moons comment was tongue in cheek?  Is that what that little blue guy is doing?  Anyway, it is a flattering review, and at least within bounds as to the description of the MD's -  I thought that part was pretty accurate.  CNET is a widely consumed media site, so I expect it will provide a nice boost to MR. Speakers' visibility outside this community.  I wish nothing but the best for anyone willing to take the big risk and bring a good product to market; and the MD's are a good product.  Congratulations!

For sure. I've no doubt that a lot of Dan's purchases come from head-fi members/observers. I wholeheartedly support this sentiment.


Edited by vaed - 2/23/13 at 10:44am
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Not knocking the reviewing skills on the guys at 6 Moons, but I have to say that their reviews have the worst layout I have ever seen. One paragraph followed by a page and a half of pics. They can turn a three paragraph review into 6 pages. Guess they get paid by the page. wink.gif

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Thanks guys, it's so tough for me I hate choosing headphones lol. For rock like guns and roses and some metal like slip knot and some hip hop which ones out of MD and k550 are better? Which one has the superior clarity?

 

Haven't heard AKGs offering but the Mad Dogs are just oh so sweet with everything I play. You know you have the 15-day return policy right? And if you don't want to spend $300+, you can just get of the Mad Dogs via our For Sale forums! I saw one with Free Shipping for like $225 or so...

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Hello fellas,

 

I'm in a locked in debate between the Mad Dogs and the HE-400.  I've had my Magni amp and Odac here at home for the past couple of days but I still haven't ordered the headphones, and the plan was to order them when I ordered the magni and odac, haha.

 

Well the main thing that has me is the diference in bass and mids.  I know the Mad Dogs have better mids, and the HE-400 has a bit more bass impact.  I love female vocals, It's a guilty pleasure, but I definitely don't want a bass light headphone.  Do you guys think that the diffenrence in bass between the two will make a difference to someone who also listens to electronica,DnB, dub?

 

As a pont of reference, I have been using the magni and odac with my very old pair of HD 595's.  I think they have a nice bass thump thats enjoyable at times, but a little more would make me a little bit happier.  And their bass extention is terible imo. 

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

 

I'm hoping the 6moons comment was tongue in cheek?  Is that what that little blue guy is doing?  Anyway, it is a flattering review, and at least within bounds as to the description of the MD's -  I thought that part was pretty accurate.  CNET is a widely consumed media site, so I expect it will provide a nice boost to MR. Speakers' visibility outside this community.  I wish nothing but the best for anyone willing to take the big risk and bring a good product to market; and the MD's are a good product.  Congratulations!

Nooooo. 6moons isn't BS flowery jargon. It's clear, concise and understandable. By all means, if you don't get it, well, uh, 

you ain't no audiophool-phile

 

I truly understand that the MD will get big press and have boosted sales. I am just looking from the outside,

it's not really necessary. As displayed by the couple hundred pages of critique and praise within this very thread.

 

Those who allow themselves to be persuaded by 6moons/Cnet, etc type of reviews, well, er, good on 'em! Or something. wink.gif

post #3581 of 6388

If you like female vocals, the MD wins EVERY time. The bass also has good impact and extension...actually very close to the he400. When the music calls for it the MD will deliver the visceral bass you want. They are just more balanced overall and the mids are just lusciously good. 

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Originally Posted by mikewr View Post

Hello fellas,

 

I'm in a locked in debate between the Mad Dogs and the HE-400.  I've had my Magni amp and Odac here at home for the past couple of days but I still haven't ordered the headphones, and the plan was to order them when I ordered the magni and odac, haha.

 

Well the main thing that has me is the diference in bass and mids.  I know the Mad Dogs have better mids, and the HE-400 has a bit more bass impact.  I love female vocals, It's a guilty pleasure, but I definitely don't want a bass light headphone.  Do you guys think that the diffenrence in bass between the two will make a difference to someone who also listens to electronica,DnB, dub?

 

As a pont of reference, I have been using the magni and odac with my very old pair of HD 595's.  I think they have a nice bass thump thats enjoyable at times, but a little more would make me a little bit happier.  And their bass extention is terible imo. 

 

Welcome mikewr!

 

I use the Mad Dogs a lot of times to listen to electronica and more "radio-friendly" tracks from the likes of Guetta, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, etc. I DON'T feel that the bass is lacking at all! Also, I love female vocalists and these headphones provide enough midrange for me to enjoy the lows and highs from Esperanza Spalding, Amber Rubarth, Fiona Apple, etc. etc. If the HD595s are similar to either the HD598s, HD600s, etc. then the MDs definitely has them beat.

 

Note: Since I've got the Mad Dogs (and Ultrasone Signature Pros), I've sold all/most of my headphones... That there is all I can say! ;-)

 

Good luck!

post #3583 of 6388
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

If you like female vocals, the MD wins EVERY time. The bass also has good impact and extension...actually very close to the he400. When the music calls for it the MD will deliver the visceral bass you want. They are just more balanced overall and the mids are just lusciously good. 

Which improves more with better equipment?  Any chance you've heard the Mad Dogs on the magni?  I know you have your fancy Lyr, but I just have my little Magni biggrin.gif.  I think since the Mad Dogs are harder to drive, maybe the differnece in bass is a little more noticible on the Magni than on the lyr?

post #3584 of 6388
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

 

Welcome mikewr!

 

I use the Mad Dogs a lot of times to listen to electronica and more "radio-friendly" tracks from the likes of Guetta, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, etc. I DON'T feel that the bass is lacking at all! Also, I love female vocalists and these headphones provide enough midrange for me to enjoy the lows and highs from Esperanza Spalding, Amber Rubarth, Fiona Apple, etc. etc. If the HD595s are similar to either the HD598s, HD600s, etc. then the MDs definitely has them beat.

 

Note: Since I've got the Mad Dogs (and Ultrasone Signature Pros), I've sold all/most of my headphones... That there is all I can say! ;-)

 

Good luck!

Thanks!  Which amp do you use with the mad dogs?

post #3585 of 6388

I have a the Sennheiser HD595 and the bass is significantly lacking on these to my ears.  The bass on my Denon D5000 is great, but I can nearly achieve a similar level through modest EQ'ing with the Mad Dogs with Alpha pads.  The bass should be more than adequate, but if you can EQ, there is no question the Mad Dogs would be able to fit the bill with regards to bass quantity.  Also, the closed design of the Mad Dogs is a significant advantage in many ways to a more open pair of headphones, depending on the environment you will be listening to most often.

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