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Mad Dogs are much darker than the LCD2.2s, might just be because they are closed, but they do not sound similar like some people state.
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Originally Posted by Pars View Post

^ I don't think he did realize they are modified far beyond the addition of leather pads, headband, etc.

 

The stock T50rp sounds like crap. Modified ones sound really good/great. All with the stock (but damped) plastic cups, and not a wooden cup such as Smeggy does with the Thunderpants.
 

 

Im asking what modification they did besides the cups/pads/leather band-

 

I was considering buying it, but then I read a few reviews where they said the stock fostex's sounded better in many ways (and were 200$ less)

http://www.headfonia.com/modded-fostex-mad-dog-by-mr-speakers/

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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Mad Dogs are much darker than the LCD2.2s, might just be because they are closed, but they do not sound similar like some people state.


Yep, that was my first impression with Dog Pads, extremely, syrupy dark. With Alpha pads they are a bit closer but still not a match against LCD-2.2, wish they were though, damn reality. mad.gif

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Mad Dogs are much darker than the LCD2.2s, might just be because they are closed, but they do not sound similar like some people state.

Flat out disagree here. 

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Yep, that was my first impression with Dog Pads, extremely, syrupy dark. With Alpha pads they are a bit closer but still not a match against LCD-2.2, wish they were though, damn reality. mad.gif
Mad Dogs (W/ alphas) seem like the HD650s, can't give a good comparison because I sold the 650s to get the mad dogs. I do like the Mad Dogs in the fact that since they're plastic with no paint, you don't have to baby them, which is the opposite of the 650s and LCD2.2s.
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Flat out disagree here. 
How are they to you? I see you have the LCD3s, so I know it wasn't just meet impressions, but I'm interested in your opinion.
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How are they to you? I see you have the LCD3s, so I know it wasn't just meet impressions, but I'm interested in your opinion.

At least with the AP's they're not much darker than the LCD-2's. Which is what I was objecting to.

However I definitely think the LCD-2 being open is able to seem less dark than a closed can like MD, for example.

 

But I am also one who finds the MD very similar to the LCD-2.

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At least with the AP's they're not much darker than the LCD-2's. Which is what I was objecting to.
However I definitely think the LCD-2 being open is able to seem less dark than a closed can like MD, for example.

But I am also one who finds the MD very similar to the LCD-2.
Yeah, I'm so used to dark sounding headphones though, so I'm probably much more likely to tell if something has more treble. How can you stand the HE-6s (The LCD2.2s make me cringe at times)? Also, how did you make the Alpha Dogs balanced to work with the Mjolner?
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Yeah, I'm so used to dark sounding headphones though, so I'm probably much more likely to tell if something has more treble. How can you stand the HE-6s (The LCD2.2s make me cringe at times)? Also, how did you make the Alpha Dogs balanced to work with the Mjolner?

The HE-6 is smooth and balanced. And the LCD-2's have some hardness to them.

It just comes down to preferences really.

 

The LCD-3's are much smoother, for example, similar to the HE-6. No possibility

of fatigue to my ears. YMMV, of course.

 

My Mad Dogs are hardwired with a Q cable and simply re-terminated to a XLR 4-pin.

Brian @ BTG did the work for me.

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The HE-6 is smooth and balanced. And the LCD-2's have some hardness to them.
It just comes down to preferences really.

The LCD-3's are much smoother, for example, similar to the HE-6. No possibility
of fatigue to my ears. YMMV, of course.

My Mad Dogs are hardwired with a Q cable and simply re-terminated to a XLR 4-pin.
Brian @ BTG did the work for me.
The sharpness is what makes them pretty different to me, as well as not having a fluid mid range. I love the difference, and will probably save up for the LCD2.2s so I can have my own pair. (I'm using a tour pair) I should also burn in the Mad Dogs before coming to any decisions though. wink.gif
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Im asking what modification they did besides the cups/pads/leather band-

 

I was considering buying it, but then I read a few reviews where they said the stock fostex's sounded better in many ways (and were 200$ less)

http://www.headfonia.com/modded-fostex-mad-dog-by-mr-speakers/

 

 

Regardless of whether or not you actually respect the reviews that come from headfonia, that review was based on the original version that used the Shure 840 pads and different internal dampening.  I also wholeheartedly disagree with his objections to the 840 pad version of the Mad Dogs.

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Im asking what modification they did besides the cups/pads/leather band-

 

I was considering buying it, but then I read a few reviews where they said the stock fostex's sounded better in many ways (and were 200$ less)

http://www.headfonia.com/modded-fostex-mad-dog-by-mr-speakers/

 

Stock T50RPs suck big sack of.... Extremely mid-range oriented (that's not bad) but hollow sounding and resonant!

Here you go if you want to take a stab at modifying your own Fostex...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links-wiki

 

Have fun and good luck.

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The sharpness is what makes them pretty different to me, as well as not having a fluid mid range. I love the difference, and will probably save up for the LCD2.2s so I can have my own pair. (I'm using a tour pair) I should also burn in the Mad Dogs before coming to any decisions though. wink.gif

 

I forgot, what amp are you using right now?  Did you buy the Magni?

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The weight is about the same as the he400 with the MD being just a touch heavier. Yet, the comfort on the MD is somewhere around 2x better. I'm quite sensitive to weight and clamp and the MD is just about perfect IMO. 

Thank you for respond.

 

I have not tried the he400 before so there is no benchmark for comparison. It is a pity that these good phones have to be made that heavy.

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I forgot, what amp are you using right now?  Did you buy the Magni?
Yes, I am feeding the Magni via an X-Fi Titanium HD as the source.
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