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I have both the 650 and MD. The requirements for amping are very similar. There's just not much difference there. 

Good to know.  Thank you for the reply. 

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Some people say that the MD is efficient. I don't agree. I've tried it with all sorts of portables and desktop amps. It will sound decent on something like an e17, but you'll really need an e09 or better to get the most from them.

Then it becomes a question of what you feel comfortable spending on an amp. I think that you can get the e09 from Amazon for about $110 shipped. It's a fair price really. The e09 has good punch and can be paired up with the e17 to give you a portable if you decide you need that later. 
I have an E9, O2, and Magni. I don't know about the Mad Dogs, but with my HE-500 (another planar magnetic), the Magni is the best of the three. It's also the least expensive.
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Sorry, I forgot the magni. It's a very good amp on a budget. Maybe the best $100 amp out there. Thanks for the reminder d-mouse. 

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Edited by disastermouse - 3/9/13 at 2:14pm
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I may go ahead and try to get one then. I'd just hate to spend more money and find out I still can't tell the difference, haha. To use the E09K, do I also need the E17 device? I'm curious about the Schiit Magni as well, that's a bit a cheaper than the e09k.

thanks so much for your help.


mrspeakers would you be able to cancel the return request I made? the ID is 24

Done

post #4086 of 6388

Mad Dogs In The House!smily_headphones1.gif

 

I stopped by the office today and sitting on my desk was the box from Dan with the Mad Dogs in them. Wow, that was fast! I'm finishing up some other stuff but plan to hook these puppies up and give them a listen. I'll post my initial impressions in a couple of hours. Stay tuned...

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Yup just went to go get mine in the mail and there it is. Too bad I can't try them out until tonight since I have to go do stuff.  Quick shipping for sure, ordered it wednes. late night and got it today. Wow happy camper with shipping and response as Dan reply to me on both PM and emails within the hr. 

 

Thanks again Dan for the excellent service! Cheers!wink.gif

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Nice!! And a fellow Georgian also. biggrin.gif

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I may go ahead and try to get one then. I'd just hate to spend more money and find out I still can't tell the difference, haha. To use the E09K, do I also need the E17 device? I'm curious about the Schiit Magni as well, that's a bit a cheaper than the e09k.

thanks so much for your help.


mrspeakers would you be able to cancel the return request I made? the ID is 24

 

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I have an E9, O2, and Magni. I don't know about the Mad Dogs, but with my HE-500 (another planar magnetic), the Magni is the best of the three. It's also the least expensive.

 

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Sorry, I forgot the magni. It's a very good amp on a budget. Maybe the best $100 amp out there. Thanks for the reminder d-mouse.

 

Having both the Magni and E09K I can confirm happily that the Magni is better for the Mad Dog.

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Having both the Magni and E09K I can confirm happily that the Magni is better for the Mad Dog.

That's great news as I should get my Magni next week. I did consider the E09K but both it and the Magni were basically the same price, so it seemed like an easy decision to go with the Magni.

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Nice!! And a fellow Georgian also. biggrin.gif

Yes I am. We've only lived here for 6 years but we do enjoy it. The Winters are much more hospitable than in Chicago or Colorado (our previous residences). Time to put some music through these things.......


Edited by ruleof72 - 3/9/13 at 4:14pm
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I really like the sound signature of the Sennheiser Momentum, Denon D600, and Sony MDR-1R, but various comfort and build quality issues have prevented me from sticking with any of them.

 

Based on the above, I believe I prefer a colored sound signature as opposed to a more analytical one. Where do the Mad Dog (alphas) fit in that regard? And how do they compare to the above regarding bass? The reason I ask about bass, specifically, is because after reading comments praising the AKG K550's "deep" and "punchy" bass, I was shocked to discover they were some of the most anemic, sterile-sounding headphones I've ever heard. So, bass quality/quantity seems highly subjective.


Edited by acti0n - 3/9/13 at 4:58pm
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For me, the MD hits the mark for accuracy and musicality. Meaning that it does add extra bass and treble to the material when it's not there (think Denon d2k). But when the material has a hard bass line with plenty of impact, the MD just seems to come from nowhere and slam the bass with all the visceral punch you'd want. 

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For me, the MD hits the mark for accuracy and musicality. Meaning that it does add extra bass and treble to the material when it's not there (think Denon d2k). But when the material has a hard bass line with plenty of impact, the MD just seems to come from nowhere and slam the bass with all the visceral punch you'd want. 

Which has better bass slam, the HE 400 or the Mad Dogs?

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It's actually a close fight but I'd give a slight nod to the he400 for overall quantity. The he400 will sprinkle a touch of extra bass to that end of the spectrum. Whereas the MD does not such extra sprinkling. I give a nod to the MD for quality for it's texture and accuracy. Bass drums sound like bass drums. A bass guitar sounds very much like that instrument. 

 

Don't mean to cop out on an answer, but I want to be fair and accurate as possible in my response. 

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