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With alpha pads that would be LCD-2.2, but to be honest HD650 and LCD-2.2 are not that far apart.

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Will a Schiit Magni be able to drive these?

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^^ Yep...it will work fine. There is a nice degree of scale with better amps, but the magni is plenty for the MD.

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Will a Schiit Magni be able to drive these?

I certainly hope so. Based on everything I've read/heard about the Magni and Mad Dogs, they should be a good match. I should get mine next week and am really looking forward to hearing what it does to the sound compared to my relatively wimpy internal amp in the Squeezebox.

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There are a few of us that have aftermarket cables hardwired to Mad Dog.

 

 

I think a short poll should be created: Which headphone do we feel the MD most sounds like

 

HE-400

HE-500

HD650

LCD2, etc etc.

recommendations on the cable, for performance, or physical character? Oh....and did you get it done before receieving or was it a later decision?

 

....and of course.....did sound improve any?

 

Thanks guys

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You need to fit things in around your budget.

 

Generally I find the Q silky cables the best. However Norn and Toxic offer silk as well now.

 

Physical character of the aforementioned is "shoelace" light. With exception to the stupid Y splitters Toxic and Norn offer, IMO.

However it's something to give a more custom feel to your cable, It's just bulky to me.

 

I got mine done after receiving the Mad Dog transformation.

 

 

Sound improvement is subjective. yadda yah. I feel thus far cables yield marginal results (if any),

and primarily resort to aftermarket cables for ergonomics.

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You need to fit things in around your budget.

 

Generally I find the Q silky cables the best. However Norn and Toxic offer silk as well now.

 

Physical character of the aforementioned is "shoelace" light. With exception to the stupid Y splitters Toxic and Norn offer, IMO.

However it's something to give a more custom feel to your cable, It's just bulky to me.

 

I got mine done after receiving the Mad Dog transformation.

 

 

Sound improvement is subjective. yadda yah. I feel thus far cables yield marginal results (if any),

and primarily resort to aftermarket cables for ergonomics.

 

Thanks....where did you get this done...as being UK based, I might need to ask Dan to send them straight there, before the big jump across the pond!

 

ps How much did this cost....and photos to show the ergo improves?

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Thanks....where did you get this done...as being UK based, I might need to ask Dan to send them straight there, before the big jump across the pond!

 

ps How much did this cost....and photos to show the ergo improves?

Brian @ BTG

 

The hardwire itself was $30. I provided my own Q cable. So factor in the cost of a aftermarket cable to the overall price.

 

 

Pics are somewhere in this thread. Haha.

 

Here


Edited by paradoxper - 3/10/13 at 5:47pm
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Will a Schiit Magni be able to drive these?

The Magni drives the HE-500, so I can't imagine it wouldn't drive the (slightly?) less demanding MDs.  Man, I gotta try these headphones soon....

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I think the new Mad Dog with alpha pads are probably 80% of the HE-500. I feel they have the same signature, but the HE-500 wins in the treble region, and while the Mad Dogs are smoother they are not as airy. At this pricepoint and being a closed headphone the Mad Dog really impress me.

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I think the new Mad Dog with alpha pads are probably 80% of the HE-500. I feel they have the same signature, but the HE-500 wins in the treble region, and while the Mad Dogs are smoother they are not as airy. At this pricepoint and being a closed headphone the Mad Dog really impress me.

80%? I beleive that any headphone is 80% of another headphone. I don't really understand how we can use percents when comparing headphones and what that actually means.
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80%? I beleive that any headphone is 80% of another headphone. I don't really understand how we can use percents when comparing headphones and what that actually means.

 

 

Man - you and me both.  How the heck do people come up with these percents.  

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^^ I find that you are somewhat grumpy. I think that there is a pill for that. tongue.gif

 

I understood the meaning perfectly. He said that the MD is almost as good as the he500 for a lot less money. I'd concur. 

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^^ I find that you are somewhat grumpy. I think that there is a pill for that. tongue.gif


I understood the meaning perfectly. He said that the MD is almost as good as the he500 for a lot less money. I'd concur. 
I still don't get it. Why 80%? Why not 85 or 95 if it is "almost as good"? I mean it had to be a better way of describing the similarities. Probably I am just grumpy ;-)
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^^ I find that you are somewhat grumpy. I think that there is a pill for thattongue.gif

 

I understood the meaning perfectly. He said that the MD is almost as good as the he500 for a lot less money. I'd concur. 

 

 

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