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Would Mayflower V1 T50RPs + Alphadog pads + a BMG 8-strand re-cable be better or worse that Alphadog cans ?......because they work out at a similar price.

Cans (M.F. V1) $140 + Alphadog pads $60 + cables circa $100 = $300.

 

I just liked the mention of bass slanted sound in the Mayflower V1's.

I had thought of getting Beyer velour pads but was unsure if they would help or hinder bass....


Edited by Lohb - 3/13/13 at 1:08am
post #4187 of 6388
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Is the bass on the V3s as textured and detailed as the mad dogs? Or is it a bit more boomy?
Also, I've heard that the V3's soundstage is quite intimate, any comparisons between them in that area?

Thanks for your help. I'll probably try and sneak in a demo of the V3s on my trip to Portland...

I'd also like to know this too please
post #4188 of 6388
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Is the bass on the V3s as textured and detailed as the mad dogs? Or is it a bit more boomy?

Also, I've heard that the V3's soundstage is quite intimate, any comparisons between them in that area?
Thanks for your help. I'll probably try and sneak in a demo of the V3s on my trip to Portland...

 

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I'd also like to know this too please

 

The bass in the V3's are more boomy in the sub-bass, it creates a more "fun" sound. The soundstage is smaller than the MD's, but still very good. V3's have the same 3D feeling as MD's, but they sound a bit more intimate. I would say that the V3's are a bit more fun sounding, while I feel the MD's are a bit more accurate in the frequency representation. Both are great sounding for their asking price though, and I wouldn't live without any of them. 

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Originally Posted by MunkyNutz View Post

Would Mayflower V1 T50RPs + Alphadog pads + a BMG 8-strand re-cable be better or worse that Alphadog cans ?......because they work out at a similar price.

Cans (M.F. V1) $140 + Alphadog pads $60 + cables circa $100 = $300.

 

I just liked the mention of bass slanted sound in the Mayflower V1's.

I had thought of getting Beyer velour pads but was unsure if they would help or hinder bass....

I doubt anybody's tried that combo in the history of history, so you're likely not going to find any advice on it.

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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post

 

 

The bass in the V3's are more boomy in the sub-bass, it creates a more "fun" sound. The soundstage is smaller than the MD's, but still very good. V3's have the same 3D feeling as MD's, but they sound a bit more intimate. I would say that the V3's are a bit more fun sounding, while I feel the MD's are a bit more accurate in the frequency representation. Both are great sounding for their asking price though, and I wouldn't live without any of them. 

That's what I wanted to hear, I'll definitely be trying them out when I go down to Portland then, thanks!

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Took customs almost a week here, says that they have been forwarded and sorted so I should have my Mad Dog tomorrow. Lets see if I can tame my new dog then, looking forward to it :D
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Anyway to lessen the clamp?

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Received my Mad Dog APs today 

 

first impressions (1-2 hrs headtime):

 

-certainly on the south side of neutral, very reminiscent of the LCD-2

 

-impressive tonality, mids are right where they should be IMO, high end has a tad more presence than the audeze's IIRC...

 

-soundstage seems somewhat tight and compressed, imaging a bit fuzzy, mids down are a bit muddy...

 

-very little difference between my 160-D and RWAK-100 (mids are bit more forward)

 

hoping they will settle in with improved staging and imaging !


Edited by toads - 3/13/13 at 5:58pm
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Anyway to lessen the clamp?

 

Per the fit instructions included in the box, make sure you don't have them adjusted too high up.  Failing that, bend the headband out a bit.  Go gentle ... I assume it is easier to bend again then bend things back.  I concentrated about one inch beyond the F and X of the FOSTEX.

 

The first day I got my Alpha Mad Dogs I thought they were wildly uncomfortable due to excessive clamp.  They were borderline painful after about an hour.  So I bent them out a little.  I could not tell visually, but the clamp was lessened just a bit.  It didn't help that day, I assume because my skin was already overly sensitive to the pressure.  But two days now, I've worn them for hours without noticing them much.  Still not AKG 550 or Sennheiser 555 comfortable (I hardly notice I'm wearing those cans), but definitely "all day" wearable.

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Anyway to lessen the clamp?

 

See Dan's post #2057

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613576/mad-dog-by-mrspeakers-modified-fostex-t50rp-review/2055

post #4196 of 6388
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post


I'd also like to know this too please

... I think the bass on the MD is boomy e.e [well "laid back"] but the closed MD does not have the tightness of my Dt 880 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Anyway to lessen the clamp?

Yea what every one elese said

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Originally Posted by toads View Post

Received my Mad Dog APs today 

 

first impressions (1-2 hrs headtime):

 

-certainly on the south side of neutral, very reminiscent of the LCD-2

 

-impressive tonality, mids are right where they should be IMO, high end has a tad more presence than the audeze's IIRC...

 

-soundstage seems somewhat tight and compressed, imaging a bit fuzzy, mids down are a bit muddy...

 

-very little difference between my 160-D and RWAK-100 (mids are bit more forward)

 

hoping they will settle in with improved staging and imaging !

Sounds about right, I feel the mids are a little softened, sound stage is intimate [also this can REALLY needs a good amp, the better the amp the better the can] The MD on my Portable ss is pretty bad, on my Indeed G3 with a Clear Top 12ua7a RCA tube it's MUCH better, bass tightens sound stage opens, highs carry forward and mids mellow out a little, but with upper mids I think my dt 880 does better. Still the md is a great can! 

 

I'm looking at a new complete Tube amp [power n pre tubes] for the Mds as well as  my future He 500, should have the amo within ... 4 MONTHS <.< still! I want a better Tube, I love my MD but my millet max [while great] needs improveing since the Millet is my AUDIPOPHILE tube and the indeed g3 is my BASS head tube. 

 

Bleh these really are great cans... although they are a little too warm for me. I'm tempted to return them... although tube amps might NOT be ideal for these cans. While they are really great for isolation and they have a nice warm sound. They are well to warm even with my colder tubes...

 

SO I'm putting my SLIGHTY used Mad Dogs up for Sale! I could get the return but meh I'd rather sell slighty cheaper to you guys <3 [plus I want that FEED back xD] 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/655417/mr-speakers-mad-dog-modded-fostex-t50-with-alpha-pads

 

Here's the link. Again I COULD get a full refund but :D I'd rather share with you guys ^^, and again they are GREAT cans. I just don't like closed cans... ever xD


Edited by Mshenay - 3/13/13 at 9:09pm
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I didn't really want to do the mod after fiddling with it for a while, feeling I would break something.. But after putting them back on, the clamp has gone down, and I didn't even do anythingtongue.gif

post #4198 of 6388
They are pretty easy to stretch without a permanent kind of bend. Just do one side at a time. Make one side long and one short and give a little stretch, then do the other side. Even a little stretch has a noticeable difference
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Does Dan typically mark your order as shipped? I just see that it is completed.

 

To tell you the truth, I am a bit nervous if this doesn't work out. I just returned the Ultrasones Pro 900 as I thought they were really too dark for my tastes, but like the sparkly treble with my audio technica...and did enjoy the bass of the ultrasones. I am nervous because I want to stick with closed back headphones...and I see many on here recommend open back all the time (for good reason it seems).

 

I am still undecided on whether I should get the  Schiit Magni or the Asgard 2. I really haven't seen anything in this thread about a comparison between the two (except for one short post). 

 

Thanks.


Edited by eac3 - 3/14/13 at 12:00am
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It will only be marked complete, you should be getting an email saying shipped if it is already being shipped.
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