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Received my Mad Dogs with Alpha pads late last week. This thread lead me to get the Mad Dogs and I am in no way disappointed. Like having the worlds most comfortable couch strapped to my head with fantastic speakers imbedded. I have previously heard DT 770, Ultrasone 900 Pro, Sennheiser 380 Pro, Sennheiser 555, Shure SE535, Shure SE310, Sony MDR-V600, Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro. The Mad Dogs sound great (to me!) straight out of MacBook Pro, iPad, MBP+FIIO e17, and MBP+Total Bithead. I am having some trouble detecting differences with different DAC/amp combinations aside from volume level limitations. I have been looking for amp/DAC combos to allow the Mad Dogs to reach their full potential, but I am really having difficulty in deciding on the setup. I would like a portable setup (otherwise the Magni/Modi would top the list), and preferably a combined unit with USB charging (otherwise the O2/Odac would be ordered already). Currently I am interested in the PDC XM6 amp/DAC combo, especially as I do find crossover nice for some tracks I listen to and the 75Ohm switch would be useful for listening with my 535s. I am worried that the XM6 is insufficient to properly supply the current these cans deserve (and I don't know much about op-amp rolling to improve this), and I am slightly bothered that the DAC is not truly 24/192 due to USB interface limitations in the unit. I have also read some serious complaints about the customer service at PDC. Does anyone have a recommendation for another suitable dac/amp combo, opinions on the xm6, or notes on what to expect when the Mad Dogs are finally properly amped when compared with straight out of MacBook? Thanks all! and Thanks to Dan for your skilled work!
post #4217 of 6388
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I will be making stickers available for anyone who wants to replace them themselves.  They're pretty inexpensive.  I'll put the order up under accessories in about a week, as they are actually a hand-made dual layer process.

 

 

Will they come with Black writing?  

post #4218 of 6388

Puce.

post #4219 of 6388
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I ordered another pair of MD's and got them in today. New stickering on the cups. 

 

 

 

I like it. Simple, elegant, border free. Nice work Dan!!

 

Definitely good looking. Also like the "font" used.

Will definitely be picking up a couple of them once the page is up in the accessories section.

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Puce.

 

 

Huh?

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Huh?

 

Instead of black text, puce.  JK.  Moving on...

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I'll take a set in deep red to coordinate with my red/black vmoda cable. very_evil_smiley.gif FTW...

If we can actually pick color, that would be amazing. I'd get a red set too.

post #4223 of 6388

Uh oh. I may have started something here. Sorry Dan. redface.gif

post #4224 of 6388
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I ordered another pair of MD's and got them in today. New stickering on the cups. 

 

 

 

I like it. Simple, elegant, border free. Nice work Dan!!

I like the new stickers, the old ones felt takcy xD. I do how ever thing the logo would be sexy on the head band ;3

post #4225 of 6388
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If we can actually pick color, that would be amazing. I'd get a red set too.


Get white and color them yourself. LOL.

post #4226 of 6388

I too like the new labels Dan!  Very classy, and makes me all the more eager to get a pair!  I can't at the moment, but soon!

post #4227 of 6388
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I'll take a set in deep red to coordinate with my red/black vmoda cable. very_evil_smiley.gif
 FTW...

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If we can actually pick color, that would be amazing. I'd get a red set too.

I think that might look better overall, the new ones look a bit too simplistic in white IMO (wasn't crazy about the old ones but at least they had some flavor to them)... Is Dan currently using red V-Moda cables or are they black/grey or just whatever's available?

It'd have to be bright red or it'd disappear into the cup tho (not dark V-moda red). I think an orange/brass color on the font might pop more too and it'd match the arms.

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Huh?

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Instead of black text, puce.  JK.  Moving on...

http://www.colourlovers.com/color/814444/184_puce

I think that might be off, Google Images search comes up with stuff that's lighter and closer to violet/pink than red/copper, might just be my phone's display throwing everything off tho...
Edited by Impulse - 3/14/13 at 2:17pm
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I do like the original design , but I really like how the new one blends in.
post #4229 of 6388
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I would like a portable setup (otherwise the Magni/Modi would top the list), and preferably a combined unit with USB charging (otherwise the O2/Odac would be ordered already)... I am worried that the XM6 is insufficient to properly supply the current these cans deserve (and I don't know much about op-amp rolling to improve this), and I am slightly bothered that the DAC is not truly 24/192 due to USB interface limitations in the unit... Does anyone have a recommendation for another suitable dac/amp combo?

I've been looking for something similar myself, but I'm also unsure whether it'd be worthwhile for the MD or whether I should just focus on a transportable setup instead...

I'd been looking into the Leckerton UHA-6S MkII but the best I could scrounge up were a few positive comments from others in the thread who're happy with the pairing and the Inner Fidelity review which tested it w/other planar magnetics.
post #4230 of 6388
The MKII does look nice. Not as feature rich as the xm6, but the price is about 2/3. Which op-amps would you choose for driving these orthos? I understand that the Mad Dogs scale up to the highest tier amps, but do you think the MKII alone would be sufficient for a significant gain in performance over direct source output? Especially compared to the cheaper Magni/Modi combo?
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