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Sanity-Fi.
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Sanity-Fi.


Hmmm. Maybe we can pitch a "reality show"

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Hmmm. Maybe we can pitch a "reality show"
we shall! biggrin.gif
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Hey guys, how do the Mad Dogs compare to the Denon D5000's? Are they quite similar or worth having both?
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Sanity-Fi.

Heh...

Base-camp-Fi? (as opposed to summit-fi tongue.gif )
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Oh, wow, I totally read "midrangehead" as referring to one's enjoyment of the Mad Dogs' good quality midrange, not price.

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Gee I hope it doesn't get abyssimal:)

 

 

 

Hey wait, they're submerged mountain ranges, aren't they?

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we shall! biggrin.gif


Have to hit up monoprice as a sponsor.

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Hey guys, how do the Mad Dogs compare to the Denon D5000's? Are they quite similar or worth having both?

I have a pair of D5000 with the Lawton Audio damping mod and angled pads. These are recabled, too, with 8 ft. Copper ONE cable and a Neutrix 1/8 connector, but I don't subscribe to cable differences when it comes to sound quality. These Denons have a noticeably tighter bass than how they sounded stock, with a generally flatter frequency response overall. However, without these mods, I would probably want to swap headphones around depending on the type of music I was sessioning.

These are better than the Mad Dogs to my ears. That said, the MDs mids are more prominent, but the treble is quieter and the sub-bass is nowhere near the same quantity as the D5000. These are different enough to justify owning both, unless you are looking for even more bass and treble. If you want an increased V-signature in the sound, the Mad Dogs probably would not be the right choice.

The Mad Dogs are superb reference phones that react extremely well to equalization. With EQ, you can come closer to any type of sound you are seeking. I would highly recommend the Mad Dogs to anyone except a serious basshead on a tight budget.
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Does anyone know how his return policy works? Like do we pay return shipping both ways or does he refund it? Want to try them because the HE 400 is a bit too fatiguing treble-wise (but the bass is beauuuuuuuutiful) and id like to see what really comfortable headphones feel like smily_headphones1.gif though I can't complain about the HE-400's comfort. Weight doesnt bother me, but the velours (pads, actually) can be better.
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The comfort goes way up going from he400 to the MD's. The dog pads were good for comfort but the Alpha pads are even considerably better. 

 

I'm not 100% sure on whether the return policy includes shipping. But I think that worst case it cost you about $14 usps flat rate medium box to return them. That's quite fair for an audition. 

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The comfort goes way up going from he400 to the MD's. The dog pads were good for comfort but the Alpha pads are even considerably better. 

I'm not 100% sure on whether the return policy includes shipping. But I think that worst case it cost you about $14 usps flat rate medium box to return them. That's quite fair for an audition. 

And the initial shipping cost probably.. so if I return the he400s, get the mad dogs, return those, and rebuy an open box he400 then itd be about $380 rather than $340 which is quite a bit for a 17 yr old budget :P
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Meh, wasting $25-40 in shipping doesn't seem like a big deal to me when you're spending $300+ on headphones... If it means you'll be happier with your final decision I think it's worth it, but then again, I have almost nowhere to audition headphones around here so I value that kinda opportunity more.

Dan's shipping cost is pretty darn reasonable too, think it's like $11 to PR, probably the same or less to CA.
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I have a pair of D5000 with the Lawton Audio damping mod and angled pads. These are recabled, too, with 8 ft. Copper ONE cable and a Neutrix 1/8 connector, but I don't subscribe to cable differences when it comes to sound quality. These Denons have a noticeably tighter bass than how they sounded stock, with a generally flatter frequency response overall. However, without these mods, I would probably want to swap headphones around depending on the type of music I was sessioning.

These are better than the Mad Dogs to my ears. That said, the MDs mids are more prominent, but the treble is quieter and the sub-bass is nowhere near the same quantity as the D5000. These are different enough to justify owning both, unless you are looking for even more bass and treble. If you want an increased V-signature in the sound, the Mad Dogs probably would not be the right choice.

The Mad Dogs are superb reference phones that react extremely well to equalization. With EQ, you can come closer to any type of sound you are seeking. I would highly recommend the Mad Dogs to anyone except a serious basshead on a tight budget.

Thanks for the input. Would you say the MD's are better for jazz and vocals?
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