Originally Posted by PanamaHat
Somebody compare the Mad Dogs with the Soundmagic hp100! lots of "hype" surrounding those lately.
I got the HP100 for one week -> I returned them with no hesitation, even though the voicing is more to my liking what I'm used to than the MDs (~K-601 or DT-880 with more bass impact).
The SoundMAGIC have a "one-note bass" that I cannot stand. It's quite powerfull in the bass but there's no detail for the lack of a better description.
It's not a bad headphone, I actually like it better than the K-601 (or what I remember it. I still own the K-601 but I'm too laisy to get a listen :D), but it cannot match the MDs in term of technicalities/musicality. And it feels cheap on the head...
The voicing can be overcome trying different pairing. I actually like the MDs a lot with the D-ZERO even though the latter is clearly the limiting factor. I added the Concero which is also on the bright side (for me and compared to my other gears, YMMV) and the result is not dark anymore, very enjoyable!