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Not for me. Leather LOVES to cling to my skin. Why do you think I love velours so much? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

+1 I actually thought that this is where you were going with this originally when I ordered. My mistake. redface.gif
I as well. I think it will look killer good.

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Been using the MD with Alpha Pads and Meridian Explorer (50 Ohms version) for a few days now.  I am loving this combo.  Big sound, refined, rich and captivating midrange, it's near perfect for me.  My only desires are more bass slam, snappiness and volume from the ME.  I found the MD to be on the dark side with other amps, but the ME really opens it up.
Funny, out of about 5 that tried the meridian with the MDs at a local meet, 4 really liked it. Me - not so much...
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HUH! This is odd. So I buzzed my hair off (the usual), and the Mad Dogs are now DEFINITELY gripping my head better and sealing better. The hint of sibilance they had is basically gone, and the sound is fuller. THIS is what I expected the Mad Dogs to sound like. Before I thought they were brighter than the LCD2. No more. Now it's definitely on the dark side.
That does it! I'm shaving what's left of my hair off!
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The funny thing, is I cut my hair every two weeks. Literally using a mechanical hair clipper with no plastic and shave my whole head. I keep my hair extremely short, but it seems just that little bit of hair that grows in two weeks is enough to disrupt the seal I get from the MDs. rolleyes.gif

The MD reminds me a lot of a closed HD650. Dark but linear/neutral/balanced. I REALLY dig it's sound signature. Those are some stellar mids.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/30/13 at 6:54am
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I as well. I think it will look killer good.
Funny, out of about 5 that tried the meridian with the MDs at a local meet, 4 really liked it. Me - not so much...
That does it! I'm shaving what's left of my hair off!

 

I have beautiful curly locks but I'll shave my head gladly for the cause of better sound quality!! floatsmile.png

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You guys were probably having a good seal already. I just have a weird head. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The funny thing, is I cut my hair every two weeks. Literally using a mechanical hair clipper with no plastic and shave my whole head. I keep my hair extremely short, but it seems just that little bit of hair that grows in two weeks is enough to disrupt the seal I get from the MDs. rolleyes.gif

The MD reminds me a lot of a closed HD650. Dark but linear/neutral/balanced. I REALLY dig it's sound signature. Those are some stellar mids.


I was teasing you a little, but I can see where the stiff, 2 week growth could break the seal.  Mine is long enough (and definitely thinning out enough...) to lay over, so no seal issues for me.

 

As to the HD650 comparison - definitely!  I hear them much the same.  If I recall the HD650's, sound stage is a bit more open than the MD's as expected.  I also recall the mids of the HD650's to be not quite as stellar as the MD's.  The Mad Dogs are a truly amazing headphone - more so given their humble beginnings and price.

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Yeah, I think it's due to the more closed sound that puts the mids more in your face with the MD. It really is a very, very great sounding closed headphone. A bit too hot on the ears for me (closed + leather = yikes), but anyone who needs the isolation should definitely look into these.
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Edited by MattTCG - 3/30/13 at 8:48am
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I should mention that my scalp grips onto stuff more on like the 1st day or two after a haircut. After that, it loses that grip...

Like when I wear a fitted cap. After a haircut, it really stays on. Then it slides around like nothing.

I'm wondering if I'll encounter the same issue with the Mad Dogs as before the haircut.

The downside to this extra grip is extra discomfort.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/30/13 at 7:33am
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My haircut is done. I thought that I'd take a before and after shot.

 

 

 

The one on the left is the "before shot."

Wow - this thread is completely derailed.  Again.  Also, I am left speechless.  Again.  These two things seem to happen together...

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^^ my apologies. Back on track. 

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^^ my apologies. Back on track. 


Ehh, a good derail usually also makes me laugh - this one did, thank you!  Oh, back on track, mumble, something about Mad Dogs, mumble...

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In my defense, the talk about hair was directly linked to the MD's seal and my earlier issues with it.
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^^^ Yeah, I think I actually instigated the hard left turn there...

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

BTW, it was hard finding a vinyl to match the headphone, but I did like the look.  What would you think of black text, raised liked the current white text, on it?

 

I'd like that. I like the look of the Darth-dog and was about to buy stickers, but I'd hate to lose the branding entirely -- I want those that are interested to know that they are MDs in case they want to investigate. The raised black text seems like a good solution. 

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