In case you guys aren't following mrspeakers on twitter:
"We have sold more Mad Dog headphones year to date than all of last year."
Quick impression is that they're great, but then again I'm a newbie so pretty much anything will sound good to me. Immediately recognized a huge difference between these and my Denon D2000s which I'm glad about, as I was looking for a more monitor-ish type of headphone to complement those. Only other "real" headphones I have owned are AD700s, which these completely smoke, not surprisingly. Using a Fiio E11 to power them with an X-Fi Titanium, which is working well enough, though I do plan to get a desktop amp at some point.
I'm mostly excited because I'm really experiencing the "whoa I didn't know that sound is in this song" thing I've seen others talk about. I still like the D2Ks but obviously their forte is sub-bass and not accuracy so much.
I'm thinking about buying both the Mad Dogs + alpha pads and also the D2k / D5k with Lawton angle pads.
As they are both 'closed' phones, in your opinion which would you say has the larger soundstage?.. the D2k or MD.
I have the D5000 with angled pads and the MD with alpha pads. I'm not certain that soundstage is anything more than a subjective characteristic. The Denons do not isolate nearly as well and they leak quite a bit of sound. Because of this, it might seem that the D5K have a broader soundstage. The Denons are more "open", for sealed phones, and normally open headphones appear to have a wider soundstage. Based off what reviewers have claimed, I would not be able to comment on the D2K, as there is usually a bigger jump in quality between the D2K and D5K as there is between the D5K and D7K, despite both lower-priced models sharing identical drivers.
I guess that's what getting referenced at CNET does for business. (Yes, that's where I first heard of them, and yes, I recently bought a pair.)
So recently I ordered a pair of MDs, and I'm wondering how well my current amp will drive them. It's a Little dot MK III with Mullard M8161 driver tubes and the stock power tubes (Considering making an adapter and using "Tung-sol 5687 D getter black plates")
Thanks in advance for any help