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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

The bars are held in place by two screws. One on the headband, and one inside the cup (you'll have to peel off a plastic sticker covering it). Take those out and the associated plastic bits and just remember how it all goes back together at the end. You increase the friction by tightening the headband screw.

 

Whether or not this disrupts the mad dog mods or the warranty, I do not know.

 

It is a friction assembly, so if you paint the sliders the paint is going to get shredded and look instantly awful.  I'm not sure but I think these are an anodized aluminum, not powder coated. You'd probably have to talk to a shop to make sure they can be safely powder coated, and be aware that a thick coat or a rough coat may ruin the slider.  

 

Obviously I won't warranty anything a user does to modify the phone, so if your driver failed (none ever has) I'd repair it, but if the mechanical assembly has problems or you ruin the tuning by opening the phone (very easy to mess up) I'd charge to repair.

 

I don't encourage opening the phones up; it's possible to break the lead wires or mess up the tuning if you don't put it back exactly correctly.  

post #4727 of 6388
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Originally Posted by ruleof72 View Post

Mad Dogs and FiiO E17- A Pretty Good Match

 

Just wanted to say that I'm listening to the Mad Dogs through my new FiiO E17 on the computer and I have to say that they sound pretty darn good. I plan on using the E17 for driving whatever head/earphones I use while working on the computer as well as for a good portable power source. So far I am very impressed with the sound and power of the E17. The Mad Dogs sound great with it and there seems to be plenty of "punch" available, though not quite as much as with the Schiit Magni.


That's good to hear. I have a set on the way and I'm pretty stoked, especially after reading how much people are enjoying them. I'll probably pick up an E09K for a little more juice.

post #4728 of 6388
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post


That's good to hear. I have a set on the way and I'm pretty stoked, especially after reading how much people are enjoying them. I'll probably pick up an E09K for a little more juice.

I've heard good things about the E09K but the E17 seems to have enough juice to get the job done for the most part. I'll probably end up keeping the Mad Dogs downstairs and use some IEM's or other headphones while at the computer.

post #4729 of 6388
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

 

It is a friction assembly, so if you paint the sliders the paint is going to get shredded and look instantly awful.  I'm not sure but I think these are an anodized aluminum, not powder coated. You'd probably have to talk to a shop to make sure they can be safely powder coated, and be aware that a thick coat or a rough coat may ruin the slider.  

 

Obviously I won't warranty anything a user does to modify the phone, so if your driver failed (none ever has) I'd repair it, but if the mechanical assembly has problems or you ruin the tuning by opening the phone (very easy to mess up) I'd charge to repair.

 

I don't encourage opening the phones up; it's possible to break the lead wires or mess up the tuning if you don't put it back exactly correctly.  

 

Yeah, if anything the rods could be anodized.  Been there done that on another setup similar to this. 

post #4730 of 6388

Thanks for the responses.  I think I'll just leave them be since I still like the look anyway.

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Originally Posted by aak57 View Post

Thanks for the responses.  I think I'll just leave them be since I still like the look anyway.


The bronze color with the black headphones really adds to the look I think.  Kinda steam-punk.

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I went the opposite route with painting...

 

1000

 

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post #4733 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I went the opposite route with painting...

 

 

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Whoa.

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I went the opposite route with painting...

 

1000

 

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Mmm chocolate wrapped in foil...

post #4735 of 6388
Godiva's Mad Dogs?
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Whoa.

My words exactly.
post #4737 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I went the opposite route with painting...

 

1000

 

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Oh, you so need a textured headband cover to go with that.:)

post #4738 of 6388

Well, I attached a leather headband then gave it to BMF. Any further fun will have to be done by him smily_headphones1.gif

 

I do have one extra T50rp shell laying around though. Maybe I should paint another one... 

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Approximately 6 hours of critical listening so far (instead of making up all my school work), 3 hours yesterday, 3 hours today. Mad Dogs w/ Alpha Pads vs HE-400s. Still can't decide. Amping via Xonar DG to E9.

 

Pros of HE-400:

Spacious / airy aka sounds more clear

Bass, for obvious reasons

Pretty

 

Pros of Mad Dogs:

Fuller mids (though subjective on which is better, IMO both have their ups and downs. HE-400 is natural sounding despite being further back, though female vocals are sometimes more sibilant).

More accurate bass (subjective, HE-400 more fun, Mad Dogs more accurate. I like both).

Comfort/closed

 

Cons of He-400:

The freaking treble

 

Cons of Mad Dogs:

The congested sound/feeling. Despite this though, sometimes I feel like I can hear more detail in some songs with the Mad Dogs, though overall due to the airy/spacious feeling of the HE-400s they seem to have more overall detail.

Not so pretty.


2 hours ago I was leaning towards the HE-400, but now it's even. If I get the Mad Dogs now, I could keep them as my closed/comfort when I spend $700+ on open HPs (HE-400s have cons that HE-500 / LCD2r2 seem to remedy), but I still want the best sounding HP for under $400 until I upgrade, which seems to be HE-400 vs Annies which I'm hoping to try soon. And for gaming, which the Mad Dogs would seem to lack (other than VOIP). Fun.


Edited by AyeVeeN - 4/3/13 at 6:48pm
post #4740 of 6388
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

Well, I attached a leather headband then gave it to BMF. Any further fun will have to be done by him smily_headphones1.gif

 

I do have one extra T50rp shell laying around though. Maybe I should paint another one... 


I have some killer gold plate Krylon and was thinking of doing the T20's I have in a John Player Team Lotus motif. Then sanity reigned me in and kept working on the YH-3 workup.

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