Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy
If sub bass rumble is important, don't get the MD. That simple. Denon bass and MD bass are completely different.
It's not that simple though.
For me, it's like adding a subwoofer with the D5000 when compared to the MD (Alphas). That said, I was so impressed with the Mad Dogs that I had damping mods and angled pads fitted to my Denons to achieve unparalleled bass performance, to my ears.
The MD is very neutral. Even though I prefer the D5000 to the D7000, and especially over AKG 701/702 models, I still like the Mad Dogs quite a bit, and they do a much better job with some types of music that I enjoy over the D5000. So, even if you love the D5000 sound, that doesn't mean there can be no love for the Mad Dogs, too.