Originally Posted by TunneLVisioN42
I'm running my MD's off an O2/Odac, I was wondering did anyone find the MD's not as dark as they were expecting? I have some CAL!'s and my friend has some LCD-2's that I am going to A/B with today but my first impressions are that maybe for my tastes the mids/upper mids might be a little to front and center for my tastes? like many say I do notice that the LCD-2's have more weight to the sound and better separation but I am IN NO WAY saying the MD's are "bad" the LCD's do cost 700 dollars more...
It sounds REALLY good for a lot of my acoustic stuff and some of metal tracks that are lighter on drums, but for my electronic stuff and harder hitting metal tracks with a lot of drums the lower frequency's leave me a little wanting because the upper mid's seem to be jumping out at me more than I expected they would and to me at least they don't sound as warm as I was expecting.
This is all subject to change though because I am playing around with seal/clamping force, this may be why they sound kind of weightless to me, if you have previous experience with closed headphones and play around with them until you get that perfect seal I think you will know what I mean, I do have to say these are the most sensitive headphones to seal I have had.
I definitely think that the Mad Dogs are closer to neutral than being dark. I will say that coming from a pair of Brainwavz B2's and Grado SR-60i's, the Mad Dogs are definitely relatively dark.
I certainly agree with you that sometimes double-bass is certainly not as rumbly as I like it. Not thin and clicky... they're neutral, but not as authoritative as other sets I've tried. As a drummer especially, the fact that guitars are more forward in the mix than drums makes me wanting a little more percussive presence.
I feel that EQing the extreme ends of the spectrum helps bring drums out more with the aforementioned bass drum and a little more cymbal sparkle.