It's the pure buzzword laden rhetoric on the site itself that scares me off
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"Mad Dog" by MrSpeakers, modified Fostex T50RP review - Page 360
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I'm more than sure that it can. The e11 I had could drive my dt990pro to ridiculous levels while staying relatively clean. The e12 has even more power so I'm sure it can drive the MD's well
I know I can power them at home, just trying to find a way to make them portable since its a headphone I can actually use outside when I'm studying at a library/coffee shop
My only DAP is a sony walkman at the moment (well, and my iphone if that counts) lol
The E12 should have more than enough power output to sufficiently drive the MD's. Whether the pairing is a good one, I'm unsure. Unfortunately, when I had the E12, I didn't have a pair of MD's. It was a pretty good amp and value, especially for juice it provides.
Depends on how well you hear. The MD driven by the E17 requires 12db gain and max volume of 60 for me, and that's still not enough, but a co-worker 20 years younger than me can't handle over 35.
I'd echo that. I drive T20rp's out of the E11 and it never breaks a sweat.
For the record, I did not feel like busting out the PB2/DB2 stack or just the amp today, so I gave a listen with just my ipod touch 4G. I can max the volume and not ear bleed, but 75% to 80% volume is a nice listening level. Sure the dac/amp out of my laptop sounds better, and the amp and ipod sound better, but the ipod is surprisingly ok for work listening. I just thought I'd provide this as counterpoint to the faction that says if you don't use a big, shiny, high powered amp, you really should just use the Mad Dogs as paperweights. This is not the case. A modest amp does nicely, they function acceptably with no amp, and they scale so well with high end amps (I had the opportunity to try several at a recent meet - AMB's Beta 22 is a brilliant fit). Truly a great headphone - as long as they meet your sound signature requirements. For the record, they are a perfect fit for my desired detailed, lush, neutral to slightly warm sound. Yeah, I'm a fanboy...
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I'm starting to miss my Mad Dogs, after having the w1000x for about a month, while I like the brighter More spacious sound of the w1000x I miss the isolation and comfort of the mad dogs, the Neutral yet MID FORWARD sound was nice, and I now have a solid state to pair with them....
might look into these again as my gaming cans!
Also has Dan made any more changes to the mad dogs?
That tactics would work with any headphone model. Once you get adjusted your ears to a certain quality of sound you like it. It works even with other things aside of headphones. Grados, as mentioned above, are not shrill on their own. They are harsh sounding once you have compared them with overly soft headphones like MD.
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