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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Looking through your profile it would appear that you're a bass-head.  There's nothing wrong with that, but I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment of the Mad Dog.

I would have to agree, if you knew coming in that you were a true bass head, the Mad Dogs never should have been considered. They just don't compare to the heavy bass of the D600 or other bass head cans.
Edited by Greed - 4/29/13 at 9:17pm
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nvm

Edited by elwappo99 - 4/29/13 at 10:44pm
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alright, I'm up to the blind test, who is going to send me a pair of LCD2, LCD3, and Mad dog? After I test them do I get to keep one? wink_face.gif

 

But seriously though, all these comments keep changing my mind about getting the LCD2 as my next headphone.  At one point, I think the LCD2 sounlyds like it would fix the problem I had with the mad dog and at other times I'm like "Nah it's gonna sound exactly the same".  Sometime I wonder if it's just best for me to go for something completely different like the HD800 or ESP 950

I would, after hearing the mad dog, I liked it's neutrality but not it's dark swing and heavy lower mids, I went with it's oppisite the ath w1000x, a neutral can with a bright sound and lush upper mids. I was sastified with my decsion! And the two cans are simmilar yet pretty different imo, again dark vs bright laid back vs more detailed [the bass is much tighter on my w1000x] In addition though I did like the dark laid back feel of the mad dog, I jsut wish I had a solid state when I had mine... might have been a great pair. Non the less I do plan on revisiting these some day! 

 

My point, if you don't like black go with white you might be suprised! An most of the time, my black white jumps usually help me find my happy medium grey can lol 

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Feel like I should chime in about the whole MD's vs LCD2 debate tongue_smile.gif I got a chance to try both at the Babylon meet last week and I preferred the MD's on the whole. The LCD2's had a really small soundstage on every setup I tried them on (wa7, gs-x mkii, liquid gold, etc) The sound signature was to my liking, but for an open headphone the soundstage and separation really disappointed me. Maybe the conditions weren't optimal since the room wasn't completely silent though it was fairly quiet. On the other hand, the MD's sounded great, similar frequency response with maybe more upper-midrange and great isolation. Comfort wise, I preferred the MD's as well. Sorely disappointed in the LCD2

 

Hey,

 

Tell me more about that Liquid Gold (LAu)..

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I would have to agree, if you knew coming in that you were a true bass head, the Mad Dogs never should have been considered. They just don't compare to the heavy bass of the D600 or other bass head cans.

Knowing what I know now I agree. I actually was PM'd by a very respected member here and he recommended the Mad Dogs, as a Bassy can. I kid you not. It's all good. I tried them and got my curiosity satisfied.
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Knowing what I know now I agree. I actually was PM'd by a very respected member here and he recommended the Mad Dogs, as a Bassy can. I kid you not. It's all good. I tried them and got my curiosity satisfied.

Do you prefer your D2000's or D600's?

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Looking through your profile it would appear that you're a bass-head.  There's nothing wrong with that, but I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment of the Mad Dog.

...I also have to note that with your genres of choice, you seem very different from the typical basshead.  While I can't listen to those genres with boosted bass, I love that you can.  Take that bassheads who only listen to electronic, metal, or rap!

Smooth jazz thumping is amazing. Paul Hardcastle, Boney James and similar artists actually have strong bass in their music. biggrin.gif
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Do you prefer your D2000's or D600's?

Love them both but D600 for sure. Better build, go deeper effortlessly and equal mids and highs. Each for their area (meaning I needed phones for work, home office, portable and listening station and wanted to not have to drag them home).
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I think what it comes down to is point of reference or perspective. What sounds like good visceral impact and thump to one person, might not be perceived in the same way by another person. It's relative to how much or how little bass presence you need to feel satisfied. 

 

The only thing that I'd add is that the current build of the MD sounds different than what most of you are comparing, including MLE, particularly in terms of bass. 

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I think what it comes down to is point of reference or perspective. What sounds like good visceral impact and thump to one person, might not be perceived in the same way by another person. It's relative to how much or how little bass presence you need to feel satisfied. 

The only thing that I'd add is that the current build of the MD sounds different than what most of you are comparing, including MLE, particularly in terms of bass. 

Great point you make about perspective.

The MD I tried was in late Feb and had the Alpha pads and latest tuning at that time. Very comfortable can by the way.
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Knowing what I know now I agree. I actually was PM'd by a very respected member here and he recommended the Mad Dogs, as a Bassy can. I kid you not. It's all good. I tried them and got my curiosity satisfied.

Was it the newer version w/ Alpha Pads or the older ones?

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Was it the newer version w/ Alpha Pads or the older ones?

Alpha pad version, February build.
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Alpha pad version, February build.

 

This is the one you listened to.

Was it the one that were recommended to you by the fellow head-fier? Or did he recommend based on its experience with a former revision (Dog Pads, 840 pads)?

 

Close-can benefits aside, I don't know how you could ever consider the Mad Dogs w/ Alpha Pads bass heavy confused.gif. It's more neutral than the HE-500/400 which are by no means bass-head cans.

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This is the one you listened to.

Was it the one that were recommended to you by the fellow head-fier? Or did he recommend based on its experience with a former revision (Dog Pads, 840 pads)?

 

Close-can benefits aside, I don't know how you could ever consider the Mad Dogs w/ Alpha Pads bass heavy confused.gif. It's more neutral than the HE-500/400 which are by no means bass-head cans.


This is the exact one he referenced when he said I would love them - the Alpha pad latest version.  And so it goes to show all of us that even good intentioned advice can be wrong.  I am totally cool with the experience - it didn't work out but it's all good. 

 

I heard so many people BASHING the D600 I almost didn't buy them when I found them for $239, but then I remembered back to my Mad Dog experience and thought what's the worst thing that can happen?  I don't like them, I sell them and move on to the next.  And to my utter delight, right out of my iPhone, right out of the box they were fantastic. 

 

We all want people to like what we like, and sometimes it just doesn't work out.  I guess it's human nature or something. 

 

Anyway, don't we all wish we could audition cans before buying more?   How cool would that be if there was a headphone store in the US, in our towns, and they carried a wide range of choices (not just Beats/UE/Sony like my Best Buy)?   It would certainly take away a lot of frustration of buying, getting disappointed, then having to sell or return. 

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This is the exact one he referenced when he said I would love them - the Alpha pad latest version.  And so it goes to show all of us that even good intentioned advice can be wrong.  I am totally cool with the experience - it didn't work out but it's all good. 

 

I heard so many people BASHING the D600 I almost didn't buy them when I found them for $239, but then I remembered back to my Mad Dog experience and thought what's the worst thing that can happen?  I don't like them, I sell them and move on to the next.  And to my utter delight, right out of my iPhone, right out of the box they were fantastic. 

 

We all want people to like what we like, and sometimes it just doesn't work out.  I guess it's human nature or something. 

 

Anyway, don't we all wish we could audition cans before buying more?   How cool would that be if there was a headphone store in the US, in our towns, and they carried a wide range of choices (not just Beats/UE/Sony like my Best Buy)?   It would certainly take away a lot of frustration of buying, getting disappointed, then having to sell or return. 

 

Damn Japanese... :D

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