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.
I'd definitely believe they were far more satisfying out of an iPhone, especially if you're the kind of guy with
Straight from a phone, it definitely could put out more bass (and volume in general) than the Mad Dogs and a large chunk of headphones that are poor matches for an unamplified phone.