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Don't go too low on the amp.
The Maddogs need power. Minimum would be O2/E17.
I also use the Arrow 4G with good results.
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I don't own mad dogs, I'm using my own mods. So I don't know if the mad dogs are more or less efficient than mine. With mine and the E17 I'm using high gain and I am still in the 25-30 area on the volume, out of 60 most of the time. So the E17 still has good enough power. I cant tolerate the volume much higher, 35 out of 60 is about as high as I've ever taken it for a very short time. 

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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

I don't own mad dogs, I'm using my own mods. So I don't know if the mad dogs are more or less efficient than mine. With mine and the E17 I'm using high gain and I am still in the 25-30 area on the volume, out of 60 most of the time. So the E17 still has good enough power. I cant tolerate the volume much higher, 35 out of 60 is about as high as I've ever taken it for a very short time. 

Power and loudness are very different things though.

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Power and loudness are very different things though.

Exactly mate,

I power them with various amps and it's easy to get them loud but the authority is not there. Anything short of 1W per channel doesn't bring out the bass.

500mw works great but lacks slam IMHO.
post #5675 of 6388
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Originally Posted by sonitus mirus View Post

 

EQ may not be a practical option for everyone in all situations.   I'm frequently using MOG or Spotify on a Logitech Squeezebox Touch at work, where I currently use my Mad Dogs, but there is no option to EQ.  When I can EQ, the Mad Dogs sound even better to me.


I'm not responding to feed into the whole argument, but there IS a equalizer for Spotify now.  It's called Equalify and it works well. 

 

Carry on gents........................

post #5676 of 6388

Yes, on the PC client, but not on my Logitech Squeezebox Touch app that I use in my office at work.

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Whoops didn't mean to throw you under the bus there Dan! Also op-amp rolling means I could use the iBasso as a DAC w/ my laptop and roll the signal to my marantz pm5003 when I'm at home, right?


BTW I could do this w/ the iBasso right?  Laptop --> iBasso D6 USB DAC --> Aux Out --> Marantz

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BTW I could do this w/ the iBasso right?  Laptop --> iBasso D6 USB DAC --> Aux Out --> Marantz
Yep, that should work just fine.
post #5679 of 6388

alright cool sounding like it's going to be the iBasso D6, hopefully I can find a used one they seem to be much more reasonable going that route.

post #5680 of 6388
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Originally Posted by soadspecialk View Post

Hey guys I'm about to order a set of Mad Dogs and need help selecting a portable amp.

 

From my posts here I was recommended JDS' O2 amp, which is more in my budget, but less portable (looks rather large).  Dan recommended the iBasso D6, which is more portable and includes a DAC but less in my budget.  My budget is between $100-300, but the less the better...I need a good mix of price, quality, and portability.

 

In terms of how/where I'd be using the headphones, I will use them more on-the-go while on the train, walking to class etc, etc.  For home usage, I'm thinking I can use my Marantz PM5003 for now.

 

I listen to a pretty diverse set of music from The Beatles, to Metallica, to Radiohead, to Bhangra music, to Daft Punk, to acoustic John Mayer, etc.  Definitely more rock orientated, but I'd like something that can handle a wide variety of music.  A good soundstage is also important.

 

Anyway just want to get your guys opinions, anything additional you recommend?...or should I go ahead and take Dan's advice (he said to ignore Fiio).  All help is appreciated!

 

I'd recommend the Leckerton UHA-6S Mk.II with the 209 opamp. I preferred its sound over the O2/ODAC combo, though the Leckerton doesn't provide as much volume to the Mad Dog as the O2/ODAC. That said, it still outputs more than enough volume on most modern music. Albums with lower gain might need the Leckerton to be turned up all the way. The Leckerton is much more portable than the O2/ODAC!

 

I can't comment on the iBasso, but you can't go wrong with the Leckerton.


Edited by hans030390 - 5/2/13 at 7:39pm
post #5681 of 6388
Yep the Leckerton is awesome. I was using it with my HE-500s for a while and it drove them surprisingly well.
post #5682 of 6388
Yep the Leckerton is awesome. I was using it with my HE-500s for a while and it drove them surprisingly well.
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Yep the Leckerton is awesome. I was using it with my HE-500s for a while and it drove them surprisingly well.

I'll take it you've never heard the HE 500's on a desktop amp...

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I'll take it you've never heard the HE 500's on a desktop amp...

Looks like he has a nice Violectric combo dude - he didn't say it was as good - only 'surprisingly well'

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Looks like he has a nice Violectric combo dude - he didn't say it was as good - only 'surprisingly well'

I'm still dubious. Perhaps it's just that the balanced NFB really brought those suckers to life.


Edited by dryvadeum - 5/2/13 at 8:33pm
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