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Ok this is weird, according to Jude's video the Alpha Dog will come with either a balanced connector or a SE connector of the buyers choosing. Looking at the MrSpeakers site there seems to be no option for a SE connector and only the balanced connection is being offered. What gives? Something else that caught my eye, if you read the small print at the very bottom of the Alpha Dog product page there's this:

 

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*MrSpeakers does not warranty the paint finish around the Very-bass adjustment mechanism, nor do we warranty the headphone tuning if the Very-Bass has been adjusted.  Each headphone will include calibration information on the headband to allow users to restore left and right channel settings.  Be aware that Very-bass may not be for everyone: if you are not mechanically inclined we do not suggest you modify the headphone settings.  Should you adjust the headphones and wish to have MrSpeakers restore them to factory tuning there will be a $29.99 tuning fee, plus shipping.  More details will be available in an FAQ to be posted in early September.

Makes me wonder exactly how robust that bass adjustment screw mechanism is and how exactly one goes about adjusting the bass?


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/9/13 at 11:03pm
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Simple mistake, most likely. He probably doesn't realize that the option isn't available.
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1) Jude's right and the site's not been updated correctly

2) Jude's wrong

3) Both are wrong

4) Both are lying to you

5) Aliens

6)  Mistranslation on the product title despite the writeup saying

It includes an XLR cable or a ¼” single ended cable
"Adaptors for additional balanced connections will be available, starting with adaptors for Ray Samuels, iBasso, and ALO balanced portables."
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*MrSpeakers does not warranty the paint finish around the Very-bass adjustment mechanism, nor do we warranty the headphone tuning if the Very-Bass has been adjusted.  Each headphone will include calibration information on the headband to allow users to restore left and right channel settings.  Be aware that Very-bass may not be for everyone: if you are not mechanically inclined we do not suggest you modify the headphone settings.  Should you adjust the headphones and wish to have MrSpeakers restore them to factory tuning there will be a $29.99 tuning fee, plus shipping.  More details will be available in an FAQ to be posted in early September.

Makes me wonder exactly how robust that bass adjustment screw mechanism is and how exactly one goes about adjusting the bass?

Yeah, that doesn't sit too right with me either.


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Actually, while we're on the topic, this really struck a chord with me. http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones/180#post_9694181

Opinions? He does make a point. I'd discuss it but really right now I just need to buckle down, set up my email again, and contact my work people.
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Simple mistake, most likely. He probably doesn't realize that the option isn't available.

Maybe. that's bound to complicate the pre orders.

 

I just finished reading the whole AD thread just now. Purrin seems to really like the AD and when pressed for a comparison vs the Paradox he said he thought that the upper mids on the AD were more up front. Interesting, I wonder how the two cans compare in the mids for pure detail extraction and vocal presentation and if the Paradox will sound rolled off in the highs compared to the AD which according to Jude has hyper extended highs? Am I alone in thinking this new headphone is the beginning of a product dogfight between Luis and Dan? When Warren gets back from his head-fi meet I'm going to pick his brain on impressions. Supposedly there will be a demo pair of the AD at the meet he's attending.

 

(shakes head and shudders at the impact this headphone will have on his bank account)

I'm to nosy for my own good sometimes.

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Ok this is weird, according to Jude's video the Alpha Dog will come with either a balanced connector or a SE connector of the buyers choosing. Looking at the MrSpeakers site there seems to be no option for a SE connector and only the balanced connection is being offered...

 

https://www.mrspeakers.com/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Fostex-T50RP-Headphones/Mrspeakers-Alpha-dog-Alpha-Pads-Balanced-TRS

 

Both options can be seen here:

 

https://www.mrspeakers.com/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Fostex-T50RP-Headphones

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Quick pole time:

 

@a_recording @warrenchi @Muppetface @Mimouille @billybob

 

If given the chance which would you guys prefer, a nice assortment of coffee flavored drinks or a nice assortment of tea flavored drinks?

 

Very clearly coffee in my case.  smile.gif

 

 

Hmm, you were wise to hide this from me Obi-Dan.

 

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Perhaps, you're saving tongue.gif "In-N-Out" for the next post.

 

Had In-N-Out last last night (Thursday night) as it was the closest open thing to the hotel here at the California Audio Show.

 

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Warren, Eve, you both are gonna get a go at the Alpha Dogs, when you do, I will be waiting... Spill

 

As I said in the thread actual, Jude is pretty spot on.  However, just for us Diary folk, I'll elaborate a bit. 

 

This thing is so fast and clean that it almost seems to remove a layer of haze from any previous closed-back that I've heard.  Everything sounds precise and pristine, without being clinical or overly analytical (as I found the Abyss to be).  In fact, it was so engaging that I was drawn more deeply into the music than I have been in a long time.  Running Goodbye by The Sundays, Near Wild Heaven by R.E.M., and Near You Always by Jewel, I found myself lip synching and playing air guitar in public for the first time in a LONNGGG time... which I hope no one captured on camera. 

 

This is one of the few cans that I would recommend to any enthusiast - collector or not - regardless of signature/presentation preferences.  If you have the money, just get it.  It is something singularly special of its own accord, and I am confident that it will serve as a benchmark by which all other closed cans will be judged for some time to come.  In fact, in thinking of possible competition, the only potential unit that comes to mind is the closed-back Audeze due out later on this year.

 

I will be getting one as soon as my budget allows.

 

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Makes me wonder exactly how robust that bass adjustment screw mechanism is and how exactly one goes about adjusting the bass?

 

 

As shown in the pic above, there is a set screw that enters vertically at the top.  The degree to which it is screwed in will determine how small (or large) the bass port is.


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Excuse me while I compile a massive Warren-esque post to make up for the times I wanted to respond, but couldn't redface.gif

 

 

 

*gasp...how is he doing this?*

 

 

Magic, kids. Magic.

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Alpha Dogs-

 

Hmmm... interesting.

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Not as massive as I thought, but:

 

 

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Whoa. The UERM is freakin' amazing.

 

 

And now I can't wait to hear it in a couple of week.

 

 

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I don't know that I would ever want to bother with it all again, but the fit of my ES5 made things nice and easy, and the noise attenuation can't be beat. I do find myself fussing with the fit of universals a lot now that I've moved on, unfortunately, that and tip rolling can be pretty annoying... But yeah, the JH FP is probably the only thing I'm interested in these days. One of the guys in the Atlanta meet overheard that the FP models were goin universal while talkin to a rep, and I really hope that's true

 

 

I've actually been thinking about going with custom tips lately. I've seen the variations in impressions of various iems, and I'm wondering how much of it is caused by differing fits. I imagine a custom fit (when done right) would "properly" deliver sound from the iems. I guess that would be the tradeoff for convenience.

 

 

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Just came to think of it, my wife listens to music daily with her included earphones from samsung (came with her S3). I think she could use a pair of better earphones. What should I buy her? I'm thinking the X10 - it's roughly $100 in Sweden and I could get them right after work. However, do you have better suggestions for roughly that budget? I've asked her before and she kind of hates the idea of having expensive headphones, although she used my AKG K450 (roughly $100 at the time) and enjoyed them.

 

Doesn't have to be in-ears, but nothing too big to use when out and about. I think she prefers on-ears over in-ears, however, she uses in-ears now so I guess in-ears work.

 

 

 

I truly disliked the X10. That was one of the more claustrophobic listening experiences I've had. I picked it up at the UPS depot in the morning, and dropped it back off for return in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

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So... this just happened...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones

 

Pre-ordered!

Love the Mad Dogs, these should probably be good as well.

Wonder if LFF's new Paradox headphones are also 3d-printed...

 

 

 

Take note, Shure.

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Are you doing industrial design or something at school? I imagine you'd have to learn a NURBS modeling software. Or can 3D printers worth with polys?

 

It's been a while but from memory creating complicated models for 3d printing is a pita.  Everything needs to be closed, no overlaps, no gaps between surfaces.  I think it has to be polys, file type was .stl from memory, but you can turn nubs model into polys before exporting to stl anyway I think.  There was a particular software suite (I think it was called Magic Stl) I used to check for anomalies in the .stl file to make sure it will print OK.  

 

Something as complicated as the Alpha Dogs cup would take quite a fair level of 3d modelling skills, at least with the software I was using a few years ago.  


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Excuse me while I compile a massive Warren-esque post to make up for the times I wanted to respond, but couldn't redface.gif




*gasp...how is he doing this?*


Magic, kids. Magic.

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It's been a while but from memory creating complicated models for 3d printing is a pita.  Everything needs to be closed, no overlaps, no gaps between surfaces.  I think it has to be polys, file type was .stl from memory, but you can turn nubs model into polys before exporting to stl anyway I think.  There was a particular software suite (I think it was called Magic Stl) I used to check for anomalies in the .stl file to make sure it will print OK.  

Something as complicated as the Alpha Dogs cup would take quite a fair level of 3d modelling skills, at least with the software I was using a few years ago.  

Oh I bet, especially when trying to optimize the balance between material usage and stuff like structural rigidity. It's much easier to make a model for rendering where you can hide the bad side if needed, than for products where every side need to work properly at the least. I really thought it wouldn't be polys. Something about measured accuracy in NURBS being a strong point.

It's all glamorous peaches and cream looking from the outside in I guess.
Edited by vwinter - 8/10/13 at 6:29am
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Oh I bet, especially when trying to optimize the balance between material usage and stuff like structural rigidity. It's much easier to make a model for rendering where you can hide the bad side if needed, than for products where every side need to work properly at the least. I really thought it wouldn't be polys. Something about measured accuracy in NURBS being a strong point.

It's all glamorous peaches and cream looking from the outside in I guess.

 

i could be remembering it wrongly, polys/nurbs/meshes are all a bit of blur for me at the moment.  I may have been modelling in nurbs and export straight to stl so fuzzy is my memory.

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i could be remembering it wrongly, polys/nurbs/meshes are all a bit of blur for me at the moment.  I may have been modelling in nurbs and export straight to stl so fuzzy is my memory.

No no, I'm guessing. You have experience. Don't let me confuse you lol.
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