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post #526 of 716

Yeah, that's probably a very old article that has today's date!

The pictures from LFFs gallery look completely different than the one posted too.

And like Radio_Head says, it's been a while since LFF used the "socks"... so...

post #527 of 716

Hey Everyone,

 

I read just about every post on this thread, and didn't notice anything about someone trying the Paradox with the Mad Dog Alpha pads.

 

Has anyone given this a try?

post #528 of 716

Yeah, that's probably a very old article that has today's date!

The pictures from LFFs gallery look completely different than the one posted too.

And like Radio_Head says, it's been a while since LFF used the "socks"... so...

 

 

 

Yeah that review was from around July of last year


Edited by audiorefinery - 6/12/13 at 12:44pm
post #529 of 716
Thread Starter 

My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what now looks like) a better way to secure the pads to the cup housing.  That being said, the more recent pairs (with the more seamless pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox.  Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.

 

In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.


Edited by FlySweep - 6/12/13 at 5:10pm
post #530 of 716

Thanks for that info Flysweep.

post #531 of 716
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what looks like) a better way (now) to secure the pads to the cup housing.  That being said, the more recent pairs (with cleaner pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox.  Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.

 

In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.

Thank you for that insight. I was just more curious if anyone got experimental not for any other reason then to just hear what that sounds like. 

 

 

Would anyone happen to have any insight as to how the pairing of the Benchmark DAC1 and the paradox sounds?

post #532 of 716

FA pads are not angled...vs alphapads angled. 

post #533 of 716
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Originally Posted by audiorefinery View Post

 

 

Would anyone happen to have any insight as to how the pairing of the Benchmark DAC1 and the paradox sounds?

Pairing Paradox with DAC1 can be too bright IMHO.

post #534 of 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

My Paradox was one of the earlier pairs made by LFF.. this was before he had (what now looks like) a better way to secure the pads to the cup housing.  That being said, the more recent pairs (with the more seamless pad attachments) don't sound any better (or worse) than my Paradox.  Luis individually tunes these and has mentioned before that there has been no (acoustic) changes made to Paradox' sound & tuning between Paradox serial #1 and whatever they're up to now.

 

In regards to trying Alpha Pads on the Paradox.. they'll probably fit.. but I doubt it would benefit/improve the sound.. most likely the opposite, actually.. b/c Luis tuned the Paradox to be used, specifically, with the FA-003 pads.. and the pads are an important part of preserving the tuning.

Mine is #66(bought it a week or a week and a half ago) Thats just basic Paradox's though. He said he's somewhere in the hundred's if you combine the upper-tier Paradox's.

post #535 of 716

Someone has any leads for another cable, the v-moda one is starting to fall apart :( 

post #536 of 716

The V-Moda are among the more durable ones (you should see the stress tests they put them through) and they are fairly cheap to boot.  It's probably more worth it to just buy a replacement vmoda cable.

post #537 of 716

Yeah I know about their stress tests and unicorn made housing but I've been using it for perhaps 3 months and it holds up worst than most cables I've used. I'm quite upset by this.

post #538 of 716
I'm biting my VModa cable right now. I've been biting my VModa cable occasionally if I'm bored. They're still okay. Maybe you had a dud, in a sense?
post #539 of 716

I received these headphones today - I mean, the loaner headphones, I didn't buy a pair. wink.gif They'll be at the upcoming Denver CO meet this Saturday, along with my MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2. I'm looking forward to Head-Fier impressions at the meet....

post #540 of 716
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I received these headphones today - I mean, the loaner headphones, I didn't buy a pair. wink.gif They'll be at the upcoming Denver CO meet this Saturday, along with my MrSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2. I'm looking forward to Head-Fier impressions at the meet....

And what are your first impression about them?


On the meet I predict impressions like 'Yeah, paradox is technically better than mad dogs, but..." etc. Paradox doesn't have enough wow-effect in my opinion to be a star of such meets - all its advantages become more clear after a couple of days with them and A/B through comparison with other headphones... When I received my first pair and listened to it for the first time I thought "they sound ok", there was no instantaneous rapture. BUT when I turn back to my former HE-500 I realized that hifimans sound not right for me :))

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