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post #16 of 32
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Yeah, the Mad Dogs look nice. How would you say they compare to the 880s?

post #17 of 32
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Bump

post #18 of 32

It's been ages since I've listened to the 880's (shortly after they were released), so I can't really say anything about the sound of them vs the Mad Dog's.

post #19 of 32

If you're looking at beyers, the 770s are closed back if I'm not mistaken. I don't know how they stack up to the Mad Dogs though.

post #20 of 32
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With the talk of Mad Dogs matching the detail of the LCD-2 I'm strongly leaning towards them at this point, but I can't help but wonder how much soundstaging I'd lose over the 880s. It sounds like the 770s have a recessed mid range, so if I don't go for the Mad Dogs I'll probably just get the 880s instead.

 

Opinions from head-fiers who've owned both the Mad Dogs and the 880s would be great, though ;)

post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by Narrillnezzurh View Post

With the talk of Mad Dogs matching the detail of the LCD-2 I'm strongly leaning towards them at this point, but I can't help but wonder how much soundstaging I'd lose over the 880s. It sounds like the 770s have a recessed mid range, so if I don't go for the Mad Dogs I'll probably just get the 880s instead.

 

Opinions from head-fiers who've owned both the Mad Dogs and the 880s would be great, though ;)

 

Heya,

 

I have all of the above.

 

The Mad Dogs are quite fantastic. Great sound stage. Excellent in every way. If you want a closed back headphone that "has it all" this really is the way to go before you start playing in the flavors of three times the cost high-ends.

 

Very best,

post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by Narrillnezzurh View Post

With the talk of Mad Dogs matching the detail of the LCD-2 I'm strongly leaning towards them at this point, but I can't help but wonder how much soundstaging I'd lose over the 880s. It sounds like the 770s have a recessed mid range, so if I don't go for the Mad Dogs I'll probably just get the 880s instead.

 

Opinions from head-fiers who've owned both the Mad Dogs and the 880s would be great, though ;)

The Mad Dogs have a fantastic sound stage for a closed can, it is right there with the Dt880. It is not as bright as the Dt880, has better mids, and has much better bass. To my ears the Mad Dogs are head and shoulders above the 880. I like the 880, I absolutely loved the Mad Dogs.

post #23 of 32
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Mad Dogs it is, then. Would they pair well with a Fiio E11?

post #24 of 32
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Mad Dogs it is, then. Would they pair well with a Fiio E11?

 

Heya,

 

I used them with an E11 and they sounded great. The base T50RP is very efficient.

 

Very best,

post #25 of 32
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Mad Dogs it is, then. Would they pair well with a Fiio E11?

They will, but they scale well with more power. I enjoyed them with all of my amps.

post #26 of 32
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Mad Dogs it is, then. Would they pair well with a Fiio E11?

That's the exact combo I'm using. I bought the E11 just for the Mad Dog's. Then again, I might try out my tube amp on them tomorrow, just to see.
post #27 of 32
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How does it sound?

post #28 of 32
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How does it sound?

I just did a small write-up in the Portable Amps forum comparing it to the LDM+.
post #29 of 32
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Excellent, I'll give it a look. But I meant how does the combo sound?

 

;)

 

EDIT: Never mind, I see you covered that in the review.


Edited by Narrillnezzurh - 11/21/12 at 5:50pm
post #30 of 32

Leaking isn't that a big deal unless you crank up the volume quite loud

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