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post #1051 of 3191
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Originally Posted by Greed 

 

Was your M-Stage modded? It is almost a complete different amp when modded. 


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 5:35am
post #1052 of 3191
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
 

I'm finding myself grabbing the Mad Dog a fair bit even with the LCD2, HE500 and T1. I still enjoy it the most out of all my cans for hip hop and electronic. There is something about the Mad Dog that always draws me back to it.

 

I hope some of the people I've recommended it to consider it. Seems like a lot of people gloss over it when it gets recommended due to being a modded model.

 

 

I have a question for you Greed, might have been asked before, my bad if so. How does the Mad Dog compare to the Fostex TH600?


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 5:34am
post #1053 of 3191
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

I know you asked greed but I currently own both. To me you get a more open and defined soundstage, more extended beautifully done treble, and deeper more impactful bass. Those are the only 3 areas where I can think of where the mad dog gets owned and considering the th-600 is thrice the price I would only make that jump if your really serious about music. The mad dogs are a heck of a deal imo.

 

I have also owned the he-500 and lcd2. For mostly electronic I have to give it to the th-600.

I do agree the Mad Dogs are the best cans for Dark Genres, I loved Nu Jazz with mine, and both Dub Step and EDM where pretty awesome on them! 

Dan  suggested a balanced iBasso D2 I think as a good powerfil DAP for them... maybe in the WInter when I get my Tax Money I'll try the iBass and Balanced Mad Dog combo! 

post #1054 of 3191
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

Matt, do you remember by any chance which version your Mad Dogs were when you brought them to the Canlanta meet? Just trying to get a feel for what 3.2 might sound like, and yours is the only MD data point I have ;). TIA, man!!

 

I'm pretty sure that those were 3.2 build. Dan would have to verify when I bought my last set, but I'm pretty sure. 

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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

Matt, do you remember by any chance which version your Mad Dogs were when you brought them to the Canlanta meet? Just trying to get a feel for what 3.2 might sound like, and yours is the only MD data point I have ;). TIA, man!!


off topic but that profile pic is awesome. biggrin.gif

post #1056 of 3191
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

It's pretty close. The MD gets an awful lot of head time for me. They are incredibly good IMO. 

 

 

OK Matt, it's time..

 

Give it to us..  Your rankings....biggrin.gif

 

With the MDs and the HE-4s.  IMO the 650s come in last.  That's just me....

post #1057 of 3191
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'm pretty sure that those were 3.2 build. Dan would have to verify when I bought my last set, but I'm pretty sure. 

 

Gotcha. Thanks for the reply, man!!

 

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Originally Posted by kenshinhimura View Post

 

off topic but that profile pic is awesome. biggrin.gif

 

Heh! Thanks bro tongue.gif

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

OK Matt, it's time..

 

Give it to us..  Your rankings....biggrin.gif

 

With the MDs and the HE-4s.  IMO the 650s come in last.  That's just me....

 

I need one more week or so to finalize my conclusions. 

post #1059 of 3191
Thread Starter 

NM... of the hp's that I've OWNED personally ,top five, these are my ratings out of ten overall:

 

1. d5k (8)...wonderfully fun. Great dynamic driver bass, but certainly "colored bass" across the board. Somewhat harsh on the treble and slightly recessed mids. 

 

2. he500 (9)...all the goodness of the he400 and adds lush natural mids. Somewhat heavy. Needs a pretty good amp. 

 

3. he-4 (8)...despite a slight V curve, a fantastic hp. Real weight and punch to the bass. Good mids. Very lightweight for an orthos, one of the lightest out there. Needs a powerful amp for sure. 

 

4. he400 (7)...very nice easy to drive ortho with great bass. Has a treble spike around the 8-10 hrz shelf. 

 

5. MD 3.2 (9) see below

 

I have owned some of these at the same time, but overall the most enjoyable is the MD. I love the fact that offers wonderful linear capability and remains true to the recording. When you need bass you get...all the punch and slam is there. Great mids. Stellar comfort despite being modestly heavy. The isolation is a huge bonus for me. I love to listen with vintage speakers but rarely get to do so because I have a house full of kids most of the time. Hp's are great but open hp's often let too much noise in at my house. 

 

When I go back and consider that the MD cost less, sometimes much less, than the other listed here I truly realize just what an incredibly value it really is.

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650s?blink.gif

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Oops!! redface.gif In fairness to that blatant omission, I had a few adult cocktails last night. So um yes, the hd650. (9)

 

I tried to give this hp an 8 but just couldn't. It will scale surprisingly well. If you haven't heard it on a very good amp then you should. It does all the things that I need it to. Offers fantastic mids, some of the best out there IMO. Nice dark treble that is never fatiguing in the least. I can listen to it no matter how tired or grumpy I am. Comfort is supreme and better than anything else that I've owned. Surprising bass/sub bass on the right amp (and no I don't mean mid bass). If you like dark treble, great mids and exceptional comfort this one has it. 

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Great - That's what I would have predicted..biggrin.gif

post #1063 of 3191
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

I tried to give this hp an 8 but just couldn't. It will scale surprisingly well. If you haven't heard it on a very good amp then you should. It does all the things that I need it to. Offers fantastic mids, some of the best out there IMO. Nice dark treble that is never fatiguing in the least. I can listen to it no matter how tired or grumpy I am. Comfort is supreme and better than anything else that I've owned. Surprising bass/sub bass on the right amp (and no I don't mean mid bass). If you like dark treble, great mids and exceptional comfort this one has it. 

Great description. With the right amp, the 650s are just magical.

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Has anyone here hear the Mad Dogs through a Aune T1? I need an amp upgrade because i wasn't very happy with them through my E11, then last night plugged them into my AV reciever and they're a completely different animal.
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You know I freaking Swear... every closed can I look at is a mixed bag of trouble. Shure 940 is cheaply made, the K550 has an even worse Fit than the w1000x, the Sound Magic is shifty and sometimes you get duds...

 

I might revisit Mad Dogs. Any one know of a good DAp around $250 dollars. The my old Hifiman HM 601 may be to warm for the Mad Dogs, and the New Fiio X3 presents a simmilar sound sig, but both have a Line Out 

 

Still it seems that the issues with the Mad Dogs before was I only Had hybrid Tubes for at home use, and in sufficent headphones amps. But the best thing about the Mad Dogs, the build was great and the sound doesn't change with each physical version of the can. That dependability is very nice! 

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