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post #1141 of 3191
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Originally Posted by TheReem View Post

For short term comfort they are very comfortable, For longer sessions I find them annoying.

Really? What is a more comfortable headphone in your opinion?

post #1142 of 3191
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Originally Posted by TenMoonsNorth View Post

How accurate are the inner fidelity graphs to the latest mod iteration?

IIRC, they're from the 3.0 or 3.1 revision. Whatever it was in the end, I believe Dan did not think they were indicative of a good/true/recent MD. Please correct me if I am wrong and misremembering.
post #1143 of 3191

Yeah, IIRC he found the measurement weird, even for whatever revision it was back then (3.0 or 3.1).

post #1144 of 3191
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Really? What is a more comfortable headphone in your opinion?

I'll chime in because I feel the same way as TheReem.  For me, things get a little warm inside the Mad Dogs... and in general heat means sweat and sweat means rash.  I have been able to do longer sessions with them, but the heat keeps building and eventually I need to take a short pause.  I dunno... I'm just heat-sensitive around my ears.  So when the topic of comfort come up, I not only thinking of how it feels when I first put 'em on (and the Mad Dogs are top notch in that category), but also after some time of having them on my head.

 

Fortunately, the Mad Dogs haven't really gotten to the point of being problematic.  Heat-wise, they're very similar to the Denon AH-Dx000 line... in fact, slightly better, I think.  They're waaaaay better for me than headphones like the ATH-M50 or SRH-840.

 

Basically, in general, I find velour cupped headphones more comfortable for longer listening sessions.  Much of Sennheiser's upper end (HD800, HD700, HD650/HD600, HD5xx) and Beyerdynamic's (T1, DT770, DT880, DT990, etc.) are headphones that are more comfortable for me.  Short-term, sure, the Mad Dogs are as comfortable as any... long-term, the heat is a liability for me.

 

But I don't want it to seem like I'm putting the Mad Dogs down.  Far from it.  Even in long-term sessions, they've been comfortable enough for me that I've been using them pretty exclusively both at home and at work to test this particular aspect, and they're doing better for me than I had expected.  Overall, I'm quite pleased with the Mad Dogs... they're a keeper.

post #1145 of 3191
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Originally Posted by TheReem View Post

D2000

K702

Beats solo hd

Wow, K702 more comfortable than the MDs basshead.gif

 

You must have quite a big head then biggrin.gif

post #1146 of 3191
Thread Starter 

I thought the k702 was incredibly comfortable. The light weight and Stax like fit system is impressive. Still wouldn't pick it over the MD though. 

post #1147 of 3191
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Originally Posted by TheReem View Post

LOL, Nah my head is average, The K's are extremely light I can wear them for hours, 

 

That's very true.

But I don't really like the bumps in the headband and the pads are very large, so much so that they rest on my jaw, which is not the best fit/seal.

 

The TH-600 are both light and comfy but they don't have the wonderful feeling of the Alpha Pads.

post #1148 of 3191
Thread Starter 

Clem...have you made a comparison of the MD to the TH-600?

post #1149 of 3191
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Clem...have you made a comparison of the MD to the TH-600?

 

I think I wrote few notes about that on this thread but I cannot tell you where precisely.

 

The MDs win on "pad feeling", isolation and mid-range reproduction.

The TH-600 everywhere else (even long-term comfort due to its lower weight, but that remains valid only when I'm at the PC; when in bed, the weight is of no concern and the Alpha Pads win hands down). The sound signature is similar to that of Focal speakers (well known in France, in the US also I think), which is my reference and preference.

 

The MDs are a rev 3.0 and I think the new 3.2 would be more to my liking (more air). I will get a new pair when I reach the US by the end of the year beerchug.gif

post #1150 of 3191
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Originally Posted by uzi View Post

I'll chime in because I feel the same way as TheReem.  For me, things get a little warm inside the Mad Dogs... and in general heat means sweat and sweat means rash.  I have been able to do longer sessions with them, but the heat keeps building and eventually I need to take a short pause.  I dunno... I'm just heat-sensitive around my ears.  So when the topic of comfort come up, I not only thinking of how it feels when I first put 'em on (and the Mad Dogs are top notch in that category), but also after some time of having them on my head.

 

Fortunately, the Mad Dogs haven't really gotten to the point of being problematic.  Heat-wise, they're very similar to the Denon AH-Dx000 line... in fact, slightly better, I think.  They're waaaaay better for me than headphones like the ATH-M50 or SRH-840.

 

Basically, in general, I find velour cupped headphones more comfortable for longer listening sessions.  Much of Sennheiser's upper end (HD800, HD700, HD650/HD600, HD5xx) and Beyerdynamic's (T1, DT770, DT880, DT990, etc.) are headphones that are more comfortable for me.  Short-term, sure, the Mad Dogs are as comfortable as any... long-term, the heat is a liability for me.

 

But I don't want it to seem like I'm putting the Mad Dogs down.  Far from it.  Even in long-term sessions, they've been comfortable enough for me that I've been using them pretty exclusively both at home and at work to test this particular aspect, and they're doing better for me than I had expected.  Overall, I'm quite pleased with the Mad Dogs... they're a keeper.

Sounds like you're kind of a hot head ! LOL

 

(Sorry I couldnt resist)

post #1151 of 3191

I myself seem do not like the velour as much with my HD598. For a long time listening I feel wet and hot and maybe because I have long hair style and lazy to get my hair cut. By the way, 6moons is reviewing the Audeze LCD-3 and I saw the list of headphones that the reviewer will compare to and there is the Mad Dog at the end of the list. As usual 6moons could take over a month to write a full review so we have to wait.

post #1152 of 3191
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

 

I think I wrote few notes about that on this thread but I cannot tell you where precisely.

 

The MDs win on "pad feeling", isolation and mid-range reproduction.

The TH-600 everywhere else (even long-term comfort due to its lower weight, but that remains valid only when I'm at the PC; when in bed, the weight is of no concern and the Alpha Pads win hands down). The sound signature is similar to that of Focal speakers (well known in France, in the US also I think), which is my reference and preference.

 

The MDs are a rev 3.0 and I think the new 3.2 would be more to my liking (more air). I will get a new pair when I reach the US by the end of the year beerchug.gif

Having recently demo'd the TH-600 as well, I have to say that they're very complimentary.

 

Where the MD is mid-centric (3.0/1) with a linear bass response and slightly-shelved treble, I found the TH-600 to be much more "engaging" with a tilted-up treble and very punchy dynamic-style bass, with the midrange ever so slightly recessed. That being said, the MD's are much more "pleasant" to listen to while the TH-600 excelled at conveying energy and liveliness, and consequently, being more fatiguing than the MD's.

 

I had an odd fit with the TH-600's where they wouldn't tightly seal over my head. If the cups were a clock, the 3 and 9'o clock positions always felt like they were slightly off my head no matter what adjustments I gave them. Still sounded great, however, I got a "fuller" sound when pressing the cups against my head. In contrast, the MD's cuddle my ears like they were a spouse being shipped to war the next day. I prefer the latter, but they're both comfortable in their own right. ;)

post #1153 of 3191

Quick question, guys: How long have the 3.2 been coming out? Do they look different than the earlier versions? I see the new ones have the black and white sides. Are the mad dog red ones an older version? 

 

Edit: From talking to MattTCG, the black and white stickers are optional. Looks like I just purchased a used 3.2! Cannot wait to join the club and see what magic Mr. Speakers does! 


Edited by imackler - 8/8/13 at 11:18am
post #1154 of 3191
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

Quick question, guys. 

 

How long have the 3.2 been coming out? Do they look different than the earlier versions? I see the new ones have the black and white sides. Are the mad dog red ones an older version? 


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 5:24am
post #1155 of 3191
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

 Red mad dogs are the previous ver.

 

 

Can anyone else confirm? I got them used off of ebay; the seller said it was the newest version Mr. Speakers is selling... Was I wrong? Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.||B2||T0JKX0lEPTRmNjc4MmQ3YTc0NzI0NWMwNTE1OWIyNjJiZmRhNTA1MjAxMjA3ZmYyZmQzfHxTRUxMRVJfTkFNRT1tZXllcjIxMjd8fE9SSUdJTkFMX0VCQVlfUVVBTElUWV9TQ09SRT00fHxDUkVBVElPTl9EQVRFPTgvNi8xMyAxOjMyIFBN

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