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post #136 of 2962
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

 

The 3.2 is the revision for ALL Mad Dog models we ship.  

 

The balanced only changes the connectors and cable for users with XLR.  It's more expensive because we have to make modifications to the headphone shell, as well as including the custom cable.  DIY types can also make their own upgraded cables for the regular Mad Dog.  So unless you want to use the phones with a balanced amp, there is no benefit to buying the more expensive model.

 

Ah, thank you for clearing that up. I am sorry for misunderstanding.

 

Also, are there any Mad Dog owners out there that also have the Fidelio X1? I'm looking for a closed headphone to compliment it better than my HP100... and am assuming the Mad Dogs may be the ones.

 

The HP100 was a goog closed alternative to the Annies but I recently switched to the X1, so any feedback on this matter is greatly appreciated.

post #137 of 2962
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Originally Posted by eron View Post

I know you intend to keep cost low and simple. I'm curious as to what it takes to have your headphones 'Sold by Amazon'. They have free shipping to some countries with purchases more than USD125. They handle the taxes too, so it's a convenience to some customers from these countries. Amazon could probably handle the returns then.

 

Amazon only ships free to India and Singapore for orders over $125, and they charge me a significant percentage for facilitating the sale, so I'd have to raise the prices on Amazon, which kind of defeats the purpose.  Their policy also states the user must handle duties/import taxes, at least as far as I could discover, so there's no benefit to that (their policies for books, movies, etc are not the same as the policies for consumer electronics, which are what apply here...).  

 

If anyone wants to discuss this further and thinks I missed the mark feel free to PM me; let's not get off-topic...

post #138 of 2962

Anyone can give impression of the mad dogs paired with nuforce icon hdp ?

post #139 of 2962
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Originally Posted by lramirez1959 View Post

Anyone can give impression of the mad dogs paired with nuforce icon hdp ?

 

I will bring my Mad Dogs (Alpha 3.2) home from work tomorrow evening and let you know how this pairing compares with my Asgard, O2, and HeadRoom Micro Amp.  Any particular music genres you would like me to test?  

post #140 of 2962

Yeah. Do it for me, please biggrin.gif. Pop, Soul, Classical + vocal, Jazz, New Age and dance. Thanks a lot.

post #141 of 2962
Thread Starter 

Today I heard the MD on a vintage Pioneer receiver...SX-650. Let me say this...holy crap!!## eek.gif

 

The sound is on another level from the A2. The signature is punchier, more full bodied and there is no looseness to the bass at all. It transformed the MD into a different hp...a better sounding one. 

 

Does the Pioneer sound better than the lyr on good tubes. Hmm..well, it's damned close. I'll need more time to listen but my initial impression is the it's the pioneer by a hair. blink.gif

 

I plan to use the Pioneer to run the maddogs and maybe the he-4 exclusively. 

 

Now you might be asking, "how much did this 1979 hunk o' metal cost?" Well, it came to a grand total of....wait for it...$100. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

I heard several amps at a meet recently that cost between $500-$1000. The Pioneer is closer to high end of that range. The only thing better in that range was another vintage amp...a Sansui. 

 

Don't be a hater...


Edited by MattTCG - 6/12/13 at 12:22pm
post #142 of 2962

Just curious if you were using the speaker taps or the headphone jack?  I've heard vintage both ways, I liked the taps more but you had to be rather careful with the volume adjustment...

post #143 of 2962
Thread Starter 

I was using the standard hp out. The he-4 will have speaker taps but I have not heard them on the Pioneer. Not yet. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

I would say that I have fairly educated ears. I have owned the lyr for two years and the A2 for about six months. I'm very familiar with the Schitt sound with MD's. And it amazes me at just what you can get for $100. 

post #144 of 2962
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I was using the standard hp out. The he-4 will have speaker taps but I have not heard them on the Pioneer. Not yet. very_evil_smiley.gif


I would say that I have fairly educated ears. I have owned the lyr for two years and the A2 for about six months. I'm very familiar with the Schitt sound with MD's. And it amazes me at just what you can get for $100. 
Quality products stand the test of time. Now and then... Your kids will be saying the same thing years from now with quality products out today!
I'm running speaker taps and enjoy every bit of it more than my mojo setup for the HE500 and can't wait to try the Mad Dog when I get them balanced and connect them to my speaker tap connector.
post #145 of 2962

Just ordered a pair of MDs with Alpha Pads.  I can't wait to give them a listen!  I'll post opinions coming from k701s once I get some time on them dt880smile.png

post #146 of 2962
Using a Sherwood S7110A for the Maddogs. Beats a lot of dedicated headphone amps. Sublime and very smooth, like a delicious dessert. Bass is pretty good too.
post #147 of 2962

Any thoughts on the advantages of the speaker taps vs headphone jack on a vintage receiver?  I've approached some headphone cable makers about whether there was an advantage to using either a standard TRS terminated cable or speaker taps with a vintage receiver.  All said it wouldn't matter because the Pioneer vintage receiver I was using didn't have a resistor in the path like most modern receivers therefore it was the same power output going to speaker terminals was the same going to the headphone output.  Anything cleaner about sound or power going to the speaker taps?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Just curious if you were using the speaker taps or the headphone jack?  I've heard vintage both ways, I liked the taps more but you had to be rather careful with the volume adjustment...

post #148 of 2962

I think it depends on the amp specs as you mention (headphone jack without any filters) but also the pairing from what I am hearing.  My amp/premap is ADCOM combo and it sounds great with my HE500 but really bad with my LCD3 (congested).  So when I get the MD cabled to run speaker taps I can see how they compare.

post #149 of 2962

to think I almost bought the lcd2..then found these!

post #150 of 2962
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post

Any thoughts on the advantages of the speaker taps vs headphone jack on a vintage receiver?  I've approached some headphone cable makers about whether there was an advantage to using either a standard TRS terminated cable or speaker taps with a vintage receiver.  All said it wouldn't matter because the Pioneer vintage receiver I was using didn't have a resistor in the path like most modern receivers therefore it was the same power output going to speaker terminals was the same going to the headphone output.  Anything cleaner about sound or power going to the speaker taps?

 

 

 

 

How many amp into 8ohms is your receiver?  

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