So my Mad Dogs arrived yesterday (FAST shipping, I ordered them Friday around noon central). I feel like they're a little bass light but I'm not sure if its my overall setup or the headphones themselves and other changes wouldn't matter.
My setup is an iMac with a Modi/Magni stack. Files vary but all are at least iTunes + quality. Music varies from current pop/hip-hop/rap to singer songwriter type of stuff to older rock, jazz and blues. I don't really listen to classical, heavy metal, or any of the electronica based genres.
I don't consider myself a basshead but maybe I am. I like bass to be tight, low distortion, and controlled. I've always demanded high quality subwoofers like SVS, DIY infinite baffle, etc. in my stereo system. I expected the Mad Dogs to have a little, but not a lot more bass than my Sennheiser HD 449s but instead I feel like the Senns might have a little more bass than the Mad Dogs.
I left them running over night and today while I'm at work at a moderate volume with pink noise and will listen some more tonight. I guess the only feedback I'm looking for is if people have felt like the bass response improves in quantity while not degrading in quality with a higher end amp. If the answer is no, I might be a candidate for a return.