I got my Mad Dogs last night and had a listen to them on the train to work this morning through my iMod and e12.
What can I say, I was horribly horribly disappointed.
I was expecting a dark to warm sound and in my ears all I could hear was Sibilance, sharp treble and labored bass.
I was thinking, what have I done!?! I cant believe I was excited to be receiving these phones.
HOWEVER, I know headphones can take some time to find their sweet spot so I kept at it, listening to various genre's/volumes over the next hours train trip.
I then circled back to the original playlist for a comparison.
WOW... You wouldn't believe even after just 1 hour that these were the same phones!
The Sibilance was all but gone, the bass had started to loosen up (by loosen up I mean it was no longer labored, the bass its self was tight) and a more musical signature was presenting its self.
Now I am at work and using these phones with the AudioGD 15.32. It just gets better.
Now I know some will say that the 15.32 and the MD's is going to be a horrible match, warm dac with a dark phone, but I actually quite like it.
Its musical, accurate and very easy to listen to for extended periods.
So coming from an initial impression that I had made a horrible mistake to now within hours loving these headphones I couldnt be happier.
Well until the AD comes out, at which point I will be sending these off for a trade up.
I also use the Audio Gd 15.32 with the MDs at home and though the 15.32s signature is warm, it does go well with the MDs for some reason so I concur.