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+1.  Still hunting for mine but too many audiophiles vultures in my area :)

 

Use that HE-500 as a weapon! Crack some skulls with it and grab that receiver!

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Hmm... This makes things more complicated. Now I'm torn between upgrading the V1s to either V3.2, Alpha Dog, or selling them to fund a pair of HE-400s.




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I would choose the HE400 unless you need isolation. But that's my subjective opinion . YMMV

It probably depends primarily on your musical tastes.  I have both, but I would sell the HE-400s before the Mad Dog 3.2s.  The Mad Dogs have a greater clarity and accuracy that - for me - trumps any other aspect.  (The HE-400 are cooler in hot weather, and the Mad Dogs are better when you need isolation.)

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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

It probably depends primarily on your musical tastes.  I have both, but I would sell the HE-400s before the Mad Dog 3.2s.  The Mad Dogs have a greater clarity and accuracy that - for me - trumps any other aspect.  (The HE-400 are cooler in hot weather, and the Mad Dogs are better when you need isolation.)

 

Seeing as I listen primarily in my den and that I live in Canada, both isolation and hot weather are non issues (though hot weather wouldn't be a bad problem to have! 

:tongue:). 

 

It's definitely a bit of a toss up but we'll see how the MDs do once they arrive; this said, they're V1s so perhaps I won't be blown away.

 

 

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Has anyone tried any alternative ear pads for the Mad Dogs 3.2? The angled pads that come with it are uniquely shaped so that might make it a bit difficult. The only ones that might fit its approximate 110 mm by 100 mm driver housing are the 110 mm LCD 2/3 pads.
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

Some late answers:

* Mad Dogs are not portable headphones.

* They do not work properly with Cmoy amps (and neither do HiFiMan planars).

* They will work directly out of phones, tablets and laptops, but will work better with a DAC and Amp.

* You will want to spend slightly more than the cost of the Mad Dogs, on a DAC and an Amp.

* The upgrade to the Version 3.2 is definitely worth the trouble and cost (but that might depend on extra trouble and cost of shipping from foreign countries).  The pads on the version 3.2 are quite different from Version 2 or 1, they are very thick and enveloping and might be excessively warm in very hot conditions.  (They do have very good isolation as a result.)
I just saw your post after I posted mine (#1847). For our weather here in the tropics the pads are very warm. I wonder about the vegan LCD2 pads as an alternative.
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Has anyone tried any alternative ear pads for the Mad Dogs 3.2? The angled pads that come with it are uniquely shaped so that might make it a bit difficult. The only ones that might fit its approximate 110 mm by 100 mm driver housing are the 110 mm LCD 2/3 pads.

 

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:26am
post #1837 of 2885
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

Has anyone tried any alternative ear pads for the Mad Dogs 3.2? The angled pads that come with it are uniquely shaped so that might make it a bit difficult. The only ones that might fit its approximate 110 mm by 100 mm driver housing are the 110 mm LCD 2/3 pads.

 

AKG K 240/271/272 velours pads will fit. Don't know about the sound though.

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Velours kill the bass.

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Velours kill the bass.
LCD vegans, Dan?
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LCD vegans, Dan?

 

Those are made of animal-free suede, not velour material I think. Completely different.

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Those are made of animal-free suede, not velour material I think. Completely different.
Yup so I'm wondering whether they would "kill the bass" as much as velours.
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LCD frame is really big and circle shaped.  I'm assuming the alpha dog is the same oval shape as the mad dog, and it's not quite as big as the lcd.  I don't see it being a good fit and ruining the seal.

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Those are made of animal-free suede, not velour material I think. Completely different.

 

You are correct.

 

"A number of you have told us you’d like an alternative to our leather products and we’ve responded by offering a leather-free microsuede (faux suede) option.  The same care and diligence was applied to finding the perfect non-leather material fit for our headphones."

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:25am
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Having owned these for a day now, I can honestly say that they are my favorite headphones to date.  They are magical, in that they just sort of disappear and take second stage to the music.  These are awesome.

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