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post #2821 of 2878
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post
 

I'm extremely interested in a pair of these, but I'm not sure about some things. I was told by Dan that when the Mad Dogs first came out, they had a really awesome design on the side, with a carbon finish. Later, only the carbon finish, and now it looks like it only says Mad Dog. However, I've seen sellers claiming to sell the Mad Dog, but there's no text on the side at all, what gives?

 

Are these self-modded Mad Dog replicas, or have they become even more minimalist over time?

 

also: is there any way to still get that cool design? :tongue:

 

Sorry, no longer.

post #2822 of 2878
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Originally Posted by Toxicman1994 View Post

If anyone is interested I am selling a pair of slightly used Mad Dog Pro's for 385$ OBO

http://www.head-fi.org/t/724421/fs-fostex-t50rp-mrspeakers-mad-dog-pro-headphones-great-condition

Due to Toxicman1994 selling I'm now a member of the club.
post #2823 of 2878
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

I usually say 40-100 hours.

Ok cool. I've probably got ~100hours of use/burn in on it now. I feel like its really shining now :) 

post #2824 of 2878

Got my mad dog pro today, and really love them. I really like its sound signature. Plus they are so comfortable to wear. 

post #2825 of 2878
Just bought a pair of Mad Dogs smily_headphones1.gif Should get them sometime this week.
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Would the Mad Dogs or Mad Dog Pros be better for metal music?

 

I currently have the HE500 and HD650 so looking to round out the collection with a good pair of metal phones.  I've read that the MD's are good with metal.  For this case, is the MDP worth the extra?

post #2827 of 2878
Just received my Mad Dogs. Didn't think I'd be instantly attracted to the sound signature.

The thing that strikes me the most is the separation with these. Very impressed.
post #2828 of 2878

Honestly, my only complaints, which aren't really complaints, but coming from the Denon D600, the Mad Dogs have considerably less "sub bass" and the sound stage, although more accurate is still a bit smaller.

 

Fortunately, reading the description of the Mad Dog Pros, it sounds like that's exactly what those help with! I'm extremely excited for that, but I'll have to hold on for a few months. Until then, I'll guess I'll just have to "settle" with my Mad Dogs :rolleyes:

post #2829 of 2878

does anyone here have try to pairing mad dog with fiio e07k?does fiio can drive mad dog?:confused:

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I just received the Mad Dog v3.1 with alpha pads and I like them except it seems the highs are quite strident. Cymbals and high hats can be piercing as well as trumpets. As for as what amp and dac I'm using it's the Nuforce uDac 2, I know it's definitely not going to bring out the best of the Mad Dogs.

 

Is it possible I need a retuning or could it be my amp?  Maybe I'm listening to loud, are Mad Dogs meant to be listened to at low volumes?

post #2831 of 2878
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Originally Posted by goober-george View Post
 

I just received the Mad Dog v3.1 with alpha pads and I like them except it seems the highs are quite strident. Cymbals and high hats can be piercing as well as trumpets. As for as what amp and dac I'm using it's the Nuforce uDac 2, I know it's definitely not going to bring out the best of the Mad Dogs.

 

Is it possible I need a retuning or could it be my amp?  Maybe I'm listening to loud, are Mad Dogs meant to be listened to at low volumes?

 

I can't answer the amp question due to MOT rules.  However, I can say that you can tame the highs using the "Doggie Treats" on our accessories page.  It's also possible to send them to us for a re-tune for a nominal fee.  PM me for details.

post #2832 of 2878
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Originally Posted by goober-george View Post
 

I just received the Mad Dog v3.1 with alpha pads and I like them except it seems the highs are quite strident. Cymbals and high hats can be piercing as well as trumpets. As for as what amp and dac I'm using it's the Nuforce uDac 2, I know it's definitely not going to bring out the best of the Mad Dogs.

 

Is it possible I need a retuning or could it be my amp?  Maybe I'm listening to loud, are Mad Dogs meant to be listened to at low volumes?


I used to have the uDAC2 and it was a very forward little amp.  I would definitely try a different amp to see if you have the same problem. 

 

My MD 3.2s are anything but strident.  I guess it could be the phones but I'm betting it's the amp synergy.  I have found that the MDs aren't necessarily amp-picky, per se...but they do change character quite a bit with different amps.  For example, my Schiit Magni makes them sound quite a bit more peaky than my LP G103.  It's not a night-and-day thing...but it's noticeable.  And in neither case are they strident. 

post #2833 of 2878
I'm not necessarily against a bright, forward, sound I like my grado sr225. The odd thing is I can't tell if the headphones are being transparent, because sometimes low bass notes sound a bit warbled/loose but only on certain recordings. When this happens the highs usually are strident at the same time. It creates fizzy sounding highs.

I'm going to keep listening to them and see if anything changes. Unfortunately I don't have another amp to test it with.
post #2834 of 2878
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Originally Posted by goober-george View Post

I'm not necessarily against a bright, forward, sound I like my grado sr225. The odd thing is I can't tell if the headphones are being transparent, because sometimes low bass notes sound a bit warbled/loose but only on certain recordings. When this happens the highs usually are strident at the same time. It creates fizzy sounding highs.

I'm going to keep listening to them and see if anything changes. Unfortunately I don't have another amp to test it with.

 

I just looked at the specs for this and they specify 80mW of power per channel, which is probably at 32 ohms, so the amp is very under powered.  When the bass is warbling and the highs are fuzzy you're likely clipping.  We recommend at least 200mW/channel at 50 ohms, or roughly 300mW at 32 ohms.

post #2835 of 2878
Thank's for the explanation Dan biggrin.gif
now it's time for more saving then for this beauty
amp later lok
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