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Still running a little dot 1+ with WE408 tubes and today I just switched in a LM4562 op amp. Sounds fantastic. I went a different direction than a lot of people seem to go though, almost kills all darkness and warmth. I keep saying it, but the soundstage/detail/clarity has made an INCREDIBLE JUMP coming from the magni. If warmth is more your flavor, then just use the bb2107 op amp instead. Adds more warmth and overall bottom end. The soundstage detail and air are coming from the WE408a primarily, and the LM4562 adds just a little more and cleans up the bottom. The vocals are still forward and very very clear with my set up. 

I haven't heard of the LM4562 op amp. So I looked it up, and it appears to be a chip for a DIY type product. And If I understand it right, you rolled it into your little dot 1+.

 

Ha, I'm learning.

 

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If I was looking for an end game amp only it would be Crimson. At the recent NYC meet I had a chance to compare Prime with two different setups Dan had at the meet I personally prefer new Crimson over the Liquid he still using as well. I'm not saying it's a day and night difference it's just synergy which let's me just enjoy music without worrying about too much bass for my taste or not enough treble sparkle . Yes right now I own 3 different tubes amps and really enjoying my HD800 with some tubes combos

Are you talking about the Liquid Crimson by Cavalli Audio. It sure does look nice. But $2850? It is a bunch to pay.

 

So come on folks - don't be shy. I'm really interested what amp you like with your MrSpeakers headphones. 

 

I'm still learning towards the Ragnarok with it's balanced architecture. Never heard a balanced amp, but I understand it makes a big difference. 

post #3032 of 3040
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Originally Posted by iamxLn View Post
 

 

 

Still running a little dot 1+ with WE408 tubes and today I just switched in a LM4562 op amp. Sounds fantastic. I went a different direction than a lot of people seem to go though, almost kills all darkness and warmth. I keep saying it, but the soundstage/detail/clarity has made an INCREDIBLE JUMP coming from the magni. If warmth is more your flavor, then just use the bb2107 op amp instead. Adds more warmth and overall bottom end. The soundstage detail and air are coming from the WE408a primarily, and the LM4562 adds just a little more and cleans up the bottom. The vocals are still forward and very very clear with my set up. 

I haven't heard of the LM4562 op amp. So I looked it up, and it appears to be a chip for a DIY type product. And If I understand it right, you rolled it into your little dot 1+.

 

Ha, I'm learning.

 

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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post

If I was looking for an end game amp only it would be Crimson. At the recent NYC meet I had a chance to compare Prime with two different setups Dan had at the meet I personally prefer new Crimson over the Liquid he still using as well. I'm not saying it's a day and night difference it's just synergy which let's me just enjoy music without worrying about too much bass for my taste or not enough treble sparkle . Yes right now I own 3 different tubes amps and really enjoying my HD800 with some tubes combos

Are you talking about the Liquid Crimson by Cavalli Audio. It sure does look nice. But $2850? It is a bunch to pay.

 

So come on folks - don't be shy. I'm really interested what amp you like with your MrSpeakers headphones. 

 

I'm still learning towards the Ragnarok with it's balanced architecture. Never heard a balanced amp, but I understand it makes a big difference. 

Yes this the one I'm talking about. I had no chance to try Ragnarok yet and I'm well aware that crimson is 2800 but when compared to Liquid with both types of tubes I still prefer Crimson even while Crimson was used with Gungnir Dac while Liquid was used with Vega Dac costing more than Crimson and yes I'm well aware about importance of synergy between dac, amp and headphones as well as cables connecting them
post #3033 of 3040

Okay I may not be a good enough audiophile yet to figure out exactly what's good/bad about the Mad Dogs, but damn do they make Led Zeppelin sound good. Didn't realize the full extent of it until I went back to my old headphones for a while, and couldn't stand listening to some songs and couldn't figure out why. Put the Mad Dogs back on, and everything was right in the world again. Thanks Mr. Speakers for breathing new life back into one of my favorite bands!!

post #3034 of 3040

Hi Folks,

 

I am new to both the forum and the world of audiophiles. I bought the Mad Dogs (3.2) a few months ago after reading all the great reviews it has been getting on Head-Fi and elsewhere. And while I like the headphones, I am unsure if I am having the same great experience with them as you guys are. Additionally, what bothers me is that almost every review and post I have read claims that the Mad Dogs are difficult to drive and need an external amp to get the most out of them. However, I have been using them with my iPod, laptop and Android phones and they sound pretty loud on all of them, even at less than 50% of the maximum volume. Is it possible that I might have got a defective pair or is there something I am missing here? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

post #3035 of 3040
Loud enough doesn't mean they as good as intended
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Loud enough doesn't mean they as good as intended


Thank you for replying. So if I understand correctly, when people say smartphones, ipods and laptops don't drive these headphones well enough, they don't mean that the volume is low, but rather that the sound quality is poor at high volumes and that this can be corrected by using an amp?

post #3037 of 3040
That's closer to the truth
post #3038 of 3040

Hey Guys,

Does anyone know the difference between the Mad Dogs 3.0 and the 3.2? Can you explain the sound difference?

Also, how much do the Alpha Pads improve the sound?

 

Thanks very much!

post #3039 of 3040
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Originally Posted by GotGent View Post
 

Hey Guys,

Does anyone know the difference between the Mad Dogs 3.0 and the 3.2? Can you explain the sound difference?

Also, how much do the Alpha Pads improve the sound?

 

Thanks very much!


The largest physical difference is the switch to Alpha Pads, which provided more isolation and comfort, and helped us improve the overall sound. Sonically, the change increased the amount of sub-bass, and smoothed the mids out.

post #3040 of 3040
Thanks very much! I plan to upgrade in the near future.
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