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To be fair, it's probably just the pads and it's an easy fix, but I really just want a pair of HP that's more oriented towards gaming :-)
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I was totally in search of glasses-friendly headphones; there's precious few. Mad Dogs were among the best, now I realize. You should check out the Beyer Custom One Pro as well; it's a very versatile can and VERY comfortable for me with glasses on.
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Just got mine in and got to listen to them last night; so happy to have them back. So rich sounding. I've found that it just takes so long to find the best headphones for your own personal tastes, since there are so many different sound signatures out there.
This is the headphone for people who like a sound that's a little richer than your most analytical, cold headphones, the DT880's and Q701s. I'd say the main word for these is "musical". Instruments are rich, voices are thick, but none of it is muffled.

Glad to be back.
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Originally Posted by dablues View Post

Just got mine in and got to listen to them last night; so happy to have them back. So rich sounding. I've found that it just takes so long to find the best headphones for your own personal tastes, since there are so many different sound signatures out there.
This is the headphone for people who like a sound that's a little richer than your most analytical, cold headphones, the DT880's and Q701s. I'd say the main word for these is "musical". Instruments are rich, voices are thick, but none of it is muffled.

Glad to be back.

I've tried a ton of <$400 headphones and precious few of them manage to sound as natural and rich as the Mad Dogs.

Welcome back to the fold smily_headphones1.gif
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Buy New vs. Upgrade ?

 

So I have the Mad Dog 3.2 since early-mid 2013.  I like what I read about the Pro and want to own it.

 

What is your opinion on whether I should upgrade what I have to the Mad Dog Pro (I'd go with the 4-pin XLR cable), vs. buying another set completely new (more likely from the used market for around $350)?

 

Anyone think of a compelling reason why I'd want to keep my original 3.2 edition as is?  I'm leaning towards upgrade.  Hoping to hear other opinions.

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Originally Posted by m8o View Post
 

Buy New vs. Upgrade ?

 

So I have the Mad Dog 3.2 since early-mid 2013.  I like what I read about the Pro and want to own it.

 

What is your opinion on whether I should upgrade what I have to the Mad Dog Pro (I'd go with the 4-pin XLR cable), vs. buying another set completely new (more likely from the used market for around $350)?

 

Anyone think of a compelling reason why I'd want to keep my original 3.2 edition as is?  I'm leaning towards upgrade.  Hoping to hear other opinions.

Personally, I'd perhaps consider saving up a little longer and going for used alpha primes. It's a considerable upgrade that I did late last year and I'm pleased i went for the primes in the end.

 

Edit: I ended up buying new primes though.


Edited by M-83 - 2/7/15 at 12:38pm
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Comfort ends up being the deal breaker. That's why I'm selling my mad dogs. I wear glasses and the pads really make them dig into my head, it hurts quite a bit after 1hr+
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That's odd. I find the MD pretty comfortable when I wear my glasses. Definitely more so than a lot of other circumaural headphones.

 

While I agree with hucifer, I can understand hapster's feeling.  This can be because of the eyeglass type & design.  The last so many years I've been wearing titanium frames with a super thin, flattened-out temple/arm.  If it was a thicker or rounder design, say a plastic temple that gave a little and pushed towards the head, I could understand the issue.

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I've got a question regarding comfort, weight, and size if anyone has some experience with the older Mad Dogs w/ Dog Pads vs. the new ones w/ Alpha Pads. I recently sold my Mad Dogs (which had dog pads), and am regretting it, because I honestly just can't find any closed headphones that match the amazing sound quality. 

 

I'm deciding whether I should purchase the new Mad Dog (v3.2) w/ Alpha Pads and the only thing holding me back are the new pads themselves. They seem to be considerably larger and i'm worried they will add more weight and make the headphone even more unwieldy than before (they were already a fairly heavy and large headphone).

 

Would love someone that has had experience with both (or even just the new one) to chime in and let me know what they think. This will not be a portable headphone for me, ill be using them at work. Are there any other headphones that have the same pad/cup size as the new Mad Dogs? Same weight? 

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The alpha pads are extremely light. I've never used the old pads but I doubt either of them add any noticeable weight to the headphones.
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Is anyone having problems buying from the website? I'm in Canada, and I just get the "(Transaction Failed) Something went wrong" error. No idea how to fix it. (live in Canada

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Originally Posted by devilmonk View Post

Is anyone having problems buying from the website? I'm in Canada, and I just get the "(Transaction Failed) Something went wrong" error. No idea how to fix it. (live in Canada

I will pm you
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In my case, I find my Mad Dog Pros (they have the Alpha pads, I think) perfectly comfortable with glasses, although I have to be careful how I put them on... if I get it wrong, the glasses' bridge digs into my nose a bit. But besides that, it's fine. The temples on my glasses are pretty slim, so that probably helps a bit, along with the pads being soft and compliant.

One thing is for sure: I'll have to take my headphones along next time I have to choose a new frame :)

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