finally, bass on the alpha prime vs the pro. well the pro appears to have the more prodigious bass, but honestly the prime is the bassier of the two. contradictory huh? yeah I thought so too. but here is what I'm hearing. with the pro, the bass is a bit dominant in the sound signature. you definitely know it's a more bass tuned headphone, even though it's far from a basshead set. the prime, in comparison, is infinitely more balanced and even toned. so the bass doesn't have the appearance of prominence. but when I play certain bass heavy tracks, the actual rumble and impact I'm hearing is superior on the prime. but the mids and highs are equal to it, so nothing really sticks out. make sense? yeah doesn't sound right to me either. but my eardrums insist they're getting hit harder by the prime than the pro, by a small margin.
I think we have a classic case of quantity vs quality. The Mad Dog Pro's bass is more prominent in the mix, while the Alpha Prime's bass is tighter and more tuneful and textured. They're different animals though. Different breed of dog, you might say. The Mad Dog Pro was the very first MrSpeakers headphone I ever heard, and it's what made me want to become a dealer for them. And now, sadly, there's only one lonely Mad Doggie left in my kennel. OK, OK...enough canine jokes!