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post #376 of 2904
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

Could anybody tell me if I had the mad dogs with the balanced XLR cable, and I do not have a balance amp (xonar STX or NAD 326bee) could I purchase one of those "balanced to single ended" adapters and use the balanced headphones on a standard single ended headphone amp?

Something like this as an example...

http://www.pasupercentre.co.uk/female-xlr-to-male-jack-adaptor.html?source=googleps&id=5&gclid=CLfa397ph7gCFZIPtAody1IA8A

Would that work? Or would I need a single ended cable?
Mr. Speakers offers a single ended cable for either $59 or $69 I think. Attaches at the headphone with the same connector as the balanced cable, but ends in a 1/4 plug.
post #377 of 2904
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Are the mad dogs very "dry" sounding?

nic making his final checks....."runway clear, u r free to takeoff ! "

post #378 of 2904

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I mean, how could I not?  

post #379 of 2904
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Are the mad dogs very "dry" sounding?

Not with the 3.2 revision.
post #380 of 2904
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Originally Posted by nickwin View Post

Well, I've had my Mad Dog 3.2s for a couple weeks and I've fallen in love with them.  Definitely a great headphone for the money!  I'm just curious, what amps are people enjoying these on?  I originally had them hooked up to my M-stage and was really enjoying it.  It definitely had a bass and mid emphasis but It was really enjoyable with some music.  Then the other day I hooked them up to my friends JDS labs o2 and it really took them up a notch.  The o2 really brought the treble more in line with the bass and mids and makes for a much more neutral presentation.  I'm guessing these do best with a neutral to bright amp?

Please tell me quickly, should I order the O2 amp for my maddogs?

 

The discounted O2 offer for 130 bucks ends today!

post #381 of 2904
Yes
post #382 of 2904
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Originally Posted by Hairspray View Post

Yes


Which gain settings should I pick?

post #383 of 2904
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Originally Posted by nickwin View Post
 

Well, I've had my Mad Dog 3.2s for a couple weeks and I've fallen in love with them.  Definitely a great headphone for the money!  I'm just curious, what amps are people enjoying these on?  I originally had them hooked up to my M-stage and was really enjoying it.  It definitely had a bass and mid emphasis but It was really enjoyable with some music.  Then the other day I hooked them up to my friends JDS labs o2 and it really took them up a notch.  The o2 really brought the treble more in line with the bass and mids and makes for a much more neutral presentation.  I'm guessing these do best with a neutral to bright amp?


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 6:36pm
post #384 of 2904
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Originally Posted by ScroogeMcDuck View Post


Which gain settings should I pick?

 

If your source provides a standard 2Vrms to the O2, 1x and 2.5x gain is perfect for the Mad Dogs.  In this situation with these headphones, the 6.5x gain would be useless.  I only use 1x with the Mad Dogs and the volume level has a ton of headroom to reach staggeringly loud levels.  Now, if you have any headphones with 300 ohm impedance or higher, you might want to consider the option for 6.5x and 2.5x.

 

You could always go with the 6.5x and 2.5x option and see how it works for you.  It is very easy to clip the resistors out of the 6.5x signal path to convert to 1x if that gain is too much and not very useful with your equipment.

post #385 of 2904
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Originally Posted by sonitus mirus View Post

 

If your source provides a standard 2Vrms to the O2, 1x and 2.5x gain is perfect for the Mad Dogs.  In this situation with these headphones, the 6.5x gain would be useless.  I only use 1x with the Mad Dogs and the volume level has a ton of headroom to reach staggeringly loud levels.  Now, if you have any headphones with 300 ohm impedance or higher, you might want to consider the option for 6.5x and 2.5x.

 

You could always go with the 6.5x and 2.5x option and see how it works for you.  It is very easy to clip the resistors out of the 6.5x signal path to convert to 1x if that gain is too much and not very useful with your equipment.


Sorry for being a noob but what is "2Vrms"?

post #386 of 2904

I am just going to ask about this one more time, after reading the review on headphonia (not really sure how good they are anyway) and some other reviews, these were of the older mad dogs, since then I think there has been a few revisions and new pads. Do these revisions and pads REALLY make a big difference to the bass on these headphones, most of the headphonia review seemed to be moaning about the lack of bass impact, I do not have to have D5000 bass impact but I do not want headphones that have even remotely weak bass, I want big, powerful bass, maybe 80% of the D5000 for sub bass and impact would be OK for me, should I look elsewhere?

post #387 of 2904
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Originally Posted by ScroogeMcDuck View Post


Sorry for being a noob but what is "2Vrms"?

2 Volts. Output voltage of the source. Varies. From about 400mV to 4 V depending on the source. EMS is used for watts / current. Not sure why he used it here.
Edited by ev13wt - 6/29/13 at 2:48pm
post #388 of 2904
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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post

I am just going to ask about this one more time, after reading the review on headphonia (not really sure how good they are anyway) and some other reviews, these were of the older mad dogs, since then I think there has been a few revisions and new pads. Do these revisions and pads REALLY make a big difference to the bass on these headphones, most of the headphonia review seemed to be moaning about the lack of bass impact, I do not have to have D5000 bass impact but I do not want headphones that have even remotely weak bass, I want big, powerful bass, maybe 80% of the D5000 for sub bass and impact would be OK for me, should I look elsewhere?

 

Is the bass on the 840 satisfactory for you?

post #389 of 2904
Thread Starter 

Your questions have been answered. Multiple times. I'm glad that I'm not trying to sell you a car or a box of tic tacs. With all due respect, please take the information that been given and make a decision. If you don't like them them send them back. Not hating on you just ready to see you make a decision...please. 


Edited by MattTCG - 6/29/13 at 2:54pm
post #390 of 2904

Hey matt, how does the bass of the MDs and GR07 Mk2 compare to you? I currently have the BE but have owned both...

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