Originally Posted by Luv My BASS 1
If i get the Mad Dog, i'll probably get a half decent portable amp as well (NuForce MMP, Digiziod ZO2).
I'm still kinda on the fence about the Mad Dog. I see some people talking about how they love how low the bass goes, and that it has just the right amount of punch and weight, but other people say how they are defenitely not for bassheads.
I wouldnt really call myself that much of a basshead (but then again, my idea of a basshead is someone with 4 subs in the trunk, and XB500s around their neck)
The Mad Dogs have a 15-day return policy, IIRC. Why not try them out and return them if they don't satisfy you? Not having gear to power them properly at the moment could be an issue, but it's worth trying them anyway.
The MD 3.2 is pretty decently balanced overall, with a trend towards a more dark/laid-back sound (which I've mentioned a few times in my recent posts :P). They aren't basshead cans, but they certainly aren't lacking in bass either. I'm sure you've heard a lot of headphones described that way, such as, "They have bass when the music calls for it." I know a lot of headphones described as such are actually lacking in bass from a neutrality standpoint...the Mad Dogs are not. They won't butter your music with additional bass, but they won't be shy about bass if your music calls for it.
If I had to guess, the MD 3.2 will have less bass overall than your M80. It should have more bass than your Grado, which I actually just elaborated on just before you posted.
Edit: I wanted to elaborate on them being "laid-back." The treble is not what I would call rolled off, as it extends quite nicely up top. It's just not over emphasized and might actually be considered slightly shelved from neutral. For me, it's a plus. No detail is really lost, and the treble sounds fairly smooth. But not having treble glaring at me really helps my ears with loud and long listening sessions. Not sure how the M80 compares, but it should be noticeably more relaxed (and arguably more accurate) in the upper regions than Grado headphones.
Edited by hans030390 - 7/1/13 at 9:50am