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'scuse me thread, do you know why I Mod-hammered you?

That's right, you need to fix your off-topic posts.

I'm gonna let you off on a warning this time.

Teehee
post #512 of 2697

A new NFB-10ES2 was just released.

 

This is the "usual" single-transformer-all-in-one DAC/Amp/Preamp featuring the ES9018 chip.

Think of it as a balanced Compass 2 which should well compliment the new balanced Mad Dogs!

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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

A new NFB-10ES2 was just released.

 

This is the "usual" single-transformer-all-in-one DAC/Amp/Preamp featuring the ES9018 chip.

Think of it as a balanced Compass 2 which should well compliment the new balanced Mad Dogs!


I'd def be curious to here this, anyone snag one?

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So I have had the Rhinelander a few days now. My conclusion is that the mad dog is likes the Rhinelander just not quite as much as the annies and th-600. Still I can see the comparisons of lcd-2 vs. mad dog + mid-fi desktop amp. The mad dog is def. much closer to the lcd-2 now and I can see why the closed lcd idea was scraped for the lcd-4. There really isn't a need for a closed lcd imo.

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I can see why the closed lcd idea was scraped for the lcd-4. 

 

Can you point me to where this information is located?

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Where is the nwes that audeze stopped working on the closed-back lcd?

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I read it somewhere on here a month or two ago. Can't remember where maybe it was just talk but I coulda swore I saw audeze was moving in the direction of the lcd-4 rather than the closed lcd and I can see why. The mad dog is an at least above average scaler in the $300 world. Only the denon d2k and ultrasone pro900 kept up scaling wise and the mad dog sounds awfully identical to the lcd.

 

Even with the mad dog being the worst out of my 3 headphones scaling wise on my Rhineland I can def. tell you it's still a very dramatic improvement and not far behind the annies or th-600. Not lcd/magni level yet but very close to it and most certainly allot closer to it than the mad dog without an amp.

 

If the closed audeze being scraped was just talk then I apologize for the false information. At least from my p.o.v I see no need for it, just get a mad dog and a good pairing mid-fi desktop amp or vintage receiver if you wana save some money and don't mind a large footprint.


Edited by jibzilla - 7/5/13 at 8:00pm
post #518 of 2697

So, how are the pads on these?

I just ordered a pair, so I'm hoping they'll be pretty comfortable.

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Has anyone tried the mad dog with the soloist sl yet? Back in the day I remember my m-stage preferring the d7k a lil more than the mad dog but the ha-160 seemed to like the mad dog a lil more than the d7k truly bringing it to the lcd level. I didn't have the lcd when I had the mad dog and ha-160 but at least from my notes it was really close to the lcd/magni. I'm really curious about this smaller, cheaper amp with the mad dog.

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So, how are the pads on these?
I just ordered a pair, so I'm hoping they'll be pretty comfortable.

Pads are amazing. So comfy I bought three pairs for my D2000, Pro900, and Q40.
post #521 of 2697
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So, how are the pads on these?
I just ordered a pair, so I'm hoping they'll be pretty comfortable.
Bar none the most comfortable headphone pads I have ever used. Putting them on the first time was nearly euphoric coming from headphones with very shallow and hard pads (superlux 66sb(?))
post #522 of 2697
Same here.
Bought an extra pair for my HE-5LE and will probably buy some other for my future headphones.

For those on a budget, the HM5 pads are surprisingly good for the money. They certainly feel much better than the stock Hifiman pads and sound closer to the velours, which I prefer.
They almost feel like real leather but I suppose they cannot be at this price.

By comparison, there's no doubt the Alpha are real lambskin leather! They truly are premium pads: they feel good, smell good and sound good, period!

Together with the Mad Dogs they form the most comfy headphone I owned, bare none (even the DT-880). I sometimes put them on just to feel how comfy they are!
This might sound stupid buy I know I'm not the only one who does that :-P
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Thread Starter 

Hey guys. I have not tried the Alpha pads on my HFM hp's. Will give it a shot. 

post #524 of 2697
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Where is the nwes that audeze stopped working on the closed-back lcd?

They didn't. They just said they were hiring a new engineer specifically to work on the closed-back LCD.

post #525 of 2697
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They didn't. They just said they were hiring a new engineer specifically to work on the closed-back LCD.

Well hasn't audeze been working on this headphone for a really long time, like a year or somthin. I realize audeze is a smaller company and it will take while but if they haven't done anything in a year I wouldn't get my hopes up. I thought I saw jude do a review and he said it was meh anyways. With the mad dog scaling the way it does I might try a closed audeze out but very doubtful if I'd buy one, it would really take a hell of a performance.

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