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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

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.

You sourced this info from where?

 

Jude actually liked how the closed-backs sounded. This was back at last year's RMAF. 

 

Audez'e has been showing off the prototype for some time now, it seems they weren't satisfied with the

results and have now gone back to the drawing board. 

 

 

I agree they have plenty of competition from the likes of MD to Paradox and Fostex.

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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!

Up to this point I have been considering the Audio-GD NFB10.32 for the balanced Mad Dogs. Have you paired ES9018 chip (Compass)with the MD?
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You sourced this info from where?

 

Jude actually liked how the closed-backs sounded. This was back at last year's RMAF. 

 

Audez'e has been showing off the prototype for some time now, it seems they weren't satisfied with the

results and have now gone back to the drawing board. 

 

 

I agree they have plenty of competition from the likes of MD to Paradox and Fostex.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 2:23pm
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I sourced the info from here. Didn't jude do that review a year ago, you said last year rmaf. Maybe it hasn't been a year but it's close I think. I can't remember the lcd thread but there was some discussion on what the hold up was and everyone seem to think that audeze was moving in the direction of the lcd-4. With the massive following of lcd 2 and 3 owners and the bump in price and profit it makes perfect sense to me.

 

If the mad dog didn't scale as well as it does then I would say go for it. At least in my and many other people's opinion a mad dog can be brought to near lcd level with the right amp and it's closed.

There was no review. It's been a prototype. Discussion always takes place, er, speculation.

 

MD take the cake for best value. TH900 and TH600 are both very good though, and are

more direct Audez'es competition. Where they decide to price the closed-back,

if it ever surfaces is very interesting.


Edited by paradoxper - 7/6/13 at 6:15am
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A LCD-2 is $1k and a LCD-3 is $2k. How much do you guy expect from a LCD-4 or a closed LCD? biggrin.gif. One question for people who listened the Mad Dog and LCD-2. How many percent Mad Dog is when you compared two? Thanks.


Edited by LoveKnight - 7/6/13 at 6:50am
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Exactly 85%. tongue.gif I don't really want to get into a debate again. They certainly share some similarities. I love value and am very pleased to get a much less expensive hp that shared some qualities of a $1k hp. 

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It was only a joke. Hence the tongue.gif. I will not make another comment about it though.

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It was only a joke. Hence the tongue.gif. I will not make another comment about it though.

 

Not you Matt..

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Ordered a pair of Mad Dogs yesterday. Coming from US to Australia so probably 2 weeks till arrival. Will be very interested to compare to my HE-400s and 500s. Regardless, been wanting a good comfy closed pair for quite some time.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Exactly 85%. tongue.gif I don't really want to get into a debate again. They certainly share some similarities. I love value and am very pleased to get a much less expensive hp that shared some qualities of a $1k hp. 

 

Wow, very PC of you biggrin.gif.  85% +/- is a fair enough number, if one had to pick a number, maybe 90% for me.  I am much happier with my MD's than I would be with the LCD2.  I know how good the MD's are, and what I paid for them.  I would also know what I paid for the LCD2's, and the value proposition just isn't there for me.  The LCD2's are just not enough better - in fact for my use (closed and comfortable required) they are not better at all.  The MD's are closed, and way, way more comfortable.


Edited by aamefford - 7/6/13 at 8:26am
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Comfort and value make a real difference for me and can often be the deciding factor. The fact that the MD sound so much better than their sticker price is a bonus for me. 

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The way I have my T50rp tuned they sound a lot like my GR01, except that the T50rp has better bass extension and of course stronger bass slam/impact. Overall they sound pretty close though. The GR01 is my portable used with my GS4, and my T50rp are my sittin on the couch at home headphone which get used with my E17. 

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I have limited iem experience, but the gr07 does sound similar. 

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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post

Ordered a pair of Mad Dogs yesterday. Coming from US to Australia so probably 2 weeks till arrival. Will be very interested to compare to my HE-400s and 500s. Regardless, been wanting a good comfy closed pair for quite some time.

Please post your comparisons as I will be purchasing one of the 3
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

A LCD-2 is $1k and a LCD-3 is $2k. How much do you guy expect from a LCD-4 or a closed LCD? biggrin.gif. One question for people who listened the Mad Dog and LCD-2. How many percent Mad Dog is when you compared two? Thanks.

50% +/- 50% tongue.gif

To be short, the treble is better on the LCD2 by a bit, and the LCD2 definitely sounds more open. They share the same sound sig though.


Edited by mechgamer123 - 7/6/13 at 12:55pm
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