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post #556 of 3191

I'm sure you've seen my pictures comparing the openings of the hifiman velours to lcd2 pads then the hifiman to alpha pads.  The opening of the alpha pads is ever so slightly small.  Not roomy like the hifiman pads or especially the lcd2.

post #557 of 3191
Alphapads looks rectangular
Edited by Lorspeaker - 7/7/13 at 7:18am
post #558 of 3191
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

 

I would give the treble and openness to the Mad Dogs.

 

I would give the bass, lower mids to the LCD-2.2


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 2:22pm
post #559 of 3191
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I'm sure you've seen my pictures comparing the openings of the hifiman velours to lcd2 pads then the hifiman to alpha pads.  The opening of the alpha pads is ever so slightly small.  Not roomy like the hifiman pads or especially the lcd2.


Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 2:21pm
post #560 of 3191
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I can't agree totally on the comfort.  The alpha pads are too small and the t50rp clamp is almost sennhesier level.  if the mad dogs had lcd2 pads with less clamp I'd probably love them.

 

I didn't want to be the first to spoil the party, but I agree that the opening of the Alpha pads is to small for my big ears.

My ears are cramped in a lot of leather, while there's also a lot of leather resting on my head.

They are deep enough sure, but not wide enough.

The comfort  is mediocre at it's best and quite disappointing.


Edited by Tiemen - 7/7/13 at 4:30am
post #561 of 3191
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Hmm...just can't agree here. The Alpha are some of if not the best pads I've ever used.

post #562 of 3191
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Hmm...just can't agree here. The Alpha are some of if not the best pads I've ever used.

 

Check this thread out on more pad options.  I'm liking the Alpa pads as well.  The LCD-3 pads are really as well.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/650912/hifiman-he-6-re-400-pro-900-ultimate-review-6-7-13-updated-more-stuff-slight-review-overhaul

post #563 of 3191
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By openness are you referring to sound stage? I honestly don't think the mad dog has a soundstage till you feed it some serious equipment. The lcd-2 had an amazing soundstage except it was awfully boxy and closed in sounding. Once you feed the mad dog though it turns into another beast and then the comparisons can begin, otherwise I feel it's lcd hands down on everything but comfort. Just my 2 cents.

 

 

How can you have an amazing soundstage and be awfully boxy and closed in sounding at the same time?blink.gif

 

By openness I mean more airy, more air around the instruments so more separation.  Not necessary sound stage depth, width, height - Left to Right - Front to back.  But I give that to the Mad Dogs as well over the LCD-2.2s

 

On the mini X they're getting lots of juice.

post #564 of 3191
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Hmm...just can't agree here. The Alpha are some of if not the best pads I've ever used.

Ditto. Put them on my D2000, Q40 and Pro900.
post #565 of 3191
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How can you have an amazing soundstage and be awfully boxy and closed in sounding at the same time?blink.gif

 

Prep, some of us hear very differently. tongue_smile.gif

post #566 of 3191
Need to trow in a word on this with comfort, my left ear can fit perfect but as I get older it will be to small as the ears grow all your life so. On the other hand my right ear can survive for some more more time as it is smaller. I guess if your the normal person that is not so big in proportion most headphones will be good, but if your on the other side snf your heasd is huuuge comfort can be an issue with many headphones. So right now the comfort is really good with the Mad Dog Alpha Pad, but I still prefer the dt880 in comfort due the velour instead of leather.
post #567 of 3191
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Lcd-2 pads are awfully poor imo. At least the leather ones stink. I would rather have a $20 pair of fischer fa-003 pads where I can't say that about the rest of the $50-$150 pads. I even like dog pads over lcd pads.

 

Can't see the reasoning for it.  

post #568 of 3191
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How can you have an amazing soundstage and be awfully boxy and closed in sounding at the same time?blink.gif

By openness I mean more airy, more air around the instruments so more separation.  Not necessary sound stage depth, width, height - Left to Right - Front to back.  But I give that to the Mad Dogs as well over the LCD-2.2s

On the mini X they're getting lots of juice.
Are you comparing both of them on memory? I remember you no longer own lcd2. I said it because with both lcd2.2 and mad dog 3.2 right here with me, I'm hearing completely differently. Using audio-gd master 7 and 8 on both headphones, the two hp just sounded what they should sound, opened and closed.
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Are you comparing both of them on memory? I remember you no longer own lcd2. I said it because with both lcd2.2 and mad dog 3.2 right here with me, I'm hearing completely differently. Using audio-gd master 7 and 8 on both headphones, the two hp just sounded what they should sound, opened and closed.

 

Sounding open and closed is not really saying much.  No I don't still have the LCD-2.2, I have the LCD-3s.  I know what I didn't like about the LCD-2.2,  That's why they're gone.  I'm not getting that from the Mad Dogs.  Yes of course the LCD-2.2 does things better than the Mad Dogs.  But those things it does better are not as important to me.  

 

 

 

post #570 of 3191

I think one of the main reasons why HD800 is a comfort king is because of its pads - they have such a wide opening and contact the cheeks/jaws/around the ears, very far from the ears themselves. Basically our ear pinnas are extremely picky and demanding little buggers, the best way to go is just to avoid them completely. It'd be cool to get aftermarket earpads that are say around alpha pads in size, but the inner opening is a lot bigger in length and width (so that the contact surface is thinner, but the ears will basically be touching nothing).

 

If Dan (Mrspeakers) is reading this, do you think you could find the time and experiment about? That'd be awesome.

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