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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post

Received my Mad Dog's this morning. Very very impressed. I work nightshifts and tend to wake at about 3pm daily and finish work till around mid night. I own unit, and stay my brother and a friend here. Because I tend to be up very late and I watch movies, tv and listen to music late at night I needed a pair of full sized closed that isolated like crazy for the silent nights. The HE-500 were being heard by the ultra sensitive ears of my young brother through the wall vent (I listen pretty loudly I guess). I hated watching shows and movies trying to use a IEM, this is perfect. These block sound extremely well and do not leak anything that my brother can hear even sitting next to me.

Very fast shipping with priority from the US to Australia. 6 days or so I believe.


I've only had 4 hours to listen, but here are a few preliminary thoughts. I listen to mostly Rock, Metal and electronic.

I'll start off by saying that the HE-500 is another league as expected.

I'm powering all 3 from the NFB 5.32 at the moment.  1800 mW to 50 ohms.

Bass

HE-400 has the highest amount of bass out of the three. HE-500 has a higher bass quality, or at least cleaner bass but is not as powerful. The Mad Dog 3.2 is about the same in quantity as the HE-500 on this set up but is slightly less defined.

Mids

The HE-400 has a dip in the upper mids, which makes them very laid back and as everyone knows they are towards being a/are dark headphone. For rock/metal/punk etc it lacks a bit of attack for guitars. The Mad Dog has good full mids, no dips here. The mad dog is not aggressive by any means though, and is mostly neutral/relaxed. Very smooth, no noticeable odd peaks or harshness. HE-500 has better mids for me. Just fuller, and better with vocals.

Treble

The HE-400 has a bit of harshness in the treble, cymbal hits can sound a bit unusual sometimes. HE-500 has very smooth treble (to me at least) with the velours and is extended well, a lot better than the HE-400. The Mad Dog has mostly smooth treble but I think there is some imbalance up there, but nothing notable to my ears.

Soundstage

The HE-500 is the biggest, quite wide but not very deep. The HE-400 is still fairly wide but less so that the HE-500. The mad dog is of average width + depth but is definitely well above what I'm used to from closed cans. All three lack the air of high end dynamics.

Comfort

I've got average sized (64mm) ears and I wear thin framed glasses. I have an average sized head. The Mad Dog is remarkably comfortable and is hands down the best in this regard. The HE-400 and HE-500 are the same for me here, both clamped too hard at first until I stretched the headband. Still they both can both be felt with slight pressure on my head, but not uncomfortable really unless you are listening for hours.

Imagine/seperation: Goes to the HE-400 and HE-500 here, they handle the complex passages in fast rock songs with a bit more clarity and instruments are better seperated.


Sorry for not articulating my thoughts better, very tired at current.


Thanks so much for posting. I'll be considering this when I buy one of the three later this month.
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Mad Dogs + iCAN bass boost and 3D effect = Mad Dogs on steroids
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Hi...  Just a FYI that orders placed after 10AM Pacific on Thursday the 10th will ship next Monday.  

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Hi...  Just a FYI that orders placed after 10AM Pacific on Thursday the 10th will ship next Monday.  

Does that mean that orders placed on Sunday the 7th were shipped yesterday? Should we expect delivery by the end of the week?

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Yes, we have been shipping most orders within 24 hours.
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Am I able to send version 1 in or am I better getting a new pair?

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Mad Dogs + iCAN bass boost and 3D effect = Mad Dogs on steroids

How much does an iCAN run from an official seller? It's been awhile since I've seen one mentioned.

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I bought mine from Avatar Acoustics on Amazon. They are an authorized dealer and it's the new version with gain switches. I loved the Mad Dog just with the E12 or M-Stage, but when I paired it with the iCAN and flipped the boost switches I was like... L3000.gif!!!

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I'm sorry to go off-topic for a post, but I just wanted to address a couple of posts that were pointed out to me:

 

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

 

 

The closed Audeze has not been scrapped--it is still very much a go.

 

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...I thought I saw jude do a review and he said it was meh anyways...

 

Huh? Here's the thread I posted about it, after my one session with the only version of it I've heard:

 

Audeze closed-back prototypes! Yeah, this is one of the headphones at the top of my wish list.

 

Based on what I heard, I'm eagerly awaiting the closed Audeze, and will order one the moment the opportunity to do so opens up.

 

Are you a fact-checker for The Onion?  I keed, I keed.  tongue.gif

 

Okay, with that, back on topic.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the clarification. Regarding recordings that sound great on the MD...consider: Talk Talk Laughing Stock. Very well recorded, atmospheric and sounds fantastic on the MD!!biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by jude View Post

I'm sorry to go off-topic for a post, but I just wanted to address a couple of posts that were pointed out to me:

 

 

The closed Audeze has not been scrapped--it is still very much a go.

 

 

Huh? Here's the thread I posted about it, after my one session with the only version of it I've heard:

 

Audeze closed-back prototypes! Yeah, this is one of the headphones at the top of my wish list.

 

Based on what I heard, I'm eagerly awaiting the closed Audeze, and will order one the moment the opportunity to do so opens up.

 

Are you a fact-checker for The Onion?  I keed, I keed.  tongue.gif

 

Okay, with that, back on topic.

 

I guess my only "concerns" would be:

 

1) Would they be "closed" like Denon Dx000/Fostex THx00 closed? Or Mad Dogs/Shure SRH940/Ultrasone Signature xx closed?

2) Pads were looking good, but, they also look heavy...

 

Mad Dogs, to me, are Comfort KINGS!! Add great sound and you have an almost perfect headphone for $300!

If Audeze's produce excellent sound, but are not comfortable, leak sound and are priced higher than $1000, that will definitely be a no-go from me (unless I find it cheap... otherwise, still have Signature DJ, LA5000s, etc. etc.)

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Audeze pads seal very well, so my guess is they would be very sealing like the Mad Dogs.

 

They'll probably end up being heavier than the mad dogs, but getting rid of the metal grill on the outside might reduce the weight some.  The LCD is comfortable to me on the ears, but not on the top of my head, their bumpy headband doesn't do a great job of distributing the weight, I hope they can fix that with the closed back lcd.


Edited by TMRaven - 7/11/13 at 6:42am
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How the hell did Jude know about that post pointed out to him? Did he has eagle eyes in this forum biggrin.gif, look like he will know someone talked behind him and soon or late he will find out.

 

Try to image this track on the Mad Dog when I put it on my head and open my ears to listen to it. It will be wonderful I bet.

 

I just saved up $50 and $250 to go. Come on I can do it. Come on baby, Mad Dog.


Edited by LoveKnight - 7/11/13 at 7:21am
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

How the hell did Jude know about that post pointed out to him? Did he has eagle eyes in this forum biggrin.gif, look like he will know someone talked behind him and soon or late he will find out.

 

He moonlights for the NSA Prism program. wink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by Jamesy1969 View Post

Having originally intended to buy the MDs almost a year ago, I finally got around to pulling the trigger on a lightly used pair today!

 

I feel slightly guilty that I didn't buy them new from Dan but, hey, I'm helping to keep the used price up, which must help sell them new cool.gif

 

They're now on their way to my head-fi buddy in Georgia, who's going to then forward them to me...what's that patience stuff that I've heard about before??

 

They've now arrived in Georgia, so I just need to wait on their arrival with me in the UK to finally join the ranks biggrin.gif

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