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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Now that's good for a belly laugh for sure. Well, kinda. :o Now back to the show. The sound on the AD is a show stopper. If Dan can pull off some stunning paint job with some subtle touches to add refinement, then he may just be able to sell a few pair. 

 

I still vote for matte black cups with black power coated risers. I know, I know...it will never happen but I can always dream. 

 

I just pictured that. As much as I was for the mature look the dark cherry has, that would look quite stunning. I vote for that too actually with a red cable. well maybe not the red cable. 

post #1322 of 8339
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 

No no. I think a Dan Clark action figure will be included.

 

Dan Clark figma anyone? You can play "lets build headphones" to your hearts content.

 

...I'll take 2 please. 

post #1323 of 8339
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No no. I think a Dan Clark action figure will be included.

 

That was totally my thought too! 

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You guys are reminding me of a Slimdevices Squeezebox release (back before Logitech bought 'em) where they had asked for feature requests on the mailing list, and somewhere in there it became a running joke to end the feature requests with "and a pony".  Sure enough, when the product shipped there was a little toy pony in the box... I still have mine.

 

That all said, I'd like a Dan Clark action figure *riding* a pony!


Edited by uzi - 9/11/13 at 4:33am
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That's actually funny. My daughter used to want a pony when she was a little girl. Of course she never got one, but I like to remind her about "her little pony" when she occasionally needs to be brought back to earth. She is now 16 and driving. :blink:

 

So to Dan: I'd like a silk lined mahogany box, an articulating hp stand with MattTCG engraved on one side and DND on the other...oh, and a pony. 

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Bold words...

 

Interested to read your reasoning for such. First person I've read that actually says the MD is superior to the current King of Mid-Fi (IMO). 

 

Understandable.  The HE-500 was my primary headphone since it's first release up until the LCD3 was released, it is one of my top few favorites.  Personally, I believe the standard MD to have a much more enjoyable sound signature, it is far less sterile and bland to my ears.  I believe the MD sound staging experience is vastly superior and more realistic, more dynamic and more spacious given the proper source and amplifier.  In a points game that I would host, the Mad Dog outscores the HE-500 by a mile.  

 

Again though, that is just my assessment and not etched in stone.  Subjective experiences are subjective and in my reviews I tend to leave as much subjectivity out of it, or at least define clearly which statements are my opinion.  Originally, Headfonics asked Mr. Speaker for their newest model for review, I assumed it would be a pre production Alpha since it was due out relatively soon.  This is entirely my fault for not making sure of what I actually had and assuming I was holding the newest model. When it arrived, I was a bit confused but thought nothing of it.  Their service and support have been extraordinary, Dan and Laurie are incredible and I certainly should have made certain what was delivered.  But, I do not fear stating my opinions on this subject of the Mad Dog vs the HE-500.  I'd take the Mad Dog all day long.  My favorite headphone of all time is the LCD3 and side by side with the standard Mad Dog, the Audeze's overall value plummets to the ground instantly.  I personally do not believe that the HE500 clarity superiority is worth the few hundred extra over the Mad Dog, nor do I believe the LCD3 is worth anywhere near that price tag by comparison to the Mad Dog.  I think the HE-500 is massively overrated in regards to its clarity qualities on the low end and mid range.  That is just my subjective view.  With all of them here and A/Bing them together, I just can't hear the HE-500 being a vastly superior headphone over the standard Mad Dog.  To me, it isn't and the thought that the Alpha is even better yet only intrigues me more.

 


Edited by 24Bit - 9/11/13 at 5:25am
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Understandable.  The HE-500 was my primary headphone since it's first release up until the LCD3 was released, it is one of my top few favorites.  Personally, I believe the standard MD to have a much more enjoyable sound signature, it is far less sterile and bland to my ears.  I believe the MD sound staging experience is vastly superior and more realistic, more dynamic and more spacious given the proper source and amplifier.  In a points game that I would host, the Mad Dog outscores the HE-500 by a mile.  

 

Again though, that is just my assessment and not etched in stone.  Subjective experiences are subjective and in my reviews I tend to leave as much subjectivity out of it, or at least define clearly which statements are my opinion.  Originally, Headfonics asked Mr. Speaker for their newest model for review, I assumed it would be a pre production Alpha since it was due out relatively soon.  This is entirely my fault for not making sure of what I actually had and assuming I was holding the newest model. When it arrived, I was a bit confused but thought nothing of it.  Their service and support have been extraordinary, Dan and Laurie are incredible and I certainly should have made certain what was delivered.  But, I do not fear stating my opinions on this subject of the Mad Dog vs the HE-500.  I'd take the Mad Dog all day long.  My favorite headphone of all time is the LCD3 and side by side with the standard Mad Dog, the Audeze's overall value plummets to the ground instantly.  I personally do not believe that the HE500 clarity superiority is worth the few hundred extra over the Mad Dog, nor do I believe the LCD3 is worth anywhere near that price tag by comparison to the Mad Dog.  I think the HE-500 is massively overrated in regards to its clarity qualities on the low end and mid range.  That is just my subjective view.  With all of them here and A/Bing them together, I just can't hear the HE-500 being a vastly superior headphone over the standard Mad Dog.  To me, it isn't and the thought that the Alpha is even better yet only intrigues me more.

 

 

 

Interesting.

What did you pair those headphones with when you compared them?

 

Your preference seem to lean towards dark headphones. You might either like that dark tonality as it is, or have bright source/amp to match your preference. Either way, it does not play in the HE-500's favour...

post #1328 of 8339

24Bit

 

You are not alone! I found modded fostex sounds better to me than HE-500 too. In every area.

post #1329 of 8339
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

No no. I think a Dan Clark action figure will be included.

LMAO
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LMAO

 

http://www.thatsmyface.com/Custom-Action-Figures/View-all-products.html

 

I think FAO used to do it too.

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http://www.thatsmyface.com/Custom-Action-Figures/View-all-products.html

 

I think FAO used to do it too.

 

Lol, that's pretty awesome

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I didn't think the Mad Dog [whatever the latest version is...3.141592?] had a much larger soundstage compared to the LCD-2. So yeah if you like the LCD-2 then you'll likely like the Mad Dog. I don't like the LCD-2/3 all that much so I didn't like the Mad Dog 3.141592 all that much. The HE-500 is a completely different headphone from when I listened to it and it had a much airier and spacious soundstage. From my listening there's not even a comparison between the soundstage size of those two headphone.
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Understandable.  The HE-500 was my primary headphone since it's first release up until the LCD3 was released, it is one of my top few favorites.  Personally, I believe the standard MD to have a much more enjoyable sound signature, it is far less sterile and bland to my ears.  I believe the MD sound staging experience is vastly superior and more realistic, more dynamic and more spacious given the proper source and amplifier.  In a points game that I would host, the Mad Dog outscores the HE-500 by a mile.  

 

Again though, that is just my assessment and not etched in stone.  Subjective experiences are subjective and in my reviews I tend to leave as much subjectivity out of it, or at least define clearly which statements are my opinion.  Originally, Headfonics asked Mr. Speaker for their newest model for review, I assumed it would be a pre production Alpha since it was due out relatively soon.  This is entirely my fault for not making sure of what I actually had and assuming I was holding the newest model. When it arrived, I was a bit confused but thought nothing of it.  Their service and support have been extraordinary, Dan and Laurie are incredible and I certainly should have made certain what was delivered.  But, I do not fear stating my opinions on this subject of the Mad Dog vs the HE-500.  I'd take the Mad Dog all day long.  My favorite headphone of all time is the LCD3 and side by side with the standard Mad Dog, the Audeze's overall value plummets to the ground instantly.  I personally do not believe that the HE500 clarity superiority is worth the few hundred extra over the Mad Dog, nor do I believe the LCD3 is worth anywhere near that price tag by comparison to the Mad Dog.  I think the HE-500 is massively overrated in regards to its clarity qualities on the low end and mid range.  That is just my subjective view.  With all of them here and A/Bing them together, I just can't hear the HE-500 being a vastly superior headphone over the standard Mad Dog.  To me, it isn't and the thought that the Alpha is even better yet only intrigues me more.

 

 

And a nice photo to boot !! 

post #1334 of 8339
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For some reason I find soundstaging not really important to enjoyment of music. It's a neat trick and did give me "wow moments" when I was a noob with my very first open-backed headphone (Q701); but it's just not important for me anymore. Instrument seperation and imaging is somewhat important, but I really don't care about height, width, depth. If these things were important I would buy the AKG 701/702 series and call it quits or get the HD800 and laugh at everyone. Throw in a Smyth Realiser and I'll have all the soundstaging I can possible ever want.

+1

Maybe I should google Smyth REaliser. Never heard of it.

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+1
Maybe I should google Smyth REaliser. Never heard of it.
You could, but then you'll start crying.
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