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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Just counting down the days here. Is this what it felt like the week before Christmas when Santa still came?

 

Yeah me too ;)

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That is quite possibly the best mid range open headphone to hit so many marks for so many people. I can't say anything for the others, but I stand by the X1 as the best $300 I spent on Head-fi. Not perfect, but definitely did more things right than wrong.

 

When I picked apart each aspect of the x1 I would easily agree with you. Of all of the headphones I have had it is easily the most beautiful and comfortable ones I have ever had.

 

As a whole though on a lot of songs it left me wanting(very distant sounding and couldnt convey emotion in busy songs). IMHO, though I want it again, it can't light a candle to the fullness and musicality of the hd650 with some power behind it.

 

My drivers soundined like they were gonna pop and easlily cook while trying to fill its voids. These wants get me hyped of for the AD because I can count on it not being sibilant while having the nuetral mids and highs of the x1. I have no doubts of it being the more engaging hp and curb smashing the x1....all while being very accurate of the recording.

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Can anyone comment on how good the isolation is compared to a common headphone (such as the hd25, ath-m50, or dt1350)? 

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Can anyone comment on how good the isolation is compared to a common headphone (such as the hd25, ath-m50, or dt1350)? 

Well the Fostex T50RP in general has some of the best noise isolation I've ever heard in a headphone, only bested (maybe) by the Bose QC15's ANC in a full-sized headphone. I would say it blocks out quite a bit more of the ambient background noise compared to the "common headphones" listed.

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But you really can't use the stock t50 for comparison here as you don't have much anything left that is "stock" with regard to things that account for isolation. 

 

I really didn't pay much attention to the isolation factor on the prototype tbh. But I don't remember it being much different either. 

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Can anyone comment on how good the isolation is compared to a common headphone (such as the hd25, ath-m50, or dt1350)? 

The Mad Dog is known for having excellent isolation (for example, it is significantly better than the closed Denons).   The Alpha Dog has the same pads and headband, so it should be very similar in that respect.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

But you really can't use the stock t50 for comparison here as you don't have much anything left that is "stock" with regard to things that account for isolation. 

 

I really didn't pay much attention to the isolation factor on the prototype tbh. But I don't remember it being much different either. 

Er yeah. I've listened to the Mayflower Electronics modified T50RP, Mad Dog with Shure pads, and Mad Dog with alpha pads and they all had really excellent noise isolation.

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I think that the AD should actually isolate better than the stock t50 which does have vents in the cups. Dan seals these vents during the modding process. But the new cups are one piece and have no vents so they should be even better on isolation. The only opening will be for the set screw. 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Can't wait to see it in action. smily_headphones1.gif

Some companies can't seem to get the grasp of pad installation *cough*PhilipsHifimanAudeze*cough*.

The simpler, the better, in case something goes wrong with the pads.

 

this video from HiFiGuy528 shows it in action:

 

go to 4:30 to see it

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Here's the "photo of the day" de jour...  (I actually saw a sign saying "Soup De Jour of the Day" once).

 

This is the headphone stand that is in the box with the Alpha Dog.  Surprise!  

 

 

 

It's black powder coated steel.  It's a little short, perfectionists will note that the phones rest a bit on the cable, but this was due to the limit of shipping in a USPS flat rate box, which cuts a lot off the shipping.  Anyone bothered by that can simply make a 1" foam or other material block to rest on the top of the stand.

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

Here's the "photo of the day" de jour...  (I actually saw a sign saying "Soup De Jour of the Day" once).

 

This is the headphone stand that is in the box with the Alpha Dog.  Surprise!  

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

It's black powder coated steel.  It's a little short, perfectionists will note that the phones rest a bit on the cable, but this was due to the limit of shipping in a USPS flat rate box, which cuts a lot off the shipping.  Anyone bothered by that can simply make a 1" foam or other material block to rest on the top of the stand.

 

:beerchug:

 

(No words, just celebration and anticipation) 

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Will those owners who have Mad Dog upgraded to Alpha Dog also receive the stands?

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

Here's the "photo of the day" de jour...  (I actually saw a sign saying "Soup De Jour of the Day" once).

 

This is the headphone stand that is in the box with the Alpha Dog.  Surprise!  

 

 

 

 

It's black powder coated steel.  It's a little short, perfectionists will note that the phones rest a bit on the cable, but this was due to the limit of shipping in a USPS flat rate box, which cuts a lot off the shipping.  Anyone bothered by that can simply make a 1" foam or other material block to rest on the top of the stand.

 

Very nice Dan. My f5 key is ready for the tracking. :veryevil:

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

Here's the "photo of the day" de jour...  (I actually saw a sign saying "Soup De Jour of the Day" once).

 

This is the headphone stand that is in the box with the Alpha Dog.  Surprise!  

 

 

 

It's black powder coated steel.  It's a little short, perfectionists will note that the phones rest a bit on the cable, but this was due to the limit of shipping in a USPS flat rate box, which cuts a lot off the shipping.  Anyone bothered by that can simply make a 1" foam or other material block to rest on the top of the stand.

 

Wow! That is awesome Dan.  I love the black industrial look to it.  I think if anyone was on the fence about ordering, that just pushed them over.

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Here's the "photo of the day" de jour...  (I actually saw a sign saying "Soup De Jour of the Day" once).

This is the headphone stand that is in the box with the Alpha Dog.  Surprise!  





It's black powder coated steel.  It's a little short, perfectionists will note that the phones rest a bit on the cable, but this was due to the limit of shipping in a USPS flat rate box, which cuts a lot off the shipping.  Anyone bothered by that can simply make a 1" foam or other material block to rest on the top of the stand.
Very nice, matches the AD well.
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