Originally Posted by jronan2
Anyway, patiently awaiting comparison of these to the TH900's. Do they stand a chance? TH900's are the best I've used with EDM so far. Also wouldn't mind a comparison to any Audeze or Denon D7000 if thats possible.
I've heard the Alpha Dog (only at an audio show though, not in a home environment yet) and previously owned the TH900 so I can speak only a little bit to that.
First, the two have very different electrical characteristics and there aren't many inexpensive amps that will effectively drive both of them (and hence be viable for a fair comparison between them). The TH900 is also more lightweight with less clamp, with less isolation too. The TH900 was more comfortable because of the lighter weight & clamp, while the Alpha Dog felt more like a glove on my head (not too unlike the Audeze headphones in that aspect).
That aside, to me the TH900 has a more open soundstage with greater width & depth, as well as more powerful bass. I guess the Alpha Dog could be considered more neutral, but it just wasn't very open-sounding to me, it still felt too closed-in. Each has their pros and cons, I think it's really up to individual preference as to which can be considered better.
Edited by Asr - 10/8/13 at 9:30pm