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Dubstep can be anything from terrible to some artists / bands that are pretty good. Most of the dubstep that people probably hear is pretty horrible... For example Skrillex.... People probably hear that sort of dubstep and assume it is all like that...


Edited by nicholars - 10/11/13 at 5:20am
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Not my cup of tea. I tried to give it a chance....

post #2718 of 9033

So after 182 pages, no more impressions?!?!!

 

tsk tsk tsk tsk ;-)

 

FiiO X3 line-out --> Schiit Magni --> Alpha Dogs = surprisingly excellent sound!!! Now, the surprise comes due to the "cheap" sources driving the ADs! Can't wait to finally get my hands on the Yulong DA8 or better... (yup, need to update my home set-up! I can definitely live with the Magni at work!)

 

My ears have definitely gotten used to the ADs sound now.

In fact, I now hear/feel more bass somehow! LOL (still not as impactful as other cans but definitely present and CLEAN!)

 

Listening to: Calle 13 - Vamo' a Portarnos Mal  (excellent fusion/urban song BTW... Recommended!)

 

 

P.S. I have to reiterate, yes, the Alphas feel HEAVY... definitely but I was just listening to the Momentum on-ears and the TMA-1 Young Gurus which are extremely light (and comfy as well).


Edited by gelocks - 10/11/13 at 9:37am
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

Not my cup of tea. I tried to give it a chance....

Like this?

 

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LoL

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Originally Posted by nicholars View Post
 

Dubstep can be anything from terrible to some artists / bands that are pretty good. Most of the dubstep that people probably hear is pretty horrible... For example Skrillex.... People probably hear that sort of dubstep and assume it is all like that...


So, you dislike this ?:

post #2722 of 9033
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

So after 182 pages, no more impressions?!?!!

 

tsk tsk tsk tsk ;-)

 

FiiO X3 line-out --> Schiit Magni --> Alpha Dogs = surprisingly excellent sound!!! Now, the surprise comes due to the "cheap" sources driving the ADs! Can't wait to finally get my hands on the Yulong DA8 or better... (yup, need to update my home set-up! I can definitely live with the Magni at work!)

 

My ears have definitely gotten used to the ADs sound now.

In fact, I now hear/feel more bass somehow! LOL (still not as impactful as other cans but definitely present and CLEAN!)

 

Listening to: Calle 13 - Vamo' a Portarnos Mal  (excellent fusion/urban song BTW... Recommended!)

 

 

P.S. I have to reiterate, yes, the Alphas feel HEAVY... definitely but I was just listening to the Momentum on-ears and the TMA-1 Young Gurus which are extremely light (and comfy as well).

 

 

Alpha Dogs should be renamed to Paradox, because their sound seem to confuse owners enough that barely anyone is able to compose constructive impressions/reviews. :popcorn:

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Just a guess - but I'm getting the impression that those who pre-ordered based on Jude's enthusiasm, have been somewhat disappointed.

 

One aspect of audio is that the improvement from - for example - a $400 product to a $4,000 product - is subtle, and requires a lot of listening experience.  Someone who is only familiar with iPods may hear no difference at all.

 

So while Jude, who has spent many hours listening to flagship products, heard something he liked, other people may simply not hear it.

 

Most of the comments about Mad Dogs seem to have very little to do with what is great about their sound quality, so it does not surprise me that many people will be underwhelmed.

 

(I see comments in the HiFiMan threads all the time from people who bought them and don't understand why they are good.   They expect to be bowled over in the same way as being in a car with the trunk filled with 12 inch woofers.)


Edited by kstuart - 10/11/13 at 10:57am
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

 

Alpha Dogs should be renamed to Paradox, because their sound seem to confuse owners enough that barely anyone is able to compose constructive impressions/reviews. :popcorn:

 

LOL!

Maybe it does not meet their expectations?

My expectations were completely different just because I thought the ADs would sound very similar to the Mad Dogs and frankly, they don't! So I can say that they were surpassed... in fact, my Mad Dogs will probably be on the "For Sale" forums soon, and I'll probably "clean house" and get rid of some others as well...

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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

great !

 

any diff betw your asgard2 n emotiva powering the AD?

 

I'm not really the best person to ask, as in my experience I've never really heard a great difference between amps if the headphone in question is properly driven. Aaand I don't really want to lie to you. :P

 

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That'd be great if you could try the song 'Deliverance' from Opeth.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Patrick

 

Good choice! The song that got me into Opeth. I've never done a play-by-play on a song before, so forgive me if this is a bit of a crude summary.

 

One thing I really like is the Martin's playing; you could pretty much see him moving around his set as  Mikael sings in front of you and the very clean acoustic guitars play to the side. Guitars here are cleanly separated, especially in the solo, where the solo is in a very distinct position from any of the rhythm guitars, which I believe was a problem with the 3.0's; you can also much more distinctly here each guitar channel independently with the AD's. Due to the lack of smooshiness that I described earlier, more subtle details of the song come out, like Martin messing up his fill at 3:54, which I've never noticed until now, or how clear and distinct his crash hits sound on the acoustic section. Mikael's voice is good, but nothing really that stands out, though again, in terms of detail retrieval, I hear the reverb of his harsh vocals more clearly than with the 3.0's.

 

Generally however, the song is very evenly represented throughout the spectrum like I said in my initial impressions. Pretty much an accurate representation of the song.

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Ooooooooooooooo

Hangin with the man!
post #2727 of 9033
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post
 

 

Bass is about perfect, really. All that needs to be said has been said; great linearity and authority with a slight but nice rumble. Everything from bass-cannon music like Emptyset to hyper-speed double-bass on death metal is satisfactory clear, and thus, visceral. Melodic bass is also very distinct.

 

Am adding "bass-cannon" and "hyper-speed double-bass" to my lexicon!

post #2728 of 9033
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So, you dislike this ?:

 

No that's quite good but some of his songs are terrible. That song is good because of damian marley.


Edited by nicholars - 10/11/13 at 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Chillstep is my fave genre. smily_headphones1.gif

Here are some of my faves...

As chillsteppy as it gets.

Some good stuff !  I'm glad people are still making that sort of music.

 

Not really a new genre, though...

 

The main difference is the current emphasis on bass (from the influence of hip-hop, of course).

post #2730 of 9033
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

Just a guess - but I'm getting the impression that those who pre-ordered based on Jude's enthusiasm, have been somewhat disappointed.

 

One aspect of audio is that the improvement from - for example - a $400 product to a $4,000 product - is subtle, and requires a lot of listening experience.  Someone who is only familiar with iPods may hear no difference at all.

 

So while Jude, who has spent many hours listening to flagship products, heard something he liked, other people may simply not hear it.

 

Most of the comments about Mad Dogs seem to have very little to do with what is great about their sound quality, so it does not surprise me that many people will be underwhelmed.

 

(I see comments in the HiFiMan threads all the time from people who bought them and don't understand why they are good.   They expect to be bowled over in the same way as being in a car with the trunk filled with 12 inch woofers.)

 

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post
 

 

 

Alpha Dogs should be renamed to Paradox, because their sound seem to confuse owners enough that barely anyone is able to compose constructive impressions/reviews. :popcorn:

 

i can feeeel the tension building up..... the silence is ....

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