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post #2746 of 7687
Ths reason we're not getting comparisons with the MD probably because they dont have them at the same time (seeing as they're upgrading their MD).

Doubt many people are gonna be like Matt, with having both.

I personally don't put much stock with impressions on the AD relative to the MD unless there is a direct A/B comparison like Matt has given. People are too easily influenced by expectation bias otherwise.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/11/13 at 11:24pm
post #2747 of 7687
To those who doubted
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about ear cup vibration issues.This is not a fallacy as I have seen on YouTube.
There was a multiple headphone review, one of the headphones had a frequency response dip because of the cup was resonating or vibrating away from the dummy head, so the reviewer had showed that just a slight pressure on the cup resolved it, and no it was no cup seal issue..
I wish I remembered that video..
Anyway it had to do with a change in sound, not anything more specific like what was mentioned earlier.
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Just a guess ...
(  They expect to be bowled over in the same way as being in a car with the trunk filled with 12 inch woofers.)
Personally I prefer 15" woofers with extra battery & higher output alternator & running class D at 1ohm, but thats just my preference....
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post #2748 of 7687
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Ths reason we're not getting comparisons with the MD probably because they dont have them at the same time (seeing as they're upgrading their MD).

Doubt many people are gonna be like Matt, with having both.

I personally don't put much stock with impressions on the AD relative to the MD unless there is a direct A/B comparison like Matt has given. People are too easily influenced by expectation bias otherwise.

 

I will. I just got my Mad Dog (alpha pads in), and I'm on the tour for the AD. 

 

A/B'ing is kind of my specialty, so I'll try to do a write up comparing both.

post #2749 of 7687

I got the AD's yesterday, and just had a quick 10-minute session with them this morning.  I personally think that 10-minute sessions are fairly meaningless in an objective, substantive sense.  But since I'm not a head-fi reviewer with any reputation at stake, what the heck...

 

The fit and finish is what I expect from a boutique product in this price category.  The finish really is gorgeous.

 

The fit for me is the strongest suit so far.  I absolutely love how they feel ( for 10 minutes at least).  Then again, my headphone of choice has been Grado for the past 18 months, so another grain of salt comment.  Compared to my Hifiman HE-5LE's, they are far more comfortable as well.  The cups made a very good seal, even with my wire-frame glasses on.

 

Signal path was this:

 

"Trains" by Porcupine Tree, Arriving Somewhere DVD (stereo mix) -> Sony PS3 -> Marantz SR-7002 receiver, no eq, no processing-> speaker B out into Hifiman HE adapter (speaker tap)

 

Bass: nice, full, excellent detail and harmonics.  The bass synth was present without bloat, bass kick-drum had impact.  Less overall bass than the 5-LE, far more sub-bass than the Grado 225i's (as if I need to mention that).  However, the bass may be a bit on the lean side.  The only thing I can definitively state is that bassheads will not bond with these, unless they want to rehabilitate their listening habits and hear what neutral bass sounds like.

 

Mids: Clean, full.  Really nice.  The acoustic guitar is excellent, the vocals seem natural.  This could be the second strongest aspect of the sound signature.  But seriously- I will have to spend A LOT more time with these.  But my initial impression is a qualified 'WOW'

 

Treble: Finally, someone who is presenting a 'neutral' can without over-emphasizing treble in the pursuit of 'detail'.  Thank-you, Dan for respecting my hearing and not giving me zinging highs!  At low-to-moderate volume, these are easy on the ears with good extension.  Even the 5-LE's make me wince at times, and the 225i's are certainly offenders at bumping up the treble.

 

Next up, I will listen from the HP out from the Marantz.  The Alpha Dogs do not need anywhere near the juice that I get out of the speaker tap.

 

Anyway, that is one song that I know very, very well.  So far, they perform as advertised.  I'm hoping that next weekend I have time for at least a 2-hour session with a variety of material

post #2750 of 7687

thanks for the quickie...will appreciate your comments on the soundstage too...:L3000:

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thanks for the quickie...will appreciate your comments on the soundstage too...:L3000:

Oh yeah, that.

 

Please keep in mind that I really like Grado's.  So, I am acclimated to a 'front row' presentation with narrow staging.  Plus, my favorite music is rock, so any staging is artificial and source-dependent to begin with.

 

However, I do have a collection of jazz and classical which will be a lot more telling.

 

But the initial impression is in-line with a 'front-row' presentation, at least on 'Trains'.

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Oh yeah, that.

 

Please keep in mind that I really like Grado's.  So, I am acclimated to a 'front row' presentation with narrow staging.  Plus, my favorite music is rock, so any staging is artificial and source-dependent to begin with.

 

However, I do have a collection of jazz and classical which will be a lot more telling.

 

But the initial impression is in-line with a 'front-row' presentation, at least on 'Trains'.


Trains is such a good song, always been one of my reference tracks!

post #2753 of 7687
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I personally don't put much stock with impressions on the AD relative to the MD unless there is a direct A/B comparison like Matt has given. People are too easily influenced by expectation bias otherwise.

I agree with this, which is why I apologize if my impressions seem like such. To clarify I did have the 3.0's side by side with my AD since they're a tour pair with my earlier impressions.

 

Of course, no one cares about the 3.0 much anymore. Oh well. :P

post #2754 of 7687
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I agree with this, which is why I apologize if my impressions seem like such. To clarify I did have the 3.0's side by side with my AD since they're a tour pair with my earlier impressions.

 

Of course, no one cares about the 3.0 much anymore. Oh well. :P

 

I know I personally love comparisons with the 3.0, and I'm sure any other 3.0 owners out there appreciate it as well.

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Wow that action figure is life sized!

By god, what a majestic unicorn....

post #2756 of 7687

Ugh, my work machine lacks Photoshop...

post #2757 of 7687

Changing the Recent Image because measurements are such posers... and in fact, this is a really recent image :rolleyes:

 

 


Edited by kstuart - 10/12/13 at 4:43pm
post #2758 of 7687

I know there's been a few impressions on the new Alpha Dogs, but I wonder if anyone would decided to keep both the MD and AD?  I have a pair of MD 3.2s and I love their sound very much.  I don't think I could go through with getting rid of that sound.  Then theres the AD itch that apparently a lot of people have :p including myself that leaves me wondering if anyone if is in the same boat as me.  I'm sure Dan would say to get both....and I believe him... :D

post #2759 of 7687

There are a lot of impressions, however all I hear is praise. No head phone does everything right. Or maybe the AD does! I can't pick out too many wrong things about the he500 either so what do I know. I'm lovin it (he500). 

 

Can't wait for a full comparison of those two. 

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Ooooooooooooooo

Ooooh, Liquid Glass!

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