Some music sounds worse with a huge soundstage.... Anyway it just seems a bit silly to me saying "these do not sound as open as open headphones, I am going to sell them and go back to open headphones"..... What did you expect? If they could make closed headphones sound like open headphones then there would be no point in having open headphones.... All closed headphones will have reverb from the cups, so you get more bass and a more closed in sound, that is until they invent some sort of black hole inter dimensional material which goes in the headphone cups.....
You're right. It wouldn't make sense to think that the ADs would sound open. It's just that all the impressions at the time I bought them said they sound open. In fact I think I'm the first AD owner to state the opposite.
See this quote for example:
I can't fathom how this statement can be true. I own the HD600, not the HD650 but they should be similar in terms of openness and air. The HD600 sounds significantly more open and airy than the Alpha Dogs, the difference is so big I don't know how one could be mistaken.
Edited by zowki - 10/17/13 at 12:03pm