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The clip should knock it out of the park....tongue.gif
Just broke the clip on my Sansa last week,
Hunting for a zip..maybe.

Anyone grazed his paintwork yet...tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by azteca x View Post

I grew up with closed headphones and enjoy their sound greatly.  They are extremely practical for many purposes as well.  I'm sure these will knock the pants off of the cheaper (cheap Audio Technica) and more clinical/studio (Sennheiser HD280 Pro) that I have had.  Openness is cool and all but if you have a great frequency response, lack of coloration and super comfy earpads-  what's not to love?
Like many others, I'll be waiting for a month or two to see how people's impressions shape up over time and more back-to-back comparisons with various headphones/amps.  Then we'll know the tale.  Jude did set people up for disappointment with that openness comment.
Maybe he did, but hey, have you seen the latest comments on the Audeze LCD-XC? Very closed sound and very much on the bassy side. Shock horror... disappointment to many! The alpha dogs may still lay claim to King of closed headphones yet?
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Maybe he did, but hey, have you seen the latest comments on the Audeze LCD-XC? Very closed sound and very much on the bassy side. Shock horror... disappointment to many! The alpha dogs may still lay claim to King of closed headphones yet?

Today is desicion day of sorts for me, as the 10-day trial ends.

 

I can say this- yes, these are the kings of closed cans for me at the moment.  the thing I can't get out of my head is how they handle the hp output of my bass rig pre-amp.  In 36 years of off and on studio work and personal recording, I have never heard anything like it.  They handled the 30 Hz fundamental tone of my B strong with authority, and it sounded exacly like my boutique bass cab, with the exception of the boost in the mids the cab is designed to deliver.

 

I'm not sure if it fits the budget of the average studio rat, but these could really make a mark in the pro-audio world

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I have a small head and always use headphones at their most smallest position.  Is it possible to get a pair of those black adjuster rails that is much shortened?  Like by half.  And also without any of the white print on them, i prefer label-less.

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Originally Posted by groovyd View Post
 

And also without any of the white print on them, i prefer label-less.

 

So do I. But I doubt you'll get your wish.

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Today is desicion day of sorts for me, as the 10-day trial ends.

I can say this- yes, these are the kings of closed cans for me at the moment.  the thing I can't get out of my head is how they handle the hp output of my bass rig pre-amp.  In 36 years of off and on studio work and personal recording, I have never heard anything like it.  They handled the 30 Hz fundamental tone of my B strong with authority, and it sounded exacly like my boutique bass cab, with the exception of the boost in the mids the cab is designed to deliver.

I'm not sure if it fits the budget of the average studio rat, but these could really make a mark in the pro-audio world
Of The lucky few who have heard both the Alphas and the Audeze LCD-XC, a gut reaction to which you would take to your desert island, please?! If nothing else, I'm guessing the Audeze would hold their value better and be easier to sell on?
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I'm about to buy either the Mad Dogs or the Alpha Dogs!

 

Anyone with experience want to talk about whether the $200 is easily heard, and in what way?

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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post

Of The lucky few who have heard both the Alphas and the Audeze LCD-XC, a gut reaction to which you would take to your desert island, please?! If nothing else, I'm guessing the Audeze would hold their value better and be easier to sell on?
Have you heard any of the Audeze's? Do you love their house sound? Was the comfort ok? Do you love the aesthetics? Are you ok with their pricing?

If you answered yes to these questions, you should take the XC to your desert island. They are very much in line with the Audeze house sound.

I *subjectively* preferred the AD's sound and comfort and would choose them.
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Originally Posted by HIFIdmac View Post
 

I'm about to buy either the Mad Dogs or the Alpha Dogs!

 

Anyone with experience want to talk about whether the $200 is easily heard, and in what way?


I'm still waiting to receive my Alpha Dogs.... but that is exactly the sort of question that is hard for someone else to answer for you.

 

The answer requires knowledge of:

 

* Your income

* Your other equipment that will be used with the headphones

* Your taste in music

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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post


Of The lucky few who have heard both the Alphas and the Audeze LCD-XC, a gut reaction to which you would take to your desert island, please?! If nothing else, I'm guessing the Audeze would hold their value better and be easier to sell on?

I heard both at RMAF and prefer the Alpha Dog. The LCD-XC does not have any bigger soundstage with the prototype amp they have. it depends if you like the Audeze sound and willing to pay more. For me the Alpha Dog is closer to the HE-6 than the Audeze. I usually do not think resale value when buying something to enjoy.

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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 


I'm still waiting to receive my Alpha Dogs.... but that is exactly the sort of question that is hard for someone else to answer for you.

 

The answer requires knowledge of:

 

* Your income

* Your other equipment that will be used with the headphones

* Your taste in music

Yeah I have pretty much resigned myself to having to buy equipment to determine if I like it or not, other's Head-Fier's opinion are great and all. But, there really is no way that someone else can tell you what you will hear, our ears just don't hear things the same.

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Originally Posted by HIFIdmac View Post
 

I'm about to buy either the Mad Dogs or the Alpha Dogs!

 

Anyone with experience want to talk about whether the $200 is easily heard, and in what way?

 

If you don't have a need for the balanced version of the Mad Dog, you could save $300 between the two.  

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Originally Posted by Byronb View Post
 

Yeah I have pretty much resigned myself to having to buy equipment to determine if I like it or not, other's Head-Fier's opinion are great and all. But, there really is no way that someone else can tell you what you will hear, our ears just don't hear things the same.

 

This man deserves a prize. Now if only we can get people to stop parroting opinions on gear they've never heard...

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

 

This man deserves a prize. Now if only we can get people to stop parroting opinions on gear they've never heard...

Some people are really enchanted by their own words. ;)

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I have to find head-fiers with the same equipment that I own, and then sort through those folks that share a similar idea as to how it sounds.  When I stumble across someone that has listened to the same gear as me, and they appear to have a similar opinion about it, I tend to follow their advice and pay more attention to their reviews and experiences.  Over time, I have adjusted this list of users, but I don't necessarily maintain an actual list.

 

I have read through hundreds of posts researching based on this method.  The answers I seek are there, I just need to filter the data to find them.  A cold beer and some nice tunes always helps to make this research more enjoyable, as if it wasn't fun anyway. :wink: 

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