Just broke the clip on my Sansa last week,
Hunting for a zip..maybe.
Anyone grazed his paintwork 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
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.
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
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.
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.
If you don't have a need for the balanced version of the Mad Dog, you could save $300 between the two.
This man deserves a prize. Now if only we can get people to stop parroting opinions on gear they've never heard...
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.