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Originally Posted by koolas View Post


I will be having this (alo+ad) setup in few days, so I'll be able to tell:D

Great, definitely looking forward to your impressions.

post #3512 of 7683
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Would it be a compliment or an insult to call the Alpha Dog a poor man's Audeze LCD-XC if that was hypothetically how I assess them (and not taking for granted that "poor man" is just an expression not to be taken literally and anyone who can afford either should consider themselves fortunate)?

 

I wouldn't personally call the Alpha Dog a poor man's LCD-XC. Granted I didn't compare them directly to each other at RMAF, but I compared the LCD-2 to the XC, and then the Alpha Dog to the LCD-2, so it was indirect, but the Alpha Dog was way more like the LCD-2 than the XC, almost identical-sounding. By far the closest-sounding pair of headphones that I've ever heard in almost every sonic way imaginable. So close to each other that I'm now viewing the Alpha Dog as the closed equivalent of the LCD-2.

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I wouldn't personally call the Alpha Dog a poor man's LCD-XC. Granted I didn't compare them directly to each other at RMAF, but I compared the LCD-2 to the XC, and then the Alpha Dog to the LCD-2, so it was indirect, but the Alpha Dog was way more like the LCD-2 than the XC, almost identical-sounding. By far the closest-sounding pair of headphones that I've ever heard in almost every sonic way imaginable. So close to each other that I'm now viewing the Alpha Dog as the closed equivalent of the LCD-2.

Was the AD and LCD-2 on the same rig?

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I wouldn't personally call the Alpha Dog a poor man's LCD-XC. Granted I didn't compare them directly to each other at RMAF, but I compared the LCD-2 to the XC, and then the Alpha Dog to the LCD-2, so it was indirect, but the Alpha Dog was way more like the LCD-2 than the XC, almost identical-sounding. By far the closest-sounding pair of headphones that I've ever heard in almost every sonic way imaginable. So close to each other that I'm now viewing the Alpha Dog as the closed equivalent of the LCD-2.

 

Hmm, IMO, I found the AD to be a more exciting in sound signature with a bit more air in the upper mid/high and being a closed HP, I could feel the bass more noticeably on the AD due to the back pressure.  This impression is based on my experience with both HPs at the recent CA meet.  The 2 HPs were driven by various amps.  I didn't have a chance to listen to both HPs on the same amp.

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

 

Hmm, IMO, I found the AD to be a more exciting in sound signature with a bit more air in the upper mid/high and being a closed HP, I could feel the bass more noticeably on the AD due to the back pressure.  This impression is based on my experience with both HPs at the recent CA meet.  The 2 HPs were driven by various amps.  I didn't have a chance to listen to both HPs on the same amp.


So are you saying you consider the AD to be superior to the LCD-2? (not to put you on the spot......)

post #3516 of 7683
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Was the AD and LCD-2 on the same rig?

 

Yes, I was alternating between them on MrSpeakers' setup where the amp was a Cavalli Liquid Glass and I think the source was a Burson Conductor.

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So are you saying you consider the AD to be superior to the LCD-2? (not to put you on the spot......)

 

I didn't and will never say such thing because I know what sounds good to me might not sound good to you, vice versa.  But I could say that the reason I went with HE500 and not LCD2 was because the overall sound of the LCD2 was too mellow overall for my taste.  That's the same difference I found between the AD and LCD2.  The AD is getting very close to the sparkling and airy upper mid/high of the HE500.  This is why the AD is on my list to purchase for a closed pair to be used at the office.  It will happen soon if I am not ending up getting the HD800 to pair with my WA22.  When is Xmas again?  :p

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Well they look good :)
Time for a listen :)

 

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I wonder how well a dna sonett 2 could drive these .. ?

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My AK100 drives them surprisingly well unamped.

I recommend more power than the ak provides, but the sound is pleasantly surpising.

So I dont think the Sonett would have any issues


Edited by Wyd4 - 10/28/13 at 6:22pm
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My AK100 drives them surprisingly well unamped.

I recommend more power than the ak provides, but the sound is pleasantly surpising.

So I dont think the Sonett would have any issues


How does the output power compare to most I-devices?  Trying to assess sensitivity.

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My AK100 drives them surprisingly well unamped.

+1
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Well. Some people say these Alpha Dogs like younger brothers of HE-6, some say they share HD800 sound sign and now we have some say the Alpha Dog was way more like the LCD-2. I do not know but for sure Dan created a truly wonderful reference closed headphone and that is the Alpha Dog. It could be the best closed headphone of the year.

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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

Well. Some people say these Alpha Dogs like younger brothers of HE-6, some say they share HD800 sound sign and now we have some say the Alpha Dog was way more like the LCD-2. I do not know but for sure Dan created a truly wonderful reference closed headphone and that is the Alpha Dog. It could be the best closed headphone of the year.

I would say the Fostex TH-900 or even TH-600 are up there for the closed category as well.
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I would say the Fostex TH-900 or even TH-600 are up there for the closed category as well.

Agreed, though they leak more than me watching Arj Barker.

 

Hell, even if you hate the sound of the TH900's you have to respect the presentation (aesthetically)

 

Not that I know why you would 'hate' them.

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