Originally Posted by mikemercer
I'm lovin' my Alpha Dogs!
I wish I had something negative to say - wait, NO I don't!!
As I said in my Alpha impressions in my RMAF/CanJam coverage for Enjoy The Music
& our collectiveCanJam coverage
(where others shared their thoughts as well)
Sorry in advance for all the scrolling to get to them!!
They make a fantastic mate for the ALO Island (KILLER overall presentation)
They're comfortable and easy to deal with (man the cables snap into place so easily - no havin' to talk dirty to get
em to snap in like some of the other mini-XLR connectors). And the stand is a great touch!
The sound w/ the Island is superbly reproduced: Clean and coherent. The low end is extended and free of distortion, but not too overwhelming. The midrange is silky and detailed. The highs open and engaging.
I've been transfixed listening to Radiohead in-particular over the last couple days (had a MAD writing marathon goin' on) and this combo draws me in.Kid A
on the Alpha's is an incredible sonic joyride.
I had a ton of fun bumpin' the Radiohead TKOL
Remix double-LP as well. The bass waves of Carabou's remix of "Little by Little" (the track I picked for a group demo of the Audeze LCD-XC at Headmasters during the California Audio Show) were luscious and smooth with amazing power. The vocals floated across the soundstage from left-to-right, right-to-left with holographic-like imaging. I'm havin' a BLAST with these!
Also rockin' Four Tet's Pink
is a head-knocker. The drums pound with intense velocity, the transient attack is sublime. All the various triggered sounds exist in their own space: Thus the headphones capabilities
for dimensionality. The sound is warm, but not "warmed-over" - at least not to me.
The ear pads are like ear-muffs and I can wear em all day!!
Some further impressions coming, but I don't know of any other closed ortho cans I'd rather have anywhere near this price range,
personally. I think Dan has a stunning achievement under his belt here.
I've also run them w/ my two top reference tube rigs: My ALO Studio Six & E.A.R. HP4 - and on both occasions I woulda listened alot longer had my wifey not come and grabbed me! My only quandary is do I keep my Mad Dogs now?? I love those too. It's a disease, though there are worse addictions!
I plan on doing a full review of the Alpha Dogs for my Sonic Satori
column at Positive Feedback
and bestowing a Writers Choice Award
these wonderful headphones for 2013!