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post #3676 of 7592
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

There is something odd on the Mr. speaker's website. The two cable options are showing both for 1/4 instead of one for a 4-pin XLR.

 

The pinout is the same on the phone side and the only difference amp-side is that the (-) wires are joined as ground.  We follow the standard pinout for 4Pin XLR and 1/4".

post #3677 of 7592

I just did a little photo shoot with the Alpha Dogs and finally had some time to compare them to my other two headphones I have right now:

 

Photo shoot below:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound impressions to come tomorrow probably.

post #3678 of 7592
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Amen @aamefford, amen. I have to agree. I personally tore into my car stereo because the newest technology it supported was cassette, not iPod. Music is music to me. I'd rather listen to music on my phone speaker than be a picky snob when I want to hear a certain song.
I used the fiio e11 to amp a concert speaker while we were pulling apart the car stereo.
Of course, that doesn't mean I don't want to get the absolute best whenever it makes sense, just that I'm okay with "good enough".
I guess that should be considered when anyone reads my AD review.

Yep, right with ya @mechgamer123 I bounce between the 95% and the 5%.  I like music.  I am finding myself more desirous of listening to music, than of requiring fidelity lately, again, and finally!  I'm still a snob, but not as bad as I used to be.  One has to still be an audio snob at least a little to pay $600 or $300 or $1800 for a pair of headphones!  ($650 is my tops so far, D7000's back when they were heavily discounted.)

Heh, I don't consider it snobby so much as it is trying to achieve perfection, or at least try and keep my ears from bleeding from poopy bass or harsh vocals. :tongue:

I can safely say I've never spent over $300 on any one set of headphones at one time.

 

(Excluding shipping and handling and pads) 


Edited by mechgamer123 - 11/3/13 at 12:35am
post #3679 of 7592
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post


My few days with the Alpha proved to me they are quite capable of being Bassy enough for my liking. Phrase it any way you want but fed by my vintage amps they were far from bass light and far from a disappointment even listening to them right after a D7000. Close enough to blow my mind in fact.

This, after a very disappointing weekend back in March with the Mad Dogs that had me mentally write off Mr Speakers as a viable headphone supplier to me. Wrongo..........

I'm sure how these animals are fed are crucial to what I experienced.

Exactly I remember hearing you make that comment on the Bass Head Thread 

post #3680 of 7592
Wonder if these will ever come in black (better yet matte black) or even white (as per prototype image on 1st pg). That'd tempt me even more not really a fan of red although the finish does look nice.

Also, how would these compare to Sony 7520s for closed back monitoring/neutral cans? Anyone tried both? 7520s seem to be getting a lot of praise, plus half the price, lighter. No alpha pads though and I'd imagine they'd lack some richness and maybe low end compared to planars.

I think I remember reading an earlier post in this thread by third_eye saying the ADs were a lot more expansive than the Sony? How about detail? Are ADs more for enjoyment than the 7520 & less about analysing?
post #3681 of 7592
Is Dan taking md's for upgrades yet? I signed up a while back and have heard nothing since. Anyone got any info on this?
post #3682 of 7592
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Can anyone explained this pinout on the AD.

 On the Mrspeaker's website. ..https://www.mrspeakers.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=69

..

Pinout For Custom Cables

The Alpha Dog use a dual-entry cable attachment.    The plug is available to cable manufacturers at www.evalucon.com, and the part number is SN-8-4(P).  We will have these available for purchase on our site begining October 9, 2013.  

Left:  

1 = L+

2 = L - (or ground for single ended cables)

3 = L+

4 = L- (or ground for single ended cables)

 

Right:

1 = R+

2 = R - (or ground for single ended cables)

3 = R+

4 = R- (or ground for single ended cables)

 

does this mean that both the L&R connectors have pin 1 & 3 shorted & 2 & 4 shorted?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

The pinout is the same on the phone side and the only difference amp-side is that the (-) wires are joined as ground.  We follow the standard pinout for 4Pin XLR and 1/4".

Again, what is the pin out on the headphone side?

Hope to get a confirmation so I can diy my cable...

post #3683 of 7592
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Is Dan taking md's for upgrades yet? I signed up a while back and have heard nothing since. Anyone got any info on this?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

Until our backlog is under 6 weeks we will not start upgrades. My guess is that we will really start upgrades in small volumes in late Nov and high volume in January, as that is always a slow month.
post #3684 of 7592
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Better 60 posts late than never, I guess. Thanks for the info.
post #3685 of 7592
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Originally Posted by Stealer View Post
 

 

 

Again, what is the pin out on the headphone side?

Hope to get a confirmation so I can diy my cable...

 

That IS the pin on the headphone side.  It is the same regardless of cable.  This is why you can change the cable to work with any amp, the headphone is always correctly wired.  If you have further questions PM me...  :-)

post #3686 of 7592

Purrin.....if your're out there, any impressions on a production sample of the Alpha Dog? Especially following your listening to the new Audeze headphones, and now that you have the Abyss....

 

:popcorn:

post #3687 of 7592
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

That IS the pin on the headphone side.  It is the same regardless of cable.  This is why you can change the cable to work with any amp, the headphone is always correctly wired.  If you have further questions PM me...  :-)

 

IMO, please make all discussions pertaining to MrSpeakers product public even if it is not directly about the AD.  Input about cables, amps, connectors, tuning, maintenance...can all benefit someone if not everyone following this thread.

post #3688 of 7592
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Originally Posted by designbykai View Post

Wonder if these will ever come in black (better yet matte black) or even white (as per prototype image on 1st pg). That'd tempt me even more not really a fan of red although the finish does look nice.

Since they are painted with automotive paint, that makes it relatively simple to paint them whatever color you want by a) disassembling them and sending the cups to a high-end automotive detailer, or b) just remove the pads and cables and have the detailer mask the rest of the headphones.

 

Cars are painted with microscopic level of detail all the time, and so it seems far more likely that you can get whatever color you want by taking care of it yourself, rather than wait for MrSpeakers to change their mind and add a color scheme that happens to appeal to you.

post #3689 of 7592
I hope we start seeing all kinds of custom paint jobs in the near future.

As mentioned, a matte black would be awesome.
post #3690 of 7592

I doubt Dan would go for something like that. Maybe a 3rd party might be interested, like Colorware but I doubt it. 

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