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@mikemercer - we have similar likes in presentation. You are (quite) a bit more eloquent about it for sure. I've heard the LCD 2 and 3 several times. I don't want an LCD2. I do want the LCD3, though if push came to shove, I think I would spend the purchase price differently. I love the mad dogs. I love the alpha dogs even more, though it took me a couple of days to get there. I'll have a pair in the next few weeks. The value proposition for how good they sound is just too good. Note that $600 is a lot for a family guy like me, so that speaks volumes about my impression of these headphones. They hit my desired signature square on the head. They are not for everyone though. A lot of comments I read in this thread really sound like folks that should take a long look at the Mad Dog instead - Bass, lush, fun, slam, musical all are adjectives served up very well by the Mad Dog, at half the price. Neutral, true, flat, musical, lifelike, reference are terms I'd associate either the ADs. My dime's worth...

Oh, just to completely slaughter my credibility, listening to ibuds right now. They were handy, and I can hear when my daughter is suddenly quiet - the true danger signal that something naughty is about to happen...

MOG streaming service is very cool by the way. Streams and downloads 320 MP3s. $10 a month for the mobile app.

 

I've been using MOG for about a year. It really rocks. I'm thinking about adding the mobile device service so that I can listen to MOG on my cell with iems. 

 

Well said regarding the MD AD comparison...+1

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For CLASSICAL MUSIC.... AD or MD...? anyone? 

 

AD for sure.

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I'll have the Alpha Dogs in hand tomorrow. Super nxious to compare these closed headphones to the HD800 and HE6/HE500!

 

I'll try to post pics too. :)

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I've just discovered the album It Is What It Is by Brian Bromberg and it's my first Jazz album... I feel weird getting into Jazz as I never liked it... ever.

Slap Happy, Elephants On Ice Skates, My Bass (different album) are all great songs with that bass slapping. All thanks to Koiloco for that first song he recommended to listen to on my HE-500, My Bass, that got me to get this album.

 

I wonder how it sounds on the Alpha Dogs actually. I could see it being quite good. Although the nice bass AND sparkley treble on the HE-500 really help with these songs.

 

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Live

 

Buy it. End.

OMG, that is a very far step from Brian Bromberg !   A great album (as you could predict from my avatar ;) ) but very avant garde and challenging.

 

From Brian Bromberg, the next step might be Weather Report - the album "Heavy Weather" would be a good first one.  Stanley Clarke (also a bassist) would be similar - "School Days" is a classic.

 

Of course, the album in my avatar is the most critically acclaimed and best selling jazz album... somewhat more "acoustic" than Bromberg...

 

And lastly, if you like Brian Bromberg, you should love Herbie Hancock - here together with superb young bass player Tal Wilkenfeld in 2010:

 

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Or...if you like Bromberg, give Avishai Cohen a listen. He offers one of his concerts for free on his website and I believe it's flac. That guy is a rock star!!

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OMG, that is a very far step from Brian Bromberg !   A great album (as you could predict from my avatar ;) ) but very avant garde and challenging.

 

From Brian Bromberg, the next step might be Weather Report - the album "Heavy Weather" would be a good first one.  Stanley Clarke (also a bassist) would be similar - "School Days" is a classic.

 

Of course, the album in my avatar is the most critically acclaimed and best selling jazz album... somewhat more "acoustic" than Bromberg...

 

And lastly, if you like Brian Bromberg, you should love Herbie Hancock - here together with superb young bass player Tal Wilkenfeld in 2010:

 


Tal's own album Transformation is well worth a listen.

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Off topic warning friendly nudge. That "jazz stuff" sounds great on the AD's!
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Off topic warning friendly nudge. That "jazz stuff" sounds great on the AD's!

 

Jazz Flutes, I heard is rocking.

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Also chamber music sounds amazing!
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ADs are excellent with acoustic guitar performances in addition to jazz.  Throw on some Garcia and Grisman tracks like Arabia and Russian Lullaby to hear what these ADs can do with guitar-centered pieces.  On some headphones guitar plucking and strumming can be very edgy and fatiguing.  In the short run I like aggressive sounding headphones but only for 10-20 minute stretches.  The rounded notes portrayed by the AD make for some enjoyable long listening sessions.  Jazz trios make up most of listening habits and the AD is well-suited for this type of music.      

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I'll have the Alpha Dogs in hand tomorrow. Super nxious to compare these closed headphones to the HD800 and HE6/HE500!

 

I'll try to post pics too. :)

 

Bad idea IMO.  

 

Do you have any other closed headphones in house?  I absolutely love the ADs - pretty much better than any other closed headphone i've owned.  However, they don't compete with the TOTL open headphones I've had.

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Bad idea IMO.  

 

Do you have any other closed headphones in house?  I absolutely love the ADs - pretty much better than any other closed headphone i've owned.  However, they don't compete with the TOTL open headphones I've had.


Maybe not in terms of soundstage, but I prefer the overall warmer tone of the ADs to the HD800, so I think a comparison would be welcome.

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

Bad idea IMO.  

 

Do you have any other closed headphones in house?  I absolutely love the ADs - pretty much better than any other closed headphone i've owned.  However, they don't compete with the TOTL open headphones I've had.


You can compare oranges and carrots.  Most likely, for most, on a pleasure to eat basis, the oranges will win most of the time, but if you need or want a carrot...  The AD is a carrot most people will really like.

 

Edit - rereading the above, I'm not sure where I was headed with that.  I find it mildly amusing though, so I'll leave it there.


Edited by aamefford - 11/6/13 at 7:40am
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You can compare oranges and carrots.  Most likely, for most, on a pleasure to eat basis, the oranges will win most of the time, but if you need or want a carrot...  The AD is a carrot most people will really like.

 

Edit - rereading the above, I'm not sure where I was headed with that.  I find it mildly amusing though, so I'll leave it there.

Ha! I was wondering...but also enjoying it! 

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post
 


You can compare oranges and carrots.  Most likely, for most, on a pleasure to eat basis, the oranges will win most of the time, but if you need or want a carrot...  The AD is a carrot most people will really like.

 

Edit - rereading the above, I'm not sure where I was headed with that.  I find it mildly amusing though, so I'll leave it there.

Metaphorical Metatron you sir!!!!  

Poetically stated.  

Well Played Sir

 

I love my Mad Dogs (current version - what is the number??) and Alpha Dogs.

The Alpha's have become the in-the-messenger-bag-with-the-HiFi-M8-or-AK120 goto cans for me though.

Closed-wise.

 

Man what a STEAL

and Dan's (@mrspeakers) GOOD PEOPLE - so is that Jerry character

 

 

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AD for sure.

I second that!!

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