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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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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

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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I've got the Alpha Dogs in, and just before I give an impression I'd like to say these are the best closed headphones I've heard yet! The LFF Paradox aren't on the same level at all unfortunately :blink:.

 

I started off by plugging it directly in my iphone with 24/96 material, having a certain expectation on the sound. I was thoroughly impressed when music started playing; far beyond my expectations. 

 

What strikes me the most is the nice presence of low bass and the tightness to it. I much prefer this bass to the mad dogs 3.2 (even though those are great at it too). It's definitely not lacking, and I have no urge to play with the bass port at all.The overall spectrum is very linear, and I'd go as far as to say they're the most well balanced closed headphone that exist. Scratch that, they are, there's nothing as accurate.

 

They even held their own to the HD800 and HE6. The speed of the drivers and decay is pronto and responds flawlessly to its input. The headphone images very well, it's very three-dimensional with depth, width and height very proportional to what I'd deem as ideal. Soundstage is also good; no it's not like most high end headphones, but it's quite open still.

 

For the price Dan is asking, I can recommend this headphone in a heartbeat. I'd like to congratulate Dan as well, in making such a fantastic sounding/looking headphone considering he's a (or was) a mere hobbyist like us!

 

Here's how I'd rank my favorite headphones now for fun: Stax SR-009>HD800/HE6>Stax SR-007>LCD3>K1000>Alpha Dogs>HE500>T1>LCD2.

 

Just that is a indication of how good these are to me. No it may not be as good on a technical level than most of what I mentioned, but it's closed, doesn't have ridiculous amping requirements, it's comfy, and most importantly sounds natural and believable.

 

Paradox

 

 

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My tax refund is now officially designated for an Alpha Dog, Centrance M8 and Ipod classic.  Hopefully Dan is caught up on orders by February.

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

I've got the Alpha Dogs in, and just before I give an impression I'd like to say these are the best closed headphones I've heard yet! The LFF Paradox aren't on the same level at all unfortunately :blink:.

 

I started off by plugging it directly in my iphone with 24/96 material, having a certain expectation on the sound. I was thoroughly impressed when music started playing; far beyond my expectations. 

 

What strikes me the most is the nice presence of low bass and the tightness to it. I much prefer this bass to the mad dogs 3.2 (even though those are great at it too). It's definitely not lacking, and I have no urge to play with the bass port at all.The overall spectrum is very linear, and I'd go as far as to say they're the most well balanced closed headphone that exist. Scratch that, they are, there's nothing as accurate.

 

They even held their own to the HD800 and HE6. The speed of the drivers and decay is pronto and responds flawlessly to its input. The headphone images very well, it's very three-dimensional with depth, width and height very proportional to what I'd deem as ideal. Soundstage is also good; no it's not like most high end headphones, but it's quite open still.

 

For the price Dan is asking, I can recommend this headphone in a heartbeat. I'd like to congratulate Dan as well, in making such a fantastic sounding/looking headphone considering he's a (or was) a mere hobbyist like us!

 

Here's how I'd rank my favorite headphones now for fun: Stax SR-009>HD800/HE6>Stax SR-007>LCD3>K1000>Alpha Dogs>HE500>T1>LCD2.

 

Just that is a indication of how good these are to me. No it may not be as good on a technical level than most of what I mentioned, but it's closed, doesn't have ridiculous amping requirements, it's comfy, and most importantly sounds natural and believable.

 

Paradox

 

 

 

 

This is great to hear.  I got a pair of hd800 used for a great deal and they're my new favorite because of all reasons ever mentioned about them plus they're amazingly comfortable compared to the lcd-2 I have as well.  I've been contemplating selling the lcd-2 to fund my alpha purchase and I'm happy to hear a handful of reviews say they compare favorably.

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This is great to hear.  I got a pair of hd800 used for a great deal and they're my new favorite because of all reasons ever mentioned about them plus they're amazingly comfortable compared to the lcd-2 I have as well.  I've been contemplating selling the lcd-2 to fund my alpha purchase and I'm happy to hear a handful of reviews say they compare favorably.

I would take an Alpha Dog over an LCD2, and you get spare cash.

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I would take an Alpha Dog over an LCD2, and you get spare cash.

+1

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