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post #3811 of 7995
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

@Lillee

Your links belong on the first post. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

 

+1 for having this in the first post. Very helpful.

post #3812 of 7995

It's my turn on the AD tour, and I just took a moment to give them a brief listen. Just in terms of sound, my impressions so far are fairly good. I will have more to say later on what they do well, how they compare to the Mad Dog and HE-500, and so on once I get more time with them. However, you might have read others saying the treble could be a bit hard/harsh/bright. I have certainly noticed that on this AD. EQing down around 5.5-6KHz and 10KHz makes a noticeable, positive difference in the overall smoothness and cohesiveness of the sound.

 

Keeping personal tastes and the music I listen to in mind (ex: metal, like Opeth), I think most would not have a problem with this. And it's certainly not a big deal. The HE-500 (currently with Jergpads) can be a bit strong around 8-10KHz, and I often found myself wanting to EQ the T50RP in any state. Even the Mad Dog could be a bit harsh in the treble despite being relatively laid-back. I do think the AD might be the most "problematic" in terms of treble out, say, the Mad Dog, Paradox, or HE-500, though. I know many mod the HD800 due to treble elevation and hardness issues.

 

I am definitely enjoying them quite a bit with some EQ, and the presentation of the product overall outside of its sound is excellent. More to come later.

post #3813 of 7995
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Originally Posted by Lillee View Post
 

OK! I've read through all 253 pages of this thread! (I know sad huh), man it was a minefield and my eyes are bleeding. There are some nuggets of good info in there amongst PAGES of OT stuff.

 

So to aid those who are new to the thread and just want to read only the good stuff (no offense to anyone) I have created a summary with links to all the impressions and reviews including some vital information. In rough order of appearance except when grouping reviews from same person. Sorry if I missed anyone's reviews, it was a LOOOONG thread...

 

Enjoy!

 

Alpha Dog Impressions and Reviews Summary (Click to show)

Jude's Headfi news video: Link
Jude: Link
Reiterating what he said in his video: Link

 

MrSpeakers frequency chart: Link

Bass adjustment: Link

Regarding bass response: Link

 

hifiguy528's video of Dan introducing Alpha Dogs: Link
hifiguy528's video unboxing: Link
hifiguy528: Link

 

MattTCG Beta test: Link
Link
Link
After a week of listenning: Link

 

aamefford Beta test: Link
Link

 

Purrin Beta test: Link

 

preproman Beta test: Link

 

Greed Beta test: Link
Link

Bass screw: Link
Link

 

dBel84 Beta test: Link

 

warrenpchi with some pics: Link

 

Bill-P on LA meet impressions: Link

 

gelocks: Link
Link
Link

 

EveTan LA meet impressions: Link

 

third_eye test tour loaner vs HD800, vs Sony MDR-7520: Link

 

reproman: Link

 

Asr vs TH900: Link

 

groovyd mini swap meet impressions: Link

 

vaed loaned test tour: Link

 

ethan7000: Link

 

swspiers: Link
Link
Link
Link

 

john57 RMAF Impressions Liquid Glass: Link

 

younglee200 RMAF impressions: Link

 

TMRaven frequency chart vs Maddog Link

 

zowki: Link

 

miceblue Review: Link

 

mikemercer impressions: Link

 

dleblanc343 impressions: Link

 

hans030390 tour loaner impressions: Link

@Lillee that's kind of you to gather these information in one place. Wish that Jude have these links included in the first post.

post #3814 of 7995
Quote:

 

Alpha Dog Impressions and Reviews Summary (Click to show)

Jude's Headfi news video: Link
Jude: Link

Reiterating what he said in his video: Link

Photos: Link

Link

 

MrSpeakers frequency chart: Link

Bass adjustment: Link

Regarding bass response: Link

Black anodised arms: Link

First reveal of stand: Link

Box teaser photo: Link

First production model reveal pics: Link

 

hifiguy528's video of Dan introducing Alpha Dogs: Link
hifiguy528's video unboxing: Link
hifiguy528: Link

 

MattTCG Beta test: Link
Link
Link
After a week of listenning: Link

 

aamefford Beta test: Link
Link

 

Purrin Beta test: Link

 

preproman Beta test: Link

 

Greed Beta test: Link
Link

Bass screw: Link
Link

 

dBel84 Beta test: Link

 

warrenpchi with some pics: Link

 

Bill-P on LA meet impressions: Link

 

gelocks: Link
Link
Link

 

EveTan LA meet impressions: Link

 

jazzman7 Dallas meet impressions: Link

 

third_eye test tour loaner vs HD800, vs Sony MDR-7520: Link

Link

 

reproman: Link

 

Asr vs TH900: Link

 

groovyd mini swap meet impressions: Link

 

vaed loaned test tour: Link

 

ethan7000: Link

 

swspiers: Link
Link
Link
Link

 

Oregonian: Link

 

john57 RMAF Impressions Liquid Glass: Link

 

younglee200 RMAF impressions: Link

 

TMRaven frequency chart vs Maddog Link

 

zowki: Link

 

miceblue Review: Link

 

mikemercer impressions: Link

 

dleblanc343 impressions: Link

 

hans030390 tour loaner impressions: Link

 

and a Pony: Link

 

Alright, I've quality controlled my links, added a few missing ones. Phew!

 

And now the long boring wait for my pair to arrive. *sigh* I hate this part of the hobby :L3000: 


Edited by Lillee - 11/7/13 at 8:05pm
post #3815 of 7995
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Originally Posted by Lillee View Post
 

 

Alright, I've quality controlled my links, added a few missing ones. Phew!

 

And now the long boring wait for my pair to arrive. *sigh* I hate this part of the hobby :L3000:

 

Thanks for that... extremely helpful.

You can also add Oregonian's views here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones/3360#post_9919248

post #3816 of 7995
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Originally Posted by Lillee View Post

 

and a Pony: Link

I thank you.

post #3817 of 7995
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Really? 

 

I wanted to buy a T1.  I should try a AD first. 

Really!  you are taking a guy who sold his AD a few days of ownership seriously?  Listen to it first and decide for yourself.  Head-fi is a mine field.

post #3818 of 7995
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Really!  you are taking a guy who sold his AD a few days of ownership seriously?  Listen to it first and decide for yourself.  Head-fi is a mine field.

 

Yes, I have to find a pair to listen.

post #3819 of 7995
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Yes, I have to find a pair to listen.

You are in south Cal, pretty close to MrSpeaker's place.  Maybe, pay a visit if possible?  I would if I live down there.

post #3820 of 7995
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

You are in south Cal, pretty close to MrSpeaker's place.  Maybe, pay a visit if possible?  I would if I live down there.

 

Actually I was thinking about it. Thanks!

post #3821 of 7995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillee View Post
 

OK! I've read through all 253 pages of this thread! (I know sad huh), man it was a minefield and my eyes are bleeding. There are some nuggets of good info in there amongst PAGES of OT stuff.

 

So to aid those who are new to the thread and just want to read only the good stuff (no offense to anyone) I have created a summary with links to all the impressions and reviews including some vital information. In rough order of appearance except when grouping reviews from same person. Sorry if I missed anyone's reviews, it was a LOOOONG thread...

 

Enjoy!

 

Alpha Dog Impressions and Reviews Summary (Click to show)

Jude's Headfi news video: Link
Jude: Link

Reiterating what he said in his video: Link

Photos: Link

Link

 

MrSpeakers frequency chart: Link

Bass adjustment: Link

Regarding bass response: Link

Black anodised arms: Link

First reveal of stand: Link

Box teaser photo: Link

First production model reveal pics: Link

 

hifiguy528's video of Dan introducing Alpha Dogs: Link
hifiguy528's video unboxing: Link
hifiguy528: Link

 

MattTCG Beta test: Link
Link
Link
After a week of listenning: Link

 

aamefford Beta test: Link
Link

 

Purrin Beta test: Link

 

preproman Beta test: Link

 

Greed Beta test: Link
Link

Bass screw: Link
Link

 

dBel84 Beta test: Link

 

warrenpchi with some pics: Link

 

Bill-P on LA meet impressions: Link

 

gelocks: Link
Link
Link

 

EveTan LA meet impressions: Link

 

jazzman7 Dallas meet impressions: Link

 

third_eye test tour loaner vs HD800, vs Sony MDR-7520: Link

Link

 

Preproman: Link

 

Asr vs TH900: Link

 

groovyd mini swap meet impressions: Link

 

vaed loaned test tour: Link

 

ethan7000: Link

 

swspiers: Link
Link
Link
Link

 

Oregonian: Link

 

john57 RMAF Impressions Liquid Glass: Link

 

younglee200 RMAF impressions: Link

 

TMRaven frequency chart vs Maddog Link

 

zowki: Link

 

miceblue Review: Link

 

mikemercer impressions: Link

 

dleblanc343 impressions: Link

 

hans030390 tour loaner impressions: Link

 

and a Pony: Link

 

 

Fixed one for you :biggrin:

 

This should be a sticky..

post #3822 of 7995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillee View Post
 

 

Alright, I've quality controlled my links, added a few missing ones. Phew!

 

And now the long boring wait for my pair to arrive. *sigh* I hate this part of the hobby :L3000: 


Thanks for all the links!

However, the freq chart from MrSpeakers doesn't point to a post with a freq chart ... ?

post #3823 of 7995
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillee View Post
 

OK! I've read through all 253 pages of this thread! (I know sad huh), man it was a minefield and my eyes are bleeding. There are some nuggets of good info in there amongst PAGES of OT stuff.

 

So to aid those who are new to the thread and just want to read only the good stuff (no offense to anyone) I have created a summary with links to all the impressions and reviews including some vital information. In rough order of appearance except when grouping reviews from same person. Sorry if I missed anyone's reviews, it was a LOOOONG thread...

 

Enjoy!

 

Alpha Dog Impressions and Reviews Summary (Click to show)

Jude's Headfi news video: Link
Jude: Link

Reiterating what he said in his video: Link

Photos: Link

Link

 

MrSpeakers frequency chart: Link

Bass adjustment: Link

Regarding bass response: Link

Black anodised arms: Link

First reveal of stand: Link

Box teaser photo: Link

First production model reveal pics: Link

 

hifiguy528's video of Dan introducing Alpha Dogs: Link
hifiguy528's video unboxing: Link
hifiguy528: Link

 

MattTCG Beta test: Link
Link
Link
After a week of listenning: Link

 

aamefford Beta test: Link
Link

 

Purrin Beta test: Link

 

preproman Beta test: Link

 

Greed Beta test: Link
Link

Bass screw: Link
Link

 

dBel84 Beta test: Link

 

warrenpchi with some pics: Link

 

Bill-P on LA meet impressions: Link

 

gelocks: Link
Link
Link

 

EveTan LA meet impressions: Link

 

jazzman7 Dallas meet impressions: Link

 

third_eye test tour loaner vs HD800, vs Sony MDR-7520: Link

Link

 

reproman: Link

 

Asr vs TH900: Link

 

groovyd mini swap meet impressions: Link

 

vaed loaned test tour: Link

 

ethan7000: Link

 

swspiers: Link
Link
Link
Link

 

Oregonian: Link

 

john57 RMAF Impressions Liquid Glass: Link

 

younglee200 RMAF impressions: Link

 

TMRaven frequency chart vs Maddog Link

 

zowki: Link

 

miceblue Review: Link

 

mikemercer impressions: Link

 

dleblanc343 impressions: Link

 

hans030390 tour loaner impressions: Link

 

and a Pony: Link

great job

post #3824 of 7995
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Originally Posted by hans030390 View Post
 

It's my turn on the AD tour, and I just took a moment to give them a brief listen. Just in terms of sound, my impressions so far are fairly good. I will have more to say later on what they do well, how they compare to the Mad Dog and HE-500, and so on once I get more time with them.

It is important to say which amp you are using.

 

For example, earlier there was a review in this thread done with the 02 Amp.  Later I found some of the exact same sound impressions .... in two different O2 amp reviews.  (So, the obvious conclusion is that those are qualities of the amp, not the headphones, which is why reviewers use more than one amp.)

post #3825 of 7995

Quick update on my AD's.

 

One of the more surprising things is how these handle movie soundtracks and TV off of Hulu, Netflix etc.  Anyone worried about the bass quantity from these cans should check out the Star Trek movie Into Darkness.  The LFE from that movie causes my Emotiva Ultra 10 sub to chuff and whine and generally bottom-out. It's not a great sub by any means, but I usually don't listen to anything anywhere near so-called 'reference level'.  By the way, the whole 'reference level' thing is exactly why I do not put much stock into engineers.  Hearing damage should never be a reference.  Ever. Anyway...

 

The AD's handle the bass like they want more.  It really felt like I had small subs on my head, but nothing exaggerated. Crystal clear and a lot of fun. With the HE-5LE's, it's almost too much of a good thing.

 

The Alpha Dogs continue to impress.  And still no desire to look at other cans, which is pretty good.

 

I'm glad to see more impressions, ESPECIALLY the less-than-stellar reviews.  The hype isn't living up to the hype, if you know what I mean.  But I still think they are the greatest 3-D printed headphones in the entire history of 3-D printed headphones!

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