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FYI by tomorrow we will have shipped orders placed by October 1.

October!!! Finally-!! but, I ordered the end of Oct.... It's very hard to wait but I'm look forward to the AD smily_headphones1.gif
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:beerchug:

Actually we have caught up to October 6.  

post #4053 of 6607

So is production pretty much at the 6week point now?

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I am STILL waiting for my amp, otherwise I should have already put in my order...

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I am STILL waiting for my amp, otherwise I should have already put in my order...

Which amp are you pairing with your Alpha Dog's?

I am looking at one of the Shiit's.
post #4056 of 6607
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I am STILL waiting for my amp, otherwise I should have already put in my order...

I am STILL waiting my amp too-! I ordered Sep. 11th... I am very patient man! @.@
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The highs of the AD and HE500 are a non-factor in your case. However, I will say the HE500 wins for soundtracks and orchestral due to its openess.

Thank you. Another factor would be how pricy is the required amplification for these cans ? I guess If I spend on one of those I won't be able to spend in a pricy amp for a while.

If you are never going to buy a headphone amplifier, then I would not suggest spending $600+ on headphones.

 

It is okay to wait until you have saved your money, and just use them until then.   But if $700 is your total budget, then you should get a $300 headphone (like the Mad Dog or HE-400) and get a DAC and an Amp for $200-$400.

post #4058 of 6607
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If you are never going to buy a headphone amplifier, then I would not suggest spending $600+ on headphones.

 

It is okay to wait until you have saved your money, and just use them until then.   But if $700 is your total budget, then you should get a $300 headphone (like the Mad Dog or HE-400) and get a DAC and an Amp for $200-$400.

 

Or an Alpha Dog, an O2/Magni/Vali and a line out for your MP3 player, if you have quality files. Or even an E11. Though I have yet to hear the Alpah Dog, I've owned the Mad Dog 3.2. The Fostex T50RP driver is not impossible do drive on a budget. I've always thought better to put your money into headphones if you have an adequate source, even like an ipod classic. 

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Or an Alpha Dog, an O2/Magni/Vali and a line out for your MP3 player, if you have quality files. Or even an E11. Though I have yet to hear the Alpah Dog, I've owned the Mad Dog 3.2. The Fostex T50RP driver is not impossible do drive on a budget. I've always thought better to put your money into headphones if you have an adequate source, even like an ipod classic. 

I like this option also.  Head-fi gets pretty wrapped up in amps.  Really good amps are better.  A decent amp will do a pretty decent job with the AD's.  My iBasso PB2 portable did a great job with them.  The O2 did well with the Mad Dogs, suspect it would do well with the AD's.  The O2 is not a favorite of mine, but it does a pretty good job.  You don't need a multi hundred dollar amp to make the AD's sound good.  On the other hand, it is absolutely OK to WANT a multi hundred or multi thousand dollar amp!

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:beerchug:

Actually we have caught up to October 6.  

Oh snap that means mine will go out tomorrow....maybe!!!

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The biggest improvement in my system was going from the built-in receiver DAC to a $150 asynchronous USB DAC.  I was so impressed that I traded it in on their $350 model.   IMHO, this makes more of a difference than headphones or amp, but if you're not a musician you may not think so...

post #4062 of 6607
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Um, it could be a while.  We also will be starting upgrades, almost certainly in January.  

Upgrades will be starting in January or are you saying stock will be available in January. 

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I am expecting to be in a shorter backorder by mid Jan, so we'll start the upgrade program around then, in limited volumes.  

post #4064 of 6607
My personal hierarchy of what effects the most change in the chain:

Headphone > Source Material = DAC > Amplifier > my mood/time of day > cables > interconnects.

Diminishing returns become a factor very quickly, but more expensive =/= necessary mean better for your preferences. No need to break the bank to find sonic satisfaction. I think that is one if the main reasons I enjoy MrSpeakers products so much - Satisfaction without the premium. Not that $300-$600 is easy on the wallet It's a lot of money for most, but in perspective of the hobby as a whole.

I think similar values can be found in other parts in the chain as well without waking the wallet-kraken.
Edited by Kamakahah - 11/20/13 at 11:13pm
post #4065 of 6607
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

My personal hierarchy of what effects the most change in the chain:

Headphone > Source Material = DAC > Amplifier > my mood/time of day > cables > interconnects.

Diminishing returns become a factor very quickly, but more expensive =/= necessary mean better for your preferences. No need to break the bank to find sonic satisfaction. I think that is one if the main reasons I enjoy MrSpeakers products so much - Satisfaction without the premium. Not that $300-$600 is easy on the wallet It's a lot of money for most, but in perspective of the hobby as a whole.

I think similar values can be found in other parts in the chain as well without waking the wallet-kraken.

Do you care to share the rest of your favorite wallet-saver gear in your chain?

My Mad Dog isnt too far with the LCD that I have heard of.

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