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post #4186 of 8806

Not sure if this guy is someone here, but he demoed the AD's, and his review of them pretty much mirrors others here.

 

post #4187 of 8806
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Not sure if this guy is someone here, but he demoed the AD's, and his review of them pretty much mirrors others here.


That would be me. XD
I forgot to post it in my review post a while back.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/676095/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-revealed-the-worlds-first-production-3d-printed-headphones/3735#post_9951948

Thanks for the reminder! smily_headphones1.gif

*a note about that video, have YouTubers always been able to upload a custom photo on their videos? I only just recently noticed that option while uploading the video
Edited by miceblue - 11/27/13 at 4:58pm
post #4188 of 8806
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That would be me. XD

 

Nice job. I really like that you took the time to explain what the terms you were using meant. Great for those not as experienced with them.

 

edit: Nice MBP Retina :)


Edited by JeremyR - 11/27/13 at 5:08pm
post #4189 of 8806

Most vintage receivers have a resistor from the speaker amp output to the headphone jack.  Late model receivers have a simple SS chip amp at the jack.  Driving a headphone from the speaker taps of a clean amp is no different from a good receiver headphone jack.

post #4190 of 8806
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*a note about that video, have YouTubers always been able to upload a custom photo on their videos? I only just recently noticed that option while uploading the video

Yes, the classic trick is to use a bikini model photo, and then the actual video is about your ethnic group needs to declare independence, or selling meds, or whatever.

 

That is how incredibly boring videos that would otherwise have 53 views, end up with 5,382,243 "views"...

post #4191 of 8806

So I got demo pair on Monday while I was at work. So Tuesday morning I started my trial. First I used my desktop setup with DacMagic Plus as DAC only and S.E.X. amp headphones out. First I tried them without EQ but as it happened to any other headphones I have tried it didn't work for me. Than I enabled EQ and finally started enjoying what I was hearing. The bass is deep and punchy and mids and highs are nice too. Yes I'm well aware that S.E.X. is designed for high impedance headphones but Alpha Dogs still sound very good with it. I also tried them on speakers taps but didn't hear much difference unlike HD800. I like Opeth's Heritage on speakers taps but prefer Daft Pank's  Random Access Memory on headphones jack. I know many people don't recommend it, but for me the reason to buy Alpha Dogs is portable use during my subway ride from/to work. So I used provided SE cable with Grado adapter to connect them to my brand new A100, During recent NYC meet Dan didn't recommend this but I don't know which firmware version he has so can't comment but I did like Alpha Dogs with his portable setup. I use latest version 2.30, upgraded from outdated version 1.33 the unit came with, and right away found sound quality improvement as well as ability to use lower volume level. Comparing to old version I got new abilities such as gapless playback and boost and most important DSD support. So first I tried Alpha Dogs without Boost and EQ but I didn't like highs but as soon as I enabled and played a little bit with EQ I started enjoying the music, Then I enabled the Boost which allowed me to lower the volume and get better details. Than I took my combo to the trip to the city and the only what can I say is great comfort and isolation plus instrument separation and details. Today I did a brief trial using DacMagic as DAC/Amp combo and while Alpha Dogs sounded good I still say that with S.E.X. they sound much better. Tomorrow will try them with WA7 and Lyr before sending them to next person on tour

UPDATE: So i tried Alpha Dogs with Lyr using 3 different sets of tubes Amperex Orange Globes, unpopular here Russian 6N1P and Matsu 6922. The difference between them for me is presentation of highs and details so they go in this order for me Matsu 6922 -> 6N1P -> Amperex Orange Globes.

I also tried WA7 with EH tubes, first as Amp only with DacMagic Plus DAC  and than as DAC/Amp combo and I prefer it over both DacMagic Plus / Lyr and DacMagic Plus / WA7 combo because of smoother highs


Edited by olegausany - 11/28/13 at 11:41am
post #4192 of 8806
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

Yes, the classic trick is to use a bikini model photo, and then the actual video is about your ethnic group needs to declare independence, or selling meds, or whatever.

 

That is how incredibly boring videos that would otherwise have 53 views, end up with 5,382,243 "views"...

And we fall for it everytime...;)

post #4193 of 8806

Would love to hear it If have any chance!!!

post #4194 of 8806

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2013/11/kih-1-which-components-keep-it-honest/

 

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 A far more recent personal acquaintance in this class is MrSpeakers’ Alpha Dog. At $600 including a simple but smart stand, this sealed planar-magnetic aka orthodynamic headphone with 3D-printed cups in automotive lacquer holds the line steady against challengers from Audeze (LCD-2) and HifiMan (HE-500 and HE-6), never mind a slew of traditional dynamic cans from the majors which sell at twice or more its rate. Having done the deed against those major planars and my beyerdynamic T1 and T5p and Sennheiser HD800, I’m perfectly confident. Anyone raving over $2.000 flagship cans ought to have an Alpha Dog on the leash just to keep it real. It doesn’t mean you couldn’t prefer costlier cans or hear legitimate advances. But raving in context is always more useful than doing it ignorant of what’s actually possible. For a lot less.
post #4195 of 8806

^ nice commercial.  ;)  Keeping it real...

post #4196 of 8806

Could someone compare the vocal presentation of the Alpha Dog to the SRH1540?

post #4197 of 8806

By Monday we should have shipped all orders to October 16.  We're back to a 6 week lead time...

post #4198 of 8806
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Could someone compare the vocal presentation of the Alpha Dog to the SRH1540?


The only person that I know for sure who has heard both is Mike Ting of Headfonia, who heard both at the same Tokyo meet.  You can post that question on the Q&A page of headfonia.com

post #4199 of 8806

I know two people who have them. First one is gelocks and he promised will write a review of Shure SRH 1540 and comparison to other headphones such as Beyer T5p, Alpha Dog, ... Another one who has Alpha Dog and other high-end headphones but I do not remember his nick, however you can look back to this thread or Shure 1540 thread to find his comments.

post #4200 of 8806

My AD's have arrived!!!! The evening will be filled with much music!!!!!!!!!!

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