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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 


Oh please lets!

 

On that point has anyone had any experience with the AD's vs the new NAD's?  Tyll seems to think the NAD's are the bestust closedest phones ever created by mankind. I have my suspicions and would be eager to see a shootout between the two.

IMO, they can both be considered the best closed headphones available in their respective price ranges.  I will offer a simple comparison from impressions as I have not spent extensive time with either, but the NAD has a punchier, more impactful low end while the Alpha Dog is clearly superior related to detail retrieval and resolution.  


Edited by Craigster75 - 12/10/13 at 4:14am
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That deep red silk cable on the attached Alpha Dog phones photo looks beautiful, fit together perfectly...

Might be something Dan would want to consider selling in the future, as an upgrade option over the standard cable that goes with the headphones!
Edited by Homage - 12/10/13 at 3:19am
post #4413 of 7697
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


Oh please lets!

On that point has anyone had any experience with the AD's vs the new NAD's?  Tyll seems to think the NAD's are the bestust closedest phones ever created by mankind. I have my suspicions and would be eager to see a shootout between the two.

I don't know about new NAD's, but I can only tell about my old NAD T744. And it drives them quite OK. However I found that I'd be driving them +6dB at times, and this (because all NADs are digital) means potential distortion. On the other hand if there was strong signal and no distortion I would probably loose hearing, so maybe it's not so bad biggrin.gif
I like using Pan Am connected via RCA to NAD pre-outs. That NAD as a DAC is really good, and Pan Am does very good job amping wink.gif


Sorry, I thought you were talking about new NADs like D1050 or D3020.
Edited by koolas - 12/10/13 at 4:48am
post #4414 of 7697
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That deep red silk cable on the attached Alpha Dog phones photo looks beautiful, fit together perfectly...

Might be something Dan would want to consider selling in the future, as an upgrade option over the standard cable that goes with the headphones!

While it's very nice, I don't think it follows Dan's philosophy.

 

Dan's all about high end performance without the high end price. I don't think a $300 cable is going to qualify.

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While it's very nice, I don't think it follows Dan's philosophy.

 

Dan's all about high end performance without the high end price. I don't think a $300 cable is going to qualify.

 

We wouldn't offer a cable like that because it puts the phones out of reach of many people, but that some find it worth investing is pretty cool....  It's certainly beautiful!

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We wouldn't offer a cable like that because it puts the phones out of reach of many people, but that some find it worth investing is pretty cool....  It's certainly beautiful!

How about making as an add on option? or create an affiliate program with Qcable maker :D

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There are lots of neat cable products out there, I wouldn't want to pick favorites, honestly.  

post #4418 of 7697
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Originally Posted by Homage View Post

That deep red silk cable on the attached Alpha Dog phones photo looks beautiful, fit together perfectly...

Might be something Dan would want to consider selling in the future, as an upgrade option over the standard cable that goes with the headphones!

Uh, someone is selling them - the owner who took the picture had to pay money for them.

 

If you want your own, I'm sure the professional cable guys will be glad to make you whatever you want.  There are plenty of cable makers known to head-fi members.

 

Honda and Toyota don't make tires, but it is easy to get tires for those cars.

post #4419 of 7697

Mainstream media coverage of Alpha Dogs as example of 3D printing:

 

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/2013/12/10/3d-printers/2.html

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We wouldn't offer a cable like that because it puts the phones out of reach of many people, but that some find it worth investing is pretty cool....  It's certainly beautiful!

 

Also, and I might be the only one, if you offered a $300 cable, it would lead me to believe you feel a $300 cable somehow improves the listening experience. That would effect the credibility of everything else you have to say.

 

For example, if anyone told me you need to use these to improve the sound quality of your audio equipment, I don't think I would believe anything they had to say.

http://www.thecableco.com/Product/Power-Cord-Ferrite-II-New-Edition

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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
 

 

Also, and I might be the only one, if you offered a $300 cable, it would lead me to believe you feel a $300 cable somehow improves the listening experience. That would effect the credibility of everything else you have to say.

 

For example, if anyone told me you need to use these to improve the sound quality of your audio equipment, I don't think I would believe anything they had to say.

http://www.thecableco.com/Product/Power-Cord-Ferrite-II-New-Edition

 

When you pay $1,300 for the cable then you have to believe. ;)

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When you pay $1,300 for the cable then you have to believe. ;)

 

Just the power cable no less :)

post #4423 of 7697

So I take it Dan won't be starting a partnership with Teo Audio and offering "liquid" recables: http://www.teoaudio.com/liquid_cable.php

 

Nothing like throwing away a few thousand for something with lower conductivity than lead, just so you can say that its liquid.  But hey, on the upside, they no longer have to ship them with a hazmat designation...

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

We wouldn't offer a cable like that because it puts the phones out of reach of many people, but that some find it worth investing is pretty cool....  It's certainly beautiful!

 

Also, and I might be the only one, if you offered a $300 cable, it would lead me to believe you feel a $300 cable somehow improves the listening experience. That would effect the credibility of everything else you have to say.

 

For example, if anyone told me you need to use these to improve the sound quality of your audio equipment, I don't think I would believe anything they had to say.

http://www.thecableco.com/Product/Power-Cord-Ferrite-II-New-Edition


Actually that is an unscientific viewpoint.

 

Whether or not any particular change in your system is audible has absolutely nothing to do with the price.  If Sennheiser charged $18,000 for their HD800 headphones, they would be precisely as good (or not) as they are at $1,800.  Or if they charged $180 for the HD800, they would still be exactly the same, sound-wise.

 

Coincidentally, people today are criticizing Sennheiser for pricing their new balanced headphone cable at $240 - http://en-us.sennheiser.com/ch-650-s

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Actually that is an unscientific viewpoint.

 

Whether or not any particular change in your system is audible has absolutely nothing to do with the price.  If Sennheiser charged $18,000 for their HD800 headphones, they would be precisely as good (or not) as they are at $1,800.  Or if they charged $180 for the HD800, they would still be exactly the same, sound-wise.

 

Coincidentally, people today are criticizing Sennheiser for pricing their new balanced headphone cable at $240 - http://en-us.sennheiser.com/ch-650-s

 

How about if Sennheiser painted there HD800's white, and said that reflecting light caused them to run cooler, thus producing a better sound, and then charged $18,000 for them?

 

Power is power. Changing the last few feet of a 60 foot run from a breaker is going to do nothing with respect to how clean it is. It's just steeling from people.

 

At least the red cable in the above post provides some functionality over stock (lighter, more flexible, pretty). This power cable provides nothing over a $10 option.

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