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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

I gave the Alpha Dog a Writers Choice Award at Positive Feedback!

Man I love these cans

Check out my Awards HERE

just scroll down to my section to see the award for @mrspeakers!!

 

Huge appreciation and thanks! 

post #4577 of 7970
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
 

 

Or we could stay generally on topic. That makes it a lot easier to deal with. Nothing stops us from starting a new thread when we want to argue about something (and linking it here), and leave this thread so when people want to learn about AD headphones, they can.

 

Case in point, the last 9 posts in this thread (including this one), has no valuable information about AD's. I know if I look at a thread with 305 pages in it, and the last page is a bunch of bickering, I tend to think that the last 50 pages are most likely off topic crap, and I go look for information elsewhere.

Sorry - I hope that my post on the Writers Choice Award provides some good info

(I wrote a capsulre review of the cans for the award). And I'm working on a FULL review ASAP!!

post #4578 of 7970
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

 

Huge appreciation and thanks! 

ANYTIME!!!!

 

You deserve it!

post #4579 of 7970
Wow, I totally agree with this, hahaha.
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

They feel like soft-leather earmuffs.

Congratulations mrspeakers!
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post
 

Sorry - I hope that my post on the Writers Choice Award provides some good info

(I wrote a capsulre review of the cans for the award). And I'm working on a FULL review ASAP!!

 

lol, we cross posted, so the 9 I was talking about was not including yours. Thanks for the link and write up! Awesome impressions.

post #4581 of 7970

Which one has a higher value (performance/price) Alpha Dog or Mad Dog?

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Originally Posted by K-Otar View Post
 

Which one has a higher value (performance/price) Alpha Dog or Mad Dog?

So subjective... the AD's are twice as expensive. Are they twice as good? What does "twice as good" mean in the terms of headphones?

 

If you want the best price/performance on the market, that would be the Monoprice 8323 for $20. They are outstanding at that price.

 

So now that we have established that anyone with headphones that cost more then $20, starts to care more about pure performance over value, it becomes up to you to decide when to stop.

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To Michael Mercer- Positive Feedback:

Very concise, well written review of the Alpha Dogs. Kudos!

PS, I loved this description you gave for what Dan has accomplished with the Alpha Dogs:

"Somehow he's managed to pull the outside in, and the inside out of a closed-back headphone!"

Good stuff ... Mr. Speakers is a magic man.
Edited by brother love - 12/17/13 at 11:16am
post #4584 of 7970
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
 

So subjective... the AD's are twice as expensive. Are they twice as good? What does "twice as good" mean in the terms of headphones?

 

If you want the best price/performance on the market, that would be the Monoprice 8323 for $20. They are outstanding at that price.

 

So now that we have established that anyone with headphones that cost more then $20, starts to care more about pure performance over value, it becomes up to you to decide when to stop.

 

For example to me the HE-500 is twice as good as HE-400 or the HD600 has a higher value than the HD650.

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Originally Posted by K-Otar View Post
 

 

For example to me the HE-500 is twice as good as HE-400 or the HD600 has a higher value than the HD650.

 

And to others, that won't be the case. So no one is going to be able to know what "performance" means to you, so the value equation can not be calculated.

 

For example, if the number 1 most important performance metric to me was comfort, something with slightly more comfort might be worth 3x or 4x "performance" in that equation. The AD's might be a better value to me because they are more comfortable, and I weight that so high, that it makes the 2x cost still be a better value.

 

However to someone who could care less about comfort (or find the MD's as comfortable as anything needs to be), then there value equation would yield different results.

 

Are the AD's better then the MD's? Just about everyone seems to think so. There value however, only you can answer.


Edited by JeremyR - 12/17/13 at 11:19am
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OK, are the AD's really better then the MD's?

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Originally Posted by K-Otar View Post
 

OK, are the AD's really better then the MD's?

 

I have not listened to either, and have ordered the AD, all I can do is be an arrogate for the tremendous amount of research I have done (if someone wrote something searchable about the AD's on the internet, I have read it).

 

The short of it is the AD's are more comfortable, better looking, and more accurate, at the expense of some base response. I know of two people who have stated they would take the MD's over the AD's (kstuart being one of them), and everyone else I have seen talk about them seem to find the AD's to be a better headphone. Many say they are one of the best closed back headphones made.


Edited by JeremyR - 12/17/13 at 11:47am
post #4588 of 7970
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post

 

The short of it is the AD's are more comfortable,

The Alpha Dogs are definitely not more comfortable than the Mad Dogs.  They both use the same pads (which are generally considered amongst the most comfortable pads), and the Mad Dogs are noticeably lighter.

 

It's probably similar to HE-400 vs HE-500 in many respects, with the former being lighter, more bass, and less expensive than the latter.

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 I know of two people who have stated they would take the MD's over the AD's (kstuart being one of them),

I said "if I could only have one headphone".


Edited by kstuart - 12/17/13 at 12:31pm
post #4589 of 7970
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

The Alpha Dogs are definitely not more comfortable than the Mad Dogs.  They both use the same pads (which are generally considered amongst the most comfortable pads), and the Mad Dogs are noticeably lighter.

 

It's probably similar to HE-400 vs HE-500 in many respects, with the former being lighter, more bass, and less expensive than the latter.

 

I said "if I could only have one headphone".

 

 

So if you have to choose one, you will choose the MD over the AD, correct?

post #4590 of 7970
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

 

I said "if I could only have one headphone".

 

 

If you could only have one pair of headphone, and you pick headphone X over Y, does that not imply you feel X is a better overall headphone for you?

 

Not sure where the debate even exists this time.

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