Alpha Dog Tip:
I did some experimenting recently with the position of the Alpha Dogs on my head, while listening.
The User Manual suggests turning the pads 10 degrees, and for me, that would match the angle between the vertical line of my ears versus the vertical line of my head.
However, I tried a larger angle and found that a larger angle was able to seal better at the point behind my ears, where my jaw meets my skull.
When I did that, the existing slight emphasis to upper mid and treble vanished, and now the overall balance is more like the Mad Dog (not identical but less of a difference in frequency balance than I found at first).
Flat, neutral headphones seems to be very dependent on having them placed just right on your head - because if you have something wrong, then the bass response will be too low (and you will think "these headphones suck"). Whereas with "fun" headphones that have boosted bass, if you have them placed wrong, you just lose most of the boost, but it still sounds pretty good.
(I am also finding that if you have a good EQ like on Jriver MediaCenter, you can also get some of the same "fun but not flat" sound on the Alpha Dog (that you get on the Mad Dog) by boosting the bass by a few db - somewhere like 100hz or 150hz.)
Thanks for hint. I knew they sound different depending of position, but I couldn't decide which position is best. Like you say around 10 degrees, and bottom of pads should touch where jaw connects to skull. Yep, it is better sound. However did you not notice that they don't grip very well in that position - I mean they feel like they were to fall of.