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I can't imagine that graph is even remotely accurate.  It shows a 6db peak at 4k and a 12db mountain in the curve at ~7k.  People scream bloody murder about a 3db peak in the hd800's curve in that region.  Something here is amiss.

What do you know.  You're just a skeptic.

 

 

 

 

Sorry, had to do it.

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Touche!  In this case though, I'm actually among the faithful.  After following Dan's work way back when in the fostex thread, it doesn't seem like he would tune his flagships as depicted in those graphs.  I'll run a sweep when my pair arrives in a couple weeks though and will let you know if my head blows off my shoulders when I hit 7khz lol.

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So what about the graph that Dan gave us himself last couple months ago? Seem like if innerfidelity or I mean Tyll measures the Alpha Dog then we will know more precisely but I think each company has at least one or two dedicated methods to measure. At some old posts recently someone, who received a mail from Dan, showed that maybe there will be an announcement in the future about soft re-tune the Alpha Dog or some hardware upgrades but could take half of a year or longer from now.


Edited by LoveKnight - 12/24/13 at 5:19am
post #4684 of 7679
It will be sad to part with the Alpha Dog. I love almost everything about it. It, and the MD are the only two closed headphones with non-cloth pads I can basically wear all day. The AD is heavy, but the comfort is still top notch. The Alpha Pads, well, I'm sure most of you are aware of how amazing those pads are. Literally the only non-velour/alcantara pads I don't have a problem with.
post #4685 of 7679

Nice, Mad Lust Envy and I have been waiting for your review for so long until now since the Alpha Dog has been released.

post #4686 of 7679
I'll probably begin writing tonight, though it probably won't be done for a few days. Expect around 8s-8.5 all across the board, remembering that 8 = Great, and not the bastardized 8s that seem to mean 'good not great' today on the internet.
post #4687 of 7679

So I broke down and ordered a pair!  The most expensive full size headphones I've owned before are my Grado sr80i's so I'm hoping this'll be.. quite the upgrade.  I'm almost broke, now, but I'm trying to find the most reasonable amp/dac I can for $400 now.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I thought briefly about a loki+asgard-2.  Maybe it's better to just get a bifrost and worry about the amp part separately?

 

I wonder if I can lie and tell the wife I found them, because otherwise she's going to ask about price.. :D

post #4688 of 7679
From what i'm hearing myself, the AD could benefit from beefy power and a hint of warmth. I'd look into some Audio-GD, seriously. NFB 15.32 goes for like $300, and the NFB11.32 is under $400. Both will put around 2 watts for the AD. I owned the NFB5, SA-31, and Compass 2. Audio-GD is worthwhile, and a bargain for the price.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It will be sad to part with the Alpha Dog. I love almost everything about it. It, and the MD are the only two closed headphones with non-cloth pads I can basically wear all day. The AD is heavy, but the comfort is still top notch. The Alpha Pads, well, I'm sure most of you are aware of how amazing those pads are. Literally the only non-velour/alcantara pads I don't have a problem with.

This.  Most of the full-sized headphones I use (HE-500, HD650, DT770 Pro 80, HD595 (for TV)) have velour pads.  For me, leather means heat, heat means sweating, and sweating means rashes.  I've had and gotten rid of the ATH-M50 and SRH-840 for this reason.  The Mad Dogs and AH-D2000 give me no problems... and the AH-D2000 are more semi-open and don't isolate well enough to be used when you want closed headphones for that reason.  That makes the MD the only closed cans with leather pads I can use as well (and by proxy, the Alpha Dogs).

post #4690 of 7679
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

From what i'm hearing myself, the AD could benefit from beefy power and a hint of warmth. I'd look into some Audio-GD, seriously. NFB 15.32 goes for like $300, and the NFB11.32 is under $400. Both will put around 2 watts for the AD. I owned the NFB5, SA-31, and Compass 2. Audio-GD is worthwhile, and a bargain for the price.

 

This is the second recommendation I've had for the Audio-GD range, so I think I'm going to listen to the advice and go that route, thanks!

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Anyone with the AD, can you guys tell me if you hear her voice being a little sibilant here? Like when she says 'Too young' (which she says a lot in the song).

I ripped this album in WAV, so I assure you I hear it even on the CD, not just Youtube.

Just seems like one of those songs that highlights the problem area I have with the Alpha Dog's 'S' and 'T' sounds...

It may just be the recording, but I don't hear that problem with the Shure 1840, MA900, and another headphone I have. This is the only problem I have with the AD's sound. Otherwise, it's phenomenal.

Expect nothing LESS than an 8 in all aspects for me. This is overall my highest scoring headphone, if I had to score them all. My future reviews will be scoring more things, like bass/mid/treble quantity/quality.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/24/13 at 12:03pm
post #4692 of 7679
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Anyone with the AD, can you guys tell me if you hear her voice being a little sibilant here? Like when she says 'Too young' (which she says a lot in the song).

I ripped this album in WAV, so I assure you I hear it even on the CD, not just Youtube.

Just seems like one of those songs that highlights the problem area I have with the Alpha Dog's 'S' and 'T' sounds...

It may just be the recording, but I don't hear that problem with the Shure 1840, MA900, and another headphone I have. This is the only problem I have with the AD's sound. Otherwise, it's phenomenal.

Expect nothing LESS than an 8 in all aspects for me. This is overall my highest scoring headphone, if I had to score them all. My future reviews will be scoring more things, like bass/mid/treble quantity/quality.

It's the recording. I'm listening on ATH-M50's and it's pretty bad. Doesn't help that I don't like that genre...

post #4693 of 7679
The M50 has upper end harshness itself, so that's actually an M50 issue as well (I have owned/tested three different M50s, one being an LE)... like I said, I have used 3 other headphones without that tizziness, 2 which have a clean and neutral to slightly bright upper range.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/24/13 at 12:16pm
post #4694 of 7679

The mastering is bad, I hear ssss everywhere.

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Okay, I'll have to find another song. Later. Sleep time. Merry Christmas guys.

Odd though as I don't get it with the other headphones. Perhaps that the Alpha Dog is too revealing of a bad recording.

Though the 'issue' isn't ALWAYS present.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/24/13 at 12:37pm
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