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post #4756 of 8037
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Originally Posted by Valuephile View Post


I'm driving the ADs balanced with a HiFiM8 and balanced with a HM-901. Both have more than enough headroom for the balanced AD in my opinion. And both sound wonderfully neutral with just the right amount of bass IMO from the Alpha Dogs.I was a little worried because I really like the bass impact of my Denons but the Alpha Dogs do bass just right. At least for the acoustic and contemporary jazz I listen to.

I LOVE using the AD's with my HiFi-M8 via 4-pin XLR (iDevice version) Though I've been meaning to write @mgoodman  - OFF TOPIC - but I don't hear changes in the ohm switch in balanced mode - only via 1/4" and 3.5mm - and a few of us heard this -

 

But that's a terrific pairing!

I also rock it w/ my AK120 - or my E.A.R HP4 - that sounds SWEET!

 

After continuing to be wow'd by em, I'm psyched I remembered to give the AD's

a Writers Choice Award at Positive Feedback.

 

I had some fools ask - "how could you give awards to the LCD-XC AND the Alpha Dogs??

I don't think I need to explain it - as I love BOTH

 

and w/ the ALO Island!!

!

post #4757 of 8037
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Badly. The Alpha Dog exposes flaws quite clearly, to the point that I thought it was an issue with the Alpha Dog. In short, you may find yourself throwing a lot of music away just because of the Alpha Dog.

 

 

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

In my opinion, based on my preferences and biases, the AD's make poorly mastered material sound really poorly mastered.  I pretty much reserve the AD's for the best of my collection.  For everything else, I have my Grado's.

 

However, I do think I need to listen to some Bathory, or some old Celtic Frost with the AD's.  You know, to round out this opinion...

i'm not listening to the raw cave metal, but still compare to genres like pop or electronics it is harsh a bit.

something like this:

http://sadhaka108.bandcamp.com/album/terma-2

and upwards(better recorded\mastered) i think its the lowest i can go as for "raw black".

http://i4.minus.com/iGpBq9axhdtPv.png

 

thanks for the reply's.

post #4758 of 8037
That's my impression as well. the Alpha Dog doesn't take bright recordings too well, in that it sounds zingy, which was the only real flaw I find in the Alpha Dog's sound signature. Not it's fault per se, but it basically makes many songs harder to listen to.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/27/13 at 2:16am
post #4759 of 8037
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That's my impression as well. the Alpha Dog doesn't take bright recordings too well, in that it sounds zingy, which was the only real flaw I find in the Alpha Dog's sound signature. Not it's fault per se, but it basically makes many songs harder to listen to.

even what i linked in the picture? if so what can i do? is there any alternative if at all?

i really hoped for this to be my next cans, now i'm clueless.

post #4760 of 8037

You can try the Mad Dog or pair the Alpha Dog with tube amps to make the combo darker, smoother, warmer than usual I think.


Edited by LoveKnight - 12/27/13 at 3:14am
post #4761 of 8037
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post
 

You can try the Mad Dog or pair the Alpha Dog with tube amp to make the combo darker than usual I think.

 

 That looks like a good idea. I was already thinking about modding the Alphas...

 

 

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Originally Posted by Deicide3 View Post
 

even what i linked in the picture? if so what can i do? is there any alternative if at all?

i really hoped for this to be my next cans, now i'm clueless.

 

 

 What amp are you using the Alpha Dog with?

 

 

 Maybe Dan (MrSpeakers) could give us a hint on how to tame the trebles for the ones with more sensitive ears, like myself?

post #4762 of 8037

i do not have mad dog, shure srh840 and aune t1.

i'm looking for an upgrade for the past few months.

post #4763 of 8037
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Originally Posted by Deicide3 View Post
 

i do not have mad dog, shure srh840 and aune t1.

i'm looking for an upgrade for the past few months.

Oops, my mistake.

 

Anyway, I'm still undecided about the Alpha for the same reason you are: the sometimes harsh trebles some users have been mentioning.

post #4764 of 8037

One other way is try to EQ the Alpha Dog and it's free but try to pair with tube amps could result better.

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In your opinion, AlphaDog owners, what headphone's do you think comes close it (really similar headphone), but has more bass presence/bass colouration. I think its that time where I am feeling curious and still waiting for the AlphaDog upgrade opportunity.

post #4766 of 8037
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

In your opinion, AlphaDog owners, what headphone's do you think comes close it (really similar headphone), but has more bass presence/bass colouration. I think its that time where I am feeling curious and still waiting for the AlphaDog upgrade opportunity.

...Errr...Mad Dogs maybe? Not exactly the same or course or the Mad Dogs would just be called Alpha Dogs but you did say more bass presence/colouration.

post #4767 of 8037
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

In your opinion, AlphaDog owners, what headphone's do you think comes close it (really similar headphone), but has more bass presence/bass colouration. I think its that time where I am feeling curious and still waiting for the AlphaDog upgrade opportunity.

This might be off topic...

 

But if you used an EQ to make the Alpha Dogs more bass heavy, how is that any different then if Dan had tuned them to be bass heavy?

post #4768 of 8037
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
 

This might be off topic...

 

But if you used an EQ to make the Alpha Dogs more bass heavy, how is that any different then if Dan had tuned them to be bass heavy?

+1000

 

Although, for me the best way to increase bass is to slightly decrease upper frequencies.  I'm from the school of: it's better to cut than to boost.

post #4769 of 8037
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's my impression as well. the Alpha Dog doesn't take bright recordings too well, in that it sounds zingy, which was the only real flaw I find in the Alpha Dog's sound signature. Not it's fault per se, but it basically makes many songs harder to listen to.

 

Precisely.

 

Poorly mastered rock is not really nice with the ADs. On some song, the treble emphasis makes the hiss really loud. The HE-6 doesn't despite it's elevated treble (must be in a different region).

 

Actually, the LCD-X has a similar balance to the ADs but more (thick) bass and the smoky Audeze sound. I'm not quite sure - as I don't have the ADs on hand anymore - but from memory, the ADs are actually more airy sounding than the Xs.

 

Greed might comment on that later.

post #4770 of 8037
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Originally Posted by JeremyR View Post
 

This might be off topic...

 

But if you used an EQ to make the Alpha Dogs more bass heavy, how is that any different then if Dan had tuned them to be bass heavy?


I haven't had the pleasure of listening to the Alpha Dogs yet, so I do not know. I do own the Mad Dogs and have asked the same question. I know many feel the bass to be quite sufficient and anything beyond what it gives is considered bass heavy.I guess my question, specifically for the AlphaDogs to be on topic, is there such a headphone that exists (besides the Mad Dogs), that have slightly more emphasis on the bass, but still exhibits clear separation from the low end, mid range, and high end that I *think* the Alpha Dogs do (i.e. the low end does not bleed into the vocals). Is such a thing possible? Is such a thing always bass heavy? Am I in the wrong thread :)

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