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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 :)