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 :)
I would say the closest thing to what you're looking for is the Thunderpants. Good luck getting a pair made by Smeggy -- there are other threads that address this so look elsewhere for details. But if bass is what you're looking for then try and find a pair used on the forums. They have way more bass impact than the Alphadogs. The mids are great. High end... well I think they're in the same boat as the Alphas. The high end can be a bit rough with certain music. Some people feel they sound like you are in a tunnel or something. Some music it seems more apparent than others. Piano notes can have this weird harsh edge to them. When I think of Planars I don't think of high end (treble). Maybe you'd want HiFiMan's HE-6 or HE-500 for that. Overall, I love 'em for some types of music -- think electronic and some rock.