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post #5896 of 8699

Count me in for sure!!!

post #5897 of 8699
I took some photos of the modifications in case anyone would be interested in them in the future.

The overall package:


The felt discs are installed in the earpad:


The adhesive side of the "dot":
* you can see some of the 3D-printed parts in white; pretty neat I think


The "dot" installed on the Alpha Dog:

Edited by miceblue - 2/20/14 at 11:59pm
post #5898 of 8699

Ah, very nice. I'll be sure to give them a good listen!

post #5899 of 8699

Wow. AD's are now an upgradable headphone. Incredible :)

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post
 

A little fine-tuning has been done on the Alphas.  

 

A few owners found the treble to be a little peaky.  While most owners and reviewers seemed very happy, I always listen to positive and negative feedback to try to do better.  I started working on an ear-side adjustment to tame the treble, but I thought it might be both fun and productive to bring someone from the community to work on this as well.  

 

With his deep roots in the T50 tuning, BlueMonkeyFlyer seemed a good fellow to contact, and he kindly agreed to take a look.  Fortunately, he had done tests earlier on something directly related to our needs and had an insight to create a tuning square, which we'll call the BMD (BlueMonkeyDot).  The BMD started shipping on Alphas shipped starting Feb 10.  A big thanks to BMF for his support on this!

 


Many people like their Alpha Dogs as is, so it's important to remember that due to ear shape, hearing, music choice and equipment not everyone will feel the treble needs adjustment at all.  But if you do own a set and want to smooth or step down the treble, we will have an "Alpha Dog Obedience Kit" up on our website for $14.99 plus shipping (this just covers our cost).  

 

The kit will include 4 dots, allowing 1 or 2 to be applied to each side of the headphone.  It will also include two felt tuning discs to insert under the Alpha Pads for those who prefer a slightly darker sound.  The Obedience Kit will be available on our website at the end of next week.  Sonically, you should expect:

 

1) Smoother treble

2) Somewhat larger soundstage

3) A bit more bass punch

 

4) Improved "black space"

It's a no-tools, 3 minute upgrade, and it's fully reversible if you don't prefer the sound.  We'll post a YoutTube video to show how easy the tuning is early next week.  

 

A big thanks to BMF!  

 

P.S. MiceBlue got a preview set of the adjustments, and perhaps can share his experience.  

how do i order this from the website? am going to purchase the alpha dog today.. 

 

thanks!

post #5901 of 8699
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Originally Posted by deafanddumb View Post


I wonder if you'd mind, being also UK based....and that you're the only person I've found with both types of headphone I'm looking at for office use and maybe a little portable use, how the alpha compare with the T5p's? I'd be very grateful to know...thank you

I'll give them a go at the weekend and post

post #5902 of 8699
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Originally Posted by hydesg View Post
 

how do i order this from the website? am going to purchase the alpha dog today.. 

 

thanks!

will order as soon as available...

post #5903 of 8699

I remember waiting on purpose before putting myself into the upgrade list. Now I think that might have been a mistake. Underestimated the huge demand. 

post #5904 of 8699

Interesting upgrade.  I tend to cut the treble a bit in JRiver, so this might be an even better solution!

post #5905 of 8699

Hey guys, don't forget to vote for Mr. Speakers for the fedex grant. It's linked on the front page of headfi. Just 150 more to get 1000!!

post #5906 of 8699

Thanks for the tip and DONE!

post #5907 of 8699
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

"Alpha Dog Obedience Kit" seems a bit of a mouthful to me though. I was thinking it would be something along the lines of a "Dog Biscuit" since the felt discs reminded me of biscuits for some reason, hahaha.

Nice mod, and why not just call the series "Dog Treats" to include any mods or accessories related to both the Mad Dog and Alpha Dog?

post #5908 of 8699
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Originally Posted by hydesg View Post

how do i order this from the website? am going to purchase the alpha dog today.. 

thanks!

All phones now have one or two. We tune to a specific sound, some phones like a little more dot than others.

The kit will be available to order in a week, so it's less likely to be needed on a new phone. I would order the phone and then the kit if you feel any adjustment is desirable. Wouldn't want you to waste your $.

Dan
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I wish I had an AD to test out the Obedience kit. I love the AD as is, but I do like some extra bass and warmth from time to time...
post #5910 of 8699

I'm not touching mine.  I like them just the way they are.  I'm not sure how you could shelve the treble and increase the sound stage at the same time.

 

However, I really trust BMF - he's been at this a long time. 

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