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post #5911 of 8127

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 #5912 of 8127

Thanks for the tip and DONE!

post #5913 of 8127
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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 #5914 of 8127
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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
post #5915 of 8127
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 #5916 of 8127

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. 

post #5917 of 8127
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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.

 

 

 

I'm thinking like some speakers with the grill on or off.  I've heard some that have pin point, in your face, forward sounding tweeters without the grill and with the grill on they sound airy and spacious.  The speaker sounding invisible.  If you close your eyes you can point out the placement of the band but not the speakers.

post #5918 of 8127

Just a quick question guys. If I found the Mad Dogs single-ended didn't sound as good on my amp versus the balanced mad dog I acquired, I am just wondering if it makes sense just purchasing the alpha dogs with balanced.

 

The only reason I am hesitant is that I am not sure if I will keep the Alpha Dogs, and the resale and demand seems to be more tricky for balanced headphones.

post #5919 of 8127
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

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. 

 

There is a physics explanation I won't go into but the short story is that Fostex's materials have some variations that cause peakiness in treble output on some but not all phones, and it can vary by lot.  The peaks are narrow, they are not on every headphone, they are within spec, and they are at a frequency that some people are sensitive to, and others are perhaps not.  


But we're OCD about continuous improvement and I know many of you share our passion for this, so we thought the best thing to do was just put it on the table in a way that is fun, reversible, and customizable.

 

The BMD reduces two specific peaks by 2-3 dB with only about a 0.5dB decrease in the overall treble. Unlike the BMD the felt discs act like a broad band filter, trimming about 1dB off the highs for each disc to create a darker sound, if that's your preference.  They work with or without a BMD installed.

 

Ears and taste differ widely, and in fact ear shape and geometry have an effect on whether you perceive a peak or not.  If you are happy leave it alone! 

post #5920 of 8127
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Just a quick question guys. If I found the Mad Dogs single-ended didn't sound as good on my amp versus the balanced mad dog I acquired, I am just wondering if it makes sense just purchasing the alpha dogs with balanced.

 

The only reason I am hesitant is that I am not sure if I will keep the Alpha Dogs, and the resale and demand seems to be more tricky for balanced headphones.

 

The Alpha is inherently setup to support balanced or single ended, so it's only a cable change.

post #5921 of 8127
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Originally Posted by sunneebear View Post
 

 

 

I'm thinking like some speakers with the grill on or off.  I've heard some that have pin point, in your face, forward sounding tweeters without the grill and with the grill on they sound airy and spacious.  The speaker sounding invisible.  If you close your eyes you can point out the placement of the band but not the speakers.

 

Yup!

post #5922 of 8127
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Originally Posted by eac3 View Post
 

Just a quick question guys. If I found the Mad Dogs single-ended didn't sound as good on my amp versus the balanced mad dog I acquired, I am just wondering if it makes sense just purchasing the alpha dogs with balanced.

 

The only reason I am hesitant is that I am not sure if I will keep the Alpha Dogs, and the resale and demand seems to be more tricky for balanced headphones.

 

AD cables are removable and fairly cheap.  Even if you don't want to buy a new cable, going from balance to SE plug is very easy.

post #5923 of 8127
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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

 

There is a physics explanation I won't go into but the short story is that Fostex's materials have some variations that cause peakiness in treble output on some but not all phones, and it can vary by lot.  The peaks are narrow, they are not on every headphone, they are within spec, and they are at a frequency that some people are sensitive to, and others are perhaps not.  

 

OMG perfect explanation Dan! This is the exact problem I was trying to describe. There were very odd/narrow peaks that bothered me on the Mad Dog, and I thought it might be just an inherent quality of the drivers being unreliable and/or my ears being shaped weird. I sort of gave up on the Mad Dog and Alphas because I didn't want to leave it to the luck of the draw to get one without these problems.

 

I'm now seriously considering the Alpha Dog as my next headphone again. The sexy matte black is also a big plus. :D

post #5924 of 8127
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

OMG perfect explanation Dan! This is the exact problem I was trying to describe. There were very odd/narrow peaks that bothered me on the Mad Dog, and I thought it might be just an inherent quality of the drivers being unreliable and/or my ears being shaped weird. I sort of gave up on the Mad Dog and Alphas because I didn't want to leave it to the luck of the draw to get one without these problems.

 

I'm now seriously considering the Alpha Dog as my next headphone again. The sexy matte black is also a big plus. :D

 

 

The kit does work for the Mad Dog as well.

post #5925 of 8127

I should be getting my pair of Alpha Dogs soon! Do new purchases come with this mod? If not, I totally do not mind paying the minimal upgrade. I haven't heard them yet, but it feels good to know that I can change both the bass and highs immediately. Can't wait to receive mine and thanks again, MrSpeakers! 

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