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post #7576 of 8339

When I first for my AD's last year, I also had similar issues and virtually no bass.  A simple adjustment of the pads was all that was needed.

 

For any reading this and wondering if it's hard to get a good and reliable seal- it really isn't.  I only had to adjust once, many months ago, and I've had absolutely no issues since then.

post #7577 of 8339

Yup, once you get the right adjustment down (easier for some than others), it shouldn't give you any further problems.

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Originally Posted by hans030390 View Post
 

Yup, once you get the right adjustment down (easier for some than others), it shouldn't give you any further problems.

In the instructions it recommends to move the pads back about 10 degrees to seal against your jaw line. It improved comfort for me as well. You can also tilt the leather headband if needed with the alignment of your pads

post #7579 of 8339
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Mhmm
I understand that planars are less efficient
According to my friend's calculations from the Fiio's specs, the X5 should have enough juice to drive them.
The only thing I have at home with juice would be my receiver for speakers which is decent (I'll try it when I get home and see if I still have the same issues)

 

The X5 can indeed drive the Alphas, as well as the AK100 MK2... they don't excel on either of these though... I like my ADs with more power even if it is coming from a good (but slightly flawed) Schiit Magni.

 

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I got the discs and such =]
The receipt says April 2014 at least so it's very recent.
Also, hopefully I didn't shock people with my previous comments.
I unplugged all the cables, took off the pads, reassembled all that and now it sounds fine with the X5.... Sooooo, not sure what happened =S

 

Also, I mentioned this bit before, for some reason my brain takes longer to "Set" when changing from my dynamics to the Alpha Dogs so you might have been experiencing something similar (i.e. it sounds under-whelming initially and then you "warm up" to them and they sound expectacular.)

 

Enjoy your ADs.

post #7580 of 8339
Trying to be patient, Alpha Dogs are on the Fedex Truck.....somewhere between Paducah and my house.........😬...................................come on FedEx.........is it noon yet.......................
post #7581 of 8339
They are here!!!!!!!!!!!! Le Sacre du Printemps/Bernstein sounds wonderful, be back in a few hours, time now for my Alpha Dogs and ears to get acquainted 😘
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Don't know about X5 but RWAK100 has just enough power to drive Alpha Dogs and you better try Dog Treats before you decide to sell your Alpha Dogs

I totally agree.

The first time I listen to the AD was at AXPONA this year. My first impression was that they were a little to bright for my taste and actually like better the MD. When Dan asked me my opinion he immediately placed a DT in each side of the AD and asked me to try them again. Wow! now the sound was just perfect for me and fell in love with them so couple of week later I ordered my pair and I am loving them driven by my McIntosh MHA-100.

post #7583 of 8339

The DT's and pads make a notable and substantial difference.  Mine came with 2 dots on each side out of the box.  I haven't adjusted my bass screws at all, mostly because an idiot friend thought the sticker with numbers on it was trash, but I took off one dot and use one pad per side, sounds perfect to me with no harshness and not veiled sounding at all.  

 

Would definitely suggest as others have said, tweak it a bit and see if you can get them to sound to your liking, the customization is really fun and makes the headphones that much more enjoyable in my personal opinion.

post #7584 of 8339

I don't think I'm in the minority when I say that my Alpha Dogs sound fantastic as shipped.  No need for tweaking or adjusting.  They are the best sounding set of headphones I've ever used.  YMMV.

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I don't think I'm in the minority when I say that my Alpha Dogs sound fantastic as shipped.  No need for tweaking or adjusting.  They are the best sounding set of headphones I've ever used.  YMMV.

 

Nope, you're definitely not in the minority. Dan and his team have worked some serious magic and they sound amazing straight out of the box.

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I don't think I'm in the minority when I say that my Alpha Dogs sound fantastic as shipped.  No need for tweaking or adjusting.  They are the best sounding set of headphones I've ever used.  YMMV.

I totally agree. Despite all the praise, I still consider them to be under—rated
post #7587 of 8339
^^^Ableza, a big +1, your advice led me to the Alpha Dogs. I have had mine all of 4 hours now and I agree (though I have put a in one Dog Treat per side). I am fairly new to HeadFi, not to Audiophilia, but these AD's are the best I have ever heard. I really didn't understand when others referred to the HD650's as "grainy", now I know what they were referring too. With the Alpha Dogs the music rises out of a deep, silent "blackness". Sound staging and imaging are excellent, closed-back, no problem. With the Wyrd>Modi>Lyr 2, these baby's rock, it's early, but I don't see why anyone would want to mess with the bass adjustment.

MrSpeakers/Dan, well done, these are exceptional headphones, more to come after some serious listening.
post #7588 of 8339
More listening, not able to do any critical listening. Wading through guilty pleasures, damn that Chris Isaak can sing......feeln' Wicked Game, then onto a bit of AC/DC Live, Angus is in excellent form.......Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers have me Moanin'..... Elvis Costello and I got problems with those Angels Wearn' Our Red Shoes......like, no love the Alpha Dogs! Big thanks to MrSpeakers/Dan for reintroducing me to my music!
post #7589 of 8339
Is it possible to desolder the 1/4 trs and solder on a 4 pin xlr for the stock cable?
post #7590 of 8339
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Is it possible to desolder the 1/4 trs and solder on a 4 pin xlr for the stock cable?

Anything is possible... but why not just order a balanced cable from MrSpeakers?

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