Don't think so. ^^
Black won the secondary color contest. The only other color produced was an accidental one.
I just had a short, but interesting listen to the Alpha Dogs. I was listening the "Lock Howl" off of the Storm Corrosion Blu-Ray on my main speaker system (Ohm Micro Walsh Talls with an Emotiva sub). This is definitely an inexpensive but exquisite set-up that has amazing detail and soundstage. Anyway, I was listening to the DTS-Master mix, and said to myself, "It's too bad my headphones can't sound this good."
I stopped the track, put the Alpha's on, and played it again. I still under-estimate these headphones, even though I've had them since the first batch went out late last year. True, they can't compete to the open, room-filling sound of omni directional speakers like the Ohm's, but then again, nothing can.
But it was all there- the soundstage, the detail, the sound of the pick on the strings of the guitar. Even the imaging was spot-on (for a headphone).
Anyway, I am expecting the Grado GS1000 e's tomorrow, and I'm on the tour for the Hifiman HE-560's, which are due to me in about 3 weeks. I'm going to put the Alpha's against both of these high-end cans, and write an review/comparison. I notice there aren't very many reviews for these so far, and it's time I added my 2 cents.
Here's a link to the song, if anyone's interested:
Tomita? Uriah Heep?
Dude, that's like my infinite playlist!
SWSPIERS, the comparison you mentioned -- the Alpha Dogs with the HD560 and the Grado -- would be very very interesting. Of course, the HD560 and the Grados are open headphones and would likely have a more open sound, but it will be very interesting to see how they compare in other ways. Look forward to your review.
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