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I saw that the MrSpeakers site gives the lead time as 4 days now, is that still accurate?

A lot of people must have the Alpha Dog by now but I haven't seen many impressions.
I got my Alpha Dogs within 3 days of ordering them.
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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:


 
A interesting group Storm Corrosion, thanks for sharing smily_headphones1.gif
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^^Storm Corrosion, Reddog, thanks guys, RD-also listen to a lot of classic rock, classical and jazz, I love Thelonious Monk! I will wait till I get some more experience before I write anything definitive, but Man the Lyr 2/Alpha Dog combination is magic! CS- I am also on the list for the traveling HE560's, think I am in the 4 or 5 slot for the East list. We will need to compare notes, I have also read that the Lyr/560 combination excells.

Have a great night!
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
 

I saw that the MrSpeakers site gives the lead time as 4 days now, is that still accurate?

 

A lot of people must have the Alpha Dog by now but I haven't seen many impressions.


Mine went from processing to shipped within 11 hours.

post #7610 of 8397
+1, ordered, shipped next day, here (Kentucky) in 3 days.
post #7611 of 8397
Listening to Eric Claptons Rainbow Concert, had the 8 Track along time ago, on a distant planet, and it is sounding wonderful through the 'Dogs. I know it's become cliché, but I am hearing new things throughout my collection, a flute in the John Mellancamp mix, a percussion instrument unheard before of this disc, I am loving these HP's!
post #7612 of 8397
We are in stock but sometimes a color or cable may briefly get back ordered. So usually we ship within one raking day.
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Sure beats the 10 weeks I waited... =p

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Sure beats the 10 weeks I waited... =p

 

Them feels

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During some higher notes something vibrates inside my ADs. Quite bothersome.

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During some higher notes something vibrates inside my ADs. Quite bothersome.

I think i'm getting something similar, only on some frequencies, maybe it's an ortho driver thing

post #7617 of 8397
Usually vibration induced noise is induced by lower frequncies and occurs if a wire is rattling against the driver, or even another wire. We route our wires to minimize the risk of this, but if you are getting a mechanical vibration you can PM me and we will fix it right away. We have only had that happen a couple of times and changed our layout about 6-7 months ago.

I have never heard of a high frequency mechanical noise, please pm me with details and let's see if that can be figured out...
post #7618 of 8397

Got an older pair of Alphas, and I must say the hype is real.  The details are fantastic, and the mids and bass are life-like.  I don't think mine has the treats, and yes, the highs could be piercing at some point, or even sibilant, but I believe the treats will treat them (will order them soon).

 

The finishing on these headphones are really top notch.  They are just beautiful headphones, and precisely manufactured.  The comfort is fantastic, and it is very easy to fit them on my head with a great seal.

 

My wife commented on how good these headphones looked, and when I gave it to her for a listen, she went through three songs before she gave it back to me (she normally listens to one song and that was it).  She's a classically trained pianist, and plays many other instruments as well, so she has way better ears than mine.  Her first comment was that they sound very detail, and that the songs sounds "higher pitch" than normal (she means bright), so it pretty much goes in hand with every body else's opinion.

 

One note of caution though, I was driving them out of an iMod with a quickstep, so it's not the best set up.

 

Compared to my Koss ESP-950 with Stax SRM1/MkII set up, the alpha dogs seems to be even more details, but the sound isn't as warm and musical as the Koss.  The bass of the Alphas hits a little harder, but the Koss just has more presence.  The mids on both are equally great, and the Koss seems to have more natural highs.  Sound stage goes to the Koss.

 

I think I need a better setup for these alphas, and can hopefully try out a bunch of amps when a head-fi meet comes along.

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^Ambchang, mine are 4 days old and I started with no treats and moved up to two treats a side, I am moving up from a pair of HD650's, and the treats are very effective at training our Dogs. I was afraid they would "muffle" some of the Alpha Dogs marvelous transparency and that is definitely not the case. Recording after recording I am picking things up in the mix that I didn't know where there, these Dogs are reintroducing me to my entire collection. Order some Dog Treats from Dan, IMO they are an effective way to customize your Alpha Dogs to your tastes.
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We are in stock but sometimes a color or cable may briefly get back ordered. So usually we ship within one raking day.

 

Thanks, I might finally be ordering one in August. Btw, do you still have any loaner tour units going around, or is that over now?

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