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Now if only I could stop the "microphonics" or noise transmission into the headphones from the cable rubbing my shirt, I'd be a happy boy.

What cable did you go with?  Or did you DIY it?  

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What cable did you go with?  Or did you DIY it?  


I bought a French Silk cable from Q-Audio.

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While I don't notice any sibilance issues with the ADs, there are times when you hit a high piano note or certain areas on a guitar that have a thicker tone you can hear a slight crunchiness or glare. I feel like this is typical of the TR50P driver. I've noticed the same phenomenon with the Smeggy Thunderpants -- yet worse. The ADs with Doggytreats™ have pretty much made this a non-issue because it's only with certain songs and not as common as with the Thunderpants.


Edited by Mullet - 8/4/14 at 4:57pm
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Haven't been on this thread in a while, but I wanna say that the midnight black AD looks.... delicious. Wish I could afford it.

I don't wanna go through 1000 pages, but have there been graphs about what the Treats tuning does to the AD? What does it look like in it's warmest settings?
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^They will included in the upcoming InerFidelty review.
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^They will included in the upcoming InerFidelty review.

 

Looking forward to what Tyll has to say. Thanks for the heads up.

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Does anyone have a suggestion for an aftermarket balanced (dual XLR) cable that is 10' and not cost as much as a Mad Dog?

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Does anyone have a suggestion for an aftermarket balanced (dual XLR) cable that is 10' and not cost as much as a Mad Dog?
The Norne Vanquish cable, 10 foot, dual xlr cable, for about 260, depending upon what xlr connection you choose.
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There is an ebay seller who does custom cables that are reasonable. He's got good reviews though I haven't purchased from him. Just search for Alpha Dog Headphone Cable. 

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Recieved my upgraded Maddog>Alpha cans from Mr Speakers yesterday. Open up the box and was smitten by the jewel that I was holding in my hands. The fit and finish was impeccable! Fired up my Olive one with Woo Audio WA-6SE amplifier,and glories music pour forth. Love the way the bass is played out by the Alpha cans. Tight and fast with a nice reverberation. The mids was nice,very nice. Just the way I like it,transparent with a hint of dark flavor. The highs has no sibilance whatsoever,It was smooth. What can I say,I'm loving my dogs very much. Looks like my idea of getting the LCD - X will be put on hold indefinitely. 

Thank you Dan and team for speeding up the upgrade and shipping it fast. Thank you and keep up the good work. You bring a lot of pleasure to our stressful human lives..
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There is an ebay seller who does custom cables that are reasonable. He's got good reviews though I haven't purchased from him. Just search for Alpha Dog Headphone Cable. 

If you are purchasing a cable for comfort reasons alone and not for any technical improvements I could see a braided cable being much more comfortable than the stock cable. There are higher end cable manufacturers who use material in the copper that is purer with less grain boundaries that theoretically proves to have better conductivity. With a higher grade cable you will for sure get improved sound but not by the changes people exaggerate them to be. They are still worth it IMO

 

EDIT: I think it would be neat if Mr. Speakers teamed up with a cable manufacturer to provide options besides the current stock cable. I think the idea would catch on pretty quickly and my reason being is that braided cables are much more comfortable and flexible and the idea of purer grade copper would spawn more peoples interest. I don't want to get anyone involved in the old "cables don't make a difference debate" because my ears hear what they hear but the option for purer copper or silver combination would be nice with comfort being my main reason to have a cable upgrade.


Edited by wahsmoh - 8/5/14 at 4:01pm
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yeah.. It's summer. It's too hot, but... I can't take off- :basshead:

 

Cowon P1 and the AD. What a nice pair!

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The AD is fairly neutral. Bass is a bit elevated below 100Hz, but with fairly low harmonic distortion and overall done tastefully. This is adjustable anyway with the port screw, though best done if you are careful and know what you're doing.

 

Even with dots and the felt, there there can still be a bit of elevation and/or unevenness in the 6-10KHz area, though rarely a problem since you can tweak the sound with the dots and felt discs. I think most users can find a balance they really like. In the grand scheme of things, it's hard to find a perfect headphone here...I think there may be better near this price range, but the AD sounds good and is a good value nonetheless. I think one might be able to make it better or close to perfect-ish with further, front tweaks and mods (I will experiment with this soon). Not to mention, there is bound to be some level of variation from unit to unit due to the T50RP drivers. Dan gets it pretty close, though.

 

I plan on doing a full review, with extensive measurements, in the near future. I'll also post any good or interesting results I find through front damping experiments, and I plan to keep it all reversible. Maybe I won't find anything, though. :P

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Looking forward to testing the Alpha Dogs with Hugo this weekend.

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Looking forward to testing the Alpha Dogs with Hugo this weekend.

 

I'd be interested to hear your impressions. I tried the ADs with the Hugo when the Hugo was launched in Japan in Feb earlier this year. But I'll hold my -very brief- thoughts until after you've tried and shared it here.

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