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post #7876 of 7930

I do agree, the any quality issues in the source material will result in adjusting the EQ so the AD are useable and since my material is bit dodgy i have use 2xDT or is it my ears 

post #7877 of 7930
Does anybody use a Chord Hugo with their Alpha Dog?
post #7878 of 7930

It could be your pair has a bit less bass out-of-the-box than mine, though what I hear on mine isn't too far off the tour pair I tested a while back, and Tyll's measurements indicate the AD should have at least a subtle bass boost. Unless your pair already has the vents mostly opened, you probably have room to increase the bass. This may also affect treble to your liking.

 

As long as you are EQing treble down on the AD, it should have no ill effect and might not even be worth further looking into the felt pads. They do, after all, mostly just bump down the treble response in a fairly even fashion.

post #7879 of 7930
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As long as you are EQing treble down on the AD, it should have no ill effect and might not even be worth further looking into the felt pads. They do, after all, mostly just bump down the treble response in a fairly even fashion.

Thanks. Do you use Vali to drive AD?

post #7880 of 7930

Vali work OK with the AD, though I think it can sometimes make orthos sound ever so slightly thinner than they should (dunno why). I prefer the AD from my vintage Sansui 5000A.

post #7881 of 7930

Love the way the Sansui 5000 A looks takes me back to my youth

post #7882 of 7930
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

Instead of an open headphone and/or re-hashing more T50RP driver usage, I'd prefer a new design, new drivers, etc... (I basically think we have heard the limit of those Fostex drivers and anything else that might be squeezed will be minimal).

 

So come on Dan! ;)

I think that this is very interesting, but in a different thread.  Seems like finding a driver that is an improvement over the T50RP driver is the most important part of the equation, as the 3D printing for the cup appears to give Dan a lot of flexibility in the cup design.

post #7883 of 7930

the question is what is the basic sound signature required from a different diver type and what tuning would we want from Dan

so do we want better more defined sound stage and do we want more detailed mids and highs or more forgiving with poor source files. I suppose the question is what is missing from the AD ? what would make them more much better ?

post #7884 of 7930

Here's my opinion:  Dan should just keep doing whatever he wants to do.  He'd go both crazy and broke trying to create custom sounding headphones for users.  If you like what he creates, use it.  If you don't there are about a half million other options in the world.

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Originally Posted by Ableza View Post
 

Here's my opinion:  Dan should just keep doing whatever he wants to do.  He'd go both crazy and broke trying to create custom sounding headphones for users.  If you like what he creates, use it.  If you don't there are about a half million other options in the world.

 

HA-LAY-LU-YAH!  

 

No disrespect but this is the Alpha Dog thread.  I don't mind being a little off topic if it has something to do with the AD like cables, amps, DAPs, sources, music...blah blah.  Lets not imagine what Dan can do.

post #7886 of 7930
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HA-LAY-LU-YAH!  

 

No disrespect but this is the Alpha Dog thread.  I don't mind being a little off topic if it has something to do with the AD like cables, amps, DAPs, sources, music...blah blah.  Lets not imagine what Dan can do.

:D because of the AD I no longer have any urges to spend more money on headphones. But now I keep asking myself if I need a portable setup so I can hear my AD in the library and not just at home...

post #7887 of 7930

Using FiiO X5 with the AD it works well, however needs a little bit more power going to test FiiO E12 to see if that gives a better result

post #7888 of 7930
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Using FiiO X5 with the AD it works well, however needs a little bit more power going to test FiiO E12 to see if that gives a better result

Very nice. I am looking for the most affordable portable amp/DAC combo that can put out power like my stationary amp.

post #7889 of 7930

AD can deliver so better the DAP the better the result so the X5 ($350)  was the best i could afford (AK 240 $2500), however, form the FiiO E12 ($150) thread I understood that the cheaper X3 ($200)  is very close to SQ and then you can spend a little more on the amp. I dont have much choice in Dubai and FiiO was the only product that I could test and I found it to be tuneful enough for me to buy. 

post #7890 of 7930

I can report that the iFi micro iDSD works great with the Alpha Dog. The very slight bass boost and crossfeed work well with the AD if you want to make it just a little more "fun."

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