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post #811 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

I couldn't do a direct comparison, but I personally think there are less differences between AD and HE-500 than there are between MD and HE-400.

And personally, I'd grab an AD over the HE-500 any day. No joke.

Even without a direct comparison, the AD was just so comfortable, so good, and so unique that it deserves that much attention away from other headphones in the same class or price range.

It's not like I'm trying to upsell the AD for Dan, by the way. It's just... I am truly wowed by the Alpha Dogs. There are just some things words can't express. If I was reading about the headphone, I'd probably be pondering the same question like you. But I saw the Alpha Dog in person, and I have seen the HE-500 in meet conditions at least twice. Alpha Dog is love at first sight. HE-500 is just... a good headphone, but not "wow, I must have this".
Stop making me consider returning the he500s I bought to buy the AD! Haha
post #812 of 8543

confused.gifbuying headphones is like the WORST thing to be indecisive about. ugghhhhh. and head-fi is the worst place to be because you learn about MORE options to decide on. Though I would have had more disappointments without this place.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 8/16/13 at 1:03pm
post #813 of 8543
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

buying headphones is like the WORST thing to be indecisive about. ugghhhhh. and head-fi is the worst place to be because you learn about MORE options to decide on. Though I would have had more disappointments without this place.
agreed
post #814 of 8543

Instead of all this HE-500 comparison. I'm more interested in the Alphas vs. TH600.

 

I realize the TH600 is more expensive ($800 from Japan direct), but still an interesting comparison IMO.

 

Yes, as a former D2000 owner I'm also fully aware that the TH600 is only semi-closed. But I wouldn't mind that most times because it does still gives some isolation and the leakage is much lower than a fully open haedphone.

post #815 of 8543
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

confused.gifbuying headphones is like the WORST thing to be indecisive about. ugghhhhh. and head-fi is the worst place to be because you learn about MORE options to decide on. Though I would have had more disappointments without this place.

The main question is what is your use ?    In your case, you mentioned being a musician (modern music), and professional use headphones can be different than home use headphones.  Sometimes headphones that are very far from "neutral" and "balanced" can be helpful to hear clearly what that keyboard guy is doing.

 

As such, the difference of open vs closed for HE-400 vs Mad Dog 3.2 is more than any other difference.

 

In my case, the isolation of the Mad Dog 3.2 and the greater comfort (for my head), make it superior to the HE-400 for my use.  I also find it superior in some sound qualities, such as timbre and clarity of texture.  The HE-400 has more air and open-ness and a deeper sound stage - which is why the Alpha Dog is interesting, because it also has more air and open sound than the Mad Dog, and thus strengthens the two weakest areas of the Mad Dog.

post #816 of 8543

As somebody who's putting his monies together for a pre-order of the Alpha Dogs (and proud owner of the Mad Dogs) after merely hearing them at Headmasters at California Audio Show - I wanted to share my show coverage at Part-Time Audiophile as I give Dan props in the piece.

 

HERE'S A LINK

 

Hope you guys enjoy!

 

I can't WAIT to add the Alpha Dogs to my headphone arsenal!!!!

 

BRAVO Dan,

BRAVO

post #817 of 8543

well tbh the he-400 and the custom one pro have my least fav mids of any hp. the edginess of the he-400 gave easier detail detection. Not to say that the t50 modd I heard was the same as the md but I could feel a piano and get lost in vocals way easier than the metallic he-400. HD650 n t50 having my fav mids. besides being dark they were like opposites to me.

 

I would reserve the he-400 for electronic production sessions which I will be doing a lot and the MD for overall writing sessions. Then the upgraded MD(AD) for mixing reference and future writing sessions because of its technicalities and lack of sibilance.


Edited by grizzlybeast - 8/16/13 at 3:34pm
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I'm just wondering if the he500 + emotiva is more worth my money than the alpha dog and an equal amp. Would the alpha dog be able to be used with the emotiva? Also, would it scale as much as the he500 will off of high power amps? So many questions such little time, just so curious and the problem is not many people can help me out here because of the limited amount of listening done on the AD. UGH why do I stay on headfi to learn about these other options!!! I can still return my he500 to Amazon but with little time left.
Edited by Nimzerz - 8/16/13 at 4:03pm
post #819 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

I'm just wondering if the he500 + emotiva is more worth my money than the alpha dog and an equal amp. Would the alpha dog be able to be used with the emotiva? Also, would it scale as much off of amount as the he500 will? So many questions such little time, just so curious and the problem is not many people can help me out here because of the limited amount of listening done on the AD. UGH why do I stay on headfi to learn about these other options!!! I can still return my he500 to Amazon but with little time left.

ofcourse u could use the and emotive ...thatss what I have.

post #820 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

I'm just wondering if the he500 + emotiva is more worth my money than the alpha dog and an equal amp. Would the alpha dog be able to be used with the emotiva? Also, would it scale as much as the he500 will off of high power amps? So many questions such little time, just so curious and the problem is not many people can help me out here because of the limited amount of listening done on the AD. UGH why do I stay on headfi to learn about these other options!!! I can still return my he500 to Amazon but with little time left.

 

Sure why not.  I use my Mad Dogs 3.2 with the Emo right now.  Both will do really well on the Emo.  However, you are more likely to get a hisssss with the HE-500,  The Mad Dogs takes that power and spits it back in that amps face.  No problem at all.

post #821 of 8543
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Sure why not.  I use my Mad Dogs 3.2 with the Emo right now.  Both will do really well on the Emo.  However, you are more likely to get a hisssss with the HE-500,  The Mad Dogs takes that power and spits it back in that amps face.  No problem at all.
Will the emotiva do the same amount to the ad as the he500 though? Or will one get more out of it?
post #822 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post


Will the emotiva do the same amount to the ad as the he500 though? Or will one get more out of it?

Didn't get that...  Say again.

post #823 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post


Will the emotiva do the same amount to the ad as the he500 though? Or will one get more out of it?

The emotiva is more than enough for both headphones. You would have no problems with either other than the mentioned hissing on the he500.

 

He is saying that the MD can handle that power better without issues. But when played loud enough it would become unnoticeable.

post #824 of 8543
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

The emotiva is more than enough for both headphones. You would have no problems with either other than the mentioned hissing on the he500.

He is saying that the MD can handle that power better without issues. But when played loud enough it would become unnoticeable.
thank you. I have till the end of this month till it's too late, and of course I must decide before that. I'm really considering the AD. Mainly because closed back would allow me to use it in college and maybe later down the road with roommates. Also, I know mrspeakers are considered to have great products and customer service.
post #825 of 8543
Is there a frequency response graph of it? Or can someone give me an idea of the sound signature of the phone?
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