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post #871 of 7930

alpha dog should be fine

 

LCD2 is like 500g without cable..

 

as long as alpha dog  dont get much heavier  the 400 i am ok

 

i

 

 used to my ps1000 now which is 500g with cable
 

post #872 of 7930
Doesn't Jude mention these are more comfortable than the MDs in the video?
post #873 of 7930
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alpha dog should be fine

 

LCD2 is like 500g without cable..

 

as long as alpha dog  dont get much heavier  the 400 i am ok

 

i

 

 used to my ps1000 now which is 500g with cable

 

Comfortable for you. I find the Mad Dogs comfortable but the issue is that unlike my old 555s you always know you're wearing them. The Mad Dogs are comfortable but that weight eventually becomes noticeable and thus the comfort degrades. This is partially because of the isolation and it's effect on the ear but also because of the weight. I weighed my 555s and they were about 150g lighter. That's a huge difference and if you removed 150g of weight from the Alpha Dogs then that would make a huge difference for the better.

 

Personally, I hate suspension headbands because I like to keep my headphones in set positions and having to rearrange the headphones each time to get the lengths correct really rustles my OCD. The question is whether a comfortable and lightweight headband can be made that doesn't affect the cups. I have a few ideas in mind but still I'd like to see others input into what they headbands they think could work well.

 

 

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Doesn't Jude mention these are more comfortable than the MDs in the video?

 

 

 

Unless they are lighter then the comfort would be no better. If the headband and weight is the same then the comfort will be the same. This isn't voodoo.


Edited by TenMoonsNorth - 8/17/13 at 7:36pm
post #874 of 7930
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I don't see any reason why they will be more comfortable than Mad Dogs. The headband arrangement is the same.

The geometry of the cups is different and to me feels even nicer.
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The geometry of the cups is different and to me feels even nicer.

 

 

 

That's good but how much do the Alpha Dogs currently weigh?


Edited by TenMoonsNorth - 8/17/13 at 7:50pm
post #876 of 7930
Honestly haven't measured yet, but we have a scale in the office and I will try to remember to Monday.
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I don't see any reason why they will be more comfortable than Mad Dogs. The headband arrangement is the same.

There's more to it than that. Where the joints between the headband and ear cup is situated in relation to the cup contact area, the actual shape of the cup's edge, the depth of the cups and the distance between the dace contacting your head to the headband joint all contribute to comfort. And there are other factors.
post #878 of 7930
Dan, I'd like to try these for my headphone guide. smily_headphones1.gif
post #879 of 7930

The other modder I mentioned earlier has a headband pad (the "pilot pad", a $30 upgrade option) that looks comfy, but its weight is anybody's guess:

 

post #880 of 7930
That looks like a lot of pleather. I'll stick to the tried and tested comfort strap...
post #881 of 7930
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Comfortable for you. I find the Mad Dogs comfortable but the issue is that unlike my old 555s you always know you're wearing them. The Mad Dogs are comfortable but that weight eventually becomes noticeable and thus the comfort degrades. This is partially because of the isolation and it's effect on the ear but also because of the weight. I weighed my 555s and they were about 150g lighter. That's a huge difference and if you removed 150g of weight from the Alpha Dogs then that would make a huge difference for the better.

 

Personally, I hate suspension headbands because I like to keep my headphones in set positions and having to rearrange the headphones each time to get the lengths correct really rustles my OCD. The question is whether a comfortable and lightweight headband can be made that doesn't affect the cups. I have a few ideas in mind but still I'd like to see others input into what they headbands they think could work well.

 

How about a headband from an AKG headphone? My Q701 headband is really light and I know the new updated K series can, minus the headband bumps, is pretty similar to my Q can. If there was a way of mounting that K series headband onto the AD it might do the trick. I remember once running across a pic of a modded T50rp with an Audeze headband but that headband is pretty heavy in itself so I doubt it would be a step forward in less weight.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 8/17/13 at 11:52pm
post #882 of 7930
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Unless they are lighter then the comfort would be no better. If the headband and weight is the same then the comfort will be the same. This isn't voodoo.
That's not necessarily true. The weight of the HE-500 never bothered me in the long run, while the lighter MDs do. The weight is more in the cups in the 500s and I find that more comfortable. They are 60-70g heavier.

I read from a tester the weight distribution was different on the AD (more like the Hifimans), for the better.
post #883 of 7930
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Comfortable for you. I find the Mad Dogs comfortable but the issue is that unlike my old 555s you always know you're wearing them. The Mad Dogs are comfortable but that weight eventually becomes noticeable and thus the comfort degrades. This is partially because of the isolation and it's effect on the ear but also because of the weight. I weighed my 555s and they were about 150g lighter. That's a huge difference and if you removed 150g of weight from the Alpha Dogs then that would make a huge difference for the better.

 

Personally, I hate suspension headbands because I like to keep my headphones in set positions and having to rearrange the headphones each time to get the lengths correct really rustles my OCD. The question is whether a comfortable and lightweight headband can be made that doesn't affect the cups. I have a few ideas in mind but still I'd like to see others input into what they headbands they think could work well.

 

 

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The rubber coated headband is the backbone to the whole hp and give it structural integrity. If you think that there is a possibly of replacing with something significantly lighter, more comfortable, I'd challenge you to give it a shot.  IMO at that point it would be easier to start from scratch and design a hp from the ground up.

 

I don't think that there ANY weight difference between the MD and AD...if so then it is very slight. There is a slight fitment difference between the two but again it's slight IMO. If you found the MD then you'll find the AD at least as comfortable if not a little more.


Edited by MattTCG - 8/18/13 at 4:48am
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Now then, about the Alpha Puppy portable 'phones.......................................very_evil_smiley.gif
That was a joke right?
I want an alpha puppy portable too! lol
post #885 of 7930
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That was a joke right?
I want an alpha puppy portable too! lol

Someone is so going to take this seriously!

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