Hey all, a few thoughts I want to share:
I just spent considerable time listening to a ton of headphones. Among them were the Alpha Dog and Alpha Prime. I compared them to the HD800, LCD-3, LCD-XC, LCD-2, Beyer T1, Grado PS1000....and to my ears the Alpha Dog is bested by only two of the headphones--the HD800 and the Alpha Prime. I mean, at $600...you are talking serious value.
I must say that HD800 destroys every headphone I've heard except in the bass department. The Audeze headphones were a disappointment...they are great is some aspects but...the top is not clear enough and they have compressed vocals.
Bringing it back to the Mr. Speakers headphones...Yes, the Alpha Prime is worth the upgrade if you can afford it. But man, the Alpha Dog is rock solid, too.
hi that's a nice comparison there. I've put 20 hours in now on the ~Alpha Dogs and have owned my HD800s for 3 years and have been through the LCD 2 rev 2 and the T1 and several sets of Stax- let me say that I still love the HD800s but the Alpha Dogs are very capable in portraying voices . On that aspect alone I believe them to be a complement to the HD800.
These are really good phones and I'm glad I bought them. How good the Primes can fare against them I shall be able to relay once I've been to the Cambridge headfi meet and had a listen to Pedalheads