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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi all ,

 

 

Im looking for a new set of headphones so need a little advice.What im looking for is a closed back, over the ear , neutral signature , wide soundstage and multi genre friendly (something that can can play everything),Now i have been looking in threads forums and honestly im confused which are good so help me and as for the source its gonna be my htc one and i have no dac or amps so if u suggest going with amps + headphones should be under 300 bucks.

 

Thanks in advance 

post #2 of 17
Id choose between:
Momentum
PSB M4u 1
M500
Focal Spirit One
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Id choose between:
Momentum
PSB M4u 1
M500
Focal Spirit One

and how are the mdr-1rbt AKG Q701 and mad dog cause they all have amazing reviews. 

post #4 of 17

The 1r isn't up to par with the rest, havent heard the mad dog, the q701 is open, and not flat imo.  Its bass is recessed.

post #5 of 17
Q701 are open back. Both Q701 and mad dog wouldn't be a good choice for listening with no amp.
post #6 of 17

Look at Sennheiser HD280 for completely neutral sound signature. Retails on Amazon for $100

 

Also, ATH-M50 is a slightly colored headphone, with a little emphasis on the bass. Retails on Amazon for $120.

post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
How about nad hp50 ,p7 and will a 50 dollar amp justify the mad dog,also without the amp how bad is it like do u absolutely need an amp with it ???
Edited by slim shady - 11/11/13 at 1:48am
post #8 of 17
The P7 and HP50 are getting fantastic reviews so far.
post #9 of 17
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is e17 enough for mad dogs ???

post #10 of 17
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is e17 enough for mad dogs ???


I can't say from experience, but here's a thread made by someone with an e17 and Mad Dogs. Someone recommended the e12 over the e17, but I don't think the e12 has a DAC. e17 could potentially be ok, but planars in general like to have as much power as you can give them. I've seen people using a 50 watts per channel speaker amp with the Mad Dogs. 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683118/mr-speakers-mad-dog-3-0-3-2-amp-pairing-recommendation-discussion-thread

post #11 of 17
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The P7 and HP50 are getting fantastic reviews so far.

 

i tried the hp50 briefly..sounds v promising off a handfone for most genres cept classicals...

 i dun like portable amps in my pocket :P

post #12 of 17

+1  mad dogs,  I am buying these myself, and searching for a portable (transportable amp).

 

I heard them at a show on saturday, and was very impressed. 

post #13 of 17
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+1  mad dogs,  I am buying these myself, and searching for a portable (transportable amp).

 

I heard them at a show on saturday, and was very impressed. 

Which one the balanced one or normal one any good one under 150 dollars ??? Plus what's the difference between normal universal and balanced mad dogs ?

post #14 of 17

The mad dogs I listened to had a 1/4 input, connected to a powerful tube amp.  (300.00)

I also listened to them connected to the schitt lyr.  They were impressive on both amps.

 

The balance mad dogs are 399, and you need a balanced input in your amp to connect them.

It seems balance portable amps are more expensive also.

 

The mad dogs are very musical, instruments sounded life like.  With the correct recording, they are not afraid to go down with clear, quick bass.

 

I did not listen to anything in the 150 range.

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by bmwdad View Post
 

The mad dogs I listened to had a 1/4 input, connected to a powerful tube amp.  (300.00)

I also listened to them connected to the schitt lyr.  They were impressive on both amps.

 

The balance mad dogs are 399, and you need a balanced input in your amp to connect them.

It seems balance portable amps are more expensive also.

 

The mad dogs are very musical, instruments sounded life like.  With the correct recording, they are not afraid to go down with clear, quick bass.

 

I did not listen to anything in the 150 range.

so how would u describe md's sound for standalone md's and md's + amps/dac and what's the deal with universal mad dogs do they have an input for both balanced and 3.5 mm ???

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