Originally Posted by PTom
Great post thanks! Yes I've looked at the Mad Dogs as well. I was reading that they are modded version of a much cheaper pair of headphones. Is it worth the markup?
The word worth is simply a matter of perspective. You should realise that this hobby obviously faces the law of diminishing returns, so the word worth is really up to you. From a linear standpoint, of course not, but from the standpoint of a lot of people on this site, price linearity isn't really something that bothers them. I think people just look at their budget, look at the genres of music that they like. then pick out a headphone that they like. Can you afford the Mad Dog, do they compliment the types of music that you like? If so, then yes it's worth.
And the Mad Dog is a modded version of the Fostex T50rp headphone which retails for about $99 USD. You can also get modding kits for them I believe, but the company behind the Mad and Alpha Dog have gone through a long process to determine the best sound through measurements as well as I suppose listening by ear.