"Mad Dog" by MrSpeakers, modified Fostex T50RP review
Mar 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM Post #4,396 of 6,388

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The treble spike is not at 10kHz, it's more of a shelf that extends from 10kHz to 14kHz with the peak somewhere in the middle that is problematic. HE500s, for instance, has a rounded ridge centered at 10kHz and yet it has one of the most forgiving trebles ever.

 
I said around 10khz...dang. 
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 I will be more exact in the future. 
 
Mar 19, 2013 at 9:42 AM Post #4,397 of 6,388

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That's great to know about the He-400 as I'm not a big fan of sparkly treble.......like it recessed/veiled...
 
Mar 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM Post #4,398 of 6,388

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Can my amp reasonably drive the Mad Dog to 95% of its potential? I listen at low to mid volume.  Here is my amp specs 130mW rms @ 16 Ohm 88mW rms @ 30 Ohm 51mW rms @ 60 Ohm 28mW rms @ 120 Ohm 12mW rms @ 300 Ohm.  What do you guys think?  
 
Mar 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM Post #4,399 of 6,388

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You should go back to the lyr!! 
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It should be pretty decent but not 95%. Maybe 85%....just guessing  based on the specs indicated. The Alpha Pad version is a bit more efficient than the dog pad version. 
 
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You should go back to the lyr!! 
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It should be pretty decent but not 95%. Maybe 85%....just guessing  based on the specs indicated. The Alpha Pad version is a bit more efficient than the dog pad version. 

 
I try to keep my office rig simple, just one amp/dac(Nuforce iDo) and one headphone.  
 
Mar 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM Post #4,401 of 6,388

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How's the nuforce sound with Mad Dog?
I have the DragoFly, even though it's great detail and deliver enough power to the Mad Dog, but it add some trebe more than my taste.
 
Mar 20, 2013 at 11:47 AM Post #4,403 of 6,388

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This little combination worth under 150USD makes the Mad Dog sound so extremely good. I did not feel that the sound evolved much at all when feeded out from HRT DAC and LYR at my friends place. At gain level 2 it is to loud before I have even turned it more than 25% of the knob.
DAC: Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC
Amp: C&C BH

 
Other thing is that I can not tell enough how much I love the Mad Dog is sounding, one of the best buy's you can do out there. Sounds way more than it cost aswell.
 
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Hi!
I think I'm gonna take the plunge and get me a set of MDs... I don't have any headphone setup at home yet, I'm a total beginner. What would you guys suggest for a DAC/preamp/amp at a maximum cost of $500? Or a separate DAC and a preamp/amp? I don't want to go beyond $800 MDs included... It'd be to listen to my FLAC files in Foobar2000 on my PC with Windows 7.
 
I can also go the DIY route if you got any great value-for-price items in mind as I'm used to building amps... I'm just looking for a pretty good (obviously I will not get top-of-the-line with $500) setup, mostly for blues and rock, hence guitar-based music.
 
Thanks!
 
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Hi!
I think I'm gonna take the plunge and get me a set of MDs... I don't have any headphone setup at home yet, I'm a total beginner. What would you guys suggest for a DAC/preamp/amp at a maximum cost of $500? Or a separate DAC and a preamp/amp? I don't want to go beyond $800 MDs included... It'd be to listen to my FLAC files in Foobar2000 on my PC with Windows 7.
 
I can also go the DIY route if you got any great value-for-price items in mind as I'm used to building amps... I'm just looking for a pretty good (obviously I will not get top-of-the-line with $500) setup, mostly for blues and rock, hence guitar-based music.
 
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Asgard 2 + Bifrost?
or Dacport?
 
Mar 20, 2013 at 6:04 PM Post #4,406 of 6,388

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Asgard 2 + Bifrost?
or Dacport?


Well the Asgard 2 is 249€ and the BiFrost is 449€. Total makes 798€ which is about $900, total $1200 with the Mad Dogs... That would be $400 above my budget. The Asgard 2 could be paired with a good but cheaper DAC maybe?
 
I have an acquaintance in the US if availabilty is an issue, but the unit needs to have a 230V power option though...
Thanks!
 
Mar 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM Post #4,407 of 6,388

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Just wanted to say thanks to Dan. My Alpha pads arrived in record time for my second pair of MD's. 
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Oh, and cheers for the nice little bonus bag. It's a nice touch. 
 

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