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MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs, Schiit Magni and Modi

I’ve spent a while trying out (and being unsatisfied with) a good pair of closed headphones for use at work. Of the stuff I’ve owned: I started with a pair of Brainwavz IEMs, which broke (well, they were $15) and SE115, which also broke (never buying IEMs without a replaceable cable…), followed by the DT770 and then T70p. Finally, I traded for these Alpha Dogs and am finally happy with a pair of closed headphones.

Quick comparison with my HD600: The Alpha Dogs definitely dig lower, but that’s not to say I don’t like the HD600 bass. Highs on the alpha dogs are a bit, well, weird and I’m having a hard time getting used to them. They have a surprisingly similar soundstage. The ADs are a lot bigger and heavier, but the pads are insanely comfortable. One note about the pads– I wear pretty thick glasses and noticed a pretty big difference in sound with and without them for the AD’s, but no change for the HD600.

The ADs have better clarity almost all around, with maybe an exception in the highs. I have been listening to a lot of darker, low-end-focused music, and the AD’s excel with it. But overall, I’d probably still say I prefer the HD600.

Upradeitis is in remission.

(btw my monitor isn’t broken, I just tried to garble it a little)


I posted this on Reddit after getting the Alpha Dogs almost a year ago. I still get excited every time I put them on.

The keyboard is a Ducky DK9008P. I’ve since swapped out the function keys with a sample pack of random colors from WASD (shout out to them for doing that for me!)

Written on July 23, 2016