“ REVIEW – Schiit Audio Valhalla Tube Headphone Amplifier What Sort of Schiit is This? I read, as did many of you, the head-fi threads about the very popular and attractively priced Schiit Asgard. But to be quite candid, I personally had about as much interest in an inexpensive solid-state headphone amp as I did in weeding behind my garage. As such, I have never heard the...” --Skylab
“ In my opinion which admittedly isn't the best one because I don't have much amp experience. But I would call the Asgard an extremely good buy at $250. The fit and finish of this amp is very good and is built for the long haul. Hefty little thing that pumps out plenty of power. My k601's could pair better but this amp is doing them justice for what I am willing to spend. My ATH M50's...” --mmayer167
“ This review was done at the request of fellow newbie Head-Fier Chgm. Finally, after a long burn-in period and long listening sessions with both amps, I'm ready to give my impressions. This is specifically to test out the Schiit Lyr and the Alo Pan Am with the LCD 2 Rev.2. and songs that CHGM specifically requested (plus a few of my own additions as well). ...” --NZheadcase
“ First my bias: I am a jaded audiophile for over 20 years who still use my Linn Sondek with Lyra Helikon and all tube Conrad Johnson phono stage and preamp; writing this because it's rare that such a modest and inexpensive product has been so much fun to use for me. This company deserves all the success that will come its way. My first choice is always tube but because this amp is going to be...” --cannga
Magni is the only fully discrete headphone amp under $100 that is made in the USA. Delivering 1.2W of power into 32 ohms, Magni is ready for virtually any headphone—including many hard-to-drive orthodynamic models. Discrete Design, DC Coupled If you ain’t into engineering, you can probably skip this section. But it’s important. All other amps in this price range use op-amps...
BALANCED CROSSFETTM HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER ZERO FEEDBACK | SINGLE VOLTAGE GAIN STAGE Mjolnir is the only dedicated headphone amp using an Circlotron-style topology with high-voltage JFET inputs and MOSFET outputs. Unlike other balanced headphone amps, Mjolnir is not simply two of the same amps in a box, with one run inverted. It’s a unique, inherently balanced stage that delivers both low...