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The year for Gungnir

A Review On: Schiit Gungnir

Schiit Gungnir

Rated # 6 in DACs
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Price paid: $750.00
earwaxxer
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Pros: smooth operator

Cons: power switch on the back

If you are looking to update your 'long in the tooth' DAC, for under a grand, you are faced with many very good options these days. The field is crowded and getting more so every day.

The Gungnir is one of those must hear pieces of kit. It does many things well, without any glaring faults. An unthinkable find just a few short years ago.

After a bit of a break-in, you are treated to some very smooth, yet detailed rendering of your favorite tunes. The sound was immediately bigger, bolder, and more accurate throughout the frequency range, when compared to my Transporter. The bass is bolder and bigger without being flabby. The highs are smooth with good timber. Its easier to define what you are listening to, including the difficult to reproduce piano.

3 Comments:

Before owning it I thought the gripe about the power switch being on the back was nit picking.
As an owner, though, I now realize it is genuinely quite annoying.
The thing I really can't stand is when the headphone jack is in the rear, as on one piece I have.
I leave mine on 24/7 which is what they recommend.
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