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post #15046 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Unfie View Post
 

I see. Well, I'd prefer not to destroy my wallet completely so I'm hoping I won't be tempted to get different headphones. The HD 650s themselves sound great, but I need a good amp and DAC. I'm currently using the HeadRoom Desktop Amp, but it feels as though something is missing. I'd also like to dabble in the tube world.

 

Another question: How hot does this combo run? I've read that these Schiit amps can get quite toasty. I don't mind that in itself, but I typically place my on a glass desk, near my mouse/right hand. Am I going to start feeling uncomfortable after a while because of the heat?

 

All the Schiit amps run hot, but I think you won't have issues with your glass desk specially if you put it on the Bifrost. My Lyr is also near my mouse on the right hand.

post #15047 of 20516

:beerchug:

post #15048 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

:beerchug:

LOL

post #15049 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Norway View Post
 

 

Yes, I was stupid enough to buy the cheap Chinese knockoff pads for HD 650/HD 600 on ebay. They are not the same quality at all and they won't even sit snug in the cup because the locking mechanism on them is a bit to big. They come popping out all the time. Will trim the plastic on them to see if it works out. Have also sent the seller a complaint. Bought thinking it would be fun to try something other than stock pads, and it's ok that they don't have the same quality foam etc, but at least they should fit.

 

I'll get originals from ebay.de next time. They're cheaper there than locally. Here the pads are like 1/6th the price of a new pair of 650's, which I find utterly ridiculous.

Many thanks, you saved me the frustration. Would you know of any ebay.de seller in particular?

post #15050 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post
 

:beerchug:

 

Yeah, I might need those. Some folks said the knob even gets hot to the touch after a while. I don't know if they're exaggerating. Anyway, I pulled the trigger on the Bifrost Uber and the Valhalla. I got the last Bifrost Uber on Amazon (yeah, I'm that guy). Probably won't get it until next week, but I'm excited! Going to call this an early birthday present since my birthday is next month too. 

post #15051 of 20516

My Lyr makes a great hand warmer this time of year.  -34C outside right now.

post #15052 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

My Lyr makes a great hand warmer this time of year.  -34C outside right now.

 

I was in Alaska last week so I know how the cold feels. I currently live in Hawaii so I don't exactly need heat, though. Thank goodness my apartment has utilities included. I'm going to need that AC a little more.

 

According to the Schiit website, the Valhalla tubes are more expensive than the Lyr ones. Is it because they're more suited to the amp?

post #15053 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

My Lyr makes a great hand warmer this time of year.  -34C outside right now.

 

-34C!!!  it's 20C here in LA. 

post #15054 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Unfie View Post
 

 

I was in Alaska last week so I know how the cold feels. I currently live in Hawaii so I don't exactly need heat, though. Thank goodness my apartment has utilities included. I'm going to need that AC a little more.

 

According to the Schiit website, the Valhalla tubes are more expensive than the Lyr ones. Is it because they're more suited to the amp?

 

Because the Valhalla is an OTL and needs 4 tubes, the Lyr is hybrid and needs 2 tubes. 

post #15055 of 20516

I wish you all the best, I´m planning to start my year listening to this great cans, I already got my favorite CDs ready for tomorrow and on top of my new year´s resolution is to get a matching amp (BTH Crack)

post #15056 of 20516

Aune T1 or Epiphany O2/ODAC for HD650? 

post #15057 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Berg View Post
 

Aune T1 or Epiphany O2/ODAC for HD650? 

 

At least with the JDS O2/ODAC, you'll get bass distortion with the HD650 because of the output impedance of the O2. 

post #15058 of 20516
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

 

At least with the JDS O2/ODAC, you'll get bass distortion with the HD650 because of the output impedance of the O2. 

Wut?

post #15059 of 20516
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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post
 

Wut?

It only happens on high gain. 

 

Me to JDS: "On high gain, it is breaking up with my HD650. The bass gets crackly and distorted, especially around 60hz at -10 db. Other frequencies give it trouble on some songs too. I had to wait to get another amp to see if its definitely not my DAC and not my headphones. Is this just the O2 being maxed out or is there an issue with it? With another amp, the system does not have that problem... This doesn't seem to match up with any reviews I've read of the O2."

 

JDS to me: "This occurs with O2 when using a strong source/DAC with some headphones. You simply need a higher voltage AC adapter to use high gain. More information can be found on the instructions guide."

post #15060 of 20516
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

It only happens on high gain. 

 

Been through all this before,

 

High gain is not for DAC source (with DAC output 2V use gain 2x or less)

Higher voltage adaptor is irrelevant. JDS should know better.

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