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post #18466 of 19448
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

There's nothing wrong with Schiit.

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I cleared out the drains last week since there was four feet of it. I'd rather have had an amp problem.
post #18467 of 19448
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post


this post goes nicely with your signature biggrin.gif


 not sure there will be audible difference between both. I have some kind of unfair bias against schiit because of headfi talking too much about them(yeah basic anti spam reaction). when too much is done to tell us how great the products and how nice the company people are(even though some products didn't make sense to me at all with old tech, no negative feedback...), I end up not knowing if the other stuff actually are great or if people just followed the half hidden marketing done in here.

So, successful marketing triggers your bias... To each his own, IMO, with the propensity for subpar equipment being thrashed on HeadFi, Schiit's continued success, stellar reputation, is pretty indicative that they build great products.
post #18468 of 19448
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post
 


this post goes nicely with your signature :biggrin:

 

 

 not sure there will be audible difference between both. I have some kind of unfair bias against schiit because of headfi talking too much about them(yeah basic anti spam reaction). when too much is done to tell us how great the products and how nice the company people are(even though some products didn't make sense to me at all with old tech, no negative feedback...), I end up not knowing if the other stuff actually are great or if people just followed the half hidden marketing done in here.

 

+1 on all accounts. :biggrin:

 

Do you remember which Schitt amp had that headphone damaging turn on/off thump that was posted about and vido'ed?

post #18469 of 19448
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post
 

 

+1 on all accounts. :biggrin:

 

Do you remember which Schitt amp had that headphone damaging turn on/off thump that was posted about and vido'ed?

It was the original Asgard, The author of the video says schiit fixed it in newer revisions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCZ-AJQOiDg

post #18470 of 19448
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Originally Posted by icomrade View Post

It was the original Asgard, The author of the video says schiit fixed it in newer revisions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCZ-AJQOiDg
Jason S. has explained the issue and fix several times now.
post #18471 of 19448
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post
 

 

+1 on all accounts. :biggrin:

 

Do you remember which Schitt amp had that headphone damaging turn on/off thump that was posted about and vido'ed?

Wow really? Still kicking that around eh? That problem was admitted to and corrected long ago. Not many companies that would have admitted to having the issue, and then went to the lengths that Schiit went to make it right for all involved. 

post #18472 of 19448

Question...I bought some replacement pads for my 650 from B&H (they were the least expensive). My old pads were pretty toasted and compressed. So of course I expected the clamp to tighten up and for the sound to be a little different. But these new pads sound pretty bad. I don't remember the 650 sounding like this when I first got them. They sound bright and thin. 

 

Is it possible that these are fake pads? Right now I regret not paying the extra and ordering from Senn. 

post #18473 of 19448

Of course Schiit put effort into marketing where they should, why wouldn't they? Put aside the fact that they make very good sounding kit and consider that they do that right in the US as opposed to offshore. There are several reasons they have earned the respect and following they enjoy here at Head-fi and I for one am perfectly happy to say I am a past, present, and likely future Schiit customer. I have owned a Valhalla, an Asgard 2 and still own a Gungnir. My best friend owns a Modi/Magni stack which I have been able to use. I like Schiit gear, mostly because it sounds really good and I feel they engineer their products to provide a solid cost/performance ratio. Am I a fanboy? No, I don't think I would say that, but I will stand up and defend quality North American products any day as we need more such producers not less.

 

I must admit, and please don't take this the wrong way my American friends, but I find it somewhat comical to listen to Americans bashing a company for advertising. Isn't America all about business?

post #18474 of 19448
I can't say for certain; but every time on my HD580 (3 times) it just tightened up the bass, mids and treble didn't change.
post #18475 of 19448
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 

Your post had me thinking about a leather pad on the HD650. I cannibalized the mounting ring from an old pair of pads, inserted them into a HM5  pads(also oval and about the stock 650 pad size), and it fit quite nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They sound fantastic.

 



Thats a great idea, i'll try as soon as my pads run down!

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc I bought a pair of these and followed the video but the pads are worse than the compressed old pads.  your mileage may vary

I bought these pads from braniwavz and they are cheap to say the least


Edited by connieflyer - 7/27/14 at 1:38pm
post #18476 of 19448
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

Of course Schiit put effort into marketing where they should, why wouldn't they? Put aside the fact that they make very good sounding kit and consider that they do that right in the US as opposed to offshore. There are several reasons they have earned the respect and following they enjoy here at Head-fi and I for one am perfectly happy to say I am a past, present, and likely future Schiit customer. I have owned a Valhalla, an Asgard 2 and still own a Gungnir. My best friend owns a Modi/Magni stack which I have been able to use. I like Schiit gear, mostly because it sounds really good and I feel they engineer their products to provide a solid cost/performance ratio. Am I a fanboy? No, I don't think I would say that, but I will stand up and defend quality North American products any day as we need more such producers not less.

 

I must admit, and please don't take this the wrong way my American friends, but I find it somewhat comical to listen to Americans bashing a company for advertising. Isn't America all about business?

I have the same feeling when I saw some people describing Schiit products(of course other fanboys, and most importantly, not all). Remember, not everyone here is American so I don't care where they produced. When I need recommendations I would always like to find the right product with least price but to help people finding their jobs. To be honest, I don't like my Schiit products at least pairing to my K550, HE 400, DT990. My HD650 is coming soon so if it disappoints me again I will not buy any product from them. If I were asked to give recommendation to others, I will only recommend things that I will buy in his/her situation based on my own experience. I think I am gonna leave Headfi because to be honest I don't feel like enjoying this environment sometimes. It seems like sometimes people want to help but I don't think I get the honest and useful answer.


Edited by gahung - 7/27/14 at 7:33am
post #18477 of 19448
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Question...I bought some replacement pads for my 650 from B&H (they were the least expensive). My old pads were pretty toasted and compressed. So of course I expected the clamp to tighten up and for the sound to be a little different. But these new pads sound pretty bad. I don't remember the 650 sounding like this when I first got them. They sound bright and thin. 

 

Is it possible that these are fake pads? Right now I regret not paying the extra and ordering from Senn. 

 

I have faith in B&H photo, and if they say they are the real deal I would believe them...

post #18478 of 19448
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Originally Posted by gahung View Post
 

I have the same feeling when I saw some people describing Schiit products(of course other fanboys, and most importantly, not all). Remember, not everyone here is American so I don't care where they produced. When I need recommendations I would always like to find the right product with least price but to help people finding their jobs. To be honest, I don't like my Schiit products at least pairing to my K550, HE 400, DT990. My HD650 is coming soon so if it disappoints me again I will not buy any product from them. If I were asked to give recommendation to others, I will only recommend things that I will buy in his/her situation based on my own experience. I think I am gonna leave Headfi because to be honest I don't feel like enjoying this environment sometimes. It seems like sometimes people want to help but I don't think I get the honest and useful answer.


Sorry you feel that way. I have been in this community for almost 4 years and it is an excellent community, very friendly and very helpful. My post still stands about why I like Schiit and yes I realize not everybody on head-fi is American (I'm Canadian), so my post in that respect was directed at those who do care about seeing a return of domestic production.

post #18479 of 19448

I didn't intend to open an old wound(I actually didn't remember that was shiit), I mentioned it was a bias, and an unfair one at it. but you know how it is with biases in audio.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Question...I bought some replacement pads for my 650 from B&H (they were the least expensive). My old pads were pretty toasted and compressed. So of course I expected the clamp to tighten up and for the sound to be a little different. But these new pads sound pretty bad. I don't remember the 650 sounding like this when I first got them. They sound bright and thin. 

 

Is it possible that these are fake pads? Right now I regret not paying the extra and ordering from Senn. 

bright and thin is because you don't have a good seal. your old worn out pads have taken the precise shape or your skull, the new pad didn't yet.

and also with old pads the drivers were closer to your ears, changing a few things too. it's a nasty process, but we all have to deal with it someday.

post #18480 of 19448
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Originally Posted by Byronb View Post
 

Wow really? Still kicking that around eh? That problem was admitted to and corrected long ago. Not many companies that would have admitted to having the issue, and then went to the lengths that Schiit went to make it right for all involved. 

 

I may be wrong but wasn't that problem an issue 2 years before you came here?  :confused_face(1):

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Question...I bought some replacement pads for my 650 from B&H (they were the least expensive). My old pads were pretty toasted and compressed. So of course I expected the clamp to tighten up and for the sound to be a little different. But these new pads sound pretty bad. I don't remember the 650 sounding like this when I first got them. They sound bright and thin. 

 

Is it possible that these are fake pads? Right now I regret not paying the extra and ordering from Senn. 

 

I changed my old compressed 650 pads for new pads I ordered from the Sennheiser web site, but didn't notice a change in the sound.  Go figure???

 

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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

Of course Schiit put effort into marketing where they should, why wouldn't they? Put aside the fact that they make very good sounding kit and consider that they do that right in the US as opposed to offshore. There are several reasons they have earned the respect and following they enjoy here at Head-fi and I for one am perfectly happy to say I am a past, present, and likely future Schiit customer. I have owned a Valhalla, an Asgard 2 and still own a Gungnir. My best friend owns a Modi/Magni stack which I have been able to use. I like Schiit gear, mostly because it sounds really good and I feel they engineer their products to provide a solid cost/performance ratio. Am I a fanboy? No, I don't think I would say that, but I will stand up and defend quality North American products any day as we need more such producers not less.

 

I must admit, and please don't take this the wrong way my American friends, but I find it somewhat comical to listen to Americans bashing a company for advertising. Isn't America all about business?

 

At least you're not a schitt fanboy !:evil:

 

 

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