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Got me a schiit asgard2 so I can listen to some quick music in the morning without having to deal with tube warming up or decrease tube life by turning the amp on and off so quickly.  I can tell you that I agree with the 2 stars review by tdockweiler.  The asgard 2 sounded congested and although I enjoyed the coloring of vocals sound a bit, the rest of the sound signature leaves a lot to be desire, bass is blurry and treble isn't well extended.  I guess I'm so used to WA5, even with stock 300B it beat the asgard 2.  I may just use stock 300B and so I don't have to worry about the cost replacing tubes.  In any case this may go on the for sale forum soon, we'll see what my mood is tomorrow morning :).

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Let it burn in. Even SS changes with burn in. My Arcam DAC was a roller coaster during burn in. Different everytime I turned it in. I eventually left it on for 3 days solid and then it stabilised.
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So... THIS happened today...

 

Based on your picture it looks like your amp is a WA5-LE (just like mine). Do you find that the HE1000 sound better out of the High Impedance output than the Low even that the HE1000 are around 40 ohms?

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Beautiful. Please post ongoing impressions. Please.

 

 

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Do you find that the HE1000 sound better out of the High Impedance output than the Low even that the HE1000 are around 40 ohms?

 

Just getting started with these.  I haven't played with low vs. high-- they're just too new.  I'm still in the "I wonder what THIS album sounds like?!" phase (Moving Pictures = CrazyGreat, Couldn't Stand The Weather = Meh).  My reference is the HD-800.  Out of the box, the first thing you notice on the HE-1000 is loads and loads of bass.  Deep, deep, deep, full-bodied, unapologetic bass.  So much that I pulled the GZ-34 rectifiers in favor of the 596s, which lets the bass extend without much coloration or boost.  That seemed to tame things a bit.  At lower volumes the GZ-34 is a pretty cool match because you get all of that deep bass while listening quietly.  The question is how will they change as the headphone breaks in?  We'll see.  I can say they are the best imaging headphones I've heard (and keep in mind I've had them for one night-- these are initial impressions only).  The HD-800 may have a wider soundstage (the one area I think the HD-800 bested the HE-1000 so far) but it's nowhere near as precise when it comes to imaging and that's a tradeoff I'll take in a second.  I'm a huge fan of the HD-800.  But there's a new boss in town, and I think he's going to take up permanent residence.

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