I got on board the Vali Hype Train... and then got off at the next stop. It didn't wow me and make me want to sell all my other gear. It was so thoroughly hyped that it didn't live up to my expectations. Granted I like the Beyer + Vali pairing more than Beyer + Magni but still, I found it kinda... ordinary and pedestrian. I actually preferred the NFB12's ss amp. :O But that's just me. I probably have brass ears.
Actually I recently heard the Vali and I have to agree. I found both the Vali and Magni very ordinary and pedestrian as well, especially with Beyers. They both lacked any real character to me, especially the Magni. I like the higher end gear from Schiit though, I just feel the Magni and Vali have been overhyped.
Edited by kman1211 - 6/25/14 at 2:44pm