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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 


Here is the best guy to ask...

 

:beerchug:


:beerchug:TD, and yes, the Asgard 2 does a fine job with the 600 ohm version of the DT880's. The dog says so! :D

post #7667 of 10424
Ok. I meant it doesn't get shy on higher volumes. Also, is the Asgard clear and neutral sounding? I heard the Valhalla is. Not sure which to buy. I want an amp to handle higher impedance phones
post #7668 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

Ok. I meant it doesn't get shy on higher volumes. Also, is the Asgard clear and neutral sounding? I heard the Valhalla is. Not sure which to buy. I want an amp to handle higher impedance phones


I would definitely say that the Asgard 2 is neutral. I was primarily looking for something that had the pre-amp outs, and the Asgard 2 fit the bill, even though what I was really looking for was a tube amp. Now that the Valhalla 2 has this, I'll be getting it.

 

I wouldn't call it shy at high volumes either. For the most part, I'd say that I'm at around 11 o'clock on the knob for comfortable listening levels.

post #7669 of 10424
I was thinking of getting the beyers a20 or a2 amp but I'm worried about over brightness....
post #7670 of 10424
The A20 gets a glowing review from our boys over at Audio360.
http://www.audio360.org/amps-dacs_a0016_review_beyerdynamic_a_20_headphone_amp.php

If your looking in the A2 price range, the Burson Conductor SL with the PCM1793 DAC board is a great amp as well, The ESS9018 version might be a little to sterile though. I ran it with the LCD-3's but used my DT880's as well.

The review link is on the page.
http://www.bursonaudio.com/audeze-lcd3-beyer-dt880-conductor-headphone-amp-usb-dac/
post #7671 of 10424
A week ago I was *this* close to getting the Vali. Then I remembered, I'll be running high sensitivity, low impedance headphones through it, and the 6.5 ohm output impedance wasn't helping. So I decided to save some money and just get 7308 tubes for the T1 biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

A week ago I was *this* close to getting the Vali. Then I remembered, I'll be running high sensitivity, low impedance headphones through it, and the 6.5 ohm output impedance wasn't helping. So I decided to save some money and just get 7308 tubes for the T1 biggrin.gif

good idea xD

post #7673 of 10424
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

If I was starting from scratch it would be the Audio-gd NFB 15(2014) & DT880 @ 250, while saving for the WA6se.
+1; I got a NFB12 for like 130. Get a used DT880 for like 150 and you'd have a killer setup for under 3 bills. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

A week ago I was *this* close to getting the Vali. Then I remembered, I'll be running high sensitivity, low impedance headphones through it, and the 6.5 ohm output impedance wasn't helping. So I decided to save some money and just get 7308 tubes for the T1 biggrin.gif
I want a 7308... but I don't want to spend $70 for it. lol. Been spoiled by great sounding Orange Globes for around $20 each. biggrin.gif
Edited by MrEleventy - 6/26/14 at 7:16am
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The thing is on the A20 headamp box, it recommended the T90 (250 ohms) and the A1 headamp box recommended the T1. I don't know why. Made me nervous and the guy in the shop wouldn't let me test either amp. So I thought the A20 may not swing voltage thought both have the same spec: 600ohms - 100 mW .....I'm confused
post #7675 of 10424
Neither have a gain switch...major draw back...
post #7676 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

The thing is on the A20 headamp box, it recommended the T90 (250 ohms) and the A1 headamp box recommended the T1. I don't know why. Made me nervous and the guy in the shop wouldn't let me test either amp. So I thought the A20 may not swing voltage thought both have the same spec: 600ohms - 100 mW .....I'm confused
The T1 is 600ohms. It'll handle the 880s
post #7677 of 10424
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Originally Posted by jgreen16 View Post
 


:beerchug:TD, and yes, the Asgard 2 does a fine job with the 600 ohm version of the DT880's. The dog says so! :D

I approve this message. I have been away from the DT880 thread for awhile, I've been obsessed with my Alpha Dogs. Anyone who really enjoys the DT880 sound signature would truly love the sound signature of the Mr. Speakers Alpha Dog. 

 

Here's a mini review/comparison:

 

They aren't quite as "airy" as the DT880 but they are very close for a pair of closed back headphones. Also the shape of soundstage is more of an ellipse and less circular than the DT880. But don't let those two things detract you, just about everything else technically speaking is much better on the Alpha Dog. A sense of reality hits when you hear female vocals for the first time on the Alpha Dogs. The mild treble peak is eliminated and you will notice much smoother non-fatiguing treble. Also when it comes to bass the DT880 is no match. For bass-heavy hip hop tracks the Alpha Dogs are a major step up from the DT880. The DT880's bass has plenty of impact but lacks the earthquake rumble and extension the closed back Alpha Dogs have. 

 

I could go on and on about how awesome these headphones are and the sense of "depth" that is so convincing for a closed back pair of headphones you can literally get a sense of the size of the room that the recording took place in.

 

I purchased these this year with my income tax return :smile: only way a college kid could afford them

post #7678 of 10424
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Originally Posted by wahsmoh View Post
 

I approve this message. I have been away from the DT880 thread for awhile, I've been obsessed with my Alpha Dogs. Anyone who really enjoys the DT880 sound signature would truly love the sound signature of the Mr. Speakers Alpha Dog. 

Your stating to get a little like Shenay... :tongue_smile:

 

jgreen16's "beyer Dog" is the only dog that matters in this thread... Next we'll have some HE-4 recitation...

:D

post #7679 of 10424
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Your stating to get a little like Shenay... :tongue_smile:

 

jgreen16's "beyer Dog" is the only dog that matters in this thread... Next we'll have some HE-4 recitation...

:D

HAHAHA! :D Oh God I know forgive me. You're right just wait til Shenay comes in with his HE-4 spiel. There are other flavors of headphone out there that sound pretty damn good. I will admit though that for $250 my DT880 spanks most cans. $600 is no fair fight :biggrin:

post #7680 of 10424
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

+1; I got a NFB12 for like 130. Get a used DT880 for like 150 and you'd have a killer setup for under 3 bills. biggrin.gif
I want a 7308... but I don't want to spend $70 for it. lol. Been spoiled by great sounding Orange Globes for around $20 each. biggrin.gif
I think I can justify spending $70 for it because I've been living off the stock 6922 tubes ever since I got the T1. Besides I imagine 7308's spaciousness + ma900 = eargasm for days atsmile.gif
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Your stating to get a little like Shenay... tongue_smile.gif

jgreen16's "beyer Dog" is the only dog that matters in this thread... Next we'll have some HE-4 recitation...


biggrin.gif
Well at least we're done with the Balanced vs SE arguments biggrin.gif
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