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post #1576 of 1705

Making a decision soon to pull the trigger between either an O2 or an Asgard. Going to be powering my D5000's, so if anyone who has similar experience could let me know their impressions of each, I'd be appreciative! Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

post #1577 of 1705

I built many O2's and I just got the Asgard because I always wanted to try a Schiit.  I can easily say the Asgard sounds nicer all around in every aspect.  It's has a tint of warmness to it while the O2 is dead cold.  Both are very analytical, but I noticed much better sound from the Asgard.  If you can get the Asgard for under $200 go for it, if you can't, get the O2.  They are pretty similar but the Asgard is clearly the winner in my eyes just because I like warmness and better detail.  It also looks more high class.

post #1578 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Penarin View Post

My Asgard is here!  This thing looks amazing and is built like a tank.  Love the simplicity- power switch, volume knob, RCA inputs, and a headphone output.

 

Since I am old and still listen to CDs, I have the Asgard hooked up to a shiny new Onkyo CD-7030 with a 1 meter pair of Blue Jeans Cable RCAs.  I haven't really made up my mind on this whole break in thing, but what the hell-  I let everything run overnight.  I hope to do some actual listening tonight or tomorrow.

 

For what it's worth, my unit came with a power cable and some RCAs. 

Mine only came with a power cord. Can you hear any low level buzzing ? What serial number did you receive ?

post #1579 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Mutombo View Post

As a follow up to above, I unplugged the wireless mouse and still got a lot of interference coming through the amp.  Just wondering if the Asgard is sensitive to this type of noise when hooked up to a computer, since my other headphone amp is perfectly silent when connected via my E17.

 

The Asgard doesn't transmit any noise when plugged directly into an ipod though, but I'd really love to figure out how to get a clean signal from my computer.

I use my Asgard with my PC into a 2 volt usb dac, and it is dead silent.

post #1580 of 1705

Just bought one. Paired with a 600ohm DT990 or a DT880, it sounds incredible. So much better than my e9.

post #1581 of 1705

My other concern is that once I upgrade my amp, I'd need to upgrade my DAC from the D3 I have currently =/ For the price of a new Asgard I can get the new ODAC+O2 combo...but if you guys are saying that it's so neutral, I might not like it. I like warmness in my sound. damn decisions tongue.gif

post #1582 of 1705
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Originally Posted by lugnut View Post

Mine only came with a power cord. Can you hear any low level buzzing ? What serial number did you receive ?

 

Will check the serial tonight.

 

I listened for about two hours last night, the last hour with my IEMs.  I didn't notice any hum or buzz. 

post #1583 of 1705
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My other concern is that once I upgrade my amp, I'd need to upgrade my DAC from the D3 I have currently =/ For the price of a new Asgard I can get the new ODAC+O2 combo...but if you guys are saying that it's so neutral, I might not like it. I like warmness in my sound. damn decisions tongue.gif

I do find the Asgard to the warm side of neutral.

post #1584 of 1705
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I do find the Asgard to the warm side of neutral.

I meant the O2 is said to be very neutral. I'm hoping to be pulling the trigger on an Asgard sometime today. Wish me luck! tongue.gif

post #1585 of 1705

The o2 is more neutral.  The asgard is on the warm side of neutral.  It's the perfect balance between the o2 and the Crack.  A very nice Amp.

post #1586 of 1705

Just bought one from a fellow head-fier :D so excited for it to arrive!

post #1587 of 1705

Also just bought one used here. Can't wait to try it out!! Pairing with he400's and d5k's.

post #1588 of 1705

So, can you use this thing with an iPod line out? I have a Fiio L3. What kind of cable am I going to need?


Edited by zeitfliesst - 6/2/12 at 5:26am
post #1589 of 1705

I have the same question. I quick google gave me this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Line-Cable-Apple-Photo-Video/dp/B00538AHE8

post #1590 of 1705
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I have the same question. I quick google gave me this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Line-Cable-Apple-Photo-Video/dp/B00538AHE8

 

 

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Originally Posted by zeitfliesst View Post

So, can you use this thing with an iPod line out? I have a Fiio L3. What kind of cable am I going to need?

 

 

Yes - do keep in mind though that the iPod puts out a lower voltage Class B output, so even at lineout/maxed output through the dock, you might still have to crank up the Asgard more than other people with DACs or CDPlayers do, but otherwise it should work. I think the Asgard was already designed with the iPod lineout in mind so they probably had some adjustments so it will work well enough with signal voltage below 2v.

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