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post #1621 of 1705

Should be getting a used Asgard next week.  Look forward to joining the family :P

 

How many here have it paired with the HRT MusicStreamer II?

 

I'll be pairing it with an Audinst HUD-mx1 temporarily, but plan to move that to work in the long run.

post #1622 of 1705

I heard some wonderful things about the HRT asgard combo actually, from people with HE400. Seems like a good fit, I used the Essence ST myself.

post #1623 of 1705
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

I'm not sure why you'd be able to turn the volume past 2:00 on the asgard. That would certainly be deafening to most. Those cans are easy to drive to high volumes. When I had that combo:

 

8=mild

9=medium 

10=medium loud

 

At 12:00 it was loud as I could stand it really. Do you have the volume on your pc and player all the way up?

The amp might be sitting vertical, which would make your 12:00 position his 3:00, assuming your amp is positioned horizontally.  In the vertical position with my D5K, the 2:00 position is as loud as I've comfortably* gone for very short periods of time (a cool intro to a song or something along those lines), and only on certain music that was recorded at a low volume level.

 

In my experience, computers tend to be noisy when it comes to grounds and audio.  I've been using optical for quite some time now precisely to take out any chance of background noise or buzz from minor grounding loops.

post #1624 of 1705

I very much want to try one of these. Anybody have one with an Audioengine D1 and D2k cans? Preferably running optical instead of usb?

post #1625 of 1705
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Originally Posted by skyline315 View Post

Should be getting a used Asgard next week.  Look forward to joining the family :P

 

How many here have it paired with the HRT MusicStreamer II?

 

I'll be pairing it with an Audinst HUD-mx1 temporarily, but plan to move that to work in the long run.

 

mine paired with dacport lx and quite please with the combo, it still contain the neutral side from the lx.

 

if you combine with the hrt ms2 i think it would be toward to warm sounding.

post #1626 of 1705
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Originally Posted by skyline315 View Post

Should be getting a used Asgard next week.  Look forward to joining the family :P

 

How many here have it paired with the HRT MusicStreamer II?

 

I'll be pairing it with an Audinst HUD-mx1 temporarily, but plan to move that to work in the long run.

 

 

I love this combo! =)

 

 

 

post #1627 of 1705
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Originally Posted by rmappita View Post

 

 

I love this combo! =)

 

 

 

 

Awesome!

 

The 880s sound great on the Asgard.  I've been pleased.  I also like the Audinst in this setup and am almost afraid to switch to the HRT to mess up any synergy along the way.  I'm debating on getting the HRT or just saving up for the Bifrost eventually.  That could take some time, though...

post #1628 of 1705

Well, I just ordered the MSII today, so fingers crossed.  If I don't like it, I'm holding all of you personally responsible!  evil_smiley.gif

post #1629 of 1705

I've been contemplating purchasing the Asgard/Bifrost combo for my Ultrasone Pro 900s. In the future I am planning on picking up some LCD-2's or HD800's. For the time being I've been using my Denon AVR or my Fiio E17 to run the Pro 900s and it seems to do a decent job. 

 

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

post #1630 of 1705

also though about buying the bifrost to accompany my asgard but right now the dacport lx should do for a while.

 

really like how schiit design their product to match each other in their line up.

 

but if you really want to pick up a LCD2 and HD800, then you should invest more than the asgard/bifrost combo :D

post #1631 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Noir7 View Post

also though about buying the bifrost to accompany my asgard but right now the dacport lx should do for a while.

 

really like how schiit design their product to match each other in their line up.

 

but if you really want to pick up a LCD2 and HD800, then you should invest more than the asgard/bifrost combo 

 

As much as I would love to grab something like the Mjolnir and Gungnir combo - not only would that be more than double the cost of the asgard/bifrost combo, it would also limit me to balanced headphones. Investing in something like the LCD-2 or HD800 may be easy for some, but thats a lot of cash for me to throw down which is going to limit other purchases even more.

 

I was always under the impression that the asgard/bifrost combo should be more than sufficient for both of those cans?

post #1632 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Y2HBK View Post

 

As much as I would love to grab something like the Mjolnir and Gungnir combo - not only would that be more than double the cost of the asgard/bifrost combo, it would also limit me to balanced headphones. Investing in something like the LCD-2 or HD800 may be easy for some, but thats a lot of cash for me to throw down which is going to limit other purchases even more.

 

I was always under the impression that the asgard/bifrost combo should be more than sufficient for both of those cans?

 

well i've already tried the asgard with those headphone you mention, the asgard surely can give enough power to make those headphone sing but not to their full capabilities.

 

its like something held them to run at full speed, i can still enjoy my music because those are great headphone but i would't recommend it.

 

but this is just my opinion, what you hear may different from what i actually hear. if you can enjoy those setup then why not :D

post #1633 of 1705

@rmappita

I'm so glad to see someone else enjoying the Beyer dt990 pro biggrin.gif I've been debating whether or not to purchase those again. Price/performance ratio is incredible

post #1634 of 1705

Ordered the Asgard today I am going to use it with my HD 650s I hope its a good combo.o2smile.gif

post #1635 of 1705
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Originally Posted by olddtfan View Post

Ordered the Asgard today I am going to use it with my HD 650s I hope its a good combo.o2smile.gif

Congrats, it's an excellent combo!
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