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Valhalla just arrived. Picked it up on the way to work. Opened it at work, noticed they'd given me the wrong power plug. I specified a 230v unit with an Australian plug. They supplied the correct unit, but an American power cable. No biggie, emailed Jason, he replied within 10 minutes, giving me the option of mailing back the power cable and he replaces it with an Australian cable, or I go and buy a regular PC cable. Did the latter, went out and bought a regular 230v PC cable. Got home. plugged it in and nothing happens. Tried a whole bunch of different PC cables, all the same 230V, and pulled from working computers and it still doesn't work.

 

Any ideas?


Edited by David Mudkips - 9/4/11 at 5:23pm
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My Valhalla has arrived.. *Pictures*

 

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Next to the HE-300's and the HD650's.

 

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post #378 of 392

Hello,

How do you guys think a pair of Low Impedent headphones like the Ultrasone Pro 2900 would be paired with the Valhalla? I know that the Asgard is more made for low impedent headphones but I am just curious how lower impendent headphones sound with the Valhalla. Since it may not be good on paper but when actually tried it may be a good match 

Thanks,

Arion

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Hello,

How do you guys think a pair of Low Impedent headphones like the Ultrasone Pro 2900 would be paired with the Valhalla? I know that the Asgard is more made for low impedent headphones but I am just curious how lower impendent headphones sound with the Valhalla. Since it may not be good on paper but when actually tried it may be a good match 

Thanks,

Arion

I have used my Grados with the Valhalla and enjoyed it very, much.



 

 

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Originally Posted by Arion View Post

Hello,

How do you guys think a pair of Low Impedent headphones like the Ultrasone Pro 2900 would be paired with the Valhalla? I know that the Asgard is more made for low impedent headphones but I am just curious how lower impendent headphones sound with the Valhalla. Since it may not be good on paper but when actually tried it may be a good match 

Thanks,

Arion

I have used my Grados with the Valhalla and enjoyed it very, much.



 

 

post #381 of 392

I think I am going to go insane... I have read 100 comments about the K701 + Valhalla pairing. I have never seen so many divided opinions in my life... and I do come from Macedonia! The place with most divided opinions in the world!

 

I am really keen on this combo, especially that I am planning to buy the Bifrost as well. Lord of Head-fi!! Please HELP ME! deadhorse.gif

post #382 of 392

Well, the 701 has the most divided opinions of all the headphones around here, so it's not surprising that comments about the amps driving the 701s are also divided.
 

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I think I am going to go insane... I have read 100 comments about the K701 + Valhalla pairing. I have never seen so many divided opinions in my life... and I do come from Macedonia! The place with most divided opinions in the world!



 

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Well, the 701 has the most divided opinions of all the headphones around here, so it's not surprising that comments about the amps driving the 701s are also divided.
 



 



Well.. do you have one?? Especially regarding pairing it with the Valhalla?

post #384 of 392

So has anyone done a comparison with the Schiit Lyr? 

I plan on purchasing a HD650 in the future. I would be curious if anyone has done the comparison. 

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http://www.headfonia.com/triple-schiit-asgaard-valhalla-and-lyr/

post #386 of 392

I am curious if anyone got a chance to compare Valhalla to Maverick TubeMagic A1 side by side? I've read through this thread but did not find anything. Search on A1 thread only yields someone asking the same question :)

 

It would also be interesting to hear similar thoughts about Valhalla vs Little Dot MK IV.

 

Cheers!

V.


Edited by TheIronnWolf - 8/3/12 at 5:18pm
post #387 of 392
As a former Maverick customer, I can safely say to never buy anything from Maverick. The stuff is rubbish and the business itself is very sketchy.
post #388 of 392

Do any of you have experience running the T70 on a Valhalla? I have both coming my way very soon, I've already made the purchase... I'm optimistic, and not worried one bit that I won't like it, but I'd nonetheless love to hear other peoples' opinions on this pairing.

 

The T70 might even be called infamous for a bad bass response, but when you look at the graphs it all starts to make sense... it shows a very good, solid bass response in the frequency response chart, but despite being rated at 250 Ohms, the impedance to frequency chart shows a massive, massive hump in the lows, bringing it well above 200, well above even 600, up into something like 750 Ohms of impedance in the bass segments. Considering the Tesla drivers are known for and sold as being especially efficient, it wouldn't surprise me if most of the hate comes from people who are using the T70 on a weaker, cheap amp-dac or smartphone, etc.

 

Due to the way the Teslas work, the frequencies that aren't humped over in the lows would come through loud and clear, but the massive bass impedance would mean no bass. They aren't intended to produce head pounding bass as is, and I've heard that even for people who find the bass "weak" it's still deep-reaching and detailed. I really, really liked everything else I saw and read about the T70 (I'd go T5 but I'm not that loaded), and I wanted everyone to just be introducing user error in some way to cause that bass complaint... and I believe I may have figured it out, now that I've seen the impedance curve. The T70 may be labelled as a 250 Ohm set, but it's secretly just a 600+ Ohm set that is unusually, highly efficient in the mids and highs.

 

My hope is that, once burned in (which is of course a big help to any good headphone's bass), paired with the impedance oomph of the Valhalla, I'll be getting exactly what I want out of it. It doesn't need to shatter my skull - I like my bass tight and detailed, but I do like some power and feeling behind it, since I listen to a lot of EDM, especially drum 'n' bass and the most polarizingly dirty kinds of dubstep... and it's not spoken of often enough, but jazz music with a well recorded double bass are absolutely amazing when the bass has some real power alongside the detail. I am asking a lot of my 'phones, especially having to go with a closed can (office use - or I'd be on 650s) since I not only listen to EDM, metal, and other noisy loud sound-messes, but to jazz, bluegrass, classical, solo piano and a range of other "quiet" types of recordings, where it's possible with the right gear to hear the artists breathing, to hear their hand come to rest on their guitar, to hear the texture of the metal strings on their bass, because it's crisp, clear and acoustic. Most of the time, it seems that one has to choose what the set is good at - either fun, slammin' music, or "oh my god the detail" traditional stuff. 

 

Here's hoping I'm right about the way the Valhalla handles high impedances, and the difference that will make between my experience with the T70, and that of people using it on little solid state amps and the like... because holy Schiit, it is a beautiful work of art and I want it on my desk with me every day delivering my listening pleasure, sound quality aside. So beautiful.

 

This image says it all, re: my theory.


Edited by IorekByrnison - 8/7/13 at 12:13pm
post #389 of 392

So is the Vahalla too bright for DT 880? Even after burn in? What I hope for is exactly what lorekBrynison said, can I expect it out of the Vahalla with the DT 880? Or I should just get the cheaper Asgard for overall performance.

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So is the Vahalla too bright for DT 880? Even after burn in? What I hope for is exactly what lorekBrynison said, can I expect it out of the Vahalla with the DT 880? Or I should just get the cheaper Asgard for overall performance.

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Hmmm, I have both the Asgard and Valhalla (both Mark I), the Asgard drives the DT800 32Ohms better, however, the Valhalla has no problem driving them... The DT880 is not brighter with the Valhalla, not at all. But I must admit that I have the Hifiman pads on my DT880...

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