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post #13186 of 17207

Thank you Brokenthumb, I appreciate the reputation!

I just figured out what (reputation) is and how to use it on the site thanks again!

post #13187 of 17207

Thank you also AK7579 for the reputation.

post #13188 of 17207
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Originally Posted by Oracle View Post

Your right DogMeat,
I already have the Woo headphone stand, I just need the amp to go with it.beerchug.gif



Does the Asgard2 work well with the SR325is and the HD800?
post #13189 of 17207

TheDreamthinker,

 

To my ears the Asgard2 works well with both the SR325is, HD800 and even down to my more sensitive IEM the Westone 4R.  The Asgard has been a great all around amp and I only recently purchased the Schiit Vali to experiment with the tube sound which has brought some added warmth to my headphones. Personally the PS500 sounds the best with the Asgard because it doesn't need any additional warmth but I believe the SR325is and the HD800 would sound better with a nice tube amp such as the WA6.

post #13190 of 17207
The Vali and Asgard2 sound identical with the PS500's. I thought the Vali was warmer until I hooked up a switch to change between them instantly.
post #13191 of 17207

I like your idea of using a switch, especially with the Vali.  While comparing the two amps I needed to wait after plugging in a headphone for the Vali to stop ringing before I could continue listening.  I'll have to give this a try, could you tell me what switch you used?


Edited by Oracle - 3/26/14 at 6:27am
post #13192 of 17207
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Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

I like your idea of using a switch, especially with the Vali.  While comparing the two amps I needed to wait after plugging in a headphone for the Vali to stop ringing before I could continue listening.  I'll have to give this a try, could you tell me what switch you used?

 

 

The Fiio HS-2. I was sure I heard a difference until I switched quickly. Some people won't agree with this process, but so be it. The Vali and Asgard2 may sound different from each other with different headphones, but I can say they sounded the same to me with the PS500.

 

 

post #13193 of 17207
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Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

TheDreamthinker,

 

To my ears the Asgard2 works well with both the SR325is, HD800 and even down to my more sensitive IEM the Westone 4R.  The Asgard has been a great all around amp and I only recently purchased the Schiit Vali to experiment with the tube sound which has brought some added warmth to my headphones. Personally the PS500 sounds the best with the Asgard because it doesn't need any additional warmth but I believe the SR325is and the HD800 would sound better with a nice tube amp such as the WA6.

 

Thanks for the info...

 

I am thinking of getting a new amp for my SR325is (and probably a future CK100pro).

 

Both probably could use some additional warmth, so I am comparing  the LittleDots, Schiits and some random sales forum browsing (kind of preferring the Schiit at the moment for the easier warranty). 

WA6 is something which I will consider with future hp-upgrades.

post #13194 of 17207

Yes, hello, I'd like to join your club please :)

post #13195 of 17207

Question: given the amount of mods people seem to do here, has anyone tried basically taking raw drivers and simply building a pair of headphones around them? I mean, some of you guys are doing INSANE custom work to the point that they don't even seem to be the original product aside from the speaker itself. 

post #13196 of 17207
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Question: given the amount of mods people seem to do here, has anyone tried basically taking raw drivers and simply building a pair of headphones around them? I mean, some of you guys are doing INSANE custom work to the point that they don't even seem to be the original product aside from the speaker itself. 

If you type in "Grado mods" in the search window, you'll see several sites here that do quite a bit of serious and not so serious modding.

post #13197 of 17207
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

Question: given the amount of mods people seem to do here, has anyone tried basically taking raw drivers and simply building a pair of headphones around them? I mean, some of you guys are doing INSANE custom work to the point that they don't even seem to be the original product aside from the speaker itself. 
You need to head over to the non grado driver thread my friend
post #13198 of 17207
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You need to head over to the non grado driver thread my friend

 

I meant like, taking RS1i or 325 drivers and building a set from scratch. I'm just amazed at the skill and craftsmanship going on into these I'm wondering if anyone on here would end up doing like MrSpeakers did and start making whole new products. 

post #13199 of 17207
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post
 

 

Thanks for the info...

 

I am thinking of getting a new amp for my SR325is (and probably a future CK100pro).

 

Both probably could use some additional warmth, so I am comparing  the LittleDots, Schiits and some random sales forum browsing (kind of preferring the Schiit at the moment for the easier warranty). 

WA6 is something which I will consider with future hp-upgrades.

I own the 325is, and own the Magni/Modi… and used to own the LD1+. If you are looking for more warmth I would go with the LD1+ because it is warmer than the M/M combo, and you can roll the tubes to your preference and change the op-amp. The reason I kept the M/M and sold the LD1+ was because I felt my 325's where a bit too warm for me, so the M/M balanced the sound being it was brighter for me.

 

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Yes, hello, I'd like to join your club please :)

You just did! Welcome, nice mods on the Grados!

What model are they?

post #13200 of 17207
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

I meant like, taking RS1i or 325 drivers and building a set from scratch. I'm just amazed at the skill and craftsmanship going on into these I'm wondering if anyone on here would end up doing like MrSpeakers did and start making whole new products. 

You've got to see what the Germanguy did (I believe thats his user name)…he made an awesome looking headphone from scratch…I mean awesome!!!

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