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post #7591 of 18546
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

I am right there with you on that... after reading all 800+ pages of the 'Show us your Head-fi station...' thread, I have convinced myself that my next set of phones will be LCD-2s.  And I'm not buying a thing until I can afford a pair, along with an amp upgrade.

 

My dilemma is more whether I stick with my current 3 mid-fi cans (K701, DT880 and HD600) .... or bite the bullet, sell up, and go HD800.  The fun shall be deciding over the next couple of months :)

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PS500 is next up for me....will be good company with my RS1i's.

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So for you guys that have the asgard/asgard 2... Is it worth getting the asgard 2 and waiting or is the asgard 1 ok if I can get it under $200? This would be obviously for my ps500/magnum v5/sr225i. Basically is it worth saving the little bit?
post #7594 of 18546
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

So for you guys that have the asgard/asgard 2... Is it worth getting the asgard 2 and waiting or is the asgard 1 ok if I can get it under $200? This would be obviously for my ps500/magnum v5/sr225i. Basically is it worth saving the little bit?


 i think it would depend greatly on how you are gonna use the amp.

if solely with headphones, the asgard 1 under $200 would great.

if you were going to do a fair amount of listening with powered monitors, asgard 2 might be worth the extra $$

i listen to my audioengine a2's as almost as much as my headphones

i had the magni, and loved it, but listening to speakers as much as i do, i really wanted to have the option of preouts

i couldn't swing the 250 of the asgard 2, so i went back to the fiio e09k,

now my disclaimer : i haven't heard the asgards, just basing my opinion on what i've read, so, take my thoughts with a grain of salt !

post #7595 of 18546

I have the Asgard-2, but it is my first amp. I'm paring it with a Grado 225i. I really like it, but I have no idea if it's a step up in SQ from the original. My suspicion is that it is an improvement. But, how much?

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I'm tempted just to wait it out... No what if's... I'm just worried its not $50-$100 better...
post #7597 of 18546
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

PS500 is next up for me....will be good company with my RS1i's.

 

Smart move, they have very different sound signatures, you're getting two very good sounding high end headphones, for less than the price of most flagships.

post #7598 of 18546
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Smart move, they have very different sound signatures, you're getting two very good sounding high end headphones, for less than the price of most flagships.

 

So, stacker45, I have to ask... I found your thread comparing the two:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601439/grado-ps-500-vs-rs1i-impressions

 

A year later, do you still feel the same, with respect to your comparison between the two models?

 

Thanks, in advance.

post #7599 of 18546
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Smart move, they have very different sound signatures, you're getting two very good sounding high end headphones, for less than the price of most flagships.

Yep, that is exactly the way that I am looking at it.

post #7600 of 18546
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

I'm tempted just to wait it out... No what if's... I'm just worried its not $50-$100 better...

don't worry, its all so very objective, how can one tell if something is 50, 70, 100 , 200 better than something else.

i've read where people have compared the magni and asgard 1, and while they overall found the asgard to sound better

they didn't find it the difference in sound between the two overly dramatic, where as the difference in price is dramatic

enough to make them choose the magni.

i'd wager that the difference in sound between the two asgards is even less than the difference between the as1 and the magni

post #7601 of 18546
Care to elaborate further? Thought of settling on either rs1i or ps500 but not both... Still at the crossroads here
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

Smart move, they have very different sound signatures, you're getting two very good sounding high end headphones, for less than the price of most flagships.
post #7602 of 18546
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

I am right there with you on that... after reading all 800+ pages of the 'Show us your Head-fi station...' thread, I have convinced myself that my next set of phones will be LCD-2s.  And I'm not buying a thing until I can afford a pair, along with an amp upgrade.

Solid choice, luscious sound, comfortable and not too analytical

post #7603 of 18546

Got to demo the SR80/115/325 during my trip to NY...

 

...As much as I love Grado's sound, I have to say that the discontinued Pioneer SE-A1000 is likely better, and can still be found places for around $60. .-.

post #7604 of 18546
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Got to demo the SR80/115/325 during my trip to NY...

 

...As much as I love Grado's sound, I have to say that the discontinued Pioneer SE-A1000 is likely better, and can still be found places for around $60. .-.

I wasn't entirely sold on the Grado sound when I demo'd them the first time using my Skyrocket as the source.

 

I liked them MUCH more when I used a different source (iPhone 3GS), and even more now using them out of my computer.

 

They've definitely grown on me.

 

And you didn't have to go all the way to NYC to demo them tongue_smile.gif, come up to Tempe or Scottsdale.  There's a home audio store here that has most of the range.

post #7605 of 18546

I was in NY for a SSBM event, and visited Manhattan, so I figured I'd do some demoing.

 

I've tried a bunch of sources, and no offense, but I don't think source changes how they sound very much, if at all, if the source has an adequate DAC. I ran them through my rockboxed Clip Zip.

 

Def. gonna check out Tempe some time, though.

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