Just a quick story I feel the need to share. I asked for an HD600 and a Schiit Asgard for Christmas, though I knew my dad would just get me Beats Pro's and say "They looked cooler", so my hope pretty much died. Well, I walked into my mom's today, and saw a box with the Shiit logo on it, along with a decently sized box alongside it from Amazon. I won't know if it's actually an HD600 until Christmas morning, but I was and still am estatic.
I'll certainly report back if it turns out to be an HD600.
The Asgard is a solid amp. Congrats, there are very few systems that will perform better - and the ones that do cost 10X more and offer very subtle differences at best.
I've listened to a number of high-end rigs over the past few months, and while some have advantages over the 600 here and there, overall, I can't say any of them sound "better" than the 600. Different, yes. Better, no. After 6 months of ownership, I truly believe the HD 600 is THE sweet spot for high-end performance : price.
Edited by palmfish - 12/23/11 at 10:53pm