I will, I promise you. Currently I'm entertaining the thought of getting a fully loaded Bifrost. That means unless I find a compelling reason not to, I'm pulling the trigger in around a week or so.
Schiit, I could have it here on Monday, if I hit the button at Amazon. I must resist...I must resist...I must resist
"I will, I promise you." Just want to get that down for posterity Seriously though, not pushing it (NB: I've yet to start a thread for this "mod" or even post pictures, just fielded the occasional question and PM). And of course I can't promise you'll love the sound. I can promise you'll prefer the comfort over either stock pad. While I'd love to try the Lawton pads, $100 is... well, 3x what I paid for the AKGs. Annnnnnnnnnnd cue the pads version of the above cost vs. performance debate
The Bifrost is a bute. Why not get it fully tricked out from Schiit and spring for FedEx 2-Day? Except for shipping, the price is the same. I'm glad I did. OK, now that was mean Are you getting USB? Are you getting the Uber Analog upgrade? What about cables. PYST? I got them because they're the least expensive really short interconnects I could find. One was defective, and Schiit shipped a replacement pair pronto (I did provide a lot of test results isolating the cable). Of course, I unscrewed both ends, saw what I figured was the dodgy end, and used my half-ass soldering skills to make it work. So far so good. And yes, I definitely hear a difference between the PYST cables and the generic consumer (came with CD or DVD player) red & white interconnects.
Enjoy that Schiit, whatever version you get.
PIH! Just checked Amazon and see the Uber Bifrost is Prime! Bugger bugger bugger #%$! #%$! #%$!
When I said, "Fully Loaded" I meant fully tricked out, Uber and USB. Yep, Amazon Prime, temptation, temptation. Order today and it lands at my door on Monday. Must resist, must resist, must resist.
Your generic RCA audio cables must have been made with bakery string to be a weak link.
I don't find the stock HE-500 pads uncomfortable, but the extra clearance (depth) of the Q701 pads sounded (not audio) good to me. Being open backs we don't have ear breathing issues which is not fun if you listen for long periods as I do.