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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

Yep, all from Steve...

 

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I can't really say it's an improvement, but (to me) it seems that the Q-Audio interconnects just "get out of the way" of the sound...certainly better than the generic interconnects I was using before I got these.  But YMMV...

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

 

 

 

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I am loving the bifrost+lyr on my AKG 702's!

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Hello there folks.. Its been a while since i posted. Lucky enough i came across this thread just as the right questions were being raised. OK.. long story short:

 

Blue Alien, I (WILL) have the almost exact same rig as you: Lenovo (audio destroyer) => USB Bifrost (magical audio fixer) => Lyr (nuclear tube power plant) => K701 (my sweet AKGs). I have 3 questions for you:

 

  • Are you pleased with the way the Lyr drives the K702. Essentially, does it warm them up a tiny bit and do you like the overall presentation? Hopefully it is less bright.
  • How does the USB Bifrost work with the Lenovo? Ive got a newer Lenovo but im still concerned that it will not work properly. I hope there wont be any jitter.
  • On your current setup, how do you rate the Bifrost's USB performance with its SPDIF performance (sans the Lenovo, if you have tried it)?

 

HK_sends, what wuld you suggest as a suitable RCA interconnects for the Lyr - Bifrost combo. IMHO, I dont think high end cables are necessary such as Cardas or Nordost, however, I have no intention to run them with a 5$ crap bought in pc electronics store. What would you suggest? I am expecting a presentation that is as neutral as possible, or slightly warmer if it has to be, however, I dont want to add to the brightness of the AKG K701s.

 

Thank you guys, my questions are open to everyone!

post #302 of 326

The Lyr is perfect for the K701, warm and dynamic. But I haven't heard the Bifrost.

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USB Bifrost!

 

 

Office Headphone Setup

 

Those isolation cones on the bottom look fantastic for some reason. I don't know if I get those ones or silver ones. 

Harder part is actually finding them for cheap

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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

USB Bifrost!

 

 

Office Headphone Setup

 

Those isolation cones on the bottom look fantastic for some reason. I don't know if I get those ones or silver ones. 

Harder part is actually finding them for cheap


I agree. They look seriously cool. Where did you get them from and how much Leesure?

Wonder if we can talk Jason into offering them as options for the intermediate and statement gear. Hmmm..... Very nice.
post #305 of 326

What do the isolation cones do? Is it bad if you just stack the two amp and dec on top of each other?

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I would like to have the Asgard + Bifrost combination for my HD 600. But I could also get :

 

MK III + ODAC

or

NFB 12.1 (+ ODAC)

or

Asgard + ODAC.

 

So I fear that I basically pay 350$ (since Shiit is for some ridicilous reasons is charing 150$ for usb) for the design? :/
 

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I would like to have the Asgard + Bifrost combination for my HD 600. But I could also get :

 

MK III + ODAC

or

NFB 12.1 (+ ODAC)

or

Asgard + ODAC.

 

So I fear that I basically pay 350$ (since Shiit is for some ridicilous reasons is charing 150$ for usb) for the design? :/
 

There have already been multiple impressiosn/head to head comparisons of the Bifrost and ODAC. The Bifrost edged out the ODAC, but

at the price the ODAC is a very good value. The Asgard and Bifrost is a great stack and would be what I'd recommend.

Of course there are other factors to consider..like your budget and the need of USB amongst if you're only going to be using the HD600.

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/611778/brief-odac-impressions

post #309 of 326

Schiit charges $100 (not $150) for asynch 24/192 USB, very reasonable IMO. Also it's nice that if you don't want it you don't have to pay for it or could add it later.

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Ye right.. 2012 and 349$ for a DAC but still no USB input :/
post #311 of 326
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Originally Posted by zakazak View Post

Ye right.. 2012 and 349$ for a DAC but still no USB input :/

 

There are a lot of DAC's that don't have USB input for $349. And you have to remember, it's pick your poison among DAC's. I'll admit, $100 is a bit much for a USB option, but the performance of the Bifrost heavily outweighs that.

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The Bifrost offers great performance for the cost and yet people still complain. Go figure. Perhaps they need to buy some of the cheaper stuff first to be able to appreciate just how good value the Bifrost is?
post #313 of 326

The bifrost pairs well with my taboo.  Just as it did with the lyr~

post #314 of 326

Want one of these so badly to go with my Lyr that I absolutely love!

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Schiit charges $100 (not $150) for asynch 24/192 USB, very reasonable IMO. Also it's nice that if you don't want it you don't have to pay for it or could add it later.

Isn't it $150 if you decide to get it later?

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