My budget is actually anything below $1k. I was considering the gungnir but im not sure if I should get it or save up even more money so I can get the schiit flagship. Main reason i skipped the bifrost was because from initial impressions, gungnir trumps bifrost significantly. Im currently using a Lyr so im also not sure how well the gungnir will pair with it
Hm...I wasn't in the same boat, but that's totally up to you. I do think the Gungnir is a definite improvement in terms of imaging and to a lesser extent soundstage, though my recommendation would have been the Gungnir either way :). Can't afford one myself, but if that's what floats your boat, man, go for it!