Originally Posted by BRAC
OK... Mjolnir and Soloist will cost me roughly the same amount, which should I choose to go with my LCD-3? And, does Bifrost work with Mjolnir? What I mean is, will unbalanced into the amp and then balanced out to the headphones work?
Ignoring the aspect of sound (which has already been covered), you should get the amp that has the feature set you want, for the headphones that you intend on using. And by that, I mean you should try to "future-proof" your setup - the Mjolnir makes more sense for an all-balanced system, while the Soloist makes more sense for an unbalanced one. And since the Mjolnir will drive only balanced headphones, if you ever plan on acquiring more headphones, those will need to be balanced as well. Only saying that because most Head-Fiers inevitably end up with more than one headphone. Contrasting with the Soloist, which you'd be able to use any dynamic headphones on without needing to re-cable.
Although you can use the Mjolnir on an unbalanced source, it's really ideal to use it on a balanced one, like the Schiit Gungnir, so you get the full benefit of "balanced" from source to headphones.
Edited by Asr - 2/17/13 at 2:08pm