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http://www.head-fi.org/products/schiit-asgard-2/reviews/8528

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Has anyone tried the hd800 with the Asgard 2
post #2942 of 12280

This is what too much arguing does to me ...

 

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Anyone here have any experience using the HD 650 with the Magni+Modi stack? I'm about to pick up the HD 650 and I want to know how it gets along with the M+M stack.

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I am just getting started with Head-FI and had a couple of questions for ya'll.

 

I have all but settled on getting a Magni/Modi stack for my first venture into the headphone DAC & amp world, but was wondering about the Magni's ability to drive headphones of different levels of impedance.

 

I curently own Senheiser HD 428s, which were my first "good" headphones, and I really like them.  But, I am planning on using them mainly as my portable/travel headphones and want to upgrade my main listening set for home.  I am considering several different manufacturers and models - but this is not a headphone thread, and my question is not about the headphones really.

 

Does anyone have experience with the M + M stack running 30ish, 80, and 250-ohm headphones, and what kind of difference you experienced in your listening?  (i.e. it could drive them but not get much volume, sound quality suffered on low or high-end, etc.)

 

If I am considering a 250-ohm set, should I forget the Magni and go with a higher level amp?  My intention is to get something at an entry-level to set a baseline and possibly upgrade one or both parts in the future, as well as try out the solid-state amplification of the Magni, and possibly a low-end tube amp to see which I prefer (without breaking the bank, as I have already been warned "...sorry about your wallet") smile.gif

 

I appreciate your help and guidance.

post #2945 of 12280

Hey, schiitlords. Long time nerd, some-time lurker, first time poster.

 

Here's the Schiit on my desk at work: 

 

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I'd have gone for something nicer than the 439s, but in a cubicle-style office, openback cans would not go over well. The 439s have that wonderful velour cup all the nicest Senns do, and they pack much, much more of a quality punch than the 280s do for the same price. Don't look ugly like the better Senns, either. I am a Senn loyalist but the better the cans, the worse they look, usually. Eventually I might upgrade to nicer cans for this setup, but I have yet to find good closed-back cans with Senn-velour comfort that aren't completely overkill for the M+M. The 493s come remarkably close to the 580s, considering the price, so I'm not hurtin'.

 

 

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Anyone here have any experience using the HD 650 with the Magni+Modi stack? I'm about to pick up the HD 650 and I want to know how it gets along with the M+M stack.

I would not recommend this - the 650 is a lot of headphone, and as good as the M+M stack is, you will be absolutely hamstringing yourself compared to going with a better amp. The Magni will waste far more of the 650's potential than the Modi will, but at the point you're going for the endgame cans, you should probably step up to the Bifrost tier. Not that it'll sound bad, it'll still sound absolutely amazing of course, but relative to what the 650s are capable of... not so much. If you don't want to go above M+M on the boxes, go a little lower on the cans. I'd recommend the 580s as just right... if they still made them. RIP, sweet 580s :(

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Originally Posted by Tman5293 View Post

Anyone here have any experience using the HD 650 with the Magni+Modi stack? I'm about to pick up the HD 650 and I want to know how it gets along with the M+M stack.

 

HD600s get along well with the M&M, 650s should be good as well. The usual "for the money" disclaimer applies, but the same could be said of most anything.

 

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Originally Posted by bigjohn1 View Post

I am just getting started with Head-FI and had a couple of questions for ya'll.

 

I have all but settled on getting a Magni/Modi stack for my first venture into the headphone DAC & amp world, but was wondering about the Magni's ability to drive headphones of different levels of impedance.

 

I curently own Senheiser HD 428s, which were my first "good" headphones, and I really like them.  But, I am planning on using them mainly as my portable/travel headphones and want to upgrade my main listening set for home.  I am considering several different manufacturers and models - but this is not a headphone thread, and my question is not about the headphones really.

 

Does anyone have experience with the M + M stack running 30ish, 80, and 250-ohm headphones, and what kind of difference you experienced in your listening?  (i.e. it could drive them but not get much volume, sound quality suffered on low or high-end, etc.)

 

If I am considering a 250-ohm set, should I forget the Magni and go with a higher level amp?  My intention is to get something at an entry-level to set a baseline and possibly upgrade one or both parts in the future, as well as try out the solid-state amplification of the Magni, and possibly a low-end tube amp to see which I prefer (without breaking the bank, as I have already been warned "...sorry about your wallet") smile.gif

 

I appreciate your help and guidance.

 

The one thing I never had problems with when using the M&M was a lack of power. Even tried them with the HE6 and K1000 at a local meet and it easily reached what I'd consider good volume levels. I also tried them out with my other cans and the only 'issue' I had was having to turn the volume down in Windows so I could get reasonable play in the Magni's volume control with the Shures and Grados.

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Originally Posted by Tman5293 View Post

Anyone here have any experience using the HD 650 with the Magni+Modi stack? I'm about to pick up the HD 650 and I want to know how it gets along with the M+M stack.

 

I use this combo as a travelling setup. They work extremely well together. The 650's may be a lot of HP to use with this stack, but I feel it gives you the ability to buy new electronics and not have to worry about the HP if you feel the need to upgrade, since the 650's scale so incredibly well. 

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Here's the Schiit on my desk at work: 

 

 

Off topic, love the keyboard.

 

Carry on. :)

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Originally Posted by Erukian View Post

 

Off topic, love the keyboard.

 

Carry on. :)

Oh, snap, did not notice that the first time.  I would not be able to function with no printing...

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http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-ultimate/

 

I'm a technomancer first and headphone nerd second ;)

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Yup, love that keyboard, I got the same. Who looks at their keyboard still? =P

 

Here's my setup for now: Uberfrost, Lyr with 6N1P tubes, Canare Starquad cables, into my HE500.

 

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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

 

HD600s get along well with the M&M, 650s should be good as well. The usual "for the money" disclaimer applies, but the same could be said of most anything.

 

 

The one thing I never had problems with when using the M&M was a lack of power. Even tried them with the HE6 and K1000 at a local meet and it easily reached what I'd consider good volume levels. I also tried them out with my other cans and the only 'issue' I had was having to turn the volume down in Windows so I could get reasonable play in the Magni's volume control with the Shures and Grados.


Cool, thanks for the info Defiant00.  I also appreciated reading your comparison thread for the Modi/Magni vs Bifrost/Asgard.  Lots of good info and thoughts in there.

 

I think I am going to stick with my plan go for the Modi/Magni combo, and then later look at upgrading one or both pieces - and using the originals at my desk at work possibly.

post #2953 of 12280

Well I now have a Bifrost Uber on order to go with my Lyr.  Time to start a hi rez music collection to use with it.  L3000.gif

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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

Well I now have a Bifrost Uber on order to go with my Lyr.  Time to start a hi rez music collection to use with it.  L3000.gif


Sweeet, I hope to have the UberFrost soon as well! Let us know what you think when you get it! popcorn.gif

post #2955 of 12280

all MOSFET Bifrost, that'd be a Superfrost

 

Nevermind that'd be a downgrade.


Edited by BLACKENEDPLAGUE - 7/31/13 at 12:16pm
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