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post #4231 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Well, actually, the main reason for my experiment is that after 10 years of listening my system has started to sound a bit thin and harsh on the treble.

I don't know what to blame here, I've replaced drivers in my HD600, valves in X-CAN V3, but it's still the same... not like before - silky smooth and enjoyable.

Maybe it's my older ears or brain, I dunno... Will see if some Schiit helps. Maybe some other components in my X-CAN got old.

The source was changed, though. I was using an old MF X-24K DAC for many years (and it was great).. but I don't think my new MF V-DAC II is worse that that.

It has to be much better.

 

I think you should try the HD650 when you get a chance, as you know they're smoother than the HD600. 

post #4232 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

Surprise, surprise! I opened the box. Surprise, surprise! I didn't leave the unit on to warm up for a month or so. I listened cold. So far, Coax connection sounds fine, but not so far away from what I am used to hearing. USB - the Gungnir totally obliterates the Audiolab M-DAC. It will be interesting to see how things develop. What a wonderful, involving sound.

I'm assuming you're not going to work ? Its called Gungitis. Listening to the Gungnir/Mojo with the LCD-3 and my brand new DHC Complement Copper cable. After our discussion, I am going to go back to my USB cable and do some comparison again between that and the BNC Halide. I'll let you know.

post #4233 of 12183

I'm new to this thread but have been a modi/magni owner for ~six weeks. My power supply went out last week and I contacted Shiit and they had a replacement wall wart in the mail the same day! I received the replacement in six days which was awesome because I'm currently deployed in SW Asia. You can't beat that customer service. The secret to being successful is taking care of people and Shiit seem to have that concept down.

post #4234 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Well, actually, the main reason for my experiment is that after 10 years of listening my system has started to sound a bit thin and harsh on the treble.

I don't know what to blame here, I've replaced drivers in my HD600, valves in X-CAN V3, but it's still the same... not like before - silky smooth and enjoyable.

Maybe it's my older ears or brain, I dunno... Will see if some Schiit helps. Maybe some other components in my X-CAN got old.

The source was changed, though. I was using an old MF X-24K DAC for many years (and it was great).. but I don't think my new MF V-DAC II is worse that that.

It has to be much better.

How are the ear pads on the HD600?  Those make a much bigger difference than a lot of people know.

post #4235 of 12183

 i already knew that schiit has AWESOME customer service, and yet they've done it yet again, thanks guys

post #4236 of 12183
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post
 

How are the ear pads on the HD600?  Those make a much bigger difference than a lot of people know.

 

I'm waiting for a new replacement pair from Sennheiser now.

post #4237 of 12183

Yup, went ahead and ordered a Bifrost to go with my Lyr... I couldn't help it, I did my best to talk myself out of it but I'm a big fan of Schiit :atsmile:

post #4238 of 12183
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Originally Posted by CJs06 View Post
 

Yup, went ahead and ordered a Bifrost to go with my Lyr... I couldn't help it, I did my best to talk myself out of it but I'm a big fan of Schiit :atsmile:

 

I'm wondering if I should grab a new Lyr to try out. I used a pair of LCD-2.1 with the Lyr back when I owned it a few years back. I'm slightly tempted to grab one to see how the HD600 will sound with it. 

post #4239 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

 

I'm wondering if I should grab a new Lyr to try out. I used a pair of LCD-2.1 with the Lyr back when I owned it a few years back. I'm slightly tempted to grab one to see how the HD600 will sound with it. 

 

As a (former) owner of Bifrost Uber and Lyr (mainly for HE-500) but also having the HD600 (now at work) I don't think you'll be disappointed with Lyr and HD600, but IMHO it's quite a bit of wattage overkill.  and maybe price, depending on your budget, if you want to return to tube rolling and prices.

 

my favorite setup with HD600 is now the Vali + Concero HD.  and certainly Vali+Bifrost Uber is superb also.

the Vali can resolve with better DACs, so for the $ you save by going Vali instead of Lyr you could maybe nab a DAC upgrade in the process?

just some options.

post #4240 of 12183

I am already pairing the HD600 with the Vali + Bifrost Uber right now. Don't get me wrong, I really love this setup, however as a former Lyr owner I was just getting curious about how the HD600 would sound with it. Or perhaps I'm just facing a case of upgraditis? 

 

The tube rolling aspect was certainly fun though :D

post #4241 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

I am already pairing the HD600 with the Vali + Bifrost Uber right now. Don't get me wrong, I really love this setup, however as a former Lyr owner I was just getting curious about how the HD600 would sound with it. Or perhaps I'm just facing a case of upgraditis? 

 

The tube rolling aspect was certainly fun though :D

Doesn't the Vali sound great with the HD600's and have enough power fry your ears?

post #4242 of 12183

Totally. I tend to listen to the Vali at the 8 o'clock position. 

post #4243 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

Totally. I tend to listen to the Vali at the 8 o'clock position. 

You must have delicate ears :D I listen to the pair at 10 o'clock or a little more. Too much and it can get awfully loud.

post #4244 of 12183

The Uber and Lyr combo with the HD600s sounds great.  I have really been enjoying mine.

post #4245 of 12183
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post
 

 

As a (former) owner of Bifrost Uber and Lyr (mainly for HE-500) but also having the HD600 (now at work) I don't think you'll be disappointed with Lyr and HD600, but IMHO it's quite a bit of wattage overkill.  and maybe price, depending on your budget, if you want to return to tube rolling and prices.

 

my favorite setup with HD600 is now the Vali + Concero HD.  and certainly Vali+Bifrost Uber is superb also.

the Vali can resolve with better DACs, so for the $ you save by going Vali instead of Lyr you could maybe nab a DAC upgrade in the process?

just some options.

I went from a Vali to the Lyr and I have to say that extra wattage allows for my headphones to really show their potential, probably due to so much headroom lol. The Lyr is simply on a greater level than the Vali IMO

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