The Asgard 2 can drive the HE-500's to punishing volume levels and do it well. You already know how it sounds
I like the design, the guys at Schitt didn't take the easy way out and went for a perfectly biased discrete design that doesn't rely on negative feedback but delivers due to their diligence in design.
My wife was busting my chops to go out and shovel off the last round of snow but it's too dark and I'm not willing. I really should because by tomorrow morning it will freeze into ice.
That's really good news. I've had some orthos before but they were really underpowered - same with the K340's which are going to be my next test I was a little too broke to go out for a Lyr, but I'm not disappointed in the Asgard 2/K712 combo at all.. K712's with a FiiO sounded very "transistory'
There's nothing to really shovel here yet, but there sure will be ice tomorrow. But instead of going out, I can try out the K340's, the Beyer DT-770's, the Sennheiser HD595's and the Ultrasone Pro 650's with the Asgard, lol. I wonder how the Asgard would do with Sennheiser HD650's...