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post #5026 of 6938
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Originally Posted by SpArkLeS View Post
 

Hey guys!

 

I'm looking into getting an external amp/dac and Schiit looks very nice. 

Now I currently have a Xonar Essence STX and I have read that if I would get the Schiit Magni/Modi combo that it wouldn't really be an upgrade.

 

So what should I get instead? The Asgard 2 but which dac would I get?

 

Headphones I have now: Ultrasone Pro 550, Sennheiser Momentum, V-Moda M100

 

Coming soon: Philips Fidelio X1, AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 Ohm)

 

Maybe later I'll get an Sennheiser HD600/650


Your DAC is decent, so I'd personally skip the Modi (save for uberfrost) and just feed the Asgard 2 with your soundcard. Lyr is a flexible option too if you wanna tube roll... and it also prepares you for any potential steps towards any planar magnetic cans.

 

EDIT: Get the HD650/600 :D they are wonderful cans (Difference between the two is not big. I'm biased to HD650 though... I prefer it more)


Edited by joebobbilly - 4/11/14 at 5:37am
post #5027 of 6938

Hmm nice, how much of an improvement would that combo be? 

 

=> Asgard 2 & Bifrost

 

Question though, how would I connect the bifrost to the computer? I see on the website that you can optionally get the USB gen 2 imput but that 100€ extra.

post #5028 of 6938

If your pc has SPDIF outputs you can skip usb input.

post #5029 of 6938
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

If your pc has SPDIF outputs you can skip usb input.

It has an optical output

 

It's the Asus Sabertooth Z77 

post #5030 of 6938

You can save money by not adding usb to the Bifrost then.  It can always be added later if needed.

post #5031 of 6938
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpArkLeS View Post

Hey guys!

I'm looking into getting an external amp/dac and Schiit looks very nice. 
Now I currently have a Xonar Essence STX and I have read that if I would get the Schiit Magni/Modi combo that it wouldn't really be an upgrade.

So what should I get instead? The Asgard 2 but which dac would I get?

Headphones I have now: Ultrasone Pro 550, Sennheiser Momentum, V-Moda M100

Coming soon: Philips Fidelio X1, AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 Ohm)

Maybe later I'll get an Sennheiser HD600/650
I upgraded from the STX sound card to Modi + Asgard 2.
And believe me when i say it is a huge improvement.
Highly recommend it sir.
post #5032 of 6938
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Originally Posted by Netrum View Post


I upgraded from the STX sound card to Modi + Asgard 2.
And believe me when i say it is a huge improvement.
Highly recommend it sir.

 

Thx!

 

It's saving time :)

post #5033 of 6938

Modi Vali combo sound so nice with Beyerdynamic dt900 So good

post #5034 of 6938
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Originally Posted by Attackingtots View Post

Modi Vali combo sound so nice with Beyerdynamic dt900 So good
Right you are!
post #5035 of 6938

Does anyone have experience with how well a Bottlehead Crack sits on top of a Bifrost?  It's a little difficult getting the exact dimensions of the Crack but from my research it looks +/- 10.5" x 6.5"?  The Bifrost is 9" x 6.75" (ignoring height) so it sounds like it could be doable.

post #5036 of 6938

Im looking food a good solid state amp for my brother who's just getting into audio. Would a Modi Or Asgard 2 be better for someone who's just getting into this

post #5037 of 6938
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Originally Posted by Attackingtots View Post
 

Im looking food a good solid state amp for my brother who's just getting into audio. Would a Modi Or Asgard 2 be better for someone who's just getting into this

 

Asgard 2 might be the only amp he would ever need...

post #5038 of 6938

^^^^^ +1

post #5039 of 6938

+1

post #5040 of 6938

Thanks good advice

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