or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Owners Unite
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Schiit Owners Unite - Page 337

post #5041 of 12280
Quote:
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 is noticeably better than Magni.

post #5042 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickB View Post
 
Quote:
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 is noticeably better than Magni.

 

That may be so. Haven't heard Magni. But it's important to know what headphones will be used. The A2 I recently had was pretty warm to say the least. Personnally I would choose a neutral can to go with that. The HD-650 for example was way too warm a pairing. Slow, dark, etc.

post #5043 of 12280

Anyone can give advice if the Mjolnir would be a good pairing for HD600/800 ?

post #5044 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Anyone can give advice if the Mjolnir would be a good pairing for HD600/800 ?
Mojo is Ok (lukewarm endorsement). In my experience, tube amps do very well with the Senns. I have the 650 and the 800.
post #5045 of 12280
Thanks. Am trying to get a good substitute for all the expensive tube rolling! Lol
post #5046 of 12280

Rossliew,

 

one cheaper option is the Bottlehead Crack with the Speedball upgrade. Yes, tube rolling will not go away but if you read the right threads you can settle on some tubes very quickly that will keep you happy.

post #5047 of 12280
Quote:
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

 

The Modi is a DAC, not an amplifier. I presume you meant Magni. I have not personally heard an Asgard, but I would expect it to perform better than a Magni.

 

A better question to ask is, what is the budget for the setup your bro is looking for? I assume he needs a DAC, an amp, and some cans. The amp is just one part of that setup, and arguably the least important in terms of the overall sound quality.

 

Put another way, the DAC and headphones will have a greater impact on the sound quality of the setup, than an amplifier will. If his budget is say, $400 clams, then dropping $250 on an amp doesn't leave you much for a DAC or cans. Spend $99 on a Modi, and you're left with $50 bucks for headphones. That's not going to sound very good, no matter what you pick for headphones.

 

If you didn't budget for a DAC, then quite frankly the choice of amplifier isn't going to matter a whole lot. Even if the A2 is a bunch better than a Magni.

 

There is some debate over which component should receive the lion's share of your budget. However, most seem to state that the DAC and the headphones deserve the majority of the budget. The amplifier is not the top priority.

 

So if it were me, and I had $400 clams to spend on my first good headphone setup, I'd probably drop $200 into the headphones, $100 into a Modi, and $100 or so into either a Magni or a Vali amp. The Modi DAC is absolutely the best DAC you can get for the money in this price range; you need to spend a whole lot more to improve on it (can you say $400 for a Bifrost?) Further, the Vali amp has received some really amazing reviews, notwithstanding the ringing issue (if you want to skip the ringing, then grab a Magni). That means you can go out and spend some decent money on cans (say, a set of Beyers), which should yield a very respectable setup.

 

I would be so bold as to say that such a setup would blow away an A2 driven by a Modi, through $50 dollar headphones. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

post #5048 of 12280
Yeah i ment to say magni but im dumb. good advice tho thanks alot
post #5049 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


Mojo is Ok (lukewarm endorsement). In my experience, tube amps do very well with the Senns. I have the 650 and the 800.

 

or, you could just get an Asgard

post #5050 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Anyone can give advice if the Mjolnir would be a good pairing for HD600/800 ?

It will depend on your source. Considering Mjolnir is a forward amp the HD800 is a tricky paring with it.

post #5051 of 12280
Thanks for the tip, paradoxper. Perhaps if i used something like a Minimax Dac, it would pair better?
post #5052 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Thanks for the tip, paradoxper. Perhaps if i used something like a Minimax Dac, it would pair better?

The MM is definitely a good choice with the HD800. The added benefit of being able to tube roll might help out as well.

post #5053 of 12280
May i know which amp are you pairing with the HD800?
post #5054 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

May i know which amp are you pairing with the HD800?

I sold all my dynamic/ortho's some time ago.

post #5055 of 12280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

May i know which amp are you pairing with the HD800?
Eddie Current Zana Deux
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Owners Unite