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post #5071 of 12183
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Originally Posted by SpArkLeS View Post
 

:p I don't think so, I'll be combining it with my Xonar Essence stx and maybe later this year get the bifrost. 

 

I've kinda made up my mind, it's just hard for me to press the button because it is alot of money. 

 

Anyone recommand me some rca cables (around 2/3meters)

what is the shop for A2 ?

 

Edit : I found it...


Edited by prsut - 4/17/14 at 5:04am
post #5072 of 12183
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Rossliew,
I'll PM you. We have gone way past subject on this thread.

True enough. Sorry all for that.
post #5073 of 12183
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Originally Posted by SpArkLeS View Post
 

So should I do it or not? :p

 

Personally I would say no. I would rather put my money towards one high-end / totl headphone rather than several midrange headphones. But that's just me.

post #5074 of 12183
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

 

Personally I would say no. I would rather put my money towards one high-end / totl headphone rather than several midrange headphones. But that's just me.

+1

 

Go for the A2 (ik heb er thuis ook een staan en het is een geweldige versterker!! :D ) and I would combine the budget for both headphones and put it towards 1 higher end model (not knowing your reasoning behind getting 2 headphones, of course)

post #5075 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Gerzom View Post

+1

Go for the A2 (ik heb er thuis ook een staan en het is een geweldige versterker!! biggrin.gif  ) and I would combine the budget for both headphones and put it towards 1 higher end model (not knowing your reasoning behind getting 2 headphones, of course)
You make a great point on the 2 headphones issue. My first reaction would also be to save the cash and buy high-end. People here do go for multiple headphones for different genres.
post #5076 of 12183

Since I've read a lot about the Valhalla and the HD650 is a very nice match, I'm considering in the mid-term getting a Valhalla amp for my home rig. I currently own a Audio GD Fun (DAC / AMP Combo), I would like to know if any of you has had the oportunity to compare an Audio GD product (Maybe the Compass, Fun or NBF12) against the valhalla. Certainly the FUN has a lot of power. Would we be talking about a big change or would it be noticeable but Marginal?



 



How does the valhalla matches Grado cans? My other home headphones are SR225i. It's not that critical since the FUN match them very well and I'm planning to keep both, since the FUN is my only dac for the time being.



 



Sorry if this was asked before but the thread is very long!



 



Thanks!

post #5077 of 12183
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Originally Posted by SpArkLeS View Post
 

So should I do it or not? :p

 

 

Do it! I really like the DT990pro, fantastic for many genres of music.

post #5078 of 12183
For a few euros more get the HE500 a slam dunk
post #5079 of 12183
Hey guys,

I recently received a pair of HE-500s and paired them with a magni and modi. It sounds okay but I think I'd like to step it up to one of the other, more powerful schiit offerings. Any suggestions? DAC or amp.
post #5080 of 12183
Have bifrost uber andLyr really like great sound bass and power just need good tubes for the Lyr
post #5081 of 12183
I suggest the Vali. Good with he-500, better than the magni imo
post #5082 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Redshifted View Post

Hey guys,

I recently received a pair of HE-500s and paired them with a magni and modi. It sounds okay but I think I'd like to step it up to one of the other, more powerful schiit offerings. Any suggestions? DAC or amp.

 

here we go with all the "buy a Lyr" replies and +1s.   :D

I'll condense my findings with HE-500, as I owned Bifrost Uber, Asgard2, Lyr.  still own Vali.

 

1.  Bifrost Uber was superb under all set ups, might be slightly overpriced if all you need is USB from computer and want to stay on budget?

 

2.  Lyr sounded "the best" but only after spending $ to try and find the "right tubes" for musical preference.

even then, presentation sounded a bit "farther back" spatially, a tad of low hum in the background if you really cranked volume.

was Lyr+tubes "worth" twice the cost of Asgard2.   not for me.

 

3.  Asgard2.  Been out of my hands for awhile, had no real complaints with the HE-500 pairing.  music was a bit "closer" spatially than Lyr, great detail, speed, cleanest background.  rarely could/would crank volume past 12.

 

4. HE-500 into Vali now, perhaps not the best bass tightness.  but clarity, musical details and soundstage all are good.

not the ideal pairing perhaps, and a mW downgrade from your Magni.   

 

sorry for no clear vote as my ears won't match yours, hope you can demo another fine schiit product.

 

Here come the Emotiva-X amp fans next....  

:wink_face:

post #5083 of 12183
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

here we go with all the "buy a Lyr" replies and +1s.   biggrin.gif
I'll condense my findings with HE-500, as I owned Bifrost Uber, Asgard2, Lyr.  still own Vali.

1.  Bifrost Uber was superb under all set ups, might be slightly overpriced if all you need is USB from computer and want to stay on budget?

2.  Lyr sounded "the best" but only after spending $ to try and find the "right tubes" for musical preference.
even then, presentation sounded a bit "farther back" spatially, a tad of low hum in the background if you really cranked volume.
was Lyr+tubes "worth" twice the cost of Asgard2.   not for me.

3.  Asgard2.  Been out of my hands for awhile, had no real complaints with the HE-500 pairing.  music was a bit "closer" spatially than Lyr, great detail, speed, cleanest background.  rarely could/would crank volume past 12.

4. HE-500 into Vali now, perhaps not the best bass tightness.  but clarity, musical details and soundstage all are good.
not the ideal pairing perhaps, and a mW downgrade from your Magni.   

sorry for no clear vote as my ears won't match yours, hope you can demo another fine schiit product.

Here come the Emotiva-X amp fans next....  
wink_face.gif

Appreciate the detailed response. Right now I'm leaning towards the Asgard. Deciding whether or not it's worth the price upgrading the modi to a bifrost or just keeping the modi.
post #5084 of 12183
I would put your money into the amp first, then see how it sounds from there. The Modi is a fine little dac.
post #5085 of 12183

Note:  in another thread, minutes ago, Jason of Schiit hinted at a cheaper-than-BiFrost DAC with optical input.

don't know if that means it's a "Modi+optical"  or a new mini-Bifrost Uber with USB and optical" ???

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