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post #5176 of 12186
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post
 


you should consider looking to headphonebar.com

 

 

 

The store does not carry all schiit models. It seems that it only carries lyr and bifrost.

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The store does not carry all schiit models. It seems that it only carries lyr and bifrost.


They used to carry Asgard + Mjolnir + Gungnir too. They may simply not have stock right now. If you're interested, I would email them to see if they will be willing to put in an order.

post #5178 of 12186

I'd call them.  They were great to deal with when buying my Bifrost.

post #5179 of 12186
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I have a question that maybe someone could answer here.

 

Looking for input on how the Asgard 2 sounds with DT-880/600. I had a Magni, but sold it because it was a bit to bright when paired with the DT-880. IMO

 

I have seen a few people say that the Asgard 2 is warmer sounding than the Magni.

 

Any input would be appreciated.

 

Thanks 

I have a 250 ohm DT880 paired with the Asgard 2 and Uberfrost. A2 + Uberfrost is warmer than neutral but still detailed that sounds like it's outside of your head(in a good way). I don't know about the 600 ohm but I power my DT880s on high gain at 11 o clock on the volume knob.

 

Overall the Asgard 2 and Uber combo with the DT880 takes some of the edge off the DT880s treble but doesn't "smooth" out the sound like the McIntosh D100 did that I listened to with my DT880s. It doesn't image quite as well as the D100 but it is more accurate in other ways such as the high frequencies (Bifrost Uber)


Edited by wahsmoh - 4/30/14 at 8:33pm
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I'm wondering how much (if any) of the popularity of Schiit on Head Fi people think is to do with their products being made in the USA or parts being mostly sourced in the USA? 

 

Their website seems to really emphasise this. I'm guessing the majority of Head Fi members are also from the states so is this a big effect? In other words if Schiit was a chinese company with identical products/quality/warranty/customer service/price is it likely to be as popular as it is now?


Edited by PTom - 5/2/14 at 2:17pm
post #5181 of 12186

It is a huge factor for me. That being said, the sound is the thing...

post #5182 of 12186

So that begs the question, how much extra (as a %) would you be willing to pay for a made in USA Schiit vs a made in China Schiit? 

 

For example take the Mjolnir at $749. Would a $600 price tag Mjolnir made in China tempt you?


Edited by PTom - 5/2/14 at 2:57pm
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So that begs the question, how much extra (as a %) would you be willing to pay for a made in USA Schiit vs a made in China Schiit? 

 

For example take the Mjolnir at $749. Would a $600 price tag Mjolnir made in China tempt you?

 

Not really.  If it needed service, how much would shipping to China cost?  Schiit has great customers service, and two of their DACs are upgradable.  That wouldn't be as possible if they were located in China.

post #5184 of 12186

Me personally I am willing to pay a premium, but some of the stuff made in the USA borders on insanity and Jason and Mike have proven that it is insanity. So to answer your question, no I would not pay $600.00 for a Chinese made product if there was an American equivalent for $749.00.

post #5185 of 12186
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

So that begs the question, how much extra (as a %) would you be willing to pay for a made in USA Schiit vs a made in China Schiit? 

 

For example take the Mjolnir at $749. Would a $600 price tag Mjolnir made in China tempt you?

That question is kind of meaningless. You are assuming that China is always cheaper than USA. There are so many factors besides labor costs that determine the final cost of the product. The design, transportation, quality control and profit margin are some of the other factors. I look for value vs price and Schiit does quite well in my opinion. However it is up to you to decide what products is worthy of your consideration regardless where it is made.     

post #5186 of 12186

No, it was a hypothetical question regarding identical products but one made in the USA and the other in China and the chinese product happens to be cheaper. I am not saying this is always the case in reality.

post #5187 of 12186
It is appealing to me as I see many jobs getting shipped overseas to capitalize on cheap labor. However, your hypothetical question kind of doesn't work because the products would not be equal. Schiit's entire business model is to provide a high value product (high performance/low price tag) with all of the customer service that comes along with a US based operation. The Chinese product probably wouldn't be cheaper, and if it was, it wouldn't have the customer service backing Schiit provides.

Basically, the "Made in the USA" stamp is just a bonus. The big reason we like Schiit is that everything comes together in a complete package without any real compromises.
post #5188 of 12186
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It is appealing to me as I see many jobs getting shipped overseas to capitalize on cheap labor. However, your hypothetical question kind of doesn't work because the products would not be equal. Schiit's entire business model is to provide a high value product (high performance/low price tag) with all of the customer service that comes along with a US based operation. The Chinese product probably wouldn't be cheaper, and if it was, it wouldn't have the customer service backing Schiit provides.

Basically, the "Made in the USA" stamp is just a bonus. The big reason we like Schiit is that everything comes together in a complete package without any real compromises.

+1

post #5189 of 12186
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 with all of the customer service that comes along with a US based operation

OK, I see. I think this is where we have different ideas. For people from say Europe, this might not be an advantage. This is why my hypothetical question assumed identical products. I might not necessarily have convenient access to the customer service of a US based operation.

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If any of you are already aware of this then let me apologize in advance but I was browsing different online retailers & came upon this on Audioadvisor's site :

 

http://www.audioadvisor.com/Schiit-Audio-Lyr-V2-Hybrid-High-Power-Headphone-Amp/productinfo/SCLYRV2/#.U2RPB6XIrUQ

 

It seems as if Schiit is coming out with a Lyr v2 soon. :popcorn:

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