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post #5416 of 12280
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post
 

Ok, so I played the Magni/Modi for about 10 seconds (didn't have the right 1/4-1/8 adapter for my headphones so I had to run back to Best Buy) and I think I just cut a hole in my wallet.  The wife keeps asking what I want for Father's Day.  How do I tell her I want a Bifrost/Asgard2 or Valhalla?

 

 

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How'd I tell my wife I now want a Gungnir after buying Bifrost/Asgard 2?

 

 

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I have tried converting dollars to salon units. That is, "this will only cost 2 cut/style/color appointments". I think it's a brilliant idea, in theory. In practice, not so much.

 

 

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Leave brochures around the house for expensive power toys/autos.  After the dust settles from that, head gear will seem like a bargain.  :biggrin:

 

 

Moral of this whole story: Stay single.

post #5417 of 12280
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Moral of this whole story: Stay single.

 

Oh well, at least mine is mostly reasonable. :rolleyes:

As long as I make enough $$.

post #5418 of 12280
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Moral of this whole story: Stay single.
Alternatively, find a wife who has a slight obsession with Norse mythology. Not only will she have trouble against buying something named after it, but she might just buy one for you if it looks good biggrin.gif
post #5419 of 12280

Two hours till I'm a proud owner of a Schiit Mjolnir. I've actually never heard what it sounds like, my friend just wanted to give me his old one for my birthday. What's so amazing about it?

post #5420 of 12280

Well that depends on what you're driving with them. Overall I'd say it's a clean neutral amp with a warm tilt, tons of headroom, with a very black background and solid tight control.

post #5421 of 12280
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And I tell mine: "Just look at these rods and reels some men are buying! My "little boxes" are a great bargain compared to that".

 

Yeah, I give the "headphones are such a bargain compared to loudspeakers" approach. Seems to work pretty well! ;)

 

I guess it's all relative, right?

post #5422 of 12280
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Yeah, I give the "headphones are such a bargain compared to loudspeakers" approach. Seems to work pretty well! ;)

 

I guess it's all relative, right?

 

Well, ALL my headphone stuff costs less than a pair of Louboutin shoes, so...

post #5423 of 12280
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Well, ALL my headphone stuff costs less than a pair of Louboutin shoes, so...
Gosh, ive never heard of Louboutin shoes, and I'm glad of it!!
post #5424 of 12280
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Gosh, ive never heard of Louboutin shoes, and I'm glad of it!!

 

Luckily my wife isn't a fan either! They look lovely tho.

post #5425 of 12280
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lol.  Logic doesn't always apply.

 

I think this dirt cheap Dynex 1/8-1/4 adapter I bought is creating noise.  I have never heard anything using my previous setups, but now I'm hearing a ticking/buzzing sound intermittently.  I pulled the signal cables from the back of the Magni and that had no effect.  I'm going to try to remember the 1/8-1/4 adapter that came with my B&W P7's tomorrow and see if that is any different.  I have fiddled with the connection a bit and it seems to be better now.

Well it's not the cheap adapter.  It's either interference at work or (my guess) not very clean/properly grounded power.

 

Going from my MacBook Pro through Dragonfly to the Magni to my HD650's isn't as impressive as the Magni/Modi P7 combo is.  Not that it's a slouch, but the P7's I can only take 1/3 of the power of the Magni.  I have it turned up to 100% with the HD650.  Turning it down to about 80% sounds better, but I've now decided I'd rather the Lyr than the Valhalla. :)

 

How much of the sound quality comes from the DAC?  If I got a Lyr and kept using my Dragonfly as the output would it sound much better, or would I be better served to carry my Modi back and forth until I can get a Bifrost?

 

Now to find a powerstrip or something I can use at work to see if I can fix this.  If not this is really of little use to me.  I wanted it for work to power my P7's, not for home with my HD650.

 

Edit: I had my MacBook turned up to 100%, but iTunes was not.  Now with it at 100%, I can only take about 50% of the Magni. :)  And it smokes my Onkyo home theater receiver headphone out. :)

 

So what is recommended on a $300-500 "Father's Day" ticket?


Edited by randy98mtu - 5/29/14 at 2:57pm
post #5426 of 12280
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post


Jason seems like he has just the right kind of crazy mind to design a fully balanced tube preamp/ headphone amp and make it great, so I hope someday it will exist. I would be all over that biggrin.gif

I am with you on that. Come on Jason!
post #5427 of 12280
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Well, ALL my headphone stuff costs less than a pair of Louboutin shoes, so...

 

I want to vomit.

post #5428 of 12280
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post
 

 

I want to vomit.

 

Please not on the Louboutin's... :D

post #5429 of 12280
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Please not on the Louboutin's... :D

 

no that's exactly where it would go

post #5430 of 12280
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post

How much of the sound quality comes from the DAC?  If I got a Lyr and kept using my Dragonfly as the output would it sound much better, or would I be better served to carry my Modi back and forth until I can get a Bifrost?

IMO DAC makes a big difference. I upgraded my Modi to HRT MS II+ and it really makes my Vali sing. Too bad the HRT crashes my computer every time I try to use it with anything other than foobar, so might be I'm looking at Bitfrost in the future.
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