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post #76 of 6028

I can't wait for my Asgard!!

 

post #77 of 6028
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I can't wait for my Asgard!!

 



What DAC/source and headphone are you going to be pairing the Asgard with?

post #78 of 6028
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As much as I love my Asgard, I think I finally found a set of cans it doesn't drive particularly well: the Fostex T50RP.  There is a certain level of "honk" that won't go away with modding the cups or eq'ing out.  I can only speculate that it comes from damping because when I drive the Fostex with my Yamaha receiver, some of the honk goes away.  The Asgard is still a nice pairing with the Fostex after modding and eq'ing, but it's not a good pairing with the stock Fostex, IMHO.

 

Edit: here's a post with some info on my latest setup regarding the Asgard and Fostex http://www.head-fi.org/t/529140/show-us-your-head-fi-station-at-its-current-state-no-old-pictures-please/5070#post_8250524


Edited by hodgjy - 3/24/12 at 6:16pm
post #79 of 6028
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What DAC/source and headphone are you going to be pairing the Asgard with?



so far I have HRT musicsteamer II+, maybe later i'll upgrade.

post #80 of 6028
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Honestly, unless you want to spend upwards of $1000, you'd be hard pressed to notice many improvements over the HRT II+ with other DACs.  That is one smoking DAC regardless of its price.
 

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so far I have HRT musicsteamer II+, maybe later i'll upgrade.



 

post #81 of 6028
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Honestly, unless you want to spend upwards of $1000, you'd be hard pressed to notice many improvements over the HRT II+ with other DACs.  That is one smoking DAC regardless of its price.
 



 



Yes I do agree with you...headphone system is first for me...with my speakers and HRT are really shine!! love this small dac.

post #82 of 6028

Just out of curiosity, why so many Asgard & Bitfrost combos instead of Lyr & Bitfrost?  Is it bang for buck?  

 

How much difference do you guys think it would be between the two combos to power an HE-500?

post #83 of 6028
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Just out of curiosity, why so many Asgard & Bitfrost combos instead of Lyr & Bitfrost?  Is it bang for buck?  

 

How much difference do you guys think it would be between the two combos to power an HE-500?



Most people say the Lyr is a pretty big difference with both the he-500 and the lcd, like a nice improvement over the asgard.  My asgard did nothing special with the HE-500.  It gave them enough power yes, but I felt it was somewhat lacking in dynamics while having a decent soundstage.  It had a very smooth sound.  One you'd expect from a solid state.  Somewhat sterile compared to my LD.  The asgard is not a bad deal, but I feel it hit around average for its price.  Many others, however, have been enjoying it :)

post #84 of 6028

I noticed a significant difference when I went from the Asgard to the Lyr and rolled in some decent tubes. With the HE500's the difference was definitely enough to justify the price of the Lyr.

 

I'm one of these who gets buyers remorse - but not this time. The Lyr is well worth every penny.

post #85 of 6028

Guys i've been interested on the Bitfrost dac. Is there a comparison against similar priced dacs on the market?

post #86 of 6028
Thread Starter 
This comparison is excellent, although the prices aren't similar. It's a good read. I've always thought that the differences between properly implemented and well designed DACs are subtle.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/580622/schiit-bifrost-vs-eastern-electric-minimax-dac-and-meier-corda-stagedac
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Guys i've been interested on the Bitfrost dac. Is there a comparison against similar priced dacs on the market?

post #87 of 6028
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

This comparison is excellent, although the prices aren't similar. It's a good read. I've always thought that the differences between properly implemented and well designed DACs are subtle.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/580622/schiit-bifrost-vs-eastern-electric-minimax-dac-and-meier-corda-stagedac


+1

post #88 of 6028
Thread Starter 
Tonight, I picked up the Koss Pro DJ100. These sound phenomenal on the Asgard. This is a good pairing that I highly recommend if people are looking for a nice setup under $325-350.
post #89 of 6028

I received the Asgard but unfortunately it was broken when I got it...frown.gif  So I'm sending it back to the owner.

I got the used Asgard, but just not my day!

 

 

post #90 of 6028
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Sorry to hear that. frown.gif. What was broken on it?
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