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post #1186 of 3216

No, I think the LCD2.2 is especially good w/ the Mjolnir.  

post #1187 of 3216

Agree with Anaxilus. Mjolnir is the first amp that fits any headphone I have in the portfolio. Having said that, I like the LCD-x best, since they portray the depth in the music a tad better than HE-500 / HE-6. The Mjolnir's only weak point is d-e-p-p-t-h. All other is top notch.

 

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Thanks, beaver316. Please take note that I only do handheld photography. Tripod, Photoshop and long exposure ain't my cup of tea - so please apologize for any blur. 

 

Higher resolution is in my blog.

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

Loevhagen, im always a fan of your photography skills. Those pictures look excellent. If you don't mind, could you upload a higher resolution image of that final picture in your first post (the Mjolnir and LCD3)? It looks beautiful.


Edited by Loevhagen - 9/14/12 at 12:46pm
post #1188 of 3216
thats a really nice blog hagen!
post #1189 of 3216

Yes great blog! Unfortunately the photo i was referring to is also 'low-res' on your blog. I'm talking about this one:

 

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Lnbuy4AoTaY/UFNyr3RG-DI/AAAAAAAAAZM/_92YxOJWt0o/s1600/1-4761.jpg

post #1190 of 3216

Thanks, both. :) I know I should have elaborated much more (aka reviews) but I leave that to others like John Darko, et al. 

 

Ah, beaver316 - I see. I have full resolution and others on the sons Mac - so I'll get them tomorrow. 


Edited by Loevhagen - 9/14/12 at 2:04pm
post #1191 of 3216

A couple more of the beast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1192 of 3216
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

No, I think the LCD2.2 is especially good w/ the Mjolnir.  

I couldn't agree more with this.  I only listened with lcd3 and hd800 when I had it, but I suspect especially good synergy w/ the lcd2 rev2. To the point where I feel like the amp was almost voiced w/ the lcd2 rev2 in mind.

post #1193 of 3216
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but I suspect especially good synergy w/ the lcd2 rev2

 

"Suspect"? So - you have not heard the combo? Just asking out of pure curiosity.

 

For the sake of good order: Yes, the Mjolnir fits the LCD-x. 

 

 

post #1194 of 3216
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

 

"Suspect"? So - you have not heard the combo? Just asking out of pure curiosity.

 

For the sake of good order: Yes, the Mjolnir fits the LCD-x. 

 

 

It corrected the problems i had w/ the lcd2r2 on the lcd3... so yes suspect.  I don't think the Mjolnir had the same kind of synergy w/ lcd3 btw.

post #1195 of 3216

The Mjolnir is the only amp that I am not able to sleep with in the chair with my headphones on the head. Mjolnir keeps you in an iron grip and never let you go. THAT is a big positive thing - but can get exhausting.

 

As Schiit says: "You aren't gonna believe this Schiit". The slogan is really the truth speaking of the Mjolnir...

post #1196 of 3216
A brief sum-up *)
 
Project Sunrise mkII (PSii) add some fun factor to the sound and the fact that it costs almost nothing makes it a very good buy. PSii adds some bass, which helps to give it the said fun factor. The vocals portrayed is great and I just love PSii with HE.500, which basically is tuned notch brighter than the LCD-2 / LCD-3. HE-6 are even brighter.
 
Violectric V200 and the LCD-2 is one of the very, very finest combinations I've ever heard. The sound is so natural to my ears, that I can fall asleep daily with that combination. I can also sit and enjoy the music for hours while awake. In other words, the combination is extreme competent. Flexible and playing anywhere and at any occasion.
 
Burson Soloist is slightly more "hifi" than the V200, and since the LCD-3 has a less prominent midrange presentation than LCD.2 - then Soloist a good match for the LCD-3.
 
Mjolnir is COMPLETELY different than the others. All the other sounds natural - but Mjolnir is the natural reference. Amazing bass. Very wide soundstage. The vocals is pulled forward (which again suits the LCD-3). I would say the Mjolnir is placed between the Soloist and V200 when it comes to "light / dark".
 
Mjolnir has only one drawback - and it is the d-e-p-t-h in the soundstage. HE-500 have great synergy with the PSii, which romanticize the sound provide depth. However, the Mjolnir reveal the HE-500 is "width only and no depth" compared to LCD-x.
 
I would assume 80% of all head-fiere would buy Mjolnir on site after a demo. Fewer would have done the same with the V200, Soloist, PSii and G100.
 
What to do after a few months is still an unknown.
 
What is already certain is that I'm never going to sleep with music on head fed from Mjolnir. It is just not possible. Mjolnir keeps you awake with its current playing style. And, it's not an advantage all the way.
 
Mjolnir is however demo amp numero UNO.
 
*) Google translated from Norwegian into English. 
post #1197 of 3216
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If you are happy with SE - why crave for XLR.

 

Great photos again!

 

Your LCD-3 with the zebrano headphone stand is actually my on computer's desktop. smile.gif

post #1198 of 3216

Any Mjolnir vs Headamp GS-1 comparisons?

 

Three things that are holding me back from purchasing...

 

1)  The Schiit is huge and I have limited shelf space.

2)  Will need to buy a balanced cable (don't like using adapters).

3)  Concerned about the unbalanced inputs...the L/R single-ended input are spaced too close and my somewhat large connectors might not fit.

post #1199 of 3216
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Agree with Anaxilus. Mjolnir is the first amp that fits any headphone I have in the portfolio. Having said that, I like the LCD-x best, since they portray the depth in the music a tad better than HE-500 / HE-6. The Mjolnir's only weak point is d-e-p-p-t-h. All other is top notch.

 

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Thanks, beaver316. Please take note that I only do handheld photography. Tripod, Photoshop and long exposure ain't my cup of tea - so please apologize for any blur. 

 

Higher resolution is in my blog.

 

re depth the channel separation is probably too good, naughty Schiit for designing such a good amplifierbiggrin.gif

post #1200 of 3216

We had a mini meet last night at rattesp's house. I was there along with dleblanc343 and a his friend Nico. We wanted to listen to the Mjolnir that rattesp just acquired from solude few weeks ago.

 

I brought my Bryston BHA-1 along with my W4S DAC-2 and my LCD-2r2 for comparaison. I arrived about an hour before dleblanc343 and his friend so I had the time to try and compare the Mjolnir to the Bryston with my LCD-2r2.

 

The Mjolnir sound really reminded me the Bryston sound for the first two months. Fast, detailled, punchy, with lots of bite and at the limit of edginess on certain tracks. It was lively and toe tapping but this in your face presentation could lead to listening fatigue I assumed.

 

Going back and forth with the Mjolnir and the Bryston, I would say I prefered the smoother presentation of the Bryston. Still resolving but with a warmer and more linear sound from top to bottom. The Mjolnir sounds more thin than the Bryston. Our host, rattesp, who tried a lot of headphones (T1, HD 650, HD 800, LCD-2r2 and HE-6) with both amps had the same impression. He said he would place the Bryston sound between the Mjolnir and his beloved B22. He heard the Bryston at my house few months ago and he agreed that the sound change significantly since then. Warmer, fuller and smoother. That could be the difference in using time between the amps (I have about 200 hours on the Bryston and we are not even sure the Mjolnir having 50 hours on it so it still can change his sound signature).

 

dleblanc343 and his friend arrived and they tried the HE-6 with both amps and their findings were the same as rattesp and me. They both prefered the Bryston to the Mjolnir. Especially Nico. They both say the soundstage and bass presence was superior on the Bryston along with a smoother presentation.

 

The build quality, finish, look (to my taste), touch feeling (volume knob) seems superior on the Bryston.

 

BUT we all agreed that for the price, the Mjolnir is a superb bargain and tremendous value. The Bryston retail price is now nearly twice the selling price of the Mjolnir.

 

Still, we are all curious what an other hundred of hours could do to the Mjolnir. rattesp offer me to land me the Mjolnir for a couple of days in my home set-up in a near future to have the time to do a lenghty comparaison of both amp. I certainly will accept his offer. 

 

All the participants recognized that the fisrt attempt of Bryston in the headphone market was a really successful one.

 

By no means I wanted to step on anybody's toes here. I just want to share my experience (others here had the opposite opinion when they compared both amps) and let people know that there is other alternatives in SS amps (yet more pricey).


Edited by Lappy27 - 9/15/12 at 4:19am
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