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post #2221 of 3310

The amp section of the D2 is ok.  However, SoupRKnowva has the D2 and the Mjolinr.  He uses the D2 for his IEMs and the Mj for his LCD-3s..

post #2222 of 3310
Listening to my new TH-900's on the Mjolnir. Great phones. Great amp. Sounds great as expected.

With a source unplugged, you can hear a tad of static noise from 80-100% volume. Long after your headphones would have caught fire if playing music. You have to be gentle with the volume knob but it's easy to get whatever volume you need.

Haven't seen many low impedance phone comments, so I figured I should pipe up.

..back to cryo cable breakin...
post #2223 of 3310

I'm just about absolutely set on getting a mjolnir and lcd3, but I'm not exactly sure on what source would go well with the two, would the gungnir have the best 'synergy' with those two or are there other dacs for example perfectwave dac, oppo 105, resonessence labs invicta, or nad m51, etc. do better? I know that the lcd3 is considered a 'dark' headphone and that the mjolnir is bright compared to other amps, so would it be preferable that the dac be as neutral as possible, warmer than neutral, etc.  to pair well with the mjolnir and lcd3?

post #2224 of 3310
I find the oppo 105 interesting. I'm looking at the Mjolnir/lcd3 as well. I'd be interested to see what those in the know think. Oppo 105 vs the gungnir.. Seeing as how I have an older oppo which I would sell and I could kill 2 birds with one stone with the Oppo 105 (Bluray player for theater room and DAC for the
Mjolnir
Edited by ghostchili - 12/28/12 at 6:36am
post #2225 of 3310
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

I'm just about absolutely set on getting a mjolnir and lcd3, but I'm not exactly sure on what source would go well with the two, would the gungnir have the best 'synergy' with those two or are there other dacs for example perfectwave dac, oppo 105, resonessence labs invicta, or nad m51, etc. do better? I know that the lcd3 is considered a 'dark' headphone and that the mjolnir is bright compared to other amps, so would it be preferable that the dac be as neutral as possible, warmer than neutral, etc.  to pair well with the mjolnir and lcd3?
The Perfectwave DAC is great, and the M51 is supposed to be really close but for half the price. The LCD-3 / Mjolnir is pretty damn neutral. No need for anything but a nice source. You don't have to try and correct anything.
post #2226 of 3310

Street prices for the PWD2 and M51 are similar ;)

post #2227 of 3310
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Originally Posted by m2man View Post


The Perfectwave DAC is great, and the M51 is supposed to be really close but for half the price. The LCD-3 / Mjolnir is pretty damn neutral. No need for anything but a nice source. You don't have to try and correct anything.

Ok that's good to know, now it comes down to eximus dp1, m51, anedio d2, audio-gd master 7, maybe the invicta, but is it really worth the money over these other dacs? Or do the other dacs get pretty close?

post #2228 of 3310

Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir with my current OPPO BDP-93 as the source OR Schiit Mjolnir paired with the new OPPO BDP-105 as the source and DAC?

 

Need some advice, I'll paste and edit a post I left earlier.

 

I am lookin at buying a headphone amp I won't get the itch to upgrade. I was drawn to the Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir , I currently have a nice home theater room/ listening room. It sounds awesome!! The problem is I have a 2 y.o. and a 1 y.o. I can't use my home system anymore:( I miss my music the way it sounds in there. My source is an Oppo BDP-93 blu ray SACD/DVD-A player. I'm new to the headphone world and I'm starting out with HiFiMan HE-400 and Denon D600 Headphone, upgrading to the Audeze LCD-2 or LCD-3 after the amp. I listen to various artists from Bjork, Linkin Park, Hip/Hop, to Classical. I like strong clean bass, I like clean mids/highs as well but I'm usually let down by the bass of cheaper amps like the Fiio D17 my wife got me for Christmas. I thought I was good to go on the Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir but now I'm thinking of selling my OPPO BDP-93 and upgrading it to the OPPO BDP-105 and using the as the source and DAC with the Mjolnir..Price would be close to the same either way once I sell my BDP-93.

What would be better?

 

OPPO BDP-105 here

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/blu-ray-BDP-105-Images.aspx

 

THANKS!!

post #2229 of 3310

The bass finally kicked in this morning and this evening everything has come together as a cohesive whole.  I make that about 190 hours, give or take.  It may change again of course, but at this point there is nothing obviously missing and I'm just enjoying the music - at last. gs1000.gif

post #2230 of 3310
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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir with my current OPPO BDP-93 as the source OR Schiit Mjolnir paired with the new OPPO BDP-105 as the source and DAC?

 

Need some advice, I'll paste and edit a post I left earlier.

 

I thought I was good to go on the Schiit Mjolnir/Gungnir but now I'm thinking of selling my OPPO BDP-93 and upgrading it to the OPPO BDP-105 and using the as the source and DAC with the Mjolnir..Price would be close to the same either way once I sell my BDP-93.

What would be better?

 

OPPO BDP-105 here

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-105/blu-ray-BDP-105-Images.aspx

 

THANKS!!

 

 

They both have trial offers. Try 'em both and send back the one you like least.

post #2231 of 3310
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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

 

 

They both have trial offers. Try 'em both and send back the one you like least.

Thats a lot of money floating around for me:)  Have you used the XLR outs on your Oppo to a headphone amp yet?

post #2232 of 3310
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Street prices for the PWD2 and M51 are similar wink.gif
Yeah, my "used" PWD2 was new in the box. I assume dealers are only allowed to sell at list.
post #2233 of 3310

My new one from a dealer was under $2400 to my door.

post #2234 of 3310
@ghostchili

I got the Mjolnir and Gungnir for my LCD-2 and I'm thrilled with the combination. The power, dynamics and resolution are amazing and listening to music is exhilarating. I thought about alternative DACs, but my reasoning was Schiit developed the two products in tandem and I was assured they'd be well-matched (and they are). The Gungnir is transparent and the detail it pulls from recordings is breathtaking. The LCD-3 is also perfectly matched to the M+G. I honestly think of the M+G as one unit because the match is so seamless.

I have no doubt the BDP-105 sounds great, but who can say how it'll pair with the Mjolnir and the LCD2/3? The M+G+LCD-2/3 is a sure thing.
Edited by Barry S - 12/28/12 at 8:05pm
post #2235 of 3310
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post

@ghostchili
I got the Mjolnir and Gungnir for my LCD-2 and I'm thrilled with the combination. The power, dynamics and resolution are amazing and listening to music is exhilarating. I thought about alternative DACs, but my reasoning was Schiit developed the two products in tandem and I was assured they'd be well-matched (and they are). The Gungnir is transparent and the detail it pulls from recordings is breathtaking. The LCD-3 is also perfectly matched to the M+G. I honestly think of the M+G as one unit because the match is so seamless.
I have no doubt the BDP-105 sounds great, but who can say how it'll pair with the Mjolnir and the LCD2/3? The M+J+LCD-2/3 is a sure thing.

Completely agreed! Thanks to you I am getting a lcd3 mjolnir rig soon. Think I might go for a different dac though, maybe an anedio d2 or even invicta eventually? Nonetheless it will be a HUGE upgrade over my gr07 rig right now haha.

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