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I travel over the southwest a lot, especially up through the St. George area, so I know what you're talking about. 

Just drive fast and don't stop.  biggrin.gif

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Just drive fast and don't stop.  biggrin.gif

It's not QUITE the worst place I have ever lived... Beautiful with a lot to do during the day and the lack of a nightlife just make more time and money for headphones beerchug.gif (toasting root-beer of course biggrin.gif). 

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Yeah. Sort of like keeping number of wives to a minimum. Much less hassle.

 

Care to expand on that?    wink_face.gif

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I have an fiio e17 and an e9k driving he 400s. I'm ordering an Oppo bdp-105 and a Mjolnir. Before I swap out the terminal end of the 400s with a 4 pin xlr, will the new system be a huge improvement or just marginal. I also plan on getting denon d600's and audeze lcd2's or lcd3's in the near future if that would further confirm my recent orders.
Thanks
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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

I have an fiio e17 and an e9k driving he 400s. I'm ordering an Oppo bdp-105 and a Mjolnir. Before I swap out the terminal end of the 400s with a 4 pin xlr, will the new system be a huge improvement or just marginal. I also plan on getting denon d600's and audeze lcd2's or lcd3's in the near future if that would further confirm my recent orders.
Thanks

I have not heard the he 400's so someone else jump in if I am way off the mark, but as I understand it they are quite "easy" to drive.  The Mjolnir is probably going to be overkill for the 400's.  If it is going to cost you a bunch to get a new cable, you may find more value in saving the money putting it towards some of the other headphones mentioned (read lcd-2, lcd-3).  This is where you are going to see the full value of the jackhammer that is the Mjolnir.  If you can find a cheap balanced cable for the he-400s, why not?  Trying different combinations and is half the fun.  Just hold on the the SE cable for future combos.

 

Go Brewers! beerchug.gif

post #2346 of 3241

Mojo may be overkill, however the HE-400's could benefit from Mjolnir by opening up and 

offering more control in the bottom end.

 

I would also agree that there are better suited headphones to pair with Mojo.

So ditto the advice of investing in other headphones.

 

The Mjolnir will be an improvement over your current setup, you're just hampering it's ability

with the HE400's, IMO.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Mojo may be overkill, however the HE-400's could benefit from Mjolnir by opening up and 

offering more control in the bottom end.

 

I would also agree that there are better suited headphones to pair with Mojo.

So ditto the advice of investing in other headphones.

 

The Mjolnir will be an improvement over your current setup, you're just hampering it's ability

with the HE400's, IMO.

 

Paradoxper I think is pretty spot n here. The HE-400 will benefit tremendously from 1. being balanced 2. getting the extra power / control the mjolnir will offer. They will sound very different. I found when I had the HE-400s the better the amplification got, the much more controlled and transparent the bass range became. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

I have an fiio e17 and an e9k driving he 400s. I'm ordering an Oppo bdp-105 and a Mjolnir. Before I swap out the terminal end of the 400s with a 4 pin xlr, will the new system be a huge improvement or just marginal. I also plan on getting denon d600's and audeze lcd2's or lcd3's in the near future if that would further confirm my recent orders.
Thanks

 

You're just reterminating the end of the cable, correct? I wouldn't worry too much if that is your plan! Also, just a side not, don't get the Denon D600s. They're a waste of your money. Get a different pair of headphones instead of those. 

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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

I have an fiio e17 and an e9k driving he 400s. I'm ordering an Oppo bdp-105 and a Mjolnir. Before I swap out the terminal end of the 400s with a 4 pin xlr, will the new system be a huge improvement or just marginal. I also plan on getting denon d600's and audeze lcd2's or lcd3's in the near future if that would further confirm my recent orders.
Thanks

I think a more neutral or warmer amp would pair much better with the 400s, Mjolnir would be too bright. I know he500s and he6s are not the same as the he400, but I found that those two didn't perform too hot on the mjolnir, but they sounded much better on a lyr(warmer amp).

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I disagree that the Mjolnir is a bright amp. Upfront and energetic, yes. But hardly shrill. The fault lies elsewhere.

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 The fault lies elsewhere."

 

Dac???

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Mjolnir is very aggressive but as smooth as your source.

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Mjolnir is very aggressive but as smooth as your source.

 

Yep.

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I disagree that the Mjolnir is a bright amp. Upfront and energetic, yes. But hardly shrill. The fault lies elsewhere.
Agreed I found it to be just slightly rolled in the highs, actually compared to the BHA-1.
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Thanks for all the input, I was going to order the amp amp the oppo this coming week, the reason for the oppo is it's doing double duty as my blu ray player in my theater room. I will get the Schiit Statement when it comes out. The oppo 105 has balanced xlr outs at least. And yes I plan on just changing the terminal ends on the HiFiMans stock cable ending in a 4 pin XLR, will that be a problem? As always the more I read the more I second guess my decisions. The Oppo is a sure thing since I sold my older oppo this week, any other great amps for the same money? I listen to Alternative, Hip/Hip, Electronic, Classical.

 

Thanks again

 

@pelli, Go Brewers!! However my focus is currently on the Packers!!

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Assuming balanced for balanced?  Please explain.  

 

I'll explain what I meant by it.  As I said with a wide rage of headphones the B22 is more flexible.  In this context of being flexible.  My gain is set at 8X, this give it the opportunity to perform very well with most headphones.  The MJ is set at what seems like a high gain to me, maybe 10X i don't know.  However, this IMO makes it less flexible with a wide range of headphones.  

 

I ran it through some high sensitive headphones when it was here. AT, and Denons - IMO it did not fair well.  But my B22 out performed it with those sensitive headphones.  = "flexible"

 

The B22 inherently noisy?  That's funny.  Ti, Ying, and Corey and the specs on AMBs site says it's one of the quietest amps on the market.  Plus I get nothing but a all black back round when on and no music is playing.  That tell me the noise floor is very low.  So no problem with noise on mine - maybe on yours..

I think its more of a comparative thing. The B22 gave me a some background hum with my W3000ANVs and I could no way use it with my IEMs. The GS-X however, I can plug in my uber-sensitive SE535 and hear absolutely nothing with no music playing. Just absolute blackness.

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