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post #2746 of 3200

I recently bought a Mjolnir headphone amp to drive my HE400's (I also use my balanced DT880s as well) and they sound brilliantly with it, no noise or hum, volume pot is typically around 9oclock to 11oclock position, my headphones have the HiFiman balanced cable fitted with a 4 pin xlr, I still use around 3db lift roughly between 2khz and 5khz using my TC Electronics 48 firewire studio dac.

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Edited by BournePerfect - 8/6/13 at 1:37pm
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- Daniel.

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He had words, I saw em.  And wonder?

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He had words, I saw em.  And wonder?

post #2751 of 3200

Recently upgraded from the Lyr to the Mjolnir. All I can say is wow. The bass has tightened up considerably, and feels more visceral. As a result, I feel as the depth of the soundstage has increased greatly. Center-staging has also improved and the stereo left-right separation sounds less severe. For some reason, this makes it sound as if the width of the soundstage has decreased, but I don't think that's the case. It's because the contrast between the depth and width seem so different in comparison to the Lyr, which had a near non-existant soundstage depth-wise, but had a large left-right soundstage.

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Recently upgraded from the Lyr to the Mjolnir. All I can say is wow. The bass has tightened up considerably, and feels more visceral. As a result, I feel as the depth of the soundstage has increased greatly. Center-staging has also improved and the stereo left-right separation sounds less severe. For some reason, this makes it sound as if the width of the soundstage has decreased, but I don't think that's the case. It's because the contrast between the depth and width seem so different in comparison to the Lyr, which had a near non-existant soundstage depth-wise, but had a large left-right soundstage.


what headphones are you using?
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what headphones are you using?

HE-500s. 

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HE-500s. 


What other amps have you tried with them and how would you rate the mojo?

post #2755 of 3200
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What other amps have you tried with them and how would you rate the mojo?

Sorry, I've only listened to the HE-500s with the Lyr, aside from the Mjolnirs.

 

 

Some more listening impressions:

 

There's definitely a more speaker-like presentation going on with the HE-500s. Positioning cues indicate that sounds are coming towards me from the center-stage, much like speakers. With the Lyr, there was a definite hard left-right separation that always reminded me that I was indeed listening to headphones. I really don't understand why this is the case, but I'll take it. It's absolutely wonderful.

 

Aside from that, I'm also appreciating the spectacular blackground. Completely silent when music is off, whereas with the Lyr, I could hear a small hiss. Microdetails is much better, and as a result, imaging and positional cues are much clearer. Both microdynamics and macrodynamics are improved, making each listening session much more engaging.

 

Considering I bought the Mjolnir used for $500, and sold my Lyr for about $370, the upgrade is definitely justified. It was a BIG upgrade.

post #2756 of 3200
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Sorry, I've only listened to the HE-500s with the Lyr, aside from the Mjolnirs.

 

 

Some more listening impressions:

 

There's definitely a more speaker-like presentation going on with the HE-500s. Positioning cues indicate that sounds are coming towards me from the center-stage, much like speakers. With the Lyr, there was a definite hard left-right separation that always reminded me that I was indeed listening to headphones. I really don't understand why this is the case, but I'll take it. It's absolutely wonderful.

 

Aside from that, I'm also appreciating the spectacular blackground. Completely silent when music is off, whereas with the Lyr, I could hear a small hiss. Microdetails is much better, and as a result, imaging and positional cues are much clearer. Both microdynamics and macrodynamics are improved, making each listening session much more engaging.

 

Considering I bought the Mjolnir used for $500, and sold my Lyr for about $370, the upgrade is definitely justified. It was a BIG upgrade.


upgrade your DAC and see even greater improvements (IMHO)

post #2757 of 3200
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upgrade your DAC and see even greater improvements (IMHO)

Do you mean I'll see a bigger improvement than I will from upgrading the Lyr into the Mjolnir? Aside from the Gungnir, what are some good options as a DAC?

post #2758 of 3200

TBH... I will refrain from recommendations cause I really like the Gungnir and it's the only balance DAC I've owned... I know some people have qualms bout it... but it seems that for the price... it's hard to beat. If you have big money to throw round like 1K+ then I'm sure several other members here would be able to chime in. biggrin.gif
 

post #2759 of 3200

Audio-gd Master 7 or NFB 7.1 are both great dacs.

 

Definitely pricey but you get what you pay for

post #2760 of 3200

The main options are going to be Schiit's own Gungnir, or the Concero HD. I initially wanted the Matrix X-Sabre, though I think it's a little too pricey.

 

Can someone tell me the advantages of having a fully balanced system vs. a unbalanced DAC with the Mjolnir? 

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