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post #2911 of 3222
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Originally Posted by NewMexiCat View Post

My experience with the Mjolnir and HD800 combo has been quite good using the Oppo BDP105 as my source going all balanced to the amp.  I find the combination to be incredibly neutral and transparent.  There is plenty of authoritative and accurate bass slam and I find the high end to be troblesome only with inferior recordings.  With SACD, high-res files, and even well recorded redbook sources, the highs are crystal clean, but not brittle or fatiguing.  I have been very satisfied with the combination.  It is extremely revealing, however, of poor source material.
This is my first time writing.
My setup is Lyr with Tele + Bdp-105 as SACD source, and the SQ is very surprising.
I heard first time not granular sound out of Beethoven Sym 5 of Kleiver.
This rig saved my Malher Sym 8, which is known as Sym of 1000 and requires high resolution.
Choir of big size tends to be rough and harsh, but with this setup the SQ was wonderful .
The sound was what should be, and musical.

Another setup was Lyr + Uberfrost as USB for Flac, and compared with Emotiva mini-x + BDP-105, and I listened to Verdi Requem.
I found almost the same SQ through HE-5LE.

It seems that SACD is noticeably better than that of FLAC in my opinion .
Or Lyr is better than Emotiva mini-x in that difference in two rigs.
Edited by Joong - 11/16/13 at 8:00am
post #2912 of 3222
I've been using the Lyr for several years with the HD800, but today I recieved my Sennheiser balanced cable, and I'm now listening to the Mjolinor totally balanced, from my Sony sacd player to the hd800. The sound is stunning. Bass is deep and impactful, yet the treble is more detailed and the soundstage has improved. Right now I'm listening to Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters latest cd, just for today. Wow, sounds terrific.
post #2913 of 3222
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

I've been using the Lyr for several years with the HD800, but today I recieved my Sennheiser balanced cable, and I'm now listening to the Mjolinor totally balanced, from my Sony sacd player to the hd800. The sound is stunning. Bass is deep and impactful, yet the treble is more detailed and the soundstage has improved. Right now I'm listening to Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters latest cd, just for today. Wow, sounds terrific.

Sorry to go ot on this - where did you get the cable from? I've been longing for one.

Thanks

C
post #2914 of 3222
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Sorry to go ot on this - where did you get the cable from? I've been longing for one.

Thanks

C
I ordered mine directly thru Sennheiser Sales dept in the US via phone. The cable is the CH800 S.
They are in stock.
post #2915 of 3222

You can also contact Brian at BTG-AUDIO, he'll take your original cable, re-terminate it so you can use it balanced, but also add a female XLR to the other end so you can still use it single ended as well. Much cheaper than buying a whole new cable.

 

Other head-fi members have used his service and there is feedback here.

post #2916 of 3222
I used BTG Audio to recable both my Yamaha HP-1s and HP-2s. Very pleased w his work.
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I Received the Mjolnir/Gungnir combo 1 week ago and I'm pretty disappointed with synergy of my Hifiman HE6. 

Way to bright for may taste and a big loss in soundstage compared to my early Cayin class A amp. 

 

Any one who was disappointed with Mjolnir + HE6 combo ?

& maybe heard them with HD800 ? 

 

Im leading towards getting the HD800, but afraid that i would be as bright or even worst than the HE6.

Would be nice with some feedback from some good people that listen to both headphones. 

 

Maybe i will ***** out and get Audeze LCD X/LCD 3 !!

post #2918 of 3222

I tried the HD800's in balanced with the Mjolnir and they sounded quite good, especially playing flac fazz files. Ditto with the LCD-3's.

Agreed, the the HE-6 running out of the Mjolnir is very bright, but the Mjolnir still ran them fairly well, certainly better than my Soloist. My dac is the Anedio D2.

post #2919 of 3222

Great.. thanks for the quick reply ;-) 

 

Then i just have to figure out which one to get first HD800 or LCD X/3

 

The choices.. :happy_face1:

post #2920 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Moonhead View Post
 

I Received the Mjolnir/Gungnir combo 1 week ago and I'm pretty disappointed with synergy of my Hifiman HE6. 

Way to bright for may taste and a big loss in soundstage compared to my early Cayin class A amp. 

 

Any one who was disappointed with Mjolnir + HE6 combo ?

& maybe heard them with HD800 ? 

 

Im leading towards getting the HD800, but afraid that i would be as bright or even worst than the HE6.

Would be nice with some feedback from some good people that listen to both headphones. 

 

Maybe i will ***** out and get Audeze LCD X/LCD 3 !!


I'm not surprised the HE-6s are too bright with the Mjolnir, the HE500s also sound bright to me. I can't say I like the HD800 much with the Mjolnir. Before I got the LCD-X, I was going to buy an HD800 and had already ordered a Crack+Speedball because I think the HD800/Mjolnir pairing is too bright. YMMV, WTF, IMHO, etc.

post #2921 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Moonhead View Post
 

I Received the Mjolnir/Gungnir combo 1 week ago and I'm pretty disappointed with synergy of my Hifiman HE6. 

Way to bright for may taste and a big loss in soundstage compared to my early Cayin class A amp. 

 

Any one who was disappointed with Mjolnir + HE6 combo ?

& maybe heard them with HD800 ? 

 

Im leading towards getting the HD800, but afraid that i would be as bright or even worst than the HE6.

Would be nice with some feedback from some good people that listen to both headphones. 

 

Maybe i will ***** out and get Audeze LCD X/LCD 3 !!

 

Gungnir bright, not the Mjolnir. Thats why people are trying the Teac if they don't like the Gungnir. I own it with HD800 and I like the brightness but I do know what you are talking about.

 

But yeah spending money on headphones isn't ever a bad idea mate.

post #2922 of 3222
Which Teac dac are you referring too?
UD-H01?
Edited by asmoday - 11/25/13 at 5:05pm
post #2923 of 3222
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Originally Posted by asmoday View Post

Which Teac dac are you referring too?
UD-H01?

I think the 501 would be the one he's mentioning if it's comparable to the Gungnir.

post #2924 of 3222
Thanks brunk, I missed that when I was searching them.
post #2925 of 3222

Chris is was referring to HE6 with Mjolnir/Gungnir, i have no idea how it would be with HD800, 

but i love to try it some day, but then again I'm just afraid it would be way too bright just like with the HE6!! 

 

Im defiently leaning towards some Audeze, that is the only headphone i have heard of that should be awesome with the Schiit Stack. 

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