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post #2956 of 3526
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Originally Posted by rrahman View Post
 

The Mjolnir is amazing and one of my favorite amps for the LCD3, but w/ the hd800 I really do feel the WA22 surpasses the Mjolnir.  IMO its more delicate, detailed, and nuanced.  The Mjolnir has better attack and speed, but the HD800 already outdoes almost every headphone in this regard.  They are both amazing amps though and could probably live with either.

I have to agree.  The Woo WA22 was superior with the HD800's. 

 

The Mjolnir and Gungnir are a perfect pair I have to say. My Wyred 4 Sound DAC 1 and Mjolnir didn't mate as well together. 

 

I don't feel the HD800's are for this Amp/DAC. I felt myself just listening. It sounded very nice but very little PRAT. I'd like to try another set of cans with this setup. Could use some suggestions.

 

My type of Music is Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Stan Getz, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, Train & Dave Matthews Band....oh and Led Zeppelin ;)

 

Oh, The cans need to be comfy as I am bald! Might like to try some closed cans. The only other cans I owned were AKG 702's

 

What's that website I read about where you could demo headphones before purchasing them?


Edited by fmzip - 12/10/13 at 7:44pm
post #2957 of 3526
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Originally Posted by rrahman View Post
 

The Mjolnir is amazing and one of my favorite amps for the LCD3, but w/ the hd800 I really do feel the WA22 surpasses the Mjolnir.  IMO its more delicate, detailed, and nuanced.  The Mjolnir has better attack and speed, but the HD800 already outdoes almost every headphone in this regard.  They are both amazing amps though and could probably live with either.

 

Excellent points. I concur, the WA22 and the HD800 make for an excellent match, especially with the right set of tubes.

 

Having purchased the Vali recently, I can also recommend the Vali with the HD800. While the Vali may not be as neutral sounding as the WA22, it comes surprisingly close. From a value perspective, its hard to beat given the cost of the Vali as compared to the WA22 and upgraded tubes.

post #2958 of 3526
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
 

I have to agree.  The Woo WA22 was superior with the HD800's. 

 

The Mjolnir and Gungnir are a perfect pair I have to say. My Wyred 4 Sound DAC 1 and Mjolnir didn't mate as well together. 

 

I don't feel the HD800's are for this Amp/DAC. I felt myself just listening. It sounded very nice but very little PRAT. I'd like to try another set of cans with this setup. Could use some suggestions.

 

My type of Music is Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Stan Getz, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, Train & Dave Matthews Band....oh and Led Zeppelin ;)

 

Oh, The cans need to be comfy as I am bald! Might like to try some closed cans. The only other cans I owned were AKG 702's

 

What's that website I read about where you could demo headphones before purchasing them?

The Cable Co. lends out the gears. If you're looking for something to pair well with the MJ, I would suggest an Audeze headphone.

post #2959 of 3526

I currently have a Meridian Director.  How would that pair with a Mjolnir driving some LCD-2s?  I had a NAD D1050 prior which did have Balanced outs, but I found the more laid back than the Director, much more warm.  The Director sounded closer to the Mcintosh D100, but it's a singled ended output. 

 

Has anyone tried this combo, or know if it works well?

post #2960 of 3526
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

I have to agree.  The Woo WA22 was superior with the HD800's. 

The Mjolnir and Gungnir are a perfect pair I have to say. My Wyred 4 Sound DAC 1 and Mjolnir didn't mate as well together. 

I don't feel the HD800's are for this Amp/DAC. I felt myself just listening. It sounded very nice but very little PRAT. I'd like to try another set of cans with this setup. Could use some suggestions.

My type of Music is Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Stan Getz, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, Train & Dave Matthews Band....oh and Led Zeppelin wink.gif

Oh, The cans need to be comfy as I am bald! Might like to try some closed cans. The only other cans I owned were AKG 702's

What's that website I read about where you could demo headphones before purchasing them?

I don't think the wyred 4 sound-mjolnir-hd800 combo sounded terrible, just not as great.

3 years old and the WA22 is still the best I've ever heard the hd800, great with the lcd3 too. I unfortunately just sold my wa22 frown.gif. Not sure what amp I should get next either. Maybe a taboo, GSx, wa5,' liquid glass or schiit ragnarok... In the meantime schiit vali.
post #2961 of 3526
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Originally Posted by rrahman View Post


I don't think the wyred 4 sound-mjolnir-hd800 combo sounded terrible, just not as great.

3 years old and the WA22 is still the best I've ever heard the hd800, great with the lcd3 too. I unfortunately just sold my wa22 frown.gif. Not sure what amp I should get next either. Maybe a taboo, GSx, wa5,' liquid glass or schiit ragnarok... In the meantime schiit vali.

Looking at your sig, i think the ragnarok might be a good fit for you. You have Mini maggies, so you can consolidate the cans and speakers, and shed some gear for a tidy sum :)

post #2962 of 3526
My headphones are audeze lcd 3s and my ak120. Is it possible to use my little ak120 as the player connected somehow to the mjolnir?

Or is it better macbook pro - ak120 dac - mjolnir - lcd 3? Thanks for your help to the new guy :-)
post #2963 of 3526
You could go out of where you plug your headphones into the ak120, so 1/8th inch stereo plug to RCA Left and right Y cable and just plug that into the mojo. Mono price should have a cheap one
post #2964 of 3526
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

The Cable Co. lends out the gears. If you're looking for something to pair well with the MJ, I would suggest an Audeze headphone.

 

Yep, just bought a pair of LCD-2s. 

 

If these don't pair well I think I am going to sell my HD800's, LCD-2s , Mjolnir and Gungnir and try an IEM setup instead.

 

I think I am a speaker guy, I can't seem to melt away with headphones. Having multiple headphones and rigs is not what I want to do either.

post #2965 of 3526
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
 

 

Yep, just bought a pair of LCD-2s. 

 

If these don't pair well I think I am going to sell my HD800's, LCD-2s , Mjolnir and Gungnir and try an IEM setup instead.

 

I think I am a speaker guy, I can't seem to melt away with headphones. Having multiple headphones and rigs is not what I want to do either.

I'm more of a speaker guy too :) Sometimes headphones are required to keep things quiet, or want a different presentation, or just don't want to fire up all the gear lol. Anyways, If you don't quite like the darkish signature of the LCD-2, I suggest your try a HE-500 or HE-6. Both are quite neutral like the HD-800, but render mids extremely well. They don't pair well with the MJ though.

post #2966 of 3526

I was thinking of trying the HE-500's but they don't come with a balanced cable, correct?

 

Edit:

 

I can tackle this for sure:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Phoenix/ModifyEN.htm

 

Just realized you said they don't pair well with the Schitt though.....


Edited by fmzip - 12/13/13 at 3:09pm
post #2967 of 3526
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
 

I was thinking of trying the HE-500's but they don't come with a balanced cable, correct?

 

Edit:

 

I can tackle this for sure:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Phoenix/ModifyEN.htm

 

Just realized you said they don't pair well with the Schitt though.....

Yeah, the hifimans really don't pair well with the MJ. Of course, everytime i say that, the person feels compelled to not listen to me or prove me wrong. Both are futile in this scenario as they end up saying "brunk was right" :tongue: 

post #2968 of 3526

Yes I'm ready to order a Mjolnir from Schitt because I read about it a lot and especially with my lcd 3 it will do a good pairing. The price ratio is really good.

 

I live in Europe so the question is if I should get also the gungnir. My equipment is a macbook pro, ak120 and lcd3. Since now I only listened with my ak120

and lcd3 because of portability. Now I want to improve the sound quality and I know that the ak120 is also a DAC like the gungnir. So I could use the macbook pro

as source to (ak120 or maybe gungnir) to mjolnir - lcd3.

 

My question to you guys:

 

Is it worth spending another 850 dollar and get the gungnir. Or is the ak120 competitive to the gungnir (same league dac?).

 

I'll be using most of the time the ak120 connected to mjolnir because I'm not a fan using the macbook (maybe that will change! It

depents of your answers if you recommend me to buy both mjolnir and gungnir because there ist a major improvment in sq with both togehter.

 

Thanks.

post #2969 of 3526

This is kind of a weird question.. but I might be getting a subpac bass vibrating cushion thing.. it uses a 3.5mm input for sound, then it has an intensity knob to control vibration.  

Would it be better to send the output of my dac to the subpac or the preout out of the mjolnir?

If I use the xlr preout of the mjolnir and convert it to single ended will it trigger the protection circuit?

For my dac, which is single ended I can just use a y-splitter I guess.

I have a feeling I can't use the mjolnir preout with an xlr to rca cable, then my rca to 3.5mm adapter

 


Edited by uncola - 12/14/13 at 7:09am
post #2970 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Lavakugel View Post
 

Yes I'm ready to order a Mjolnir from Schitt because I read about it a lot and especially with my lcd 3 it will do a good pairing. The price ratio is really good.

 

 

Is it worth spending another 850 dollar and get the gungnir. Or is the ak120 competitive to the gungnir (same league dac?).

 

 

 

The Schiit fully balanced stack (mjo+gun) is an amazing combo with Audeze LCD's. I don't think you'd have second thoughts and buyers remorse.

 

I definitely don't. This is my "end game" setup and after running it for a year I have not one inkling thought to upgrade.

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