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post #2971 of 3527

Thanks Erukian!

 

Do you think there will be soon the mjolnir & gungnir 2 released? I'm not really shure to buy now or wait another time...the question is how much better will the new models be.

 

I'm a newbie and i didn't find a comparison to other high end amps to mjolnir. How big is the difference between Woo Audio Wa7, Audio GD Master 9 and Mjolnir. These amps are

in my price range and I don't want making the wrong decision.

post #2972 of 3527
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Originally Posted by Lavakugel View Post
 

Thanks Erukian!

 

Do you think there will be soon the mjolnir & gungnir 2 released? I'm not really shure to buy now or wait another time...the question is how much better will the new models be.

 

I'm a newbie and i didn't find a comparison to other high end amps to mjolnir. How big is the difference between Woo Audio Wa7, Audio GD Master 9 and Mjolnir. These amps are

in my price range and I don't want making the wrong decision.

 

It's entirely your call. There will always be newer technology.

 

The Schiit DAC is upgradable so that has me hopeful it doesn't become obsolete. I can't speak to the other gear you listed but I would google the changestar dac comparison spreadsheet to get some feedback on other high end DACs.

I'm not aware of an amp comparison but I know the mjolnir is fully balanced and offers connections to headphones that are wired to be balanced only, so take that into consideration. 

 

Best of luck.

post #2973 of 3527

I have to say, another night with this combo...........WOW!

 

It really sounds sweet. I threw some hip hop at it and it came alive. 

 

If you like some good electric guitar, find Neil Young's "Down by the River", simply awesome!

 

Now the test will be, keep the HD800's or the new LCD-2's which are enroute for Monday delivery

 

When you listen instead of analyze, so much better :)

post #2974 of 3527
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

I have to say, another night with this combo...........WOW!

It really sounds sweet. I threw some hip hop at it and it came alive. 

If you like some good electric guitar, find Neil Young's "Down by the River", simply awesome!

Now the test will be, keep the HD800's or the new LCD-2's which are enroute for Monday delivery

When you listen instead of analyze, so much better smily_headphones1.gif
For rock I think you'll like the Audeze sound.
post #2975 of 3527

Got the LCD-2's today. Drum roll please.................................................................................

 

The HD800's are definitely the loser. No contest!

 

The sound of the LCD2's is just so real. The bass is accurate, vocals are spot on in every genre. Very, very very, happy! Had them on for less than 10 minutes and I knew these were going to stay. I can only imagine what the LCD-3's sound like

 

I am going to order the microsuede headband, the HD800's are way more comfortable in that regard. Hopefully the headband will be the solution.

 

I have to say, this combination exceeds my Woo Audio WA22/HD800 balanced setup in so many ways. It's nice to sell $3100 in gear and replace it with $1900 worth of gear and feel like I came out ahead. That's a rare feat to say the least. 


Edited by fmzip - 12/16/13 at 4:05pm
post #2976 of 3527
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
 

Got the LCD-2's today. Drum roll please.................................................................................

 

The HD800's are definitely the loser. No contest!

 

The sound of the LCD2's is just so real. The bass is accurate, vocals are spot on in every genre. Very, very very, happy! Had them on for less than 10 minutes and I knew these were going to stay. I can only imagine what the LCD-3's sound like

 

I am going to order the microsuede headband, the HD800's are way more comfortable in that regard. Hopefully the headband will be the solution

Depends on what you listen to.  For rock, I would agree with you; for heavy duty orchestral classical, the HD800s are still the king due to better highs and great soundstage.

post #2977 of 3527
Maybe I've had my hd800 s too long.....the highs are not what I desire

I need ideas on cables for the lcd2s to tone the highs down a smidge wink.gif
post #2978 of 3527
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Maybe I've had my hd800 s too long.....the highs are not what I desire

I need ideas on cables for the lcd2s to tone the highs down a smidge wink.gif

A good EQ will be much more effective for what you desire with the Audeze. Try it out.

post #2979 of 3527

How do you implement an EQ in a headphone rig setup? I am all ears for this.

 

Links please :)

post #2980 of 3527
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
 

How do you implement an EQ in a headphone rig setup? I am all ears for this.

 

Links please :)

You EQ from your media player. For example, "Rock", "Classical" preset EQ, but instead creating a 'custom' one for you to tone down the treble.

 

You may need more bands than whatever your default EQ has though. Something like EasyQ comes to mind.


Edited by brunk - 12/16/13 at 5:39pm
post #2981 of 3527

Ah, so I have to bring a Windows PC to my lounge area?? That's not what I was hoping to hear but I will give it a shot. So basically I would hookup a USB cable from my laptop to my DAC and play my music through MediaMonkey for example? Right now I have all my music being streamed from my Sonos to my Gungnir

post #2982 of 3527
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Ah, so I have to bring a Windows PC to my lounge area?? That's not what I was hoping to hear but I will give it a shot. So basically I would hookup a USB cable from my laptop to my DAC and play my music through MediaMonkey for example? Right now I have all my music being streamed from my Sonos to my Gungnir

That's what the majority of Head-Fi'ers do, yes. In your case though, since you are streaming I am unsure of a solution without a PC besides an analog equalizer.

post #2983 of 3527

End-game performance was never so affordable. Definitely buy it.

post #2984 of 3527
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

That's what the majority of Head-Fi'ers do, yes. In your case though, since you are streaming I am unsure of a solution without a PC besides an analog equalizer.

 

Thanks Brunk! Super easy to use Media Monkey and the small tweaks in the EQ made ALL the difference in the world. What other programs are the majority of the head-fir's using for music management and playback?

 

Why was I streaming??? Time to sell the Sonos in the lounge room and pocket another $300!

 

PM your paypal, I'd like to send you a few bucks for the tip! Seriously, thank you!

post #2985 of 3527
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
 

 

Thanks Brunk! Super easy to use Media Monkey and the small tweaks in the EQ made ALL the difference in the world. What other programs are the majority of the head-fir's using for music management and playback?

 

Why was I streaming??? Time to sell the Sonos in the lounge room and pocket another $300!

 

PM your paypal, I'd like to send you a few bucks for the tip! Seriously, thank you!

You're most welcome fmzip! I recommend downloading the trial of JRiver Media Center and visiting the forums for setup information. It's great for video and music, and can do literally anything.

 

For example, I am streaming FLAC files to my car, using it for 2 channel and headphones systems, I can visit libraries around the globe, adjustable gain on the fly, and much much more.


Edited by brunk - 12/16/13 at 7:43pm
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