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post #3151 of 3241
I've had it about 2 months now, and it sits on top of my DAC.
post #3152 of 3241
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I've had it about 2 months now, and it sits on top of my DAC.
How is this amp with HE-500?
post #3153 of 3241
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How is this amp with HE-500?

Personally I love it, I know others will give you some so-so reviews with the Mjolnir and the hifiman, but I think there is great synergy, at least running it with an audio-gd DAC, I haven't heard the MJ/gungnir combo on the HE-500. Dynamics with the MJ are superb and there is just an effortless quality to how it plays music of every genre, it makes the HE-500s somehow more comfortable or something, cause it's hard for me to take them off my head! I guess the Mjonir's reputation as being aggressive sounding(no clue what that means really) is something I prefer and enjoy.

post #3154 of 3241

Yea, tried my friend's HE 500 on my MJ+Gungnir... the combo is indeed a bit dry and aggressive for my taste. Then again i'm in the LCD2 and HD650 camp... so take that with a grain of salt :D

post #3155 of 3241
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Yea, tried my friend's HE 500 on my MJ+Gungnir... the combo is indeed a bit dry and aggressive for my taste. Then again i'm in the LCD2 and HD650 camp... so take that with a grain of salt :D

 

I've heard very similar sentiments from Hifiman owners as well, which is why I ended up straying away from the Mjolnir. However, at the last California meet, I heard the LCD-X / LCD-2 with a few mjolnirs, and it made me really think about changing out my gear to arrange that set-up. Really good synergy with Audeze.

post #3156 of 3241
Thanks for the impressions. I'm thinking the aggressiveness might be good with HE-500 as they are a bit laid back compared to HD-800. Probably not too good with HD-800 but I already settled with tubes with those cans.
post #3157 of 3241

For me, it just depends on the day, or time.  It can be a Mjolnir 650 night, or an 800 night.  If neither those then the 600s.  If not those, I usually just turn on Gran Turismo and use the 700s.  :D

 

My sources can be a tad dark, or smooth as I like to imply.  :D

post #3158 of 3241
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Thanks for the impressions. I'm thinking the aggressiveness might be good with HE-500 as they are a bit laid back compared to HD-800. Probably not too good with HD-800 but I already settled with tubes with those cans.

Before I bought the MJ I heard it with the HD800, LCD3, and HE-500, it sounded very good with the planars but was indeed a little bit too harsh with the HD800s. I think you are in the majority with the tubes+800=best match.

post #3159 of 3241
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Before I bought the MJ I heard it with the HD800, LCD3, and HE-500, it sounded very good with the planars but was indeed a little bit too harsh with the HD800s. I think you are in the majority with the tubes+800=best match.
MJ sounds like it could be it for my HE-500. I have a balanced DAC but not a balanced amp and would really like to try and hear how balanced is.

Ok, gotta go, the Crack is warmed up and 800s are waiting. Laterz wink.gif
post #3160 of 3241
I have the dreaded buzzing in the right channel...

Not looking forward to trying to convince the wife I need a 200+ dollar power isolator/conditioner.
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I have the dreaded buzzing in the right channel...

Not looking forward to trying to convince the wife I need a 200+ dollar power isolator/conditioner.
Is this a common issue with the MJ? Sometimes plugging an amp to a different power socket helps. Also do you possibly use a portable device as source to the MJ?
post #3162 of 3241
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Is this a common issue with the MJ? Sometimes plugging an amp to a different power socket helps. Also do you possibly use a portable device as source to the MJ?

Common? No.
It is a ground loop? No, I've tried a GFCI oulet, and I've ungrounded the the device with a 3 to 2 prong adapter.
It happens on any plug in any part of the house, with no source and the volume all the way down.

Does it happen to folks from time to time? Certainly. I googled it and that's how I deduced the source of my problem and the likely, and costly, solution.

Have I ever had an amp that was this picky about how "clean" the power is? No.
Have I ever had an amp this high in quality though? No.

I love Schiit products, I've owned at least 4 now, but it's a little frustrating.
post #3163 of 3241
I had buzzing with a tube and no, it was not the tube. The problem was that I was using it with a portable device on batteries. When I used a properly isolated and grounded DAC the problem dissapeared. So I would suggest to try a different source even if you don't use a portable device as source.
post #3164 of 3241
You're missing the point, the hum and buzzing is there without the source.

My source is a Gungnir with PYST cables, so for all intents and purposes- this schiit is compatible.
Edited by Butler - 4/23/14 at 5:29pm
post #3165 of 3241

Yeah, I've had the noises with or without a source, no volume or cranked, it's all the same.

 

However I've been noise free for a week having done nothing different.

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