Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Mjolnir headphone amplifier
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Schiit Mjolnir headphone amplifier - Page 26

post #376 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by blankdisc View Post

some pics...i have to say photo wise Mjolnir goes very well with either HD800 or HE-6...same goes for the sound actually...dt880smile.png

 

 

 

Question we're all dying to know: Does it have enough power for the HE-6?

post #377 of 3204

I've only had mine for a few hours so I've been refraining from saying anything but yes I would say it's uncolored, very transparent and has plenty of power for most headphones. So far I've tried it with the HD800, HE-5LE and Denon D7100. Even cold out of the box, it's a very, very good amp. We'll see how it is once new toy syndrome is gone and it's weaknesses emerge but right now early impressions are extremely favorable.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

All ye lucky few who are obviously too busy enjoying your new Schiit to post many impressions...biggrin.gif

 

would it be fair to call Mjolnir uncolored, transparent, clean with loads of power when needed?

 

Maybe an amp that takes time to appreciate?

post #378 of 3204

I received my Mjolnir just before work and an just now getting chance to listen. My HE-6 is out visiting a friend, so I'm using my T1s right now. I'm very impressed so far!

 

I'll come back with more coherent thoughts once I've had a few days to enjoys this amp.

post #379 of 3204

Someone please do a quick comparison.  Three varied songs, two amps, go!  Bonus if the other amp is a B22, GS-1, Peak or WA22 :D

post #380 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Question we're all dying to know: Does it have enough power for the HE-6?

yes, it does. :-)

post #381 of 3204

Have a question for Jason: would it be ok to stack another component on top of the Mjolnir? Or more specifically, would it be bad to obstruct the venting on the top by less than half an inch of clearance?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solude View Post
Someone please do a quick comparison.  Three varied songs, two amps, go!  Bonus if the other amp is a B22, GS-1, Peak or WA22 :D

 

Uh not sure how anyone could compare a balanced amp (Mjolnir) to unbalanced amps like the GS-1 and Peak. Comparisons could be made to the GS-X and Pinnacle, though, and since I'm thinking about ordering a Mjolnir for myself, naturally I'd compare to the GS-X which I own.

post #382 of 3204

Impressions - with about 20 hours.

 

Clean, clear, completely unstressed by LCD-3s. Absolutely solid bass, more differentiated that the Lyr that preceeded it. Also much easier to appreciate high end details. However, when compared to tubes, is less romantic, which just might be to your taste. More involving than a Violectric I had which I never warmed up to. But boy does it sound truthful. And it has the same ease as a 600-horsepower car on the freeway. 

 

Bottom line, I hate turning it off.

 

(Marantz M15 Limited player, Bifrost, Mjolnir, Norse Norn, LCD-3)

post #383 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asr View Post

Uh not sure how anyone could compare a balanced amp (Mjolnir) to unbalanced amps like the GS-1 and Peak.

 

Same way I do mine.  Plug the DAC's balanced output to the Mjolnir, the unbalanced to the Peak.  4pin XLR to LCD-3 on the Mjolnir, 1/4" to the LCD-3 on the Peak.  dB match them and go.  Bonus points for having the same interconnect and headphone cable... like I do :p

post #384 of 3204

Oh God more Lyr comparisons please, I just want to hear the obvious to confirm. evil_smiley.gif


Edited by Girls Generation - 8/3/12 at 10:33am
post #385 of 3204
Must resist the urge to go balanced.

Does the Mjolnir have any power on/off thump?
post #386 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Someone please do a quick comparison.  Three varied songs, two amps, go!  Bonus if the other amp is a B22, GS-1, Peak or WA22 :D

 

Think you'll have to pull the trigger on one for a comparison Solude. From the looks of things, having a used Mjolnir showing up in the for sale thread is rather low. Would love to have you do a review on it since you've heard all the amps mentioned above in your system.

post #387 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by wotts View Post

I received my Mjolnir just before work and an just now getting chance to listen. My HE-6 is out visiting a friend, so I'm using my T1s right now. I'm very impressed so far!

 

I'll come back with more coherent thoughts once I've had a few days to enjoys this amp.


I'm using this with the T1s as well :) So far, this amp is letting me hear more details in recordings. I can hear PA hum in live recordings that I havent heard before. Everything appears to flow in a very coherent manner. This amp really does get out of the music's way, so to speak :) Stay tuned for further impressions. As many others have said already, Mjolnir has re-wrote the book on value for your money. Few amps are in this league.

 

EDIT: One more thing, the bass is way better on Mjolnir than the Burson 160D. It goes deeper and has more texture, no boominess! It only takes a few minutes to realize this, not days.


Edited by brunk - 8/3/12 at 12:14pm
post #388 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarknightDK View Post

Think you'll have to pull the trigger on one for a comparison Solude.

 

Patience DK.  I need to get some things crossed off the to-do list and then... trigger pull.  Just not too keen on losing my shirt like I did on the Burson Soloist.  But who knows, maybe I end up sending in my Peak and the Mjolnir is my 'service loaner' ;)

post #389 of 3204
Quote:
Originally Posted by blankdisc View Post

some pics...i have to say photo wise Mjolnir goes very well with either HD800 or HE-6...same goes for the sound actually...dt880smile.png






Is it just me or the bottom of the amp isn't straight?
post #390 of 3204

Lens distortion?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Mjolnir headphone amplifier