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post #496 of 3274
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


I'm using the T1/Mjolnir combo and I can tell you that imaging and soundstage is superb. It's the most convincing combo yet. It's like Dolby Headphone without the processing lol. After 30 minutes of listening to them on the HA-160D and B22 (friends) i would get listening fatigue. I haven't experienced fatigue on the Mjolnir at all! The only amp I've heard that can hold a candle to the Mjolnir is the Violectric, but I think it will get pushed out the spotlight in a few weeks once more reviews and impressions are in. I sometimes find myself turning up to louder volume than I should because its so clear and life like. The music and detail/transients just pour in that no sub $1k amp on the current market can come close to. The unit runs cool for quite some time, but after several hours of heat pooling up, it does get a bit hot. Mjolnir's heat sinking ability is very well engineered and really isnt a problem at all. This is also in a ~78 F room.

 

I can't stress enough just how convincing the Mjolnir+T1 pairing really is. It's a match made in heaven for sure. There is a very flat sound signature, unlike the V shape of Burson units. The Burson units sort of put the vocals "outside" your head ,but they are actually hurting the SQ in the end. The Mjolnir is more of a " \ " bass tipped curve, but doesn't drown out those ever-so-fine treble details and transients. That means a very flat frequency response for those neutral-nazi people out there. However, it doesn't try to get in the way of the music like Burson and others do. I'm done searching for headphone equipment for atleast a year, I might occasionally login to headfi now. That is the only compliment a manufacturer needs. Yulong D18/Mjolnir/Beyer T1 combo = Peace out HeadFi. Thank you Schiit!

 

That's funny.  I find the β22 one of the most "FUN" amps to listen to.  That means I can listen to it for hours on end with a hint of getting fatigue.  This is with the LCDs, T1s and the HD800s.   Oh well..

 

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post #497 of 3274
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


I'm using the T1/Mjolnir combo and I can tell you that imaging and soundstage is superb. It's the most convincing combo yet. It's like Dolby Headphone without the processing lol. After 30 minutes of listening to them on the HA-160D and B22 (friends) i would get listening fatigue. I haven't experienced fatigue on the Mjolnir at all! The only amp I've heard that can hold a candle to the Mjolnir is the Violectric, but I think it will get pushed out the spotlight in a few weeks once more reviews and impressions are in. I sometimes find myself turning up to louder volume than I should because its so clear and life like. The music and detail/transients just pour in that no sub $1k amp on the current market can come close to. The unit runs cool for quite some time, but after several hours of heat pooling up, it does get a bit hot. Mjolnir's heat sinking ability is very well engineered and really isnt a problem at all. This is also in a ~78 F room.

 

I can't stress enough just how convincing the Mjolnir+T1 pairing really is. It's a match made in heaven for sure. There is a very flat sound signature, unlike the V shape of Burson units. The Burson units sort of put the vocals "outside" your head ,but they are actually hurting the SQ in the end. The Mjolnir is more of a " \ " bass tipped curve, but doesn't drown out those ever-so-fine treble details and transients. That means a very flat frequency response for those neutral-nazi people out there. However, it doesn't try to get in the way of the music like Burson and others do. I'm done searching for headphone equipment for atleast a year, I might occasionally login to headfi now. That is the only compliment a manufacturer needs. Yulong D18/Mjolnir/Beyer T1 combo = Peace out HeadFi. Thank you Schiit!

 

Congrats on the purchase, how is the bass impact compared to other amps in general?

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Uh huh.  Now imagine with a good source and headphone ;)  Oh snap :D

 

Oh snap indeed

 

But seriously, you're pretty arrogant.

post #498 of 3274
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Originally Posted by cactus_farmer View Post

 

Congrats on the purchase, how is the bass impact compared to other amps in general?

 

Oh snap indeed

 

But seriously, you're pretty arrogant.

Seriously, he's had a ton of experience with ToTL gear, cool it.

post #499 of 3274

I think someone missed the --> ;) <--

 

But in all seriousness... we all come back.  I was away for four years with my at the time Stax 007 and HeadAmp KGSS.  I came back.  Crazy thing about the world... it moves forward.  Good as the Mjolnir might be, someone will release a new amp that's even better.

post #500 of 3274
Anyone know does HD800 get some body with the Mjolnir?
post #501 of 3274
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


I'm using the T1/Mjolnir combo and I can tell you that imaging and soundstage is superb. It's the most convincing combo yet. It's like Dolby Headphone without the processing lol. After 30 minutes of listening to them on the HA-160D and B22 (friends) i would get listening fatigue. I haven't experienced fatigue on the Mjolnir at all! The only amp I've heard that can hold a candle to the Mjolnir is the Violectric, but I think it will get pushed out the spotlight in a few weeks once more reviews and impressions are in. I sometimes find myself turning up to louder volume than I should because its so clear and life like. The music and detail/transients just pour in that no sub $1k amp on the current market can come close to. The unit runs cool for quite some time, but after several hours of heat pooling up, it does get a bit hot. Mjolnir's heat sinking ability is very well engineered and really isnt a problem at all. This is also in a ~78 F room.

 

I can't stress enough just how convincing the Mjolnir+T1 pairing really is. It's a match made in heaven for sure. There is a very flat sound signature, unlike the V shape of Burson units. The Burson units sort of put the vocals "outside" your head ,but they are actually hurting the SQ in the end. The Mjolnir is more of a " \ " bass tipped curve, but doesn't drown out those ever-so-fine treble details and transients. That means a very flat frequency response for those neutral-nazi people out there. However, it doesn't try to get in the way of the music like Burson and others do. I'm done searching for headphone equipment for atleast a year, I might occasionally login to headfi now. That is the only compliment a manufacturer needs. Yulong D18/Mjolnir/Beyer T1 combo = Peace out HeadFi. Thank you Schiit!

 

 

 

A big thanks,Brunk...you've just helped me ,make up my mind..

 

 

 

Mike

post #502 of 3274
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

No contest, Senn HD800.
Really? What about HE-6?

 

The jury still seems to be out on the Mjolnir/HE6 combo, but I have a good feeling about it. And although I haven't heard it, I would add an LCD3 to the mix. I do have experience with LCD2, HD800, HE6.

post #503 of 3274
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

The jury still seems to be out on the Mjolnir/HE6 combo, but I have a good feeling about it. And although I haven't heard it, I would add an LCD3 to the mix. I do have experience with LCD2, HD800, HE6.
I am hoping its a good combo because Mjolnir would be the first step towards HE-6 for me biggrin.gif
post #504 of 3274
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I am hoping its a good combo because Mjolnir would be the first step towards HE-6 for me biggrin.gif

 

I wouldn't hold my breath too much. The he-6 are not an easy pair to get a good match with. 

post #505 of 3274
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

I wouldn't hold my breath too much. The he-6 are not an easy pair to get a good match with. 

What would you suggest...speaker amp?????

 

If so,which one??

post #506 of 3274
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

I wouldn't hold my breath too much. The he-6 are not an easy pair to get a good match with. 

This is true, but it's initially sounding like they could be a great pairing.

post #507 of 3274

Day two of shipping. And the damn thing hasn't moved at all... so I'm guessing it doesn't show up on Friday. What in the world will I do over the weekend? How am I supposed to keep myself together? Any ideas are read with great care and vast gratefulness :)

post #508 of 3274
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

What would you suggest...speaker amp?????

 

If so,which one??

 

There's a whole thread on that topic, that I simply could not summarize.  " It's very difficult to get a good pairing," would be the best summary. 

post #509 of 3274

It's really not that hard to find a good amp for the HE6, once you leave the conventional headphone/amp paradigm behind. An extremely high-powered headamp like Darkstar, Mjolnir, EF6, and some of the Audio-GD offerings, will do the trick, and most modest speaker amps will work well also. I've said it many times, think K1000 "earspeaker" requirements.

post #510 of 3274

Agreed. It's not hard to find a good speaker amp for the he6. There are only two requirements. One is decent power which pretty much most speaker amps already have, and the other is quality power. So what's so hard about that. There are endless choices. Then you can move up the chain when you talk about better quality speaker amps(or high end speaker amps). But that's something you can discuss with pretty much any high end headphone and headphone amp combo. There are endless debates on which headphone amps sounds best with what headphones. But finding a good quality speaker amp isn't hard at all. Just because there are just numerous impressions about different speaker amps that sounds great with them doesn't mean it's difficult to get a great paring. It just means there are many many choices to choose from. I'm looking very forward to impressions of this amp with the he6.


Edited by moodyrn - 8/6/12 at 5:24pm
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