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post #1651 of 1657
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

 

Correct, Gungnir using either of its outputs is still better than Bifrost.

I got the same response from the people at Schiit too - who seem like very honest people but of course would rather have me buy the Gungnir... but they do seem trustworthy judging from their no nonsense description of their products.  Someone at tech support at Schiit sent me an e-mail and said: Gungnir murders Bifrost on every system. If you have the space and budget it is a no brainer".

 

Thanks for your help peoples.

post #1652 of 1657

The Gungnir was impressive enough in my system that it replaced my Bryston BDA-1 which is a good bit more expensive than the Gungnir. This isn't to say that you wouldn't be very pleased with the Bifrost Uber as I've only heard and read great things about it. Good luck with whatever you decide. 

 

By the way, I was told that "the Gungnir murders Bifrost" as well but not the "in/on every system" part. I did ask for an opinion and was given one...so nothing wrong with that as I'm VERY pleased with the Gungnir.  


Edited by KLJTech - 11/13/14 at 7:16pm
post #1653 of 1657
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Originally Posted by m50man View Post

So using the fully upgraded Gungnir in non-balanced mode is still better than the Bifrost?  IE: A fully upgraded Gungnir in non-balanced mode isn't exactly the same as a Bifrost right?  Because if it is the EXACT same, I may just go with the Bifrost (since I am not using balanced amp or headphones)

Please check out Purrin's first post in his comparison thread. Just search his name if you cant find it. He clearly states that that the upgraded Gungnir is superior to the Uberfrost even on single-ended output. He had five others with confirming the comparison. Whether you think it is worth the extra money is up to you. I can see a good argument for both sides. You could save money and buy yourself another pair of midfi headphones.

I decided to buy the Gungnir after much deliberation. I have a Lyr and could care less about an even stack as I have each piece on either side of my monitor. I am extremely satisfied with its performance so far, but I could see myself happy with the Uberfrost as well. One thing that is certain is that it has a very strong resale value on these forums if you decide to upgrade later.
post #1654 of 1657
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Originally Posted by Liu Junyuan View Post


Please check out Purrin's first post in his comparison thread. Just search his name if you cant find it. He clearly states that that the upgraded Gungnir is superior to the Uberfrost even on single-ended output. He had five others with confirming the comparison. Whether you think it is worth the extra money is up to you. I can see a good argument for both sides. You could save money and buy yourself another pair of midfi headphones.

I decided to buy the Gungnir after much deliberation. I have a Lyr and could care less about an even stack as I have each piece on either side of my monitor. I am extremely satisfied with its performance so far, but I could see myself happy with the Uberfrost as well. One thing that is certain is that it has a very strong resale value on these forums if you decide to upgrade later.

  I've decided to stick with the Gungnir.  Will be using with a Lyr 2. Can't wait till the end of the month.

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Monoprice monitor stand less than 25 bucks it made stacking the smaller size amp on top of the gungnir much easier for me and it keeps the amp cooler since the gungnir does get a little warm after a couple of hours. Also don't regret the extra 330 dollars for the gungnir over the bifrost I did that for a few months and even made a few post about it but after the dust has settled I'm happy I went for the better dac.
Edited by amnesiac75 - 11/14/14 at 12:50am
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Originally Posted by amnesiac75 View Post



Monoprice monitor stand less than 25 bucks it made stacking the smaller size amp on top of the gungnir much easier for me and it keeps the amp cooler since the gungnir does get a little warm after a couple of hours. Also don't regret the extra 330 dollars for the gungnir over the bifrost I did that for a few months and even made a few post about it but after the dust has settled I'm happy I went for the better dac.


Wow, that's really nice looking. Thanks.

post #1657 of 1657
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Originally Posted by m50man View Post

So using the fully upgraded Gungnir in non-balanced mode is still better than the Bifrost?  IE: A fully upgraded Gungnir in non-balanced mode isn't exactly the same as a Bifrost right?  Because if it is the EXACT same, I may just go with the Bifrost (since I am not using balanced amp or headphones)
Yes, it would yield you an increase in SQ and also provide you with many more outs in case you want to hook up other amps in the future or a pair of studio monitors.
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