So how was the Asgard 1 with the HE-400 overall? Did it drive them well? Anybody have any insight to whether it might be a good idea to find an Asgard one for cheap second hand once the price goes down, as it should, as a secondary rig/bedroom rig/etc? Any insights to whether it drives the Mad Dogs and LCD 2 as well?
If you check, people are trying to sell the Asgard 1 at the moment in the F/S forum for $190. You always have the right not to buy, but as much as I'd like to think that the price should go down, as do you, it's really hard to tell. All the Schiit Asgard 1 sellers have to do, is offer to ship their product to International destinations and they will still sell at the asking price. However, as buyers in the U.S., we have the right to go and buy our Shiit directly from Schiit, so we don't have to buy our Schiit from the F/S forum.
Hmm ... saying Schiit 3 times in a single sentence be a violation of forum policy? After all, this is supposed to be a family friendly forum.
However, in all honesty, I'd still consider the Emotiva amp option for $219 and go with speaker taps and the XLR 4-pin "balanced" connection over the $249 Schiit Asgard 2 amplifier option. Such an option, would give your HE-400s the right "juice" without a doubt, and have a 2nd life, if you wanted to re-purpose the amp at a later time for an audio setup. Just my .02
But, I should probably refrain from talking about the HE-400, because I've sold off my pair. I'm HifiMAN "free" at the moment. Too many other "distractions" in my life at the moment took me away from being able to properly enjoy them.