Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › To power the Hifiman HE-6: will Violectric V200 suffice, or wait for Schiit Mjolnir?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

To power the Hifiman HE-6: will Violectric V200 suffice, or wait for Schiit Mjolnir?

Poll Results: To power HE-6: will Violectric V200 suffice, or wait for Schiit Mjolnir?

 
  • 26% (5)
    Get the V200
  • 73% (14)
    Wait for the Mjolnir
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Does the V200 really do a good enough job of powering the HE-6, or does extract only a very small percentage of the potential of this great orthodynamic headphone.

 

(This great orthodynamic headphone that 10K+ headphone amps are only worthy of, apparently!!)

 

Should I get the V200 or wait for the balanced Schiit?

 

The only thing is that the V200 would offer more flexibility, whilst the Mjolnir is only balanced if I'm right. Can you easily convert normal headphones to balanced via an adapter?

post #2 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cactus_farmer View Post

Does the V200 really do a good enough job of powering the HE-6, or does extract only a very small percentage of the potential of this great orthodynamic headphone.

 

(This great orthodynamic headphone that 10K+ headphone amps are only worthy of, apparently!!)

 

Should I get the V200 or wait for the balanced Schiit?

 

The only thing is that the V200 would offer more flexibility, whilst the Mjolnir is only balanced if I'm right. Can you easily convert normal headphones to balanced via an adapter?

 

You have to re-terminate to XLR. Adaptors don't work.

post #3 of 11

I voted to wait for the Mjolnir. It's better to start early on the balanced chain, than go high up the single-ended chain and start over on balanced IMO. Plus, there's a 15-day return policy and 5 yr warranty and Jason himself stated that this is the first "universal" amp they built, and that includes the HE-6 he mentioned. So there's no question the HE-6 will work fine since it was actually stated so. I found I needed to go past 12 o'clock on the V200 with HE-6 as well...
 


Edited by brunk - 6/27/12 at 10:43am
post #4 of 11
Get a nice integrated amp and run right off the speaker taps, that's how I run mine. The new Yamahas would fit the bill.

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/amps/a-s700_black__u/
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/amps/a-s500/

Plus you'd have a good 1/4" headphone out for anything else you want to drive.
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

You have to re-terminate to XLR. Adaptors don't work.


And you need a hot and cold wire for each channel, preferably hard wired to the driver itself.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brunk View Post

I voted to wait for the Mjolnir. It's better to start early on the balanced chain, than go high up the single-ended chain and start over on balanced IMO. Plus, there's a 15-day return policy and 5 yr warranty and Jason himself stated that this is the first "universal" amp they built, and that includes the HE-6 he mentioned. So there's no question the HE-6 will work fine since it was actually stated so. I found I needed to go past 12 o'clock on the V200 with HE-6 as well...
 

 

Why do you think this?

 

Thanks

post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cactus_farmer View Post

 

Why do you think this?

 

Thanks


Most people that make their way up the audio chain find themselves generally purchasing balanced DACS, Headphones and Cables. Is a balanced amp not a logical decision? Seems cheaper to start balanced then, to prevent unneeded purchases. Like I said, this is just my opinion, but many do share a similar experience.

post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Get a nice integrated amp and run right off the speaker taps, that's how I run mine. The new Yamahas would fit the bill.
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/amps/a-s700_black__u/
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/hifi-components/amps/a-s500/
Plus you'd have a good 1/4" headphone out for anything else you want to drive.

 

Looks interesting, also good pricing. I just did a quick search on it, and here on headfi, one guy said he thought it was bright sounding. Doesn't sound like a perfect fit for the HE-6.

post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZorgDK View Post

Looks interesting, also good pricing. I just did a quick search on it, and here on headfi, one guy said he thought it was bright sounding. Doesn't sound like a perfect fit for the HE-6.

Here's some options from Marantz, reviews say they run neutral to warm and they have a great feature set.

http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?CatId=HiFiComponents&ProductId=PM8004
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=HiFiComponents&ProductId=PM6004
post #10 of 11

I'd say wait for the Mjolnir, or pick up a B22 I hear those are amazing w/ 8 gain though, but 5 gain should suffice IMHO.

 

or if you aren't on a budget get yourself a nice litle bookshelf amp and get some spades / bananas hook it up should work fairly well ^^^ what magick man said.


Edited by terokk - 7/17/12 at 3:07am
post #11 of 11

Question:  I keep hearing things like 'Run them off the speaker taps'.  What exactly does this mean?  How do you do this?  What are speaker 'taps'?

 

/ignorance

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) › To power the Hifiman HE-6: will Violectric V200 suffice, or wait for Schiit Mjolnir?