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post #16 of 67
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

How do you like the O2? I'm getting one for Christmas.. Woo stuff looks coolerbiggrin.gif

I like it a lot :) Enough to buy a second one from JDS.. The one I bought from a DIY'er kept having issues with the pot. (it's not a question of a poor quality pot either.. It's supposed to be a nice one). Anyways, the pot went bad twice.. So, I just decided to get one from JDSLabs.. so I can complain at them and have them fix it if it happens again :P
 

I honestly think something was just wrong with that O2. I haven't seen anyone else have the same problem I had with it. I sold it for 45 dollars, accordingly. 

post #17 of 67
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

I like it a lot :) Enough to buy a second one from JDS.. The one I bought from a DIY'er kept having issues with the pot. (it's not a question of a poor quality pot either.. It's supposed to be a nice one). Anyways, the pot went bad twice.. So, I just decided to get one from JDSLabs.. so I can complain at them and have them when/if it happens again :P
 

I honestly think something was just wrong with that O2. I sold it for 45 dollars, accordingly. 

Nice, do you think it could pair well with the HD600 or if my dreams come true the HD800(this would only be for a couple months as I would get a Woo for it)

post #18 of 67
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Nice, do you think it could pair well with the HD600 or if my dreams come true the HD800(this would only be for a couple months as I would get a Woo for it)

I think it would work very well.

The aforementioned designer's headphone of choice is the HD650, after all. :)

post #19 of 67
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

All that being said, I don't have a personal agenda against schiit.. I've never heard any of their stuff... And it all has at least one thing going for it, aesthetics. Man, their stuff looks cool.

 

I like the ODAC and O2 very much, but practically everything I've seen is better looking.

post #20 of 67
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

I like the ODAC and O2 very much, but practically everything I've seen is better looking.

I don't think that jdslabs offerings look bad.
 

The O2 is just very utilitarian from a design aspect.

post #21 of 67
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Anyone have opinions of the Nuforce Icon 2 HD/P? Heard really good things about it. How would it compare to the O2+ODAC?

post #22 of 67
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Anyone have opinions of the Nuforce Icon 2 HD/P? Heard really good things about it. How would it compare to the O2+ODAC?

 

I have heard nothing from Nuforce, but I do not like that company at all and I personally wouldn't buy anything from them for reasons I can't even remember. I just know I decided I really didn't like them a while ago.

post #23 of 67

I've also just ordered a JDS Labs O2/ODAC combo for my HE-500s, and I'm looking forward to hearing how they sound together.  I agree with chris on using the EQ from the source instead of using the amp as a pseudo-equalizer.  Will update when I get it in, hopefully by Wednesday!

 

I should mention that the Schiit stuff definitely does look better.  I had a hard time choosing between the Asgard and O2, but I felt the O2/ODAC combo was more well-rounded.


Edited by rhyick - 11/19/12 at 2:37pm
post #24 of 67
Thread Starter 

I think right now Im stuck between the Schiit Asgard, and the O2. DAC wise, I think the ODAC will be fine for me. Are there any opinions on a different DAC? Just making sure is all, Ive heard DACs are one of the least important/noticeable differences you can do to your setup. 

post #25 of 67
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

I think right now Im stuck between the Schiit Asgard, and the O2. DAC wise, I think the ODAC will be fine for me. Are there any opinions on a different DAC? Just making sure is all, Ive heard DACs are one of the least important/noticeable differences you can do to your setup. 

HRT Music Streamer II is the only other DAC I'd look at.

As far as DACs not being important. That isn't true at all. DACs are very important, if you are comparing a poor one to a nice one. DACs just reach the point of diminishing returns very quickly, so the difference between one nice dac and another is negligible. The difference between a bad dac and a good one is monumental.

post #26 of 67

The amp is essentially amplifying what a DAC outputs, so yes, a bad signal will be amplified badly. In that respect, DACs are important. But when comparing between two good DACs, the differences can be minor.

post #27 of 67
Thread Starter 

Er, thats basically what I meant. Not that having atleast a decent is better than say the onboard of a computer. I was meaning exactly that, diminishing returns and whatnot. I was meaning anything further than the ODAC for my purposes was probably overkill. 

post #28 of 67
Thread Starter 
So any opinions? O2 vs Asgard? Main reason i like the asgard is the inputs are on the back, up front looks clean and classy.
post #29 of 67

Aesthetics vs measurements is basically the battle there.

post #30 of 67
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

So any opinions? O2 vs Asgard? Main reason i like the asgard is the inputs are on the back, up front looks clean and classy.


Different designs, different costs. I don't see why it should be so difficult to decide. What do you prefer? Form or functionality?

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