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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

Try without power conditioner and just off the wall
Why would I want an unregulated AC wave? Besides it sounds perfect.
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Just try it and see if you can hear a difference, there has been posts where off the wall was better
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

Quite possibly true, but personally I'd still opt for the M&M with something like the LCD-2 versus, say, Bifrost and Lyr with some mid-fi cans, since personally I think the cans by far make the most difference.

Oh, and just a general suggestion, it might help the rest of us if you listed some of your gear in your profile or something so people would at least know what you're comparing things to smily_headphones1.gif

I think I prefer the HD650 over the LCD2.2 out of the M&M, but I'm probably in the minority on that. smily_headphones1.gif. Something about the combination is hard to listen to for me, but it's cool that other people enjoy it. Regardless of how much you like it, it's good to know that better source components can take the LCD2.2 to another level.

Thanks for the suggestion on the gear list, I'm usually on an ipad, so I don't even think about it (because the mobile version doesn't list it). I'll add my gear.
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

Just try it and see if you can hear a difference, there has been posts where off the wall was better

I will, and I hope you are right.

Because this is a 2nd setup and I don't want to buy another AC-215a for a couple of trinkets. 

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Originally Posted by Randolph Duke View Post

How does this stack compare to the HiFiman EF2A?
I'm pretty happy with the sound I'm getting from the EF2A- but I want to run some 24bit stuff.
My concern going SS vs Tubes is losing the smooth warm sound I like.

I have a pair of Ultrasones pro 900 and a pair of HD 598's.

So- worth a try out or skip it and stay with HiFiman?

Unfortunately I'm on a budget.

Thanks.


The Hifiman EF2A is a far warmer amp. You will loose the warm smooth tubey sound. I had to return my EF2A because it broke, so I got the Schiit Magni instead. First thing I noticed is less bass but also more detail and a cleaner sound. So far I personally prefer the EF2A's tube sound(not quite used to the Magni's sound signature yet as the magni is new) and if you are happy with your amp I wouldn't get the Magni as I find the roughly equal but completely different signatures. If I were you, I would probably just save some money and consider getting the Schiit Valhalla or Lyr down the road, so you will keep that tube sound but simply have a better amp. My headphones are the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro and AKG K240 MKII's.


Edited by kman1211 - 1/30/13 at 9:08am
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

Don't trust me, trust your ears. Do a level matched comparison using your ears only. wink.gif

 

Should be the standard for every review, but who would want to spend a few bucks on a voltage or sound level meter when they spend hundreds on DACs/amps? tongue.gif


Edited by xnor - 1/30/13 at 9:09am
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Originally Posted by xnor View Post

Don't trust me, trust your ears. Do a level matched comparison using your ears only. wink.gif

 

Should be the standard for every review, but who would want to spend a few bucks on a voltage or sound level meter when they spend hundreds on DACs/amps? tongue.gif

I use a little iPhone app.

It gets close.

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Originally Posted by xnor View Post

Don't trust me, trust your ears. Do a level matched comparison using your ears only. wink.gif

Good idea. You have been a brilliant resource in this thread, it just seems like everyone else's statements contradict yours ^_^ When your a n00b Head-Fier, you try and glean as much information as you can, and I just want what I learn to be accurate.


Edited by wes008 - 1/30/13 at 9:19am
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Hey all,

 

I just got my magni in the mail! With the HE-400's (and outputting through a Xonar DX) I sit pretty comfortably at 9 or 10 o'clock. I don't notice any channel imbalance above 7:30 and even below that, you have to really strain to hear it. Computer volume is at 100%. When the pot is all the way down, I don't hear a thing.

 

It also sounds great! Crystal clear, tons of detail, and it widens the stage a bit in my opinion. Seems to play really nice with the Xonar DX.

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The attenuators just allowed me to use my Creative Aurvana Live, and get the volume pot to 9 o'clock :] /uselessbutwhocares

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Originally Posted by Kinru View Post

I listen 3-5 hours a day with mad dog's and have my Windows set to 20% with the magni on 9-10. Very similar levels. I've always wondered if I simply listen to lower levels cause I had my brother try my setup the other day and he immediately cranked it up to 12 which I thought was nuts O.O

 

damn - i've been waiting to get a magni (it isn't avail in australia yet) for my mad dogs but this makes me think the lack of gain control might be a problem. i was planning on running the mangi from the RCA out of a mixing desk or from a 30pin iPhone line out. with the iPhone line out as there isn't an option of varying the source volume i'm guessing that 7-9  o'clock will be comfortable listening on the magni. from what i've read in the thread thats the range for channel imbalance. 

 

can anyone with the mangi direct me on this?


Edited by simonpking - 1/31/13 at 1:10am
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

damn - i've been waiting to get a magni (it isn't avail in australia yet) for my mad dogs but this makes me think the lack of gain control might be a problem. i was planning on running the mangi from the RCA out of a mixing desk or from a 30pin iPhone line out. with the iPhone line out as there isn't an option of varying the source volume i'm guessing that 7-9  o'clock will be comfortable listening on the magni. from what i've read in the thread thats the range for channel imbalance. 

can anyone with the mangi direct me on this?

Its available in oz via addictedtoaudio.com.au.

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Schiit-Audio-Magni-Class-AB-Headphone-Amplifier redface.gif
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Sadly not yet - addicted to audio are waiting on 240v power adapters.
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Ah. I stand corrected. redface.gif
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