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post #766 of 2158
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

Fully agree.

Also, apparently someone needs to tell my Magni to stop powering my LCD-2s well. While I'm not going to make any grandiose giant-slaying claims, they certainly aren't lacking in bass. Maybe he just meant that it doesn't have exaggerated bass...I don't know.


Okay, I've got the stack hooked up with the PS500s connected (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours playing) and... they sound good. I'd venture to say that I know that album just about as well as anyone can know a recording, and nothing negative is jumping out at me.
post #767 of 2158

my Magni doesn't have a relay :L

post #768 of 2158
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post

Not sure if this has already been asked/answered, but I'm wondering how does the Schiit Magni fare with the Beyerdynamic DT 990 600 Ohm version? I'm looking for a good transportable amp that I can use with both my travel companions my DT 990s and Senn 650s. I've already read plenty on the synergy between the HD650s and the amp, but haven't seen anything about the DT990s.
 


I'm also very interested to hear about this! One thing I've read is that the Magni may undesirably exacerbate the DT990's already bright treble. That said, I own neither a Magni nor a 600-ohm DT990 -- I'm actually looking at buying both -- and I've never heard a DT990, so all I can go by is what I've heard here and there, for what it's worth.

post #769 of 2158
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I'm also very interested to hear about this! One thing I've read is that the Magni may undesirably exacerbate the DT990's already bright treble. That said, I own neither a Magni nor a 600-ohm DT990 -- I'm actually looking at buying both -- and I've never heard a DT990, so all I can go by is what I've heard here and there, for what it's worth.


Cool, thanks for the info. Yea, I haven't read anything on how the Magni synergizes with the DT 990s. I currently own both, but the Magni has not arrived yet. I asked a few time in different threads, but no one seemed to know. So I guess I will just have to find out myself. Anyways, I'll post my impressions on the two when the Magni arrives and I allow proper burn-in time.

post #770 of 2158
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Originally Posted by DarthUnnamed View Post

 

So i decided on just buying rca cables in a local store (didn't even knew they had them). Still none from monoprice, im gonna cancel the order.

But on the bright side, these things are fantastic.


It appears as if you enjoy your setup. Might I ask, what kind of music do you listen to? I just ordered this exact same setup this past weekend and listen to a lot of EDM. 

post #771 of 2158
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It appears as if you enjoy your setup. Might I ask, what kind of music do you listen to? I just ordered this exact same setup this past weekend and listen to a lot of EDM. 

Same, EDM is a big one for me. But i also listen to things like Radiohead, Muse, Arcade Fire, etc.

As for what kinds of edm: Chillstep, Dubstep (both brostep and older dubstep), House, Progressive, Drum and Bass, etc.

post #772 of 2158
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I had the same thought reading the review.

 

It also makes me a little worried that the Magni should not work well with headphones that has much bass or a large soundstage, that covers most of my cans.

 

Guess I'll find out for myself soon enough, my Magni has landed in Norway so I should have it in a couple of days.

 

Peter, have you found an alternative power supply ('wall wart') for the Magni? The one supplied is US 110v only - isn't Norway the standard 220v?

 

There was some discussion on alternative EU safe adapters, this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/390121830472?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 on eBay was mentioned.

 

Let me know as I'm keen to order the M&M combo but have been holding off due to the power issue.

post #773 of 2158

I've got an old 100w step down converter (220v to 110v). My plan is to try it out with this first. If it bring hiss or other unwelcome noises I'll get one of these:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150787641679?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

Just need to check that the connector has the right size (it looks as if it does).

 

Edit: Wrong link, fixed


Edited by peter123 - 1/9/13 at 2:00pm
post #774 of 2158
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

Fully agree.

 

Also, apparently someone needs to tell my Magni to stop powering my LCD-2s well. While I'm not going to make any grandiose giant-slaying claims, they certainly aren't lacking in bass. Maybe he just meant that it doesn't have exaggerated bass...I don't know.

 

I'm glad to hear that the Magni can power the LCD-2's. This little thing packs quite a large punch. I'm tempted to start saving up for a pair of LCD-2's myself. L3000.gif

 

Keep in mind that these are very early impressions with one specific headphone. Your experience way vary / be totally different. beerchug.gif

 

Now, to answer the question about the Magni "lacking bass" from that review. I have found that when I use my Magni with my V-Moda Crossfade LP's that there was is a major change in their bass sound signature compared to the X-Fi Titanium HD headphone out.

 

The mid-bass hump really flattened out, and the bass is now much more punchier than bloated. I would also say that the detailing in the bass is better, and the mids / highs are a bit more clear. This also could be due to the bass levels being more focused and less in your face. 

 

However, depending on what you are looking for this might be a negative. They went from wub wub to a bit more like pow pow. Almost a bit like the bass on the Grado's, but with a decent amount of more punch / meat. I'm not saying that the Magni magically made these sound like Grado's, but the bass has more punch to it like my Grado headphones have. Just more of it. smile_phones.gif 

 

 

I'm going to have to listen some more with the Magni, and A/B test them to see what is going on with the major change in the sound signature. The music source for the above impressions is MOG (320Kbps MP3.) The Windows volume is at 20 and the Magni's dial is between 10/11. (If 12 is the little volume wedge symbol) 


Edited by AtomicFrostX - 1/9/13 at 3:22am
post #775 of 2158
I agree. With the he400's, it seems that, like many jfet based amps, its not the amplitude of the bass that's improved, its the control and speed. this makes the bass "sharper" and more impactful, but not excessive or "increased" with respect to the rest of the spectrum. Its exactly as a well designed budget jfet/mosfet amp should preform
post #776 of 2158
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrostX View Post

I'm going to have to listen some more with the Magni, and A/B test them to see what is going on with the major change in the sound signature. The music source for the above impressions is MOG (320Kbps MP3.) The Windows volume is at 20 and the Magni's dial is between 10/11. (If 12 is the little volume wedge symbol) 

Please do.
post #777 of 2158
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrostX View Post

 

I'm glad to hear that the Magni can power the LCD-2's. This little thing packs quite a large punch. I'm tempted to start saving up for a pair of LCD-2's myself. L3000.gif

 

Keep in mind that these are very early impressions with one specific headphone. Your experience way vary / be totally different. beerchug.gif

 

Now, to answer the question about the Magni "lacking bass" from that review. I have found that when I use my Magni with my V-Moda Crossfade LP's that there was is a major change in their bass sound signature compared to the X-Fi Titanium HD headphone out.

 

The mid-bass hump really flattened out, and the bass is now much more punchier than bloated. I would also say that the detailing in the bass is better, and the mids / highs are a bit more clear. This also could be due to the bass levels being more focused and less in your face. 

 

However, depending on what you are looking for this might be a negative. They went from wub wub to a bit more like pow pow. Almost a bit like the bass on the Grado's, but with a decent amount of more punch / meat. I'm not saying that the Magni magically made these sound like Grado's, but the bass has more punch to it like my Grado headphones have. Just more of it. smile_phones.gif 

 

 

I'm going to have to listen some more with the Magni, and A/B test them to see what is going on with the major change in the sound signature. The music source for the above impressions is MOG (320Kbps MP3.) The Windows volume is at 20 and the Magni's dial is between 10/11. (If 12 is the little volume wedge symbol) 

 

Interesting that there's that much of a difference with the LPs, glad to hear that you appear to be enjoying the Magni.

 

The LCD-2s are excellent...of course, then you'll want a standalone DAC, then a better amp, then go balanced, etc.

I do feel that the cans typically make the most difference though, so that's probably the direction I'd go first.


Edited by Defiant00 - 1/9/13 at 6:01am
post #778 of 2158

Anyone else's unit make a popping noise at the 5 second mark when turning on? It's not a loud pop through my HD650, but a quiet one. Some said it's dead silent.


Edited by mknlb50 - 1/9/13 at 6:14am
post #779 of 2158
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Originally Posted by mknlb50 View Post

Anyone else's unit make a popping noise at the 5 second mark when turning on? It's not a loud pop through my HD650, but a quiet one. Some said it's dead silent.


Do you mean the relay clicking on?

post #780 of 2158

sorry for the dumb question, but will ANY voltage converter work? iv got one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Voltage-Valet-50-2000-WATT-DUAL-POWER-Foreign-TRAVEL-Voltage-CONVERTER-NEW-/200868938564?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec4b8c344

 

i stole it from work and it sais its for "using american 110v products in countrys that use 220v electricity" but it also sais "electronic appliances rated OVER 50 watts may be damaged if used with the converter" and i couldnt find any watt rating on the schiit site (i also dint know what it means).

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