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I know people would disagree with me but when I watch YouTube or play games, I really don't care about sound quality. When I'm playing games, I'm fully concentrated on the game and I don't analyze the sound quality so I'm perfectly fine with my brothers Samsung laptop with its bad internal laptop sound. About watching YouTube, I doub vids on there are recorded well anyway so I don't really bother to have a setup for it

 

Sounds like you've answered your own question then wink.gif

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Sounds like you've answered your own question then wink.gif


Well yeah but I also want to point out maybe some people can save some money if they build their systems my way? tongue.gif
post #138 of 238
Defiant, have you had any chance to hear the new Asgard 2 thus far? Or perhaps your opinions of the Lyr comparatively too?

Ps: Are you sure you're still not coming to the Winston meet? tongue.gif
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Are folks enjoying their Modi and Billforst through speakers in addition to HP? I'd be curious if improvement in sound is as apparent through speakers as well as HPs. I would assume a DAC is a DAC......regardless

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Well yeah but I also want to point out maybe some people can save some money if they build their systems my way? tongue.gif

 

Very true.

 

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Defiant, have you had any chance to hear the new Asgard 2 thus far? Or perhaps your opinions of the Lyr comparatively too?

Ps: Are you sure you're still not coming to the Winston meet? tongue.gif

 

Haven't heard the Asgard 2; I actually jumped off the portable deep end and sold my full-sized setup. With the HD600s and LCD-2s though I actually preferred my Asgard over the Lyr, I seem to in general prefer a more solid state character (and I don't want to get into tubes), and at my listening levels I doubt I'm taking advantage of the Lyr's extra power. I did like the Lyr with the K701 though, since I was able to find some tubes that tamed the treble enough that I was able to enjoy them.

 

Meets are on hold for me for now as we're expecting our second daughter any day now (wife was due Saturday...still waiting...) and we aren't going to be doing much traveling for a while once she gets here :)

 

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Are folks enjoying their Modi and Billforst through speakers in addition to HP? I'd be curious if improvement in sound is as apparent through speakers as well as HPs. I would assume a DAC is a DAC......regardless

 

I have heard good things from a number of people about using Bifrost with speakers, as yes, a DAC is a DAC and it isn't specifically designed for headphones.

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Very true.

 

 

Haven't heard the Asgard 2; I actually jumped off the portable deep end and sold my full-sized setup. With the HD600s and LCD-2s though I actually preferred my Asgard over the Lyr, I seem to in general prefer a more solid state character (and I don't want to get into tubes), and at my listening levels I doubt I'm taking advantage of the Lyr's extra power. I did like the Lyr with the K701 though, since I was able to find some tubes that tamed the treble enough that I was able to enjoy them.

 

Meets are on hold for me for now as we're expecting our second daughter any day now (wife was due Saturday...still waiting...) and we aren't going to be doing much traveling for a while once she gets here :)

 

 

I have heard good things from a number of people about using Bifrost with speakers, as yes, a DAC is a DAC and it isn't specifically designed for headphones.

Cool. That's what I figured. I was wondering if the Bilfrost is competitive with other stand alone DACS  you would find marketed to audiophiles. For their price point, I can see they might be a good buy, since a lot of the  DACS run closer to $500-1000.

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Very interesting...

 

Thanks! :)

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Cool. That's what I figured. I was wondering if the Bilfrost is competitive with other stand alone DACS  you would find marketed to audiophiles. For their price point, I can see they might be a good buy, since a lot of the  DACS run closer to $500-1000.

 

In general it seems to be quite a well-regarded DAC for the price, for headphones or speakers.

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In general it seems to be quite a well-regarded DAC for the price, for headphones or speakers.

That's what I want to hear tongue_smile.gif

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@Defiant00

Congratulations! The Winston meet wishes you and your wife well.
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@Defiant00

Congratulations! The Winston meet wishes you and your wife well.

 

Haha, thanks!

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Does anyone know how the Modi DAC, stacks up against the DAC on the Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card? I'm wondering if I should buy both Magni/Modi or just get the Magni and use the DAC on my sound card.

 

Same question here.  :)

post #148 of 238

hey, i was wondering if anyone had any views on schiit magni + DACportLX, i have read that the DACportLX has better sound than the modi.  I plan to use it with hifiman he-400, and i mainly listen to trance, edm.

 

Thanks

post #149 of 238

Should I still stick with Modi/Magni or would the Asgard 2/ Modi be better. Read that the Asgard sound almost identical with the Magni and the Bifrost sound just slightly better on the highs, but what about the Asgard 2?

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This was a great review. I have been leaning to the
Magni and Modi.To use with my PC. I now have made up
my mind. Thanks
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