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post #76 of 126

No. It will not do either really. Even the Mjolnir which has very good detail retrieval, swing, dynamics and an aggressive tonality doesn't undark the Audez'es.

 

Tube sound is really coloration per distortion. And generally yes, lusher, warmer, etc.

 

The problem with the O2 and its faithful is the failure to see that because something measures well doesn't mean it sounds good.

 

Here's a quote from a pioneer of amp designs, and someone I put a hell of a lot more faith into than voldermort.

 

"It is nevetheless possible to have a product that measures well but doesn't sound so good. It is still a mystery as to how this could

be, but there it is'

 

-Nelson Pass

 

 

But to those masses those unbeatably perfect measurements, automatically equate to superior SQ.

It's just simply a large assumption, and one that is strongly doubted by Mr.Pass and the alike....

post #77 of 126
Thread Starter 

after hearing that, i just purchased the schiit lyr! cant wait to see how much of a upgrade it is to the fiio e9! also first time tube user as well :D

post #78 of 126
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I just got my LYR, howeverafter I was done listening to it I turned it off with my audeze plugged in and it suddenly made a cracking sound. I tested it out after and it sounded the same but I am wondering if I damaged them?
post #79 of 126
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Ps, it makes a crackling sound every time I turn it off with cans plugged in
post #80 of 126
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This is what happens to my k702 as well with the lyr
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tCZ-AJQOiDg

Is it damaging?
post #81 of 126

Did you purchase your Lyr new? I guess not... It seems you have an amp without any overload protection (older Lyr did not have it) and therefore I must say - be extremely careful since you can easily damage your headphones.

post #82 of 126
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I did purchase them new, straight from the website.
post #83 of 126
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So they aren't damaged yet?
post #84 of 126

Just try them with a different amp, or directly from your computer/ipod/whatever... You will see.

 

No, most probably they aren't. However, I would definitely contact Schiit and tell them about this... It's not alright at all.

post #85 of 126
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I just did, they sound the same as before. I guess I was lucky!
post #86 of 126
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I just did, they sound the same as before. I guess I was lucky!

 

Well, I am not sure how much Lyr is suitable for K702... I guess these K70xs are not very friendly to very high loads. But still, this is not acceptable from my point of view and you should definitely want explanation from Schiit.

 

And don't worry for now - if your headphones sound the same as before, they are just alright... No need to be afraid of some hidden defects or anything like that.

post #87 of 126

Don't turn on or turn off your amps with your headphones plugged in.(This usually only applies to more expensive amps $250 and up, I'd say.)

post #88 of 126
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Don't turn on or turn off your amps with your headphones plugged in.(This usually only applies to more expensive amps $250 and up, I'd say.)

 

This should not happen with any amplifier... Quality professional amplifiers, or reasonable headphone amplifiers, do not cause any sort of trouble because they do not output ridiculously overkilled loads (like 6W with Lyr). You are only getting distortion with higher loads than ideal + the risk of damaging headphones is also significantly increased.

post #89 of 126
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I have decided to return the schiit lyr and purchase a diffrent amp. I do not want anything that can damage my cans. Are there any other good alternatives under the 500 amp category
post #90 of 126
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Don't turn on or turn off your amps with your headphones plugged in.(This usually only applies to more expensive amps $250 and up, I'd say.)

 

This should not happen with any amplifier... Quality professional amplifiers, or reasonable headphone amplifiers, do not cause any sort of trouble because they do not output ridiculously overkilled loads (like 6W with Lyr). You are only getting distortion with higher loads than ideal + the risk of damaging headphones is also significantly increased.

Yes it should.. It happens on a lot of QUALITY amps. Don't return the Lyr.. A lot of Woo Audio products do this. Are they crap?

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