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post #1486 of 1968
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

I prefer using low gain with my A2 + HD600s. Volume pot is less sensitive (easier to find the sweet spot) and maybe that's just my placebo, but I like the sound tad better.

 

Also they say volume pots tend working better around 50%, which is what low gain gives me too.

I doubt that the volume pot works any different at other positions. Sometines the channels may not track weell at the very lowest settings.

post #1487 of 1968

So, I'm about 200ish hours into my Asgard 2 and after a couple of months of listening I can say that I like how it sounds.

 

That's all I've got.

post #1488 of 1968

Mine just arrived today...l'm looking forward to giving it a listen not only as a headphone amp but as a preamp as well. I think the low gain setting will probably work well for me when its used as a preamp and for most of my headphones.  

post #1489 of 1968
Bye Asgard 2. Hello Project Ember!
post #1490 of 1968

delete please


Edited by silverbox - 3/29/14 at 5:19am
post #1491 of 1968
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

Bye Asgard 2. Hello Project Ember!

What are you expecting from the Ember?

post #1492 of 1968

 

 

My A2 arrived yesterday.  I've put around 7 hours on it so far.  I'm planning on paring it with a Bifrost Uber once I find one in stock.

post #1493 of 1968

How is the Asgard 2 with lower impedance headphones like a Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro or a Sennheiser HD 558? Also, the current amplifier built into my DAC gives me no bass. Will the Asgard 2 fix that?

post #1494 of 1968
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post
 

 

 

My A2 arrived yesterday.  I've put around 7 hours on it so far.  I'm planning on paring it with a Bifrost Uber once I find one in stock.


Im selling one of mine right now if youre interested in buying used. Link in sig.

post #1495 of 1968
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Originally Posted by jeremy205100 View Post
 

How is the Asgard 2 with lower impedance headphones like a Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro or a Sennheiser HD 558? Also, the current amplifier built into my DAC gives me no bass. Will the Asgard 2 fix that?

The A2 does a great job with HE-500's which are 38 Ohms and far hungrier for power than the HD 558's. Don't know about your DAC but I get penty of bass with my Uber Bifrost -> Asgard 2 -> either HE-500's or HD600's. The extended bass is awesome.

post #1496 of 1968
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

The A2 does a great job with HE-500's which are 38 Ohms and far hungrier for power than the HD 558's. Don't know about your DAC but I get penty of bass with my Uber Bifrost -> Asgard 2 -> either HE-500's or HD600's. The extended bass is awesome.

I saw you have a pair of Momentums. Would you mind trying those with the Asgard 2 and telling me how it works? Those are very similar in power requirements as the COPs I'm thinking of using with this when traveling.

post #1497 of 1968
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Originally Posted by jeremy205100 View Post
 

How is the Asgard 2 with lower impedance headphones like a Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro or a Sennheiser HD 558? Also, the current amplifier built into my DAC gives me no bass. Will the Asgard 2 fix that?

 

I find the noise floor to be a little high, even when using low gain.  It just has some internal noise that it can't seem to get around. 

 

Don't get me wrong, you can't hear it when music is playing, but that's a big difference between a $250 amp and a $600 amp.  The A2 really shines with high impedance cans. No noise at all.

post #1498 of 1968
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Originally Posted by jeremy205100 View Post

How is the Asgard 2 with lower impedance headphones like a Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro or a Sennheiser HD 558? Also, the current amplifier built into my DAC gives me no bass. Will the Asgard 2 fix that?

I only use my Asgard 2 with low impedance headphones. Works very well.

If your current amplifier is just flat out unsuited to drive your headphones, and thus can't provide the power for the bass that is should, then the Asgard 2 could make a difference.
post #1499 of 1968

I'm having no problem with noise on the Low Gain setting with any of my IEM's and its background is silent when used as a preamp to my Parasound A21. Sorry to have you're having issues. Good Luck!

post #1500 of 1968

I have a prototype A2.1 revision that was one of the first to have corrected the loud transformer buzz.  It's a prototype, so I'm not going to complain much.

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