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post #1516 of 2489
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Originally Posted by domes View Post
 

 

 

Why did I waste my time reading all these threads, including all 100 pages of this one?  …schiit this and schiit that.  Asgard 2 B-stock arrived yesterday and it's awesome.  What a great piece!  My Emotiva 4s have never sounded better with the preamp and same with the HD598s.  I am not going to bother reading all I can on the Bifrost.  That will be my next upgrade.  The micro streamer, so itty bitty, just looks out of place now and will eventually just be for mobile use.  Just on top for purpose of photo as the Asgard does get warm.  

 

I recommend your next upgrade to be HD650, and then Bifrost :)

post #1517 of 2489

I haven't noticed anything wrong with the B-stock unit I received.  Maybe it was just a return.  

 

You are right…HD650 first. :)

post #1518 of 2489

Question:

 

I'm considering the Asgard 2 for my HD650. Anyone experienced the combo? Recommended?

 

Furthermore, I'm looking to step up to the HD800 at some point in the future. I know the recommendation is typically to pair the HD800 with a warmer amp, but has anyone experienced them with the Asgard 2?

 

Thanks!

post #1519 of 2489
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post
 

Question:

 

I'm considering the Asgard 2 for my HD650. Anyone experienced the combo? Recommended?

 

Furthermore, I'm looking to step up to the HD800 at some point in the future. I know the recommendation is typically to pair the HD800 with a warmer amp, but has anyone experienced them with the Asgard 2?

 

Thanks!

Yea I have that combo and it sounds great!  Although I recently did some A/Bing between the HD600 and the HD650 and I like the HD600 more.

post #1520 of 2489

Sold mu udac2 (which I have a high regard for) to upgrade to a Modi Dac & Asgard 2. While I am waiting for the Dac / Amp, I am using a $3.00 (yes I said $3.00) usb output "thing" from my computer. I overpaid about $2.00 ... L.O.L.

post #1521 of 2489
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Yea I have that combo and it sounds great!  Although I recently did some A/Bing between the HD600 and the HD650 and I like the HD600 more.

You can probably sell your HD650's and buy a new HD600 without raiding your daughter's piggy bank. :D It works well with the Asgard 2 or Vali.

post #1522 of 2489
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post
 

Question:

 

I'm considering the Asgard 2 for my HD650. Anyone experienced the combo? Recommended?

 

Furthermore, I'm looking to step up to the HD800 at some point in the future. I know the recommendation is typically to pair the HD800 with a warmer amp, but has anyone experienced them with the Asgard 2?

 

Thanks!

 

A2 is quite good with both HD600 and HD650.

 

I find the A2 slightly warm (at least compared to something like an O2), and it seemed like a reasonable match with the HD800 when I tried them briefly at a meet. ***Insert typical meet impressions disclaimer here***

post #1523 of 2489
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

You can probably sell your HD650's and buy a new HD600 without raiding your daughter's piggy bank. :D It works well with the Asgard 2 or Vali.

Haha well I already have the HD590s which sound so close to the HD600s that I probably won't bother.  I'm also still saving up for the Fostex TH900s so no money to spare right now.

post #1524 of 2489

I've had my A2 since last Friday. It sounds fantastic with my HD600, but I wasn't surprised there. I decided to try it with my ATHM50s, wow! It turned an OK-sounding headphone into a very, very good one. This is the best I've ever heard the M50s sound. It made them very enjoyable, whereas before I always felt that "something was not quite right" when listening to them from my iPod or other amps.

post #1525 of 2489
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
 

I've had my A2 since last Friday. It sounds fantastic with my HD600, but I wasn't surprised there. I decided to try it with my ATHM50s, wow! It turned an OK-sounding headphone into a very, very good one. This is the best I've ever heard the M50s sound. It made them very enjoyable, whereas before I always felt that "something was not quite right" when listening to them from my iPod or other amps.

 

but you still prefer the overall sound of HD600 with A2  right??

post #1526 of 2489
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Originally Posted by Pianist718 View Post
 

 

but you still prefer the overall sound of HD600 with A2  right??

 

Yes, the Senn is still a much better headphone.

post #1527 of 2489

Just received Modi and Asgard 2 today. For $99.00, this is one hell of a DAC !!! .....bot you know that already. Very pleased with the Asgard 2. I can't add anything to what has already been said. Count me as a another satisfied customer.

post #1528 of 2489
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Originally Posted by ricksome View Post

Just received Modi and Asgard 2 today. For $99.00, this is one hell of a DAC !!! .....bot you know that already. Very pleased with the Asgard 2. I can't add anything to what has already been said. Count me as a another satisfied customer.
Good to hear and congrats.
post #1529 of 2489

It makes for a sweet sounding single source preamp too. Runnning a DAC to mine and the Asgard 2 feeds a Parasound A21 (to Magnepan 1.7's & Velodyne DD-10) and it sounds stellar. Oh and it sounds sweet with my B&W P7 headphones as well. <grin> The Asgard 2 is hard to beat for the money. 

post #1530 of 2489
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post

It makes for a sweet sounding single source preamp too. Runnning a DAC to mine and the Asgard 2 feeds a Parasound A21 (to Magnepan 1.7's & Velodyne DD-10) and it sounds stellar. Oh and it sounds sweet with my B&W P7 headphones as well. The Asgard 2 is hard to beat for the money. 

How did you also run the signal to your sub? Just a splitter?
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