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post #1891 of 1945
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

That's got to be insanely loud at 3 O'Clock and I like loud. The HE-560'sand HE-500's are similar in sensitivity and I know how loud my HE-500's would be at 3 O'Clock on the A2 at high gain. And I thought that I had titanium eardrums. :eek: 


I am trying to listen less loud, but sadly I have conditioned my acoustic brain to find quieter headphone listening as uninvolving and I reach for that volume knob. Recently with my speaker rig I have become far more able to listen quietly and enjoy the experience so hopefully I can do the same with headphones. I have recently been doing online hearing tests and it seems that my hearing is still quite good with a slight dip in the 4K frequency. I won't deny that I am surprised as I have spent many years being unkind to my ears (so many loud concerts). Now that I am aging I need to really take care of my hearing.

post #1892 of 1945
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


I am trying to listen less loud, but sadly I have conditioned my acoustic brain to find quieter headphone listening as uninvolving and I reach for that volume knob. Recently with my speaker rig I have become far more able to listen quietly and enjoy the experience so hopefully I can do the same with headphones. I have recently been doing online hearing tests and it seems that my hearing is still quite good with a slight dip in the 4K frequency. I won't deny that I am surprised as I have spent many years being unkind to my ears (so many loud concerts). Now that I am aging I need to really take care of my hearing.

I used to listen at 2 O'Clock, fear kept me away from 3 O'Clock, with HE-500s and now don't feel the need to go over 11 O'Clock. It can be done. As a crutch I tend to EQ up the extended + sub bass, There's nothing like feeling the bass on stage.


Edited by StanD - 7/20/14 at 6:53am
post #1893 of 1945

Just finished a short listening session (actually almost all of my listening is short in duration which is probably good). My recent comfortable volumes: Tool - Jambi - 1 o'clock, Fleetwood Mac - Tusk - full volume (a little too quiet, but still good), Steely Dan - Two Against Nature - a little between 1 and 2 o'clock. There is hope that I can move downward, but I will have to do it slowly as years of bad listening habits won't change over-night. Man are the 560s an interesting head phone!

post #1894 of 1945

Many of you are likely already aware of the pitfalls of using Amazon Warehouse for bstock electronics, but here's yet another reinforcement / example of why to avoid using them.  Amazon New - great, nearly perfect.  Amazon Warehouse - pathetic.

 

Here's how my $20 cheaper bstock Asgard 2 arrived today.  No power cord, no audio cord, no manual, no inner box, no foam.  Just the bare amp in a cardboard box.  No doubt treated lovingly by UPS before reaching me because of the "heavy" sticker taped on the exterior.

 

Shockingly, it was defective, didn't work, no audio passed through.  Just a waste of time.

 

post #1895 of 1945
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Originally Posted by deadie View Post
 

Many of you are likely already aware of the pitfalls of using Amazon Warehouse for bstock electronics, but here's yet another reinforcement / example of why to avoid using them.  Amazon New - great, nearly perfect.  Amazon Warehouse - pathetic.

 

Here's how my $20 cheaper bstock Asgard 2 arrived today.  No power cord, no audio cord, no manual, no inner box, no foam.  Just the bare amp in a cardboard box.  No doubt treated lovingly by UPS before reaching me because of the "heavy" sticker taped on the exterior.

 

Shockingly, it was defective, didn't work, no audio passed through.  Just a waste of time.

 

Well that's good to know I should avoid Amazon used shiz.  Just an FYI but the Asgard 2 doesn't come with an RCA cable so they at least didn't mess that up but they did forget the power cord lol.

post #1896 of 1945

I've bought quite a few things from Amazon Warehouse, including 50" plasma. Never had any issues. So it depends.

post #1897 of 1945
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

Well that's good to know I should avoid Amazon used shiz.  Just an FYI but the Asgard 2 doesn't come with an RCA cable so they at least didn't mess that up but they did forget the power cord lol.

 

No RCA with Asgard 2?  So Schiit cut back on providing a cable after Asgard 1 (per Jude's unboxing post)?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/497902/schiit-asgard-unboxing-and-first-impressions

 

post #1898 of 1945
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Originally Posted by deadie View Post
 

 

No RCA with Asgard 2?  So Schiit cut back on providing a cable after Asgard 1 (per Jude's unboxing post)?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/497902/schiit-asgard-unboxing-and-first-impressions

 

I don't think Schiit ever included cables with their products.

 

If you purchase an amp and a cable, they ship them in the same box, that is probably what happened with this unboxing.  If you look at some unboxings on youtube, the person in the video usually points out that they ordered the cable separately and it came in the box with the amp.

 

This is my understanding at least.

post #1899 of 1945
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Originally Posted by terance View Post
 

I don't think Schiit ever included cables with their products.

 

If you purchase an amp and a cable, they ship them in the same box, that is probably what happened with this unboxing.  If you look at some unboxings on youtube, the person in the video usually points out that they ordered the cable separately and it came in the box with the amp.

 

This is my understanding at least.

Yea that's my understanding also.

post #1900 of 1945
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Originally Posted by terance View Post

I don't think Schiit ever included cables with their products.

 

If you purchase an amp and a cable, they ship them in the same box, that is probably what happened with this unboxing.  If you look at some unboxings on youtube, the person in the video usually points out that they ordered the cable separately and it came in the box with the amp.

 

This is my understanding at least.

 

Thanks for the clarification, I shouldn't have assumed it was standard.  Jude bought them or Schiit shipped him a total eval package that included cables.

post #1901 of 1945
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Well that's good to know I should avoid Amazon used shiz.  Just an FYI but the Asgard 2 doesn't come with an RCA cable so they at least didn't mess that up but they did forget the power cord lol.

Buy once, cry once I always say. I never buy used as you don't know what the history of the device was and you always take a risk. Buy new and if there is something wrong it's factory wrong and it will be handled or replaced which is rarer than used. People are sneaky I've learned. They abuse or misuse devices and then want to sell them.

 

At my local electronics store I purchased a used motherboard for a PC build. It was open box and I was told nothing was wrong with it and the previous customer returned is as "didn't need it or want it." Well I could not get the board to read the CPU. I returned to store to exchange for another retuned/used one. Same thing. I went through 5 boards and they all failed so I finally decided to buy a new one. For the $30.00 I was trying to save it was a waste of time.

 

Later I found out was that mother board was a HOT board that people like to buy and overclock for gaming and they set it up wrong and blow the board. So that the store does not refuse their return, these people returned it and claim they didn't need it, got their money back or store credit and later bought it again. I was buying the blown boards! I've learned my lesson. 

 

Peace.

post #1902 of 1945
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Originally Posted by deadie View Post
 

 

Thanks for the clarification, I shouldn't have assumed it was standard.  Jude bought them or Schiit shipped him a total eval package that included cables.


They used to. My first generation Valhalla right from Schiit included a set of RCA terminated with a SE 1/8" jack so you could feed say an iPod in directly, but when my new Asgard 2 came a few months back they did not include any cables.

post #1903 of 1945

post #1904 of 1945

nice!

post #1905 of 1945
Hi all
Mine was dropped off today. Out of the box it sounds great maybe a bit bright have you guys found that they have a burn in even though it's a SS not tube and if so what's the sound like after? By the way I'm using a set of HE-400 so the brightness maybe them.
Thanks
Edited by Kozic - 7/31/14 at 10:23am
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