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post #1936 of 1942
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Question: I have a sennheiser HD600, which would be a better pair, the Asgard 2 or the Valhalla 2? And would it match well with the Schiit Modi? I don't have DSD files, only 320kbps MP3 and Apple Lossless. Thanks a lot!

Both amps are good with the hd600. The Asgard is better suited to a wider variety of cans, but if you're exclusively using the hd600 (and like tubes), the Valhalla also has lots of fans (I haven't heard it yet so all my Valhalla info is secondhand)

As far as DACs, if you're only going to be using a single input, Modi is a great way to go for the price.
post #1937 of 1942
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Both amps are good with the hd600. The Asgard is better suited to a wider variety of cans, but if you're exclusively using the hd600 (and like tubes), the Valhalla also has lots of fans (I haven't heard it yet so all my Valhalla info is secondhand)

As far as DACs, if you're only going to be using a single input, Modi is a great way to go for the price.

 

Thanks! As much as possible I would really like to test them before I purchase, problem is that there is no distributor here in the Philippines so I'm pretty much dependent on user reviews. :)

post #1938 of 1942
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Originally Posted by freedom04 View Post
 

Question: I have a sennheiser HD600, which would be a better pair, the Asgard 2 or the Valhalla 2? And would it match well with the Schiit Modi? I don't have DSD files, only 320kbps MP3 and Apple Lossless. Thanks a lot!

It'll work fine with either amp. The question is what amp do you prefer, SS, Tube or Hybrid (Vali or Lyr2)? You can also consider the Magni. If you are looking for a DAC on a budget, you can't go wrong with the Modi.

post #1939 of 1942
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It'll work fine with either amp. The question is what amp do you prefer, SS, Tube or Hybrid (Vali or Lyr2)? You can also consider the Magni. If you are looking for a DAC on a budget, you can't go wrong with the Modi.

Actually.. I have no idea yet, but for now, I am interested in a Tube amp. So I guess I'll just go for a Valhalla 2/Modi combo then?

post #1940 of 1942
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Actually.. I have no idea yet, but for now, I am interested in a Tube amp. So I guess I'll just go for a Valhalla 2/Modi combo then?

You can't go wrong with that. Just watch your expense of time and wallet with tube rolling. Personally I prefer a clean neutral sound so I prefer an SS amp. To each their own, in either case the sound should be enjoyable.

post #1941 of 1942
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

You can't go wrong with that. Just watch your expense of time and wallet with tube rolling. Personally I prefer a clean neutral sound so I prefer an SS amp. To each their own, in either case the sound should be enjoyable.

Tube rolling maybe a problem. So I think I'll just have to stick with the Asgard then. I don't think my wallet's gonna stay fat for long if I go for the Valhalla due to the tubes. Haha!

post #1942 of 1942
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Tube rolling maybe a problem. So I think I'll just have to stick with the Asgard then. I don't think my wallet's gonna stay fat for long if I go for the Valhalla due to the tubes. Haha!

If you go with the Asgard 2, you're going to get a clean pristine sound. Some folks, not me, prefer adding in some even order harmonic distortion to color the sound in a way that pleases them. In that case the object for tube rolling is to find tubes that pleases one's ears. Like I said, all I want is a straight wire with gain. To me the Asgard 2 takes an excellent shot at it, without breaking the bank. Pssst, here's a secret, the Magni is pretty darned good too.

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