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post #541 of 1934

Dam you headphone bar!! Stock the A2 (and uberfrost) faster!!!! I wanna order one!
 

post #542 of 1934
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Dam you headphone bar!! Stock the A2 (and uberfrost) faster!!!! I wanna order one!

 
They seem to be slow at replacing stock. I was going to order my Lyr from them but just couldn't wait any longer. Ordered from Schiit directly and had in about a week. Excellent service and worth the extra cost. YMMV
post #543 of 1934

Sadly, the A2 is way backordered by Schiit right now.  All the way till mid June.  As well the shipping cost is pretty big, not to mention the possibility of stupid customs... I HATE those fees... makes everything way more expensive than it should be.
 

Guess I gotta be patient =S

post #544 of 1934

Been a while since I've been on here, but I've had my Asgard 2 for about a week now and have to say I'm very satisfied with it.  To give some background, I'm currently running this setup:

 

Mix of ALAC, AAC, and MP3s > iTunes > Creative X-Fi Titanium HD > Asgard 2 > Grado 325i & Beyerdynamic DT 770 32 LE

 

To start, the Asgard 2 and DT 770 shine together.  It opens up the sound a bit more, adds some separation, and overall just gives it a more powerful sound.  Extremely satisfied with this combo.

 

I have mixed feelings so far with the A2/325i combo.  I'm not sure if it's just the sheer fact that the headphones seat a different way on my head at certain times, or that at certain times I'm being too analytical, but it's a very love/hate relationship.  Some times I will sit down with it and absolutely love the sound.  Other times I will sit down and just feel a mush of 'bleh'.  Again, not sure if it's just not burned in (not sure I'm a believer, really) or if I'm just trying too hard myself.  Can't be buyer's remorse...it was a gift.


Edited by pez - 5/24/13 at 10:20pm
post #545 of 1934

Hi all,

 

So far have anyone tried LCD-2 on Bifrost/A2? I'm thinking to get Bifrost, Asgard2 / Lyr, and LCD-2 or HD650. Initially set my mind on Modi/Magni, but with A2 announcement, I want to wait further.

 

If there is no reason to go tube like Lyr, pls advice. Though I heard many wonder on tube.

 

My source main from Macbook Pro, flac and high bitrate mp3.

 

Cheers

post #546 of 1934
Tube sound is different I like it better some people don't care for it. Tubes sound very mellow relaxing musical, but not as detailed
post #547 of 1934
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Originally Posted by leafs View Post

Hi all,

 

So far have anyone tried LCD-2 on Bifrost/A2? I'm thinking to get Bifrost, Asgard2 / Lyr, and LCD-2 or HD650. Initially set my mind on Modi/Magni, but with A2 announcement, I want to wait further.

 

If there is no reason to go tube like Lyr, pls advice. Though I heard many wonder on tube.

 

My source main from Macbook Pro, flac and high bitrate mp3.

 

Cheers

 

While not the A2, I had Bifrost/Asgard with LCD-2s (and HD600s) and also got to listen to them on a friend's Lyr a number of times. The tubes in the Lyr made a big difference (he had a number of different sets), but even the ones that sounded the best to me didn't sound any better than my Asgard.

 

Of course, if tube rolling appeals to you then there's really only one choice, but personally I found I prefer a cleaner solid-state sound and found the Asgard to have enough power to drive both sets of cans quite enjoyably.

post #548 of 1934

What you say is a big misconception.  Just because it is tube based, it doesn't mean the amp is mellow, relaxed, and less detailed.  It's a different technology, that's all.  The amp designer can make the amp sound a desired way.

 

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Tube sound is different I like it better some people don't care for it. Tubes sound very mellow relaxing musical, but not as detailed
post #549 of 1934
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Tube sound is different I like it better some people don't care for it. Tubes sound very mellow relaxing musical, but not as detailed

 

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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

 

While not the A2, I had Bifrost/Asgard with LCD-2s (and HD600s) and also got to listen to them on a friend's Lyr a number of times. The tubes in the Lyr made a big difference (he had a number of different sets), but even the ones that sounded the best to me didn't sound any better than my Asgard.

 

Of course, if tube rolling appeals to you then there's really only one choice, but personally I found I prefer a cleaner solid-state sound and found the Asgard to have enough power to drive both sets of cans quite enjoyably.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think is like what Jason sum up that Asgard 2 is more neutral and accurate, while Lyr is more punchy and dynamic. Currently I favor towards Asgard 2. But I'm going to read more on tube, just to learn more. I find it interesting.


Am favoring also Bifrost for my Swan M200MKIII.

 

Cheers people.

post #550 of 1934
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Tube sound is different I like it better some people don't care for it. Tubes sound very mellow relaxing musical, but not as detailed

 

Not necessarily.

 

I have both the A2 and the Lyr and the Lyr is much more detailed.

 

Bad tubes will give you a bad sound, but I have found good tubes are more transparent and dynamic. Certainly at this price point.

post #551 of 1934
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Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Tube sound is different I like it better some people don't care for it. Tubes sound very mellow relaxing musical, but not as detailed

Not true some of the tubes I tried are very sharp and detailed. Tube amps can sound very similar to SS amps. It all depends on the design and the tube you are using. Some of the SS amps I had I can change the sound signature just by changing the Op-amp in the audio path.

post #552 of 1934

I am curious at how detailed the A2 is. I have a pair of sweetly detailed balanced armatures. I also have a dragonfly USB dac/amp that is the closest I've been able to get to eliminating noise / static, but noise still noticeable and present. I know it's built into some recordings, but I do own a lot of clean recordings too, and the noise thing isn't present on higher impedance hps. 

 

What I'm getting at is... I would like to know if the A2 is (1), great enough to preserve / not muddy or otherwise interfere with the source and balanced armature's sound, and (2), while on low gain, quiet and low power enough that there isn't noticeable static or noise when listening. If I order an A2, my set-up will look like this: Macbook with 320s and ALAC > Dragonfly USB dac portion only > A2 > ATH-CK100PRO. I want the same or higher level of detail from the hps, just without any noise. 

 

Thanks for any advice, guys!

post #553 of 1934

They only iem's that I have are the gr07's. On low gain the A2 is wonderful. The sound is clean and detailed with no noise. 

 

The A2 is an unbeatable value at it's price point IMO. 

post #554 of 1934
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They only iem's that I have are the gr07's. On low gain the A2 is wonderful. The sound is clean and detailed with no noise. 

 

The A2 is an unbeatable value at it's price point IMO. 

That's good to hear, and what I was expecting from what I read on the Schiit site. etysmile.gif

 

I have a pair of GR07 MK2s. They were more resistant than the CK100PRO. With the same set-up, I don't hear a lot of bg noise from the dragonfly. They're good iems. Sadly, I damaged the left bud from poor maintenance. If you like the GR07, you would definitely like the CK100PRO whenever you can fund an upgrade! Detail monsters, I LOVE IT! I can't get enough of them. *foams at the mouth*

post #555 of 1934

I have to be careful with detail monsters. I very sensitive to bright treble and the gr07mkii is almost too much treble for me. I have to really burn them in good first before I'm comfortable listening to them without fatigue. 

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