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post #946 of 2478

Whenever you feel like selling off your 'defective' asgard 2 make sure to PM me.

post #947 of 2478
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Whenever you feel like selling off your 'defective' asgard 2 make sure to PM me.

 

Returned it on Tuesday. I don't know if they'll tell me if it's defective or just give me a refund.

I actually want to try again if it's bad. If it's not bad i'll feel really stupid. I don't want Schiit to waste too much time on my nonsense.

I didn't like the Asgard1 so I figured I'd give it another chance when the 2nd version came out. I thought maybe my DAC wasn't as good when I had the Asgard 1.

 

After I bought the Asgard 2 I sold my O2 just to recover my money. Should have kept it! 2nd best budget amp i've heard.

 

I don't know why I keep trying to find the PERFECT backup/bedroom amp. What's the point when it will probably only be used a few times a week..

 

Somedays I think even the E17 gets the job done well enough for that and it even has optical inputs for my Xbox 360.

 

One amp that looks perfect for that is the UHA-6S. It even has SPDIF input! An E17 on steroids would be perfect!

post #948 of 2478

Just for the record, the A2 is one of the best most flexible amps that I've ever heard under $300. It's a clear an appreciable improvement from the original and borrows design and implementation from the mojo. It's a darn good amp. Sorry that you had trouble with it. 

 

Actually I'm listening to it right now. :biggrin:

post #949 of 2478

Didn't you sell yours and keep the lyr?

post #950 of 2478

Bought it again. :o

post #951 of 2478
As an A1 owner, I have someone potentially interested in purchasing it off my hands. How much of an improvement should I expect if I upgrade to the A2?
post #952 of 2478
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Bought it again. :o

 

 

What are the comparisons like between the two and the magni?

post #953 of 2478
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What are the comparisons like between the two and the magni?

 

I'm not a fan of the magni THB so please don't throw cabbages at me. :ph34r: I just thought it sounded somewhat thin and metallic...just not quite right for me. 

 

The A2 on the other hand is really good. Great for my gr07mkii iem's and will still drive the hd650 and he400 with aplomb. Once you get past orthos other than the he400, the A2 will start to show it's limitations. The he500 sounded only reasonably good on the A2 as did the Maddog. 

 

That's where you'll need the lyr if you want to hear the most from those hp's. 

post #954 of 2478
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I'm not a fan of the magni THB so please don't throw cabbages at me. :ph34r: I just thought it sounded somewhat thin and metallic...just not quite right for me. 

I second that notion. I've not heard the Asgard 1 or 2 so I can't compare the two, but I have heard higher end Schiit gear and it all sounds great so far. There's just something about the Magni that I couldn't get in to.

post #955 of 2478
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I'm not a fan of the magni THB so please don't throw cabbages at me. :ph34r: I just thought it sounded somewhat thin and metallic...just not quite right for me. 

 

The A2 on the other hand is really good. Great for my gr07mkii iem's and will still drive the hd650 and he400 with aplomb. Once you get past orthos other than the he400, the A2 will start to show it's limitations. The he500 sounded only reasonably good on the A2 as did the Maddog. 

 

That's where you'll need the lyr if you want to hear the most from those hp's. 

 

I felt the Magni was good at first but it's one amp that took me a good month to figure out. I also heard it the same way with the Q701. Keyword is "somewhat" which is important to point out and I agree with that.

I think it's a better match with darker/warmer sounding headphones but not everyone will agree. I did think it was pretty good with my 598 and DJ100.

 

I think the Magni + docked Ipod Touch 2G + Q701 was the worst combo i've ever heard. Touch 2G seems kind of bright too. Q701..not at all.

 

I actually liked the E9 more than the Magni for the Q701, but the O2 was better than both. E9 might be a bit more "musical" (and darker/smoother) with the Q701 but the O2 seems more accurate.

The O2 has has a hint of brightness in the treble with the Q701 (not like the Magni) and i've heard an upgraded AC adapter might help but I didn't get that far.

I rarely experienced it but I heard it when shooting different guns in Fallout 3 etc. Kind of ear piercing. the Q701 never sounds that way.

 

Wish I could have heard the A2 at it's best. Maybe it's just not for me..who knows..

 

LOL maybe my Asgard 2 needs 50+ before it sounds right. Nearly impossible and I don't believe in such things..


Edited by tdockweiler - 9/26/13 at 3:56pm
post #956 of 2478
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I'm not a fan of the magni THB so please don't throw cabbages at me. :ph34r: I just thought it sounded somewhat thin and metallic...just not quite right for me. 

 

The A2 on the other hand is really good. Great for my gr07mkii iem's and will still drive the hd650 and he400 with aplomb. Once you get past orthos other than the he400, the A2 will start to show it's limitations. The he500 sounded only reasonably good on the A2 as did the Maddog. 

 

That's where you'll need the lyr if you want to hear the most from those hp's. 

 

 

As far as thin, what kind of differences are we talking about here with Magni and A2's bass?

post #957 of 2478

Raven...the A2 does have more weight and texture in the bass region. But it was the tone of the magni that really put me off. The A2 is just so natural with the way it voices the mids. The magni can not match it here, not even close.

post #958 of 2478

I'll take your word for it, I just hope it's not typical head-fi hyperbole-- the whole 'not even close' thing.  I know your general sound preference is close to mine regardless. 

post #959 of 2478

Let me qualify those remarks. I just couldn't enjoy the magni because the tone sounded very odd to me (metallic). The A2 was and is very pleasant in it's tone and was and is very enjoyable for me. 

post #960 of 2478
Hey guys just wondering if anyone has used the Asgard 2 with an ODAC and/or modi. I have He-400's currently but am looking to upgrade in the future. Should i just get the Modi or is ODAC going to be better long term as I have never had a DAC before and am not looking to buy one again anytime soon. I typical use flac or cd quality music files. Thanks!
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