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post #46 of 12306
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Been looking at this or LCD-3. Cant figure out which I should save up for! From what I understand, I'd need a darn good tube amp for the HD800 and a darn good SS amp for the LCD-3. Leaning towards the LCD-3 though.. Amping will be cheaper. And I think I might like them betterredface.gif

 

Both super phones.  Just ask yourself do you want to do more analytical listening (HD800) or leisurely listening (LCD3) ?

post #47 of 12306
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Been looking at this or LCD-3. Cant figure out which I should save up for! From what I understand, I'd need a darn good tube amp for the HD800 and a darn good SS amp for the LCD-3. Leaning towards the LCD-3 though.. Amping will be cheaper. And I think I might like them betterredface.gif
I'd go SS with the HD800 too!
post #48 of 12306

You can get great sound out of an HD800 on SS or tubes, single-ended or balanced. There's no magic recipe. The only question is how to compensate for the treble peak, or whether it even bothers you.

post #49 of 12306
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Ahhhhhh, that new plastic smell... I remember that.

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post #50 of 12306
Is the Mojo/gungir good for the HD800?
post #51 of 12306
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Is the Mojo/gungir good for the HD800?

 

 

I "would not" vote for that combo..

post #52 of 12306
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Is the Mojo/gungir good for the HD800?

 

 

I "would not" vote for that combo..

Aw. Thats what I rrrreaaaaallllyyy wanted.

post #53 of 12306
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Aw. Thats what I rrrreaaaaallllyyy wanted.

 

Mojo with a different DAC.   Say the PWD2 or somthing a littler more forgiving and smooth.

post #54 of 12306
Hm. I would have said Gungnir with a different amp. Mjolnir takes away the best part of the HD800, it's crystal clear highs. It's still a nice sounding setup, but does blunt the treble slightly.
post #55 of 12306

Sorry, but not a fan of the Gungnir.

 

I compared the Gungnir with a few other DACS.. ie PWD2, M51, Anedio D2, Buffalo III and the XDA-1.  I found the Gungnir to be no better that the XDA-1.  The other DACS was favored by a wide margin.

 

I also found the Mjolnir to be title towards the top end a bit making it kinda treble happy so to speak.  For me it's to forward sounding no matter how you slice it.  I found with a better DAC it can smooth the top end down a little.  

post #56 of 12306
All the DACs you compared it with are quite a bit more expensive (2-3x price) except the XDA-1.
post #57 of 12306
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

All the DACs you compared it with are quite a bit more expensive (2-3x price) except the XDA-1.

 

 

Price was not a depended.  Performace was..

post #58 of 12306
I'm saying you sound surprised you preferred DACs 2 and 3 times the price of the Gungnir. I would hope they sounded significantly better paying twice as much or more.
post #59 of 12306
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I'm saying you sound surprised you preferred DACs 2 and 3 times the price of the Gungnir. I would hope they sounded significantly better paying twice as much or more.

 

Well wolftan44 asked a question.  I gave my suggestions.  I simply said I would use a different DAC.  Because I found the Gungnir to be less attractive as a performer.  You said you would keep the DAC.  But wolftan44 never said anything about price - or did I miss something?


Edited by preproman - 2/12/13 at 10:10am
post #60 of 12306
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I'm saying you sound surprised you preferred DACs 2 and 3 times the price of the Gungnir. I would hope they sounded significantly better paying twice as much or more.


Umm... past a certain point... it doesn't work that way. The $/fidelity gain equation goes to crap after a couple K spent.

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