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post #31 of 92
^^
I just received my Gungnir and Mjolnir today. Ordered direct from Schiit.
Had to pay HST, but no duty.
Make sure you choose USPS, no brokerage fee.
post #32 of 92
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^^
I just received my Gungnir and Mjolnir today. Ordered direct from Schiit.
Had to pay HST, but no duty.
Make sure you choose USPS, no brokerage fee.

 

i look forward to trying that setup at the next meet ;)

post #33 of 92
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i look forward to trying that setup at the next meet wink.gif

Just name the time and place smily_headphones1.gif
post #34 of 92

or you can do HeadphoneBar.. they're in Vancouver and shipping will probably be cheaper and faster. That's where I ordered my Bifrost.  Just ordered the Uber upgrade board directly from Schiit.

BTW.. was so impressed by the HD800 at the meet that both my HD700 and HE500 are up on Canuck. The HD800 will proabably be my end game.

 

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Question for those of you who ordered Schiit gear. Did you guys get it direct from the Schiit website? Did you guys get hit for customs? How much did it run you guys? Considering the A2 and Uber BF. Thanks for any info!

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or you can do HeadphoneBar.. they're in Vancouver and shipping will probably be cheaper and faster. That's where I ordered my Bifrost.  Just ordered the Uber upgrade board directly from Schiit.

BTW.. was so impressed by the HD800 at the meet that both my HD700 and HE500 are up on Canuck. The HD800 will proabably be my end game.

 

yeah I totally agree, I was expecting to fall in love with the HD800, and sure enough I did. Though I'm thinking of pairing it with the A2 and the Bifrost Uber. Too bad headphone bar doesn't have it in stock yet... and then I'm also thinking of the LCD-2s... oh my poor wallet...

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Just name the time and place smily_headphones1.gif

quickly! someone organize! hahaha. I doubt I'll ever go balanced though, the jump is just too steep.

post #37 of 92
I am not sure an HD800 with bifrost/lyr is really using the hd800 to their full potential. The hd800 and the hd650s/600s were so close that I don't think spending an extra thousand bucks on the 800s is worth it if you plan on sticking with the schiit stack. Don't get me wrong it sounded fine I just don't think it is worth it unless you are going to get into a higher end dac/amp combo.
post #38 of 92
Agreed. The journey just restarts with the HD800.
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I am not sure an HD800 with bifrost/lyr is really using the hd800 to their full potential. The hd800 and the hd650s/600s were so close that I don't think spending an extra thousand bucks on the 800s is worth it if you plan on sticking with the schiit stack. Don't get me wrong it sounded fine I just don't think it is worth it unless you are going to get into a higher end dac/amp combo.
post #39 of 92
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Agreed. The journey just restarts with the HD800.

It never ends wink.gif
post #40 of 92
Before the meet
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I had the HD650 and went in favour of the HD700 and newly acquired HE500.  You have to hear them.  That's the fun part of the meet! I think I'm done with headphones and maybe the next thing might be the Woo WA7.

After the meet
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BTW.. was so impressed by the HD800 at the meet that both my HD700 and HE500 are up on Canuck. The HD800 will proabably be my end game.

Hehehe wink.gif
Sorry, Mark, I couldn't resist beerchug.gif
post #41 of 92
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I am not sure an HD800 with bifrost/lyr is really using the hd800 to their full potential. The hd800 and the hd650s/600s were so close that I don't think spending an extra thousand bucks on the 800s is worth it if you plan on sticking with the schiit stack. Don't get me wrong it sounded fine I just don't think it is worth it unless you are going to get into a higher end dac/amp combo.

 

No lies, I do kinda feel that way too... i mean if you're dropping 4 figures on the HPs.... why not go balanced?? hahaha sorry ngyu, looks like you might be tempted to go further.

post #42 of 92

Doh! The never ending story of HeadFi cool.gifblink.gif

Still after the Woo WA7. ksc75smile.gif

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Before the meet
After the meet
Hehehe wink.gif
Sorry, Mark, I couldn't resist beerchug.gif
post #43 of 92
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No lies, I do kinda feel that way too... i mean if you're dropping 4 figures on the HPs.... why not go balanced?? hahaha sorry ngyu, looks like you might be tempted to go further.

 

Just a question.................why is everyone so crazy about balanced output headphone amps?

post #44 of 92
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Question for those of you who ordered Schiit gear. Did you guys get it direct from the Schiit website? Did you guys get hit for customs? How much did it run you guys? Considering the A2 and Uber BF. Thanks for any in

Definately, headphone bar for Schiit. My son ordered a Valhalla direct. With  shipping, taxes, and duty, he paid more than I did for my Lyr.

post #45 of 92
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No lies, I do kinda feel that way too... i mean if you're dropping 4 figures on the HPs.... why not go balanced?? hahaha sorry ngyu, looks like you might be tempted to go further.

 

As a rule of thumb I figure you need at least the cost of the HD800 on the rest of your chain to start to make it worthwhile.  I mean look at the balanced HD600 that were there.  I would say that easily sounded as good as the HD800 through the Anedio D2 headphone output.  The only thing you may be getting is slightly more low level resolution and a little bigger soundstage.

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