Its not the worst pairing I have heard with the HD800, but not the best.
its ok only for me although i used several good tubes (cca pre 1965 & post 1965, amperex SQ , mullard micham gold pin)
and pretty serious power line conditioning plus boutique fusion cable for the hd800
To me i can only listen to music but not feeling it. You cannot ask more for that price
LCD 2 with lyr is better i think
I have settled down with the Lyr (Siemens E88CCs) + Gungnir + HD800 at the moment, but +1 on the sensitivity to power supply, cables and plugs. PowerKord 300s made a big difference in my setup.
I'm pretty happy with the Lyr + HD800 combo but it is definitely not an ultimate setup. The Lyr is good for most of the headphones but it's not the best.
Was lucky enough to get my hands on an earlier model of the Lyr, without the relay switch! I heard that the sound quality is better and was curious if it was true, sure enough after I contacted Schiit they confirmed it for me.
So, I am very happy!
Can anyone recommend some tubes that give a real "classic tube-like" sound ? Seeing as I already have a Mjolnir, I would like something completely opposite of it that I can use in contrast when the mood calls for it.
A tube that pairs well with LCDs.
thanks.. i think now i know how to improve the lyr performance to drive hd800
i have not use my lyr to drive hd800 for some time already..like 3 months