I want to thank everyone in this thread for sharing their experiences with all the various tubes. I recently made the transition to a headphones-only setup at my desk after a few years of trying out various speakers and DAC combinations.
My setup: Macbook Air 2012 > Supra USB > Schiit Bifrost Uber > Schiit Pyst RCA > Schiit Lyr > Double Helix "Molecule" OCC headphone cable > AKG K702.
I'm looking forward to having some fun with tube rolling. Currently I'm only about 15 hours in on my current setup and still running the stock tubes that came with the Lyr. As-is, everything sounds great at this point. After reading this thread and the previous Tube Rollers thread, I have on order the following tubes as my foray into tweaking the sound that will work best with my setup. Also picked up a pair of the NOVIB socket savers. I don't like how the tubes are buried inside the Lyr, so hopefully the NOVIBs will make swapping out the tubes a bit easier and put them more on display (anticipating some nice night photos).
- 1958 Amperex 6DJ8 ECC88 D Getter Bugle Boy Holland
- Matsu****a E88CC 6922 Mullard Tooling Gold Pin
- 1978 6N23P Voskhod Military 6DJ8 E88CC (Red star CCCP Winged Logo, Kaluga factory)
Any suggestions or tips of course are welcome. Thanks again!