Originally Posted by ultrabike
BTW Tdock, other than needing to spray paint the amp in deepest black, the Vali should pair well with your HD598 and the price is not out of this world.
By fun I do not mean U-shaped. It should not load your HD598s at all and throw away the tonal balance. It should enhance your music experience in my opinion.
No, I actually like the design of the Schiit Amps. Asgard 2 looks really simple/plain and I like that. People say my Micro Amp is ugly as hell but I like that too.
Actually there are very few amps I HATE. Most of them I disliked were just weak portable amps.
Despite all my nitpicks I liked the O2 and Magni. The only Schiit amp i've liked was the Magni, but OK Asgard 1 was pretty great with the HD-600 and D2000. I'm more of a Headroom fanboy
As my main amp though i'd never buy one that didn't play well with ALL my headphones (don't care about IEMS). I'll use the Vali in my bedroom. If I don't like it i'll just resell it. No big deal.
You know an amp is good when you own it for 3 years and doesn't magically transform your headphones into something they're not. Synergy is so stupid IMO.
The headphone I want to try first is the Koss Pro DJ100 with M50 pads. It's only 38ohm but is fine with even a 10ohm output impedance. That thing can sound like poop on warm/dark amps. It was very good on the Magni.
Edited by tdockweiler - 10/14/13 at 6:01pm