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post #4051 of 4112
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Originally Posted by amigastar View Post
 

Has anyone experience with the Vali amp and Hifiman He-500?

Does it complement each other or should i stay with Matrix M-Stage?

I'm using he560 with the vali. I would just say the sound is okay but feeling the cans need more juice to shine.

 

I think I'll get a lyr 2 soon to push the he560 to its limit!:tongue:


Edited by tin427 - 7/2/14 at 8:29am
post #4052 of 4112
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Originally Posted by tin427 View Post
 

I'm using he560 with the vali. I would just say the sound is okay but feeling the cans need more juice to shine.

 

I think I'll get a lyr 2 soon to push the he560 to its limit!:tongue:

Oh, thanks for your input. Hmm Lyr 2 looks also good but i wanted the vali because it doesn't cost the world and it's a tube amp.


Edited by amigastar - 7/2/14 at 1:54pm
post #4053 of 4112
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Originally Posted by amigastar View Post
 

Oh, thanks for your input. Hmm Lyr 2 looks also good but i wanted the vali because it's so pricey.

 

Alternately, if you want something relatively cheap with more power than the Vali, the Magni has enough power for most orthos.

post #4054 of 4112

Since I already own an aune t1, would it be worth an upgrade to this?

post #4055 of 4112

I'm listen to FLACs on my laptop through an HD 650 powered by a Magni/Modi stack. If I swap the Magni for the new Vali, will I noticed an improvement?

 

I enjoy vocals, will the Vali help bring out the vocals?

post #4056 of 4112
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm listen to FLACs on my laptop through an HD 650 powered by a Magni/Modi stack. If I swap the Magni for the new Vali, will I noticed an improvement?

 

I enjoy vocals, will the Vali help bring out the vocals?

 

For the HD-650 (and my DJ100) I found the vali to be a major downgrade. However for the Q701 I felt the Vali was better. Vali might also go well with something like a DT-880/DT-990.

 

I guess you could try the Vali out and get rid of the loser.

post #4057 of 4112

Driving my XC with the Vali/Bifrost Uber combo and it sounds very good. Better than the Magni (or perhaps I should say it's a different sound sig). The Vali sounded more rounded and less aggressive as compared to the Magni and it brought a slight warmth/lushness to the sound. Made bass more rounded (some may call it bloated (?) but i've always liked my bass to sound like this)

post #4058 of 4112
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Originally Posted by jamesino View Post
 

I'm listen to FLACs on my laptop through an HD 650 powered by a Magni/Modi stack. If I swap the Magni for the new Vali, will I noticed an improvement?

 

I enjoy vocals, will the Vali help bring out the vocals?

It is just different, not better or worse. It is about personal preference. I prefer Vali's tube like sound. It goes great with my HD600. 

post #4059 of 4112
After an amp with a warm lush sound for my HD650 will the Vali do?
post #4060 of 4112
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post

After an amp with a warm lush sound for my HD650 will the Vali do?

Vali is very enjoyable with my HD600. I have not tried HD650 though...

post #4061 of 4112
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Originally Posted by bestula View Post

Vali is very enjoyable with my HD600. I have not tried HD650 though...
Sounds good, how would you describe its sound?
post #4062 of 4112
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Originally Posted by DJDREEM View Post


Sounds good, how would you describe its sound?

 It is very balanced, and clear, well detailed. There is good 'space', and instrument separation. I think, Vali's tubes give a little warmth to the sound. Listening to this combo feels more like you were in a cosy room sitting in an armchair, not in a studio listening to maybe more analytical sounds. If you get, what I mean... It is more 'human like', therefore it is more fun, and more enjoyable. Tubes give a special atmosphere to the music. And I like it.
 However source is important too. From my laptop it does not sound as good as from my Fiio X3. (Still not bad though...) But X3 gives more clarity, a feeling of 'higher quality' sound to the music. 
And using X3's bass and treble enhancement a little bit adds more fun. I need this extra bass, when I listen to bass heavier music.
Hope, this helped...  

post #4063 of 4112
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Originally Posted by Shadohead View Post

Since I already own an aune t1, would it be worth an upgrade to this?

Speaking as an Aune T1 owner, the simple answer is yes. The Vali is a superior sounding amp when compared to the T1s amp section. The T1 is still fun for screwing around with different tubes though if you're into that sort of thing.
post #4064 of 4112

I'd be curious to know if this is a good amp to use with the HD 600 using the Fiio X3 as a dac? Might get the Schiit Modi as well, but right now i'm strapped on cash.  

 

Also, is there a way to buy this in central Europe (i live in Italy, but i'd rather trust a German store then an Italian one, heh)? Buying directly from Schiit would add a considerable shipping charge.  


Edited by Opus131 - 7/14/14 at 5:54am
post #4065 of 4112
The Vali and the HD 600 plus my 55 inch smart tv is a great combo. Awesome!

I would assume that the vali and the x3 would also do well with the 600
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