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At ~40 years old, I don't feel the need to learn anymore, nor do I care.  I'm so old I'm stuck in my ways and know what I hear.  :wink_face:

 

Thanks though, maybe when I'm bored silly and gone deaf.  Until then, me any many others will enjoy the differences we hear between different amps.

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At ~40 years old, I don't feel the need to learn anymore, nor do I care.  I'm so old I'm stuck in my ways and know what I hear.  :wink_face:

 

Thanks though, maybe when I'm bored silly and gone deaf.  Until then, me any many others will enjoy the differences we hear between different amps.

I'm even older, but keep up with tehnology, especially in my field. We'll just have to disagree. Enjoy all the kit.

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I know you are Stan, I was poking fun.  :biggrin:

 

We disagreed a long time ago.  All is good.  Nothing is personal, just blah blah entertainment on the internet.

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I know you are Stan, I was poking fun.  :biggrin:

 

We disagreed a long time ago.  All is good.  Nothing is personal, just blah blah entertainment on the internet.

One thing we all should have in common, enjoying both music and Schiit. I try to keep myself behaved. :D

post #4730 of 4734

An excercise for your Vali. - Distortion.

Pick a pair of headphones that are not overly sensitive as:

  1. Noise is not part of this exercise.
  2. We want to crank up the volume control

 

Listen to some music that you are familiar with that is not overly compressed (volume), something with dynamics.

Being mindful of your hearing:

  • Raise the volume till you begin to hear distortion on transients. It may not at first be apparent.
    • There's a good chance that's far louder than you would normally listen
  • Next, being careful raise the volume till you get more distortion, even clipping.
    • If that doesn't happen perhaps your cans aren't sensitive enough or your source is not turned up enough.

 

I'll be that most people will have plenty enough volume without noticeable distortion unless they have one of those very demanding cans that are not at all sensitive. I can get distortion on my HE-500's (not sensitive, at all) but it does have to get to or near to headbanging levels.


Edited by StanD - 4/28/15 at 11:11am
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I own a Magni 1, Vali, and Asgard 2. Here's my opinion: I believe that each amp sounds slightly different from the others. The Magni and Asgard 2 are similar, but the Asgard 2 is smoother and more refined. The Magni has more grain. The Vali has a slightly lush, smooth sound. It is as smooth as the Asgard 2, but the bass is not as tight (more flabby). Ultimately I prefer the Asgard based on sound quality, and also the fact it has pre-amp outs.

 

No, I haven't done any ABX trials to confirm what I perceive. However, these impressions were apparent very quickly and they've persisted over time.

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Removed some posts here to keep the thread more civil.

 

Play nice, boys and girls!

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Removed some posts here to keep the thread more civil.

 

Play nice, boys and girls!

I think you could have removed much more

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Yes, the 580s can be great and sometimes more musical than the 600s. But you have to pair it with the right amp to get the most out of it (true for all phones generally).

Both can sound glorious, but how would I describe the differences? The 580s are warmer and maybe less resolving (even though they supposedly use the same drivers), but there's a suppleness and organic quality to the sound that is just hypnotic. But if you don't have just the right phone/amp combination, they can sound like a overly-warm, bloated mess.

The 600s, on the other hand, sound more dynamic and clear, but lack the suppleness and organic quality I just described above. They sound stiffer in comparison. Still, they can sound great.

For those of you who know tube amps, the 580 would be akin to a really involving single ended tube amp (like 2A3 or 300B), whereas the 600 are akin to a really good push-pull tube amp.

But, IMO, you have to get the right phone/amp synergy with both, it they can sound really wrong.

I will try both with the Vali when I have time and report back.

 

 

Did you ever tried the Vali with the HD580? How do they pair together (black or silver screen?)

 

Anyone tried the Vali vs the BottleHead Crack? Any thoughts?


Edited by the Ortherion - 4/30/15 at 8:47am
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