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post #4936 of 4941
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
 

 

All (except for the first generation Asgard, for which they offered retrofitting) Schiit amps have a mute relay. They state that it is safe to leave headphones plugged in all the time. Some people still unplug their phones before turning on or off because they are paranoid.

 

I leave my phones plugged in all the time and I've never had a problem.

 

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Originally Posted by stuck limo View Post
 

Thanks, that's great to know. I won't worry (as much) now. 

 

Technically, all current Schiit amps that need muting relays have them. I believe the Valhalla 2 does not, since because of how tubes power on, it is not necessary.

 

Outside of that specific exception, yes, RickB is correct :)

post #4937 of 4941

Hi all, really need some help from any audiophile gurus.

I'm currently using the FIIO E10K with Beyer DT990s.

The line out goes to my speakers and headhphone out to my DT990s.

I'm planning to get the Schiit Magni/Vali and more interested in the Vali due to the fact that it is a hybrid tube amp and might provide a more warmer sound.

If I do get the Vali, I plan to connect it through the line out of my FIIO E10K via 3.5mm to RCA cable. My only concern is the ringing sound that occurs with tube amps when you turn them on for the first few minutes. 

-Would the ringing sound affect my speakers as well?
-Should I just connect my speakers through the line out from my DAC as per usual instead of RCA from the Vali to avoid the ringing?

Kindly advise as I've heard it would be better to output the amp (Vali) through line out as opposed to headphone out. If it makes no difference, I might as well use the headphone out to the Vali and use the line out from my DAC to my speakers to avoid the ringing.

post #4938 of 4941
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Originally Posted by boombobby289 View Post
 

Between Schiit Vali and Little Dot I+, which is a better choice for low impedance cans like AKG K550 & Beyer DT880 (32 Ohm) ?

Which one has a wider sound stage, better separation, more detail ?

 

Does Vali allow tube rolling ?

If yes, what are the recommended tubes for better sound stage and detail ?

littledot I+ is one of the most respected tube amps out there for low impedance headphones and its only 115$ right now on amazon. the vali 2 at 169$+shipping well... like all schiit products besides the sys, it's over-hyped overpriced bullschiit marketed to seem like the best thing for the price. the vali 2 does not even have a true tube sound, so it would be better to get an o2 amp for cheaper than the vali (as it can compete with thousand dollar+ amps and is one of the best in the world) otherwise if you want a tube amp for low impedance headphones its best to get the littledot I+ and tube roll. 

post #4939 of 4941
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Originally Posted by zentg View Post
 

littledot I+ is one of the most respected tube amps out there for low impedance headphones and its only 115$ right now on amazon. the vali 2 at 169$+shipping well... like all schiit products besides the sys, it's over-hyped overpriced bullschiit marketed to seem like the best thing for the price. the vali 2 does not even have a true tube sound, so it would be better to get an o2 amp for cheaper than the vali (as it can compete with thousand dollar+ amps and is one of the best in the world) otherwise if you want a tube amp for low impedance headphones its best to get the littledot I+ and tube roll. 


What has been your personal experience owning and listening to a Vali?

post #4940 of 4941

Most of the time I listen to FLAC albums on the HD600 cans using the LG G Pro 8.0 tablet. I bought the LG tablet because it has a full size USB jack. I have about 150 albums of just about everything but classical I ripped from CD's and loaded on a 128GB USB drive. I can just plug in the drive and the tablet loads the albums complete with the artwork automatically.  The tablet can drive the HD600's , but they really come alive with the Vali (1). My next project will be to rip a bunch of classical albums and load them on another drive. The Vali sounds great to me. It's difficult to imagine a better deal for the $100 I paid for it.

post #4941 of 4941
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Originally Posted by ziggy7 View Post
 

Most of the time I listen to FLAC albums on the HD600 cans using the LG G Pro 8.0 tablet. I bought the LG tablet because it has a full size USB jack. I have about 150 albums of just about everything but classical I ripped from CD's and loaded on a 128GB USB drive. I can just plug in the drive and the tablet loads the albums complete with the artwork automatically.  The tablet can drive the HD600's , but they really come alive with the Vali (1). My next project will be to rip a bunch of classical albums and load them on another drive. The Vali sounds great to me. It's difficult to imagine a better deal for the $100 I paid for it.

Welcome to Head-Fi!

 

You're definitely in the sweet spot - Vali sounds great to me too. I use it with HD650 and AKG K702 headphones. I was planning to sell. But keeping this little box around, I find myself using it more and more. It just lets so much of the essence of the source and sound come through.

 

I would normally say, sorry for your wallet. But I think staying around this price point is plenty good. Keep the wallet and the ears happy :D 

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