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HE-500 what amp(maybe dac) for $250-350 ?

post #1 of 11
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Hello,

 

Just purchased the HiFi Man HE-500 and looking to pair it with a amp that would compliment mainly r&b, jazz, downtempo, lounge & acoustic types of music.

 

Would the Schiit Asgard or Valhalla be a good pairing ?

 

 

Also, I am currently using a Titanium HD sound card in my computer that I plan on using as a DAC. Would it be better to go with maybe a magni/modi or O2/odac ?

 

Also considering maybe a LaFigaro 336c for an amp.

 

Any and all recommendations would be greatly appreciated :beerchug: 


Edited by saer - 12/5/13 at 11:27am
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Just pulled the trigger on a Schiit Asgard 2, hopefully I made the right decision :dt880smile: 

post #3 of 11

Good decision. I recently purchased an asgard 2, it rocks. I also picked up a Bifrost, and their synergy is amazing.

post #4 of 11

Asgard 2 or Matrix M stage

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by davisman View Post
 

Good decision. I recently purchased an asgard 2, it rocks. I also picked up a Bifrost, and their synergy is amazing.

 

Glad you are enjoying your setup, what cans are you using ?

 

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Originally Posted by mvrk10256 View Post
 

Asgard 2 or Matrix M stage

 

Can you recommend a DAC to pair with the Asgard 2 ? Was thinking about the Bifrost.

post #6 of 11
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Can you recommend a DAC to pair with the Asgard 2 ? Was thinking about the Bifrost.

Cant go wrong with the bifrost if you shell out that sort of cash. I use a pupDAC which is probably one of the best USB powered dacs. Good enough for me. 

post #7 of 11

HE400s, Akg k702 Annie's, senn hd598s, grado sr80s. Sounds great with all of them. If you have the cash, get a schiit stack, it wont disappoint you. 

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by davisman View Post
 

Good decision. I recently purchased an asgard 2, it rocks. I also picked up a Bifrost, and their synergy is amazing.

They do have a great synergy together. Asgard 2 has very nice bass and sound signature leans on the warm side of neutral with good instrument separation and above average soundstage presentation.

post #9 of 11

Coming from an Asus STX soundcard, it was pretty amazing. I probably will be upset the next time I upgrade because I will be expecting such a huge improvement. 

post #10 of 11

lets us know how they sound together. I was looking at this same setup and any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by saer View Post

 

 

 

Can you recommend a DAC to pair with the Asgard 2 ? Was thinking about the Bifrost.

 

I'll recommend a DAC with clean sound such as DACport LX and others

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