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Schiit Bifrost vs Asus STX (possibly STX II)

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Hi all, may I know if any of you have a chance to listen to both of these? On paper, the STX is much better than that of Bifrost, but how do these 2 sound?

Thanks in advance :)


Edited by Ultracer - 5/10/14 at 3:29am
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Hi all, may I know if any of you have a chance to listen to both of these? On paper, the STX DAC is much better than that of Bifrost, but how do these 2 sound?

Thanks in advance :)

 

I'm going to "guess" the Schiit Bifrost is a better DAC then that provided by the STX/STX II.

But your comparing a "bare" DAC (Bifrost) to a sound card (STX/STX II) which comes with a DAC chip and also offers surround sound processing and a headphone amplifier.

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I'm going to "guess" the Schiit Bifrost is a better DAC then that provided by the STX/STX II.

But your comparing a "bare" DAC (Bifrost) to a sound card (STX/STX II) which comes with a DAC chip and also offers surround sound processing and a headphone amplifier

I'm actually just looking at the output of these 2 devices as a whole. I'm planning to get an Asgard 2 as the amplifier, feeding from either Bifrost or STX.

It's just that the STX specs are so good, it makes me wonder. Maybe I will have to buy and try out for myself? Any advice?

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I am not getting which specs of STX are better relative to the Bifrost as 2 ch dac. Specs apart, the STX is nice but external dacs in the Bifrost class are better - at least to my ears and with revealing enough downstream gear. Whether you will be able to discern much difference in your chain is another matter and you can become sure only by trying.

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I'm actually just looking at the output of these 2 devices as a whole. I'm planning to get an Asgard 2 as the amplifier, feeding from either Bifrost or STX.

It's just that the STX specs are so good, it makes me wonder. Maybe I will have to buy and try out for myself? Any advice?

 

What headphones are you planning on using?

Check out the audio-GD NFB-15.32.

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

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What headphones are you planning on using?

Check out the audio-GD NFB-15.32.

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

HiFiMan HE-560 :o2smile: 

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