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It really stinks that we only have the cheap eBay sockets or the super expensive Tube mongers, nothing in between.

I use these:

 

http://newoldsounds.com/275-socket-saversadapters

 

They're $5 a pop for the 9 pin ones.  No connection problems whatsoever.

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Has anyone ever tried the Valhalla 2 with any of the Grados, AKGs or Hifimans? Are they any good with them. Curious as to what the bass performance on these headphones sound like, compared with the Asgard 2 or the Lyr 2? Any subjective thoughts on these headphones with the Valhalla 2?

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Has anyone ever tried the Valhalla 2 with any of the Grados, AKGs or Hifimans? Are they any good with them. Curious as to what the bass performance on these headphones sound like, compared with the Asgard 2 or the Lyr 2? Any subjective thoughts on these headphones with the Valhalla 2?

I've tried with Hifimans. With HE500 they get up to a good volume level, but the bass gets distorted when you push it hard and you lose quite a bit of dynamics. With more efficient planars like the HE560 it doesn't sound too bad. You get the same problems as the HE500 except at a smaller scale. 

 

Magni, Emotiva Mini X, and Lyr (I had first gen) solved all those issues. I personally prefer it as Lyr>Emotiva>Magni. They all have power but Magni is a bit bright sounding and the Emotiva is noisy (it's a speaker amp). 

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Has anyone ever tried the Valhalla 2 with any of the Grados, AKGs or Hifimans? Are they any good with them. Curious as to what the bass performance on these headphones sound like, compared with the Asgard 2 or the Lyr 2? Any subjective thoughts on these headphones with the Valhalla 2?
I've tried Grado Rs1e and Hifiman 400i on the Valhalla2. It works fine on them (use low gain setting). I disliked the Grado on any amp but YMMV.
The 400i was quite good on the V2 but not quite as good on it as the Sennheiser 600 or 650, which are especially well suited for the amp because of their 300 ohm impedance.
(Edit: I therefore suspected that V2 was not the ideal amp for the 400i.)
Edited by Billheiser - 8/30/15 at 5:55pm
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