I currently have a Magni and using it for my HD598, Grado SR-60i and Sony MDR-7506 headphones. The design of the Magni seems to be that it works with efficient and relatively hard to drive headphones. I had difficulties getting any kind of volume adjustment pass the point of the channel imbalance and then it would go too loud. All my headphones are not hard to drive at all. I had to buy RCA attenuators to deal with this issue.
I am thinking "side-grading" or small upgrade my Magni with one that is more gain/volumne adjustment friendly for efficient headphones than the Magni. Will the Asgard 2's low gain setting work better or not enough to make a difference in my ability to adjust volumne without blowing my ears? Is it the only option?
I'm looking for something in the same price range of the Magni but could go closer to $200 is there are no other options.
Edited by Centropolis - 8/26/14 at 8:49am