It looks like pair well with my he1000. A great bargain for he560s/ LCD series and even Abyss.
My master 11 has been shipped out today. I will post impressions later when I back to state.
Edited by doyouknowSBmean - 7/6/15 at 6:57am
My question is though, how can one of these compare to having a separate Master 9 and Master 7? I mean, if the performance is even close to the same I wouldn't mind just having one device on my desk instead of two.
True, I think it would be interesting to see a comparison review between the M7/M9 stack and the new M11 though. The M11 seems very reasonably priced for what it is offering though. I will be excited to see the initial reviews.
She isn't as passionate about it as I am, but she has amazing hearing and appreciates music more than most. She would never have bought any of the gear to be honest. They were my gift to her as a way to get her more into the hobby. She attends hifi meets with me and I ask her for her opinion as even though my hearing is good...her's is exceptional. I ask for her for opinion on a lot of things and let her do some critical listening a/b testing.
I am sceptical that the Yggdrasil is much better if at all better than the master11. Just my gut feeling. And I can't speak what is actually true. I don't have them to compare right now. I will at least have the Master11 soon. It's a steal a the price it's selling for now!
Still extremely expensive, but not 2300 for just a darn dac! Although the M7/M9 combo is just as insanely priced as the YGG/RAG combo.
it's about the two best setups imho.
It seems you had or have an OR5 too? sold it? did you not hear any difference? hmm TONS of money for potentially some kind of performance increase.
I just have a schiit wyrd for my fiance's NFB28(2015edition) and all pangea usb cable, and ac14SE pangea power cord, power conditioner/emi/rf filter.
exact same setup for my master 11 with cables etc.
only she has the PM3's and I the HE560
I "think" I hear something with the wyrd, and likely just the reclocking. NOT the power conditioning as Audio-gd doesn't use inline usb power.
i wonder how good the usb for the ygg really is, and how it compares with the Amanero combo 384 and the VIAUSB32
not sure if the adapticlock is a bunch of buzzword stuff.
Listening will really help clear up the questions.
Anyhow, looking forward to hearing your impressions/comparisons of the two dac's. I'm curious to know which audio tracks you choose to do comparisons with and why you choose them. I will be having some time on a yggdrasil in the next week or so and want to bring the same songs and hear if I can compare to your experiences.