I am ... I shipped back my first set that fell apart, but have been missing them since. Should be here tomorrow or Wed. latest !!
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Those won't work. It has to be balanced from the cup connector on both sides terminating to 2.5/3.5mm TRRS or 4-Pin XLR.
Sorry the pics aren't that great just wanted to snap a shot real quick. I never owned the first batch so I cant really compare the other differences. But from the reports of people stating the 1st batch grates were razor sharp I can say these are nothing like that. Confirmed no more mmcx connectors they are using 2.5mm and the cables are about 6ft long.
Let's say I buy something like Asgard 2 in the future, which hole on my laptop do I plug it into? I know my laptop has a 32 bit ESS Sabre DAC chip built into the headphone jack... but its also a burr brown amp built into same headphone jack and I don't want to mess up my signar... what is that third plugin for? i see headphones, mic, then the 3rd one... what is that sucker for? please explain lol
Treated the wood
Fixed the strap
Fixed the grill (which I didn't think was a problem FWIW)
Basically, listened to the buyers and made all of the necessary fixes immediately.
Can't wait to get these things back. Very excited.
I've seen a lot of amp recommendations in this thread but they all seemed to be commercial ones - does anyone have a recommendation of a DIY amp that would be very high quality and geared toward driving planars? I have investigated The Wire and the Objective 2 a few years ago, but not sure if those are the best nowadays or if there's been some improvement since I last looked. If there were one good for driving both dynamic and planars that would be great, but if I had to pick I'd rather make one geared toward planars than have the final product suffer.
For reference, I have the solid state Monoprice DAC/AMP combo and a Schiit Fulla 2 at the moment, but I am open to higher price points.
I have an Audio-GD NFB-11 that drives all my phones well. It has enough power to drive most headphones.
Stand alone AMP:
Garage 1217 have some nice offerings what deliver a good amount of power to drive just about anything. I have a Project Polaris. Combines with my NFB-11 at 50% the Porject Polaris drives all my headphones at VERY LOUD levels at 50% or less.
I like the idea of the 2.5 mm plugs better, considerably better. I don't particularly like the way the jacks are mounted. It looks pretty cheap. Better if they were countersunk/inset. It looks like a rush job to get the design changed.
It is not a huge deal. I am more concerned with the sound... still it is a bit tacky looking... even if functionally a better connection.