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    Schiit Lyr+ : Impressions Thread

    It's intended to come out this summer.
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    Schiit Lyr+ : Impressions Thread

    Aaannd that's why the Valhalla 3 is big on my radar. :eyes:
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    Schiit Lyr+ : Impressions Thread

    If it helps set your mind at ease, the Lyr+ is the most versatile option among those you're considering, for reasons you can probably discern. On the technical side (detail, clarity, staging, etc) it cannot disappoint. It's among the best in its price. The only variable to concern yourself with...
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    Schiit Lyr+ : Impressions Thread

    If I were interested in a Jot 2 I'd probably just buy one secondhand because they pop up pretty regularly for a pretty significant discount. I have not heard the Jot 2 but I have read comparisons between it and the SS mode of the Lyr+, saying they were comparable. Having said that, the SS mode...
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    Looking for the best Schiit Amp and DAC to pair with Sennheiser HD800s. Jotunheim 2 with the ES DAC card? Lyr+ with Modius? Jotunheim 2 with Modius? Something else?

    Seconded on the multibit options. You will really want that to max out the soundstaging depth potential.
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    RAAL-requisite CA-1a Circum-Aural Ribbon Headphone is here! @HeadAmp

    Definitely the closed pads muffled the midrange too much imo.
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    why no multi driver audiophile headphones?

    Multi-driver headphones have always been more experimental and novel in nature than anything else. Back in the 70s and early 80s there might have been slightly more of a practical reason as it was more difficult to make a single driver with true full range. The reasoning behind loudspeaker...
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    Schiit Lyr+ : Impressions Thread

    With the non-linear stepped volume pot, there's VERY few instances where you need low gain. I have just one headphone, a vintage pair, that I use with low gain, and that's only because it came from the era where a "headphone" was a pair of mini-speakers being crammed into giant cups that...
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    New MEIER AUDIO headphone amp "CORDA CLASSIC"

    Yeah neutral is how I (and most people) would describe their signature. They don't really impart much of a character of their own, but rather just a clear, smooth, wide and very dynamic sound. I never found them dry or analytical, but you can certainly do a LOT better than the AD797 opamps that...
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    New MEIER AUDIO headphone amp "CORDA CLASSIC"

    I never had the DACCORD, but my Corda Classic never sounded shrill like you're describing. It did get a sizeable upgrade in sound when I replaced all the opamps with Sparkos Labs SS3601s.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Man I'm so glad I got one of the last Jotunheim As from close-out. I'm jamming out on my RAAL CA-1as on Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters album. This is the quintessential Schiit sound IMO. Engaging, dynamic, a touch of warmth but clear and fast. I'm really groovin to it tonight.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I like that footrest. Where'd you get it?
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    There's nothing common about "common courtesy". Same with common sense. But it sure would be nice if people at least made the effort.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    That chair doesn't look like it reclines. Missed opportunity?
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    For those of us with multiple headphones, which ones are you listening with now?

    Bifrost 2 -> Jotunheim A -> RAAL CA-1a Perfect synergy with this music.
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    Best headphone for bad crappy recording quality songs from the 80's

    My go-to for those is my ZMF Auteur OGs, because they've got an easy going treble and they're more about fun-factor than exacting detail and accuracy.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Plus switching to LCDs means more room for headphone gear. :p
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Wow, you must be the last hold out for CRT monitors on a modern computer. I have to applaud your tenacity!
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    HEDD Announces HEDDphone With AMT Technology

    Interesting about the soundstage. I haven't heard a lot of people comment on the soundstage of the H2. The H1 has a pretty wide stage and can throw things out decently far on the left & right, and front left & right "corners", but center forward image doesn't go very far, and the image size of...
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    RAAL 1995 headphones, Magna and Immanis

    I'm so glad I snatched up one of the last Jotunheim A amps when they were on close-out. It's been a really good affordable option for my CA-1a, as it's only slightly different from the R, but it's a bit of a shame they aren't available new anymore.
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    Show us your vintage headphones!

    😱😱 Ho-leee crap... I was contemplating changing out the cable. I literally could have killed my amps. That's frankly terrifying.
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    For those of us with multiple headphones, which ones are you listening with now?

    Having an absolutely transcendental jazz experience tonight. Supremely sublime. And all from a 50 year old headphone that was way ahead of its time.
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    Show us your vintage headphones!

    I pulled these out this afternoon and have been listening to them off and on throughout the evening. These are MIND-BOGGLING for their age. Like...I'm baffled how piezoelectric headphones haven't been pursued any further than this. Imagine listening to a pair of RAAL CA-1a, and then putting on...
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    RAAL-requisite CA-1a Circum-Aural Ribbon Headphone is here! @HeadAmp

    There's no question CA-1a punches above its weight price-wise (especially if you deal hunt like I did), and I assume by "new generation" you're referring to RAAL's own 1995 line, which are really complimentary, like you said, going after that next level. RAAL is really aiming to be giant killers...
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