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  1. Trastan

    PETEREK (formerly cCasperTFG) MOD & Cable Thread

    I had work done on two of my headphones in 2015: TH900 (reterminated with balanced plug and converter back to 1/4) and LCD-X (entirely new cable). Both have held up perfectly, and have been a joy to use since. At this point no further praise needs to be added, but I had to come back to say that...
  2. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

      Quote:   While depth may be a problem, it's unlikely that any of the eggshell padding will touch your ears. 
  3. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    It does not, and, from what I understand, that's by design. I don't really understand it, but that's how it is, I guess. That's a feature that I enjoy and use regularly on my Asgard 2. 
  4. Trastan

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Very much looking forward to hearing about your experiences. I've enjoyed (and learned a lot from) your previous posts on Head-Fi, and I'd be grateful to hear more of your thoughts and history.
  5. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    In addition to what @Sonic Defender said, some amps won't work via a single-ended > XLR adapter. For example, my Mjolnir 2 would trip its protection circuit if I tried that.    Whether it works or not, there's no reason to have a balanced amp if you're just going to run it through a 1/4"...
  6. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    Thanks! That was exactly my thought process. Very thankful for @PETEREK's great work.
  7. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    @PETEREK handled mine, as well. Since the TH900 cable is high-quality and ready for a balanced connector, he was able to cut off the 1/4" plug, add the 4-pin XLR on, and convert the 1/4" end to an adapter. Works beautifully. You can see some pics in this post:  ...
  8. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    I must be blind - what material is used for this mod? Out of what did you cut these circles?
  9. Trastan

    PETEREK (formerly cCasperTFG) MOD & Cable Thread

    Having just purchased a pair of LCD-X, I contacted @PETEREK for a quality balanced cable to replace the mediocre pack-in. He recommended the Double Helix Cables' Nucleotide. Looking forward to receiving these on Wednesday!  
  10. Trastan

    Recommendation on who could convert my Fostex TH-900 to 4-pin XLR balanced

    It is - the wires are already in place for balanced connection. 
  11. Trastan

    PETEREK (formerly cCasperTFG) MOD & Cable Thread

    That's true, and would be very cool. Cable adventures!
  12. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    Seriously. "My hobbies are awesome, but yours are a waste of money!" 
  13. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    You won't be disappointed. The balanced out of the Mjolnir 2 is awesome, but the single-ended is no slouch. I can't speak for the Lyr 2, but it was an obvious upgrade coming from my Asgard 2. You'll especially have no issue with a set as easy to drive as the HD700 (which, if I remember...
  14. Trastan

    Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread

    Like @stjj89 just said, you can have it reterminated without issue. I had mine done recently by @PETEREK actually. You can see the photos that he took of the finished job on the last page in this post: http://www.head-fi.org/t/595683/fostex-th900-impressions-discussion-thread/11100#post_11927054
  15. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Other, more experienced folk can chime in as well, but I'd definitely say that the switch from the SE to balanced would give you a much larger performance improvement over moving from iTunes files to lossless. 
  16. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Definitely. The SE output is no slouch. Big upgrade over, for example, the Asgard 2 to my ears.
  17. Trastan

    PETEREK (formerly cCasperTFG) MOD & Cable Thread

    (Reposting from the TH900 thread.)   I needed my TH900 converted to 4-pin XLR for use with my new Mjolnir 2 amp, and the awesome @PETEREK was able to take care of it for me (including an adapter with the original plug). He just supplied me with some gorgeous photos, and they're too amazing not...
  18. Trastan

    Suggestions for an open-sounding closed set?

    I was wondering if you all could point me in the right direction, please. I need a pair of headphones with as much of an open sound as I can get while keeping them pretty closed (at least as far as sound leakage to the outside goes). I'm looking for something with a bit of a V-shaped signature...
  19. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Looks like @PETEREK will be able to reterminate my Fostex TH-900 to XLR (with an adapter to the original plug, no less!), so I'll be sticking with those. I just love their sound so much, it'd be a shame to waste them on the single-ended output.    To go with this news, I've placed an order for...
  20. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Thanks to everyone for the replies re: balanced vs single-ended. I've updated my endgame setup plans to Gungnir Multibit > Mjolnir 2 > LCD-3. I'll be keeping the Fostex single-ended for general use around the house, especially in the home theater (they do an awesome job with movies and games)...
  21. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Thanks for the clarification, mangler. Sounds like the Yggy would be a great match with the TH-900. That said, I'll probably have to settle for the Gungnir Multibit. Hopefully that'll be "endgame" enough for me. :)
  22. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

      I've tried the Lyr tubes and a set of Gold Lions, but I'll need more time to discern the nuances. With my limited time to listen yesterday, I didn't find a significant difference between them and the LISST. I think that I'll need to find the right track(s) and do some comparisons when I have...
  23. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Don't get me wrong - it's the songs themselves that are giving me a problem, not the Bifrost. Well-recorded/produced/encoded tracks sound fantastic. Not that I doubt the Yggdrasil! I just don't think that Yggy's going to fix music that's inherently broken (nor should it).
  24. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    That's great to hear! Mine comes tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to hearing an amp of this quality (the best amp that I'd used up to this point has been my Asgard 2!). Unfortunate that all that I'll have for a DAC is a Bifrost Uber, but I'm hoping that it'll do a solid job until I'm able to...
  25. Trastan

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Interesting - thanks for the input. Can I ask which tubes (or LISST) you're using?
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