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  1. ljperez84

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Raspberrys FTW! They can be amazing little devices for our audio setups. And there are plenty of great DAC , Amp and Digital output boards out there.
  2. ljperez84

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Hope you like it guys, I stole this area in my house against my wife’s will to make it my little sanctuary. Ran out of money for the TV but I guess you get the idea. Comfort really plays a role on the listening experience IMO :)
  3. ljperez84

    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    Would you say there is a benefit on running them in a full balanced chain? I have a MJ2 on the way and right now my dac is a well fed mimby (hifiberry digi pro w dual clocks > mimby using coaxial ). Of course I’m planning to use the balance output of the MJ2, but I was wondering if there would...
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    DENAFRIPS 'ARES' R2R discrete ladder DAC - close up view

    Hi, this is very interesting. Would you be able to grade in a 1 to 10 scale? Bimby, Gimby, Ares, 2qute and MA? I’m looking for a big soundstage, neutral sound and detail. FWIW I would be pairing it with a Mjolnir 2, I’m of the idea that the amp and headphones should give you color and the DAC...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    If I had lots of money I would go with the Eddie Current Super Zana Deux, which is 450 above your budget. I’ve also read somewhere else that the new Sennheiser HDV 820 amp/DAC box that runs for about 2,400 get the best of the HD800S, but I’m not fond of that approach since it seems more like a...
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Good advise, thanks! I'll tell my wife to hide my credit cards from my self. :beyersmile:
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Well I can't just believe that on a single month I pulled the trigger on my HD800S, MJ2 and some WE396A tubes (with adapters of course). My wallet will be sad, my ears will be happy. :beyersmile: At first I tought that by upgrading to the HD800S I was going to sell my beloved HD650s, but after...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    Thank you! Looks very interesting. It'd take the hifiberry digi pro and Volumio out of the equation but I'll give it a shot anyway.
  9. ljperez84

    Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

    Hi there, very interested in this. I just got my HD800 S yesterday and while I’m loving it I would like to warm up the sound and enhance the soundstage vs what I’m getting right now with my Valhalla 1. I’d ideally try to go with the MJ2 but money is a restriction for that right now. Please...
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    Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)

    Hello guys, looking for some advice here Since yesterday I’m the proud owner of a brand new pair of HD800 S . Having had the HD650s for about 4 years I used to drool about buying some HD800 and the the HD800S when they came out. I was quite happy with the HD650s but I wanted and upgrade...
  11. ljperez84

    Best Schiit Amp for HD 650?

    Thanks for the answer! Sounds tempting. Taking the Vali 2 as preamp out of the equation, how would you rate both valhalla 2 single ended vs Jot balanced? (ie from 1 to 10).   Versatility would be a good value, right now I just keep the Audio GD Fun arround to amp my Grados.   I wish it was...
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    Best Schiit Amp for HD 650?

      I agree, the synergy it's superb! But I recently updgraded my DAC to mimby (huge improvement coming from an audio GD Fun) and I was wondering if I can do significantly better with another amp.     Didn't find any, but looking at your amps... have you tried the Jotunheim with the HD650...
  13. ljperez84

    Best Schiit Amp for HD 650?

    Resurrecting an old thread...   I bought my Valhalla 1 about 3 weeks before Valhalla 2 was launched....   Would you consider the Valhalla 2 an upgrade over the original ?   If not, would you consider Lyr 2 a worthy upgrade for the HD650? Which version, the one with tubes? Hybrid?
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    New Dragonfly Black and Red Discussion

    So, I'm decided to try the DFR for my office rig which right know is just HD598 SE and a macbook air. I'm thinking if the DFR is not going to be a little bit overkill for these CANs?   The other option I'm thinking about is to do some swapping with the RIG at home which is:   Grado SR225i...
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    Beyerdynamic T70 250 Ohms

    Hi Guys,   Selling my T70s at a great price. They're in mint condition and in their original box.   I'm selling them because there's a wedding on the horizon and I could use the cash.       I'm in Mexico and will ship anywhere in the world. Here are the shipping costs:   $32 USA $47...
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    Schiit Hits the Fan! Valhalla 2, Lyr 2 announced, Wyrd and Mani Previewed.

    Oh ****** me! I just bought my valhalla a month ago! :mad:
  17. ljperez84

    HD650s with no amp/dac. How out of luck am I?

    +1 . And this would be the bare minimum acceptable, trust me. I drove my HD650 for about 3 years from an audio gd fun, I just upgraded to a schiit valhalla and it's like a night and day comparison.
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    AudioQuest Dragonfly Review : Affordable, Outstanding, Tiny DAC / Amp

    +1 on the Grado's and SS amps. I've always wanted to try some TTVJ Flats. But last I looked they were about 35 + shipping. Pricey for what they're aren't they?   interesting to see the different opinions on the DF and Grado's match. IMO the Grado's really need a SS amp to shine. I never got...
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    Schiit Owners Unite

    If I'm not mistaken the Little Dot Mk 4 and Mk 4 SE are the ones on the same league that the Valhalla. Can't tell about the differences since I've never heard a little dot amp.   What cans are you planning to use? Both Valhalla and LD MK IV are aimed to high impedance cans.   An all-in-one...
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    Schiit Owners Unite

    Hi guys,   Has any of you tried using a preamp with the valhalla? whay is your experience?   for digital sources I'm planning to use   Source -> Audio GD fun (as dac & SS preamp) -> Valhalla -> Cans   and for the TT either   a) TT -> DJPREII (phono amp) ->  Audio GD Fun (as SS preamp)...
  21. ljperez84

    Schiit Valhalla has been shipped......reviews, impressions and musings.

    Wow, thanks. I have both valhalla and t70 on the way. Thanks to you I just confirmed its going to be awesome Shiit! :-) I'm thinking about using my audio gd fun as a preamp. What do you think?
  22. ljperez84

    Difference between phono stage and phono preamp?

    Thanks for the input, yes, that's another reason to go with a) since I could use the fun as the main amp for the grado and I would still be able to use all the sources. There's people from schiit that swears grados and the valhalla are a nice match. (Despite the common sense) so who knows? I...
  23. ljperez84

    Difference between phono stage and phono preamp?

    Hi guys!   I apologize for resurrecting this thread from the grave but I didn't see the case in opening a new one since the question is related.   I just got a Schiit Valhalla (just placed the order ). And I also own an Audio GD Fun (DAC / AMP)   For digital sources I was thinking  ...
  24. ljperez84

    WTD: Mint ipad 4 16gb (or nexus4) + Mint Shure SRH840 4 ur Valhalla

    Ok, guys these two make a great combo, but I really want to max out those HD650 of mine with a valhalla,   So I'm offering two trade options for your Schiit Valhalla amp:   Ipad 4 16 GB, about 1 year use, free smartcover + Shure SRH840   Nexus 4 16 GB, 3 months of use, free Ballistic Case...
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