1. catspaw

    AMP for focal chorus 714

    Hi guys, Im going to upgrade my home speakers (from logitech Z-5500), going with th focal chorus 714 (due to price).   I need an amp for it and so far ive been looking at things like marantz PM6004 and Harman and Kardon 3490.   As my headphones  i Own Hifiman HE-400 with Schiit asgard as...
  2. keanex

    [Review] Schiit Asgard 2, comparison with the Schiit Magni

    Pros: Beautiful aesthetics, great build quality, multi-gain settings, large volume potentiometer, clean sound, RCA output, clean output. Cons: Comes off a bit bassy and not as lively compared to the Schiit Magni at times Headphones Used: JAYS a-JAYS Five, TDK BA200, Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs...
  3. Sir Tmotts III

    Has Schiit ever mentioned an update on the Valhalla in the future?

    Hey all, I've had the opportunity to listen to the Schiit Asgard , the Valhalla, and own a Modi DAC. I like their stuff (not too surprising),  and I'd like to buy my first Tube amp. Right now, my sights are set on either the Little dot MK III, or the Valhalla. But I'm curious if Schiit plans on...
  4. Bynming

    Schiit products, shipping to Canada?

    Has anybody from Canada ordered a Schiit Asgard? I contacted them and they're not willing to lower the declared value, and I'm hesitating between that one and the Little Dot MKIII. I'm wondering if Canadian customs would slap me with huge fees. Thanks.
  5. donaldduck2004

    (Asus Essence One) vs (Modi+Asgard 2 (or Magni))

    Hey guys I'd like opinions,impressions and suggestions from anyone who owns these devices...I'm intetioned to buy Modi + Asgard 2 but I've not really decided because of lack of personal impressions about essence one.thanks to anyone will answer.
  6. charlie875578

    Cheapest Amp to Drive HD600

    I'm on a budget but want to get some Senn HD600's. I'm not so nieve to believe I don't need an amp with a little power, but I'm realistic to know I can't spend more than $200 on an amp. I currently have a Fiio E10, but would this be enough. I know Fiio is cheap so how about the new E12 or the...
  7. audiojun

    I need recommendation for a Headphone + Amp Combo

    Hi been lurking here for a while and now i want to upgrade my gear.   My budget is about 600$ to put into an Amplifier and Headphone. I can stretch that budget a little further if i wait.   I currently own the HD 518 and ATH M-50, I like the HD 518 more. I would prefer an Open Headphone...
  8. chunkfnk

    HD650 and HE-400

    Hey fellas. Okay so I've been searching all over this forum and I've come to the conclusion of either getting the HD650s or the HE-400. Yes I know they've been compared again and again but every thread just gets contradicted by another thread. One will say the HD650 has better refined sound with...
  9. Minkypou

    Asus xonar essence st+schiit asgard or schiit bitfrost+ schiit asgard

    I need to know if I really need to buy a new dac to combine with schiit Asgard or the asus xonar dac combine with schiit asgard is good?. I already have my sound card. Putting money in a bitfrost worth? thx for help.  * sorry for my english, im not very good! :D* ( for hd 598 and ultrasone pro 900)
  10. mediumraresteak

    Beyerdynamic DT990 / 600 Ohm Amp Recommendation and misc.

    Hello All,   I just received my Beyerdynamic DT990/600 Ohm headphones and have it paired with the Fiio E17.  It sounds really good but I was wondering if it was worth the upgrade to a tube amp <$200.  My budget is really tight at the moment.  I would like a WA3 or MKIV but not happening at...
  11. radmanhs

    Why cant anyone help me make a final decision?!?!?!?!?

    I am trying to find a nice set of headphones... and i was told this was the best place to go   Look at this thread on for the whole 'war' that has been going on. reply on here or there, your choice
  12. damex

    DAC and Amplifer for AKG k702. Tough choice for 500$~

    Hello,  im new here and was looking for last few days for product that can fullfill my needs. Today i'v just registered here to ask for advice about product(s) that can work out for me.    I have AKG k702 headphones. I was trying it (actually it was a friendly recommendation) at the shop...
  13. cheesegrados

    Wil the Schiit Asgard amp make a difference for my setup?

    Right now I'm using a Schiit Modi dac and S Samson Amp combo. I was wondering if I buy the Schiit Asgard or Valhala then would i make a big diffrence? I'm using a Grado PS-500 right now. Plannning to upgrade to LCD 2 in the future. Let me know your thoughts thanks!
  14. bclark8923

    AMP/DAC for LCD-2

    Hello All,   I'm planning on picking up an LCD-2 soon but was wondering what would a good AMP/DAC Combo be for it <$1000.  I currently have the Schiit Magni/Modi but heard that may not be enough to power it. Would Bifrost/Asgard, Valhalla or Lyr be a good match? Or would you reccommend...
  15. Coleb

    Use full-size headphone amp with iPhone?

    Hi, this may seem like a strange and newbie question.  But can I use a full size (non-portable) headphone amp with my iPhone 4S?  I am not planning to use it on the go, its just that my computer (which is a desktop) is in a less then ideal location to listen to music, so I want to use my iPhone...
  16. NinjaVampire

    DT 880 Pro Distortion

    Hi guys,   I'm only starting my life as an audiophile and I have some noob questions to ask. I recently purchased some DT 880 Pros (250Ohm) second hand recently and I'm really happy with them, but I do not have an amp yet. When I plug the headphones directly into my laptop (via 3.5mm) and...
  17. Defiant00

    Schiit Modi and Magni comparison to Bifrost and Asgard

    Schiit Modi and Magni compared to Bifrost and Asgard   Preface I have had my Bifrost and Asgard for a bit over a year, using them primarily with my LCD-2s at work. Since my work laptop has no SPDIF I only use the Bifrost through USB so that is what I used for this comparison as well. I...
  18. hugothedog

    Noob needs a DAC/amp budget $400 - 500 / £250 - 300

    Hey guys,   I'm currently using the headphone out on my Macbook Air to drive a set of AKG Q701 headphones. The AKGs are a step up from my Grado SR80is, but I'm pretty sure that improvements can be made and I think it's time to upgrade further. All of my music is lossless and I'm interested...
  19. reverbs

    Amp for HD650 with Dacmagic

    I just recently bought HD650 and I was thinking to upgrade my amp, my usual set-up is the following: Imac -> Dacmagic (through optical out) -> Creek OBH 11 with OBH 2 PSU -> HD650.   I am wondering which amp should I use to replace my Creek OBH 11 with OBH 2 PSU. I listen to pretty much...
  20. Okamoto

    Schiit Asgard - Voltage concerns

    Hello.   I intend to get a Schiit Asgard soon. In the description, it says it's 115v, but the voltage here in my town is 120~127v.   Will i need a transformer to use it properly, or can i plug it directly into the socket without one?   Thanks.
  21. headphonatic

    Need Suggestions for an Amp around $250

    I've got around 250 to blow on an amp that will be replacing my Jds O2. I'm looking for a solild state that will pair well with my modded Fostex T50rp's, for the mod it; was the BMF V8.1 with a couple custom touches of my own. I'm looking for something transparent, clear, and with a high output...
  22. richmazz

    Where to go from PC360s

    Hi everyone!   I am new to these forums and I have just started getting into headphones. I recently(about a month ago) purchased a headset for gaming, a Sennheiser PC360. I was really wowed by the sound quality and I am now looking for something for just music listening that is, hopefully...
  23. MrSponge

    Proper amping for He-400?

    I'm currently looking into the Matrix M-Stage and Schiit Asgard...   Can anyone please comment on which would best? I'd also like to use the amp with a pair of DT880 250s. My budget max is $300. The Asgard seems to be cheaper, offers more piece of mind in terms of hassle free purchase and...
  24. nickwin

    Whats a good amp/ usb DAC for DT990 pro 60ohms?

    Hi guys, this is my first post here although I have been a reader for many years.  Anyways, I'm looking for an usb DAC and amp combo that will be a good match with DT990 250ohm pros. I'm currently using a Fiios E10, but it barely has enough power to drive these cans.  It could be a single unit...
  25. walls

    Solid state amps that are on par with the WA2?

    I got an Asgard 2 about a week ago to compliment my WA2 figuring I would have the benefit of tubes and solid state amplification at my disposal. Well my initial impressions of the Asgard were that it was faster then my WA2 and maybe a bit more "clinical" but after finally getting to have some...