1. onebigunion

    Can dynamic headphones be damaged by amplification clipping?

    This came up in another thread,and instead of hijacking that one, I though I'd start a new one.  Clipping occurs when the amp is driven beyond its capabilities and sends out a distorted waveform.  You can definitely take out a speaker this way, but what about a headphone?  The consensus on the...
  2. Flisker

    Is Beyerdynamic T1 right for me ? [Little help please :)]

    Hi guys,   I'am trying to gather as much information as possible, before buying these headphones.   Read lot of positive reviews on them and thinking about giving them chance (buy them without auditioning first)   Headphones I enjoy most are Senns HD650 and Grado SR225i. I love...
  3. AudioGurl

    Its time for me to upgrade to high end headphones. Please Help

    The type of music I listen to is bass music with clear vocals. for example:   I also want to use them to watch movies.   My price limit is up to $2000 for my high end pair. (includes headphone and dac/amp)
  4. blownsi

    Should I replace my AKG 701s or treat them to a proper amp?

    Looking for a bit of advice here.  I really like the sound of the 701 but all I currently have to drive them with is a Fiio E7.  I'm eyeing the Schiit Lyr but am wondering if I should spend the same money on a better can to match with the Fiio or sell everything and purchase a completely...

    I need more bass

    Hi   My set   HE-500 Dac Gungnir Amp Lyr Music  New adg Cillout  some times Trance The Budget 700$ max What headphone should I get ?   Thx
  6. 2thfixr

    Speaker amps for HE-6

    I was looking for an amp to power a set of HE-6s and realized that I have a Adcom GFA-555 II and Adcom CD player with dual D/A converters.  The amp is MASSIVE and the specs are:   200 watts per channel, 8 ohms 300 watts per channel, 4 ohms 600 watts, 8 ohms BRIDGED Balanced and Single-Ended...
  7. Arcticcfoxx

    Amp for HE-500

    I just bought an amp for the Hifiman HE-500 so i decided to go with the Schiit Lyr as i heard that it would be a good amp for HE-500. Man was i ever farther from the truth, my experience with the l yr has been total and utter ****, no pun intended. The amp constantly gives out a static feedback...
  8. abrocod

    Schiit Lyr + Bifrost combo doesn't improve my music at all

    Hi guys   Two weeks ago I brought new Schiit Lyr and Bifrost combo. I use my MacBook Pro as music source. I have a Bose Music Monitor speaker, plus a Etymotic ER-4PT Portable In-Ear Earphones. Most of my music are in the format of mp3. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell any difference between...
  9. kokushu

    2014 tube amp rankings

    I remember back in the day skylab did a really good ranking of all tube/hybrid amp.  Unfortunately that threads have been closed.  So I want to do another list for people who doing research could look into it.  I am currently myself looking for a tube amp.  It would be nice if it was integrated...
  10. sling5s

    NEW Schiit Lyr 2: Impressions

    Just want to start a thread for the new Lyr 2.  Interested in impressions.
  11. HPiper

    Better Amp, Wa6 or Lyr.

    Looking at getting an amp for my HD700/650 and was looking for opinions between these two. Fairly close price wise but how do they compare in sound. Mostly listen to Pop and Jazz along with a bit of classic rock.
  12. tuliphd650

    Amps for both HD650 and T1

    Hi,   I am really a new one in this forum. It is my first post here .    I am finding an amp for my HD650. I know that normally most people will chose an amp for HD650 not more than $600. (just for normal case). Firstly I have the same opinion. But after I tried T1 once, I thought I will buy...
  13. musicmaddy

    THE BEST HEADPHONES for sound quality for $700 or less

    hi, this is my first post.   i have read countless posts comments, review and videos on what headphones to buy. and so far they have a got me confused some say buy them some say dont. so i thought i would post my own to make sure the head phones are good in the areas i like.   first i...
  14. mrksgrn

    Considering speakers, setup help needed

    I'm considering buying the Magnepan Mini Maggie 2.1 system (all passive) and being a complete novice that I am to speakers, I was hoping some more knowledgable members here can help me with setup. I hope to pair it with a stereo amp that will be connected to my Schiit Lyr acting as a pre-amp.  ...
  15. midnightwalker

    Schiit Lyr or G1217 Ember for my Alpha Dog?

    I am going to get an Alpha Dog soon so if anyone experienced the Schiit Lyr and G1217 Ember, could you please recommend me which one should I go for? Thank you.
  16. DObleX

    Burson Soloist SL vs Lehmann Rhinelander vs Schiit Lyr vs Yulong A18 for Beyer DT250/250?

    Hi. I've neutral and closed Beyerdynamic DT250/250Ohm. Could you tell, what of these amps will be best for it: Burson Soloist SL vs Lehmann Rhinelander vs Schiit Lyr vs Yulong A18? Result: clear, neutral, detail and smooth sound.
  17. O

    HPA Suggestions

    First post....great forum. Looking for an Amp for my Q701's So far I have read that the Schiit Lyr is an excellent choice. What others would you recommend ? Liking the SPL auditor,Musical Fidelity M1HPAP, Burson Soloist and the Beyerdynamic A1 Thanks
  18. rsantist

    Amp for my new HD650 and AKG K701

    I suppose a lot of post are talking about it. But on my case, I just want an amp according to this 2 headphones. After reading as much as I could, my final resulta are this: AUDIO GD 28 ( combo dac+amp) ... Too expensive MF V3 ( i cand find it quite cheap , used) Mf V8 , I can not find it right...
  19. dguitarnut

    Newbie question. Woo wa2 or Schitt Lyar ?

    I have a senn 650 with thoughts of upgrades in the future like an hd 800 or an LCD . Using an e17 fiio now. I have waded through the hundreds of posts on both these amps. Sorry but I can't digest all that I have read. I'm torn between a Schitt Lyar plus bifrost or getting a Woo wa2 . I would...
  20. KLJTech

    Anyone using the Schiit Audio Lyr as a preamp?

    Anyone else using the Lyr as a preamp as well as a headphone amp in a standard, non-powered speaker stereo setup feeding a stereo amp?    I've have mine setup as a single source (Parasound Zdac) preamp feeding either the Parasound A21 or A23 stereo amp in one of my two systems for just about...
  21. Simo123

    Schiit Stack vs Woo Audio 7

    Which would pair better with a set of Sennheiser HD 700's? Bifrost/Lyr     vs     Bifrost/Valhalla      vs      Bifrost/Asgrad 2     vs Woo Audio 7
  22. Chinafbi

    Schiit Amp and DAC

    I have the HD650 HP.  I'm looking to get the schiit amps and dac.   What do you think is best?  The Lyr + Modi  (total $600)  OR Asgard 2 + Bifrost Uber (total is $670).  Which is best?  I have around $600 to spend.  Also I will be using it with my macbook pro retina 13.  It has the toshilink...
  23. tim79b

    Ground loop isolator getting EM interference from amp

    Hi All! I recently bought a Schiit Lyr + Bifrost combo and have been having some trouble with an apparent ground loop in the circuit. I have purchased a ground loop isolator, and this appears to have resolved that issue, however, I am now getting EM interference from the Lyr into the isolator...
  24. MoonSung

    Headphone or Amp for next purchase

    Hey, wanted to see what you guys think my next purchase should be. My current setup being schiit gungnir > schiit lyr with Hifiman HE500 and beyers dt880. I'm thinking of getting a new amp (Either schiit mjolnir or bryston BHA1) OR purchase a pair of Audeze LCD2s to try out audeze bass. I'm open...
  25. amoeba1126

    Please help me figure out which SS amp to get!

    I have narrowed my choices to the following and would like you guys feedback and input to further narrow down my choices.   - Yulong A18 - Vioelectric V200 - Burson Soloist SL   I currently have a pair of Audeze LCD-2's, JDS Labs ODAC, and Schiit Lyr. I love my Lyr but I really would...