1. H

    Schiit upgradability?

    I'm just looking into getting my first head-fi setup, I have a budget of around $2k and have been looking at Schiit. I was initially looking at the magnius/modius stack so I can use a balanced setup and have enough juice to power pretty much anything out there. Then I came across the bifrost 2...
  2. Coolzo

    AZ Head-Fi MiniCon the Fifth: September 10th 2022

    LATEST UPDATE 6/24/22: Catering confirmed, watch "food and other stuff" below for more details on what. Gear list updated. It's been a while since covid mucked us up, but we're back, for reals! Post your thoughts, and what gear you'd be bringing! Same stuff applies regarding used gear...
  3. Djent

    Looking for both portable and desktop amp for Q701/K712

    Hi there headphone lovers! Ive just ordered the Q701 and the K712 since I couldnt decide on which. Planning on selling the ones i dont vibe with. Ive read several old threads about amp pairings, but its been a few years and there might be better options around. At the moment i own DT880 250ohm...
  4. I

    Astro A40TR gaming headset > Sennheiser Hd800s w/ Schiit Jotunheim + Bifrost??? Next steps?

    TLDR; I know that the Astro gaming headset isn't a reference headset like the Sennheiser Hd800s, but I want to get the Sennheiser to the next level! Hey all, like the TLDR says. I love high def video but I am a casual user when it comes to high definition audio. I find learning about this...
  5. Grado Diesel

    Schiit boxes - cabinets for your Schiit

    I use my Schiit stack (Magni 3 and Modi 3+, also have a Vali 2) primarily in my cube at work and have been wondering if there already exists, or if others have made their own “cabinet” to store and operate their Schiit stacks out of so they can pull em out and put all the stuff away at the end...
  6. Shooter41

    DAC - Streamer USB incompatibilities

    Has anyone else had an issue with a streamer not being able to send audio to your DAC via USB? I have a Schiit Yggdrasil "Less-Is-More", which I love but I'm definitely getting frustrated with it's incompatibility issues. I have now tried 2 different streamers, a Bricasti M5 and an ifi...
  7. X

    Schiit Lyr 1/OG

    Borrowing a friends old Lyr. I guess back when they were still hand soldered. It still sounds sweet accept it has developed a background hum. Not really a standard AC hum but just noise. Friend says it just came on in the last year. Basically only feels like he can listen to super...
  8. S

    Schiit Hel2 thoughts?

    Hel 2E I know this isn't the best DAC or headphone amp but, how does it fare for a basic laptop companion for music and video calls? It looks small and portable so, it seems like a good option. Losing Analog inputs is a don't care for a portable laptop setup so, I don't see that as a big...
  9. internaught

    Upgrade from the TH-X00's and Element II?

    Long time lurker, first time poster(?) I spend a lot of time on the PC and I'm a big gamer. I listen to a wide range of music from Drum N Bass and Mindless Self Indulgence to Nils Frahm and Gordon Lightfoot. I'm using the Massdrop / Fostex TH-X00s with the JDS Labs Element II -- Along with...
  10. tlite

    What are three Good 'Schiit-Grade' First IEMs (with Soundstage!) to try?

    Title pretty much says it all. I'm new to everything, wanting to try IEM's to see if I like 'em. I tend to go for the entry to mid-grade stuff that punches above it's weight class initially while I get a feel for stuff. Then if I upgrade to something else or try something else I have a...
  11. Audeze LCD-R + Schiit Jotunheim A

    Audeze LCD-R + Schiit Jotunheim A
  12. Schiit IEMagni

    Schiit IEMagni
  13. Schiit Jotunheim 2

    Schiit Jotunheim 2

    Continuity circuitry. Slot for AK or multibit DAC module or moving-magnet phono input. Balanced and SE preamp outputs.
  14. N

    Schiit: Modi 3+ vs Bifrost Multibit Gen5 for an Asgard 3

    Hello guys, I am getting an Asgard 3 really soon and trying to pick the best DAC (and headphones) to go with it, so here are my two options: - Getting a Bifrost 1 Multibit Gen 5 for 380€ (usd445) but keeping my DT990 (which I think will give me a headache pretty quickly) - Getting a Modi 3+...
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    Schiit Jotunheim 2 DAC

    I am putting together my first setup to go with my gaming computer and think I am going to order a Schiit Jotunheim 2. There is the option of selecting a "True Multibit" DAC but I thought maybe the Modius made more sense. What are people opinions if building a new setup, would you go with the...
  16. N

    Schiit Asgard 3 VS Magnius

    Hey Team, Really nice to meet y’all ! Thank you for allowing me to join the Party ! I’ve placed an order to Schiit 2 days ago including an Asgard and a Modius. Now I’m rethinking about either an Asgard 3 or a Magnius would be better to match the Modius and a DT990 ! 🤷🏽‍♂️ I’ve heard about...
  17. Schiit Audio Vali 2+

    Schiit Audio Vali 2+

    Want to play in the tube pool without going full boat crazy? Well, have we got an amp for you! Welcome to Vali 2+, the most affordable and versatile tube hybrid amp on the planet. Tube Your Entire Desktop Vali 2+ delivers plenty of power for hard-to-drive headphones—and also provides the low...
  18. Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    From Schiit: Bifrost 2 is nothing less than a complete re-invention of the affordable DAC. Compared to the outgoing Bifrost Multibit, Bifrost 2 offers: Balanced output: Bifrost 2 now has balanced output, as well as single-ended output, to simplify its integration with any system Remote...
  19. n3gativ3

    JDS Atom Stack vs Schiit stack?

    Looking at buying one of the two mentioned but really don't know which, both similarly priced I'm currently in the process of downgrading as I really just don't need the power I currently have (789+d70) Haven't seen any comparison between the atom stack and schiit stack, so im hoping someone...
  20. elrey

    Valhalla 2 v/s Echo

    Hello. I have a versus question. I currently own a Schiit Valhalla 2 (stock tubes), and I am getting a second amp. I like the Valhalla, but I am looking at the Feliks Echo to diversify or even improve my setup. Some of my thoughts: One thing that I like about the Echo is the "automatic bias...
  21. mgomespt

    Schiit Yggdrasil A1 vs Gungnir MultiBit vs SMSL M8

    Hello everyone, newbie to head-fi here: This isn't meant to be a serious (nor fair) comparison, so let's start at that: it was recorded on my iphone 11, and the main reason I shot this was to help me find out which Multibit DAC I like better. I found that even though there are youtube videos...
  22. D

    Play in Volume Knob of Schiit Magni 3+

    I got a brand new Schiit Magni 3+ today. It sound nice, but the volume knob annoys me. It hast some play (kind of a dead zone you can turn easily before the actual pot is turned). It's not the knob itself, but the pot which is kinda wiggly. Problem is, that I'm technically not the original owner...
  23. A

    Focal Elear amp and Dac

    Hi there 😀 I’m new to the forum, and fairly new to good wired headphones. In need for some advice. I drive my Focal Elears with a Dragonfly Cobalt connected to my iPhone. A good portable solution, but I’m considering getting a desktop headphone amp/Dac for my stereo setup. Been looking at the...
  24. Currawong

    Valhalla 2 vs. Asgard 3

    I noticed that some people were considering buying a Valhalla 2 as their first tube amp. There are some things you need to know first about that amp, so I did a comparison with the Asgard 3 to explain them.
  25. axsnyder

    Schiit Valhalla 2 bass issues - makes headphones sound blown

    I have had my Valhalla 2 for nearly 3 years and thoroughly enjoyed the first year while working from home. It sat for over a year without use after going back to the office and adding some solid-state equipment. Went to listen to the Valhalla again and whoa it sounded bad. Put the Aryas on it...