NEW - Schiit Asgard 2
Apr 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM Post #361 of 2,731

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They are beta testing the newest batch.  I'm sure if you sent Jason a quick email, he'll promptly respond and give you an update.
 
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I just posted something on the general schiit page,  but I ordered mine on 1/25, and the date on my order is now 4/30. But, I haven't received any emails from the company.

 
Apr 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM Post #362 of 2,731

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Has anyone listened to the A2 with AKG 271 MKII headphones
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Apr 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM Post #363 of 2,731

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Has anyone tried the A2 with the Denon AH-D7000?
I guess the D2000, D5000 and Fostex TH-900 would be a good reference as well.
I'm tempted to get the A2, but the high noise floor mentioned here makes me a bit apprehensive. The D7000 have a stupidly low impedance, just 25 ohms. Unless I'm mistaken that's IEM territory :/

 
Have not tried the A2 with any Denon headphones, but I have tried the amp with my Grado SR60i, which is a 32-ohm headphone.  The high gain mode of the A2 definitely isn't ideal with low impedance / high sensitivity headphones, but the low gain mode works great.  My experience has been that the low gain mode is extremely quiet, with little to no noise to speak of.
 
Back in the day, I did use Denon headphones (D2000, D7000) with the A1, and the combo was very good.  Though I can't compare them side-by-side, I imagine that the A2 on low gain mode would work just as well if not better with the Denon headphones than the old A1.
 
Apr 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM Post #365 of 2,731

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Have not tried the A2 with any Denon headphones, but I have tried the amp with my Grado SR60i, which is a 32-ohm headphone.  The high gain mode of the A2 definitely isn't ideal with low impedance / high sensitivity headphones, but the low gain mode works great.  My experience has been that the low gain mode is extremely quiet, with little to no noise to speak of.
 
Back in the day, I did use Denon headphones (D2000, D7000) with the A1, and the combo was very good.  Though I can't compare them side-by-side, I imagine that the A2 on low gain mode would work just as well if not better with the Denon headphones than the old A1.

 
Thanks! This helps a lot!
 
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Great review! I especially liked your comment on the lowered noise floor in low gain mode. Right now the A2 is definitely on top of my amp shortlist!
 
Apr 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM Post #369 of 2,731

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Just found this thread, placed an order for mine yesterday. This Schiit just got real (I figure a pun of SOME sort is a requirement here)
 
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Apr 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM Post #370 of 2,731

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Has anyone tried the Asgard 2 with CIEMs? More specificaly, the UERM. I'm kinda interested in the Asgard 2 for its high power and low output impedance, as well as for its pre-amp out for my speakers. I'm hoping that there would be no audible hiss when using CIEMs on low-gain.
 
Apr 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM Post #371 of 2,731

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There is some hiss when using low gain with high sensitivity, low impedance headphones. 
 
Apr 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM Post #372 of 2,731

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There is some hiss when using low gain with high sensitivity, low impedance headphones. 

A few people have said there's no hiss, some reported hiss... so I'm not sure what to think. I've read your review on the Asgard 2 but which headphones did you get some hiss with? Is it noticeable while playing music?
 
Apr 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM Post #373 of 2,731

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V-Moda M-80 has some hiss.  Can't hear it when music is playing, but there is a little hiss at higher volumes.  It's not a deal breaker, if you ask me.
 
Apr 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM Post #374 of 2,731

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V-Moda M-80 has some hiss.  Can't hear it when music is playing, but there is a little hiss at higher volumes.  It's not a deal breaker, if you ask me.

That's actually pretty reassuring, as the UERM has a 21ohm impedance and 98dB sensitivity (quite a bit lower than most IEMs).
 
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A few people have said there's no hiss, some reported hiss... so I'm not sure what to think. I've read your review on the Asgard 2 but which headphones did you get some hiss with? Is it noticeable while playing music?

 
On low gain mode, I haven't been able to hear hiss or other noise with any of my headphones -- the most sensitive of which is either my Grado SR60i (32 ohms, 98 dB @ 1mW) or my Sennheiser HD598 (50 ohms, 112 dB @ 1 Vrms or roughly 99 dB @ 1mW).  Unfortunately, I can't comment regarding IEMs, as I don't own any -- but my experience has been that this amp has a pretty silent background in low gain mode.
 

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