Schiit Asgard: Unboxing and First Impressions
Aug 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM Post #1,322 of 1,717

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What is the recommended headphones to Asgard, Denon D5000? My AKG-k701 doesn't seem to be perfect match..


Sennheiser's sound good on the Asgard, AKG's sound better on the Valhalla and particularly the Lyr, IMO.
 
 
Aug 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM Post #1,323 of 1,717

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its evening time and the frontrow ASGARD seat took a toll on me,
and i switched back to the tiny NOVO for a few rows back rendition.
There is more depth, the attack and slam receded a notch.
Music is smoother n more euphonic ..my ears are thankful.
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I guess it boils down to whats yor taste in music is, how close to the band u wanna be,
wats the mood u are in...and which kind of amp would best serve u.
 
If i were to pick one.....hmmmmmm.....
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Aug 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM Post #1,324 of 1,717

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its evening time and the frontrow ASGARD seat took a toll on me,
and i switched back to the tiny NOVO for a few rows back rendition.
There is more depth, the attack and slam receded a notch.
Music is smoother n more euphonic ..my ears are thankful.
tongue.gif

 
I guess it boils down to whats yor taste in music is, how close to the band u wanna be,
wats the mood u are in...and which kind of amp would best serve u.
 
If i were to pick one.....hmmmmmm.....
popcorn.gif

 


What about your source?
 
 
Aug 29, 2011 at 1:07 PM Post #1,325 of 1,717

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My current gears:
macbook/applelossless...fixed asset
nuforceHD as dac...fixed asset
( insert amp here BCL/Asgard/Novo/LDMk3)... revolving stocks..
(insert headfones here T5p/Hd600/D2000) ..revolving stocks. 
 
.....My feedback is based on a setup like this.
And how each amp sounds relative to the other..
 
Asgard has the best slam of the lot...
BCL excels in microdetails...
LDMk3 is big on soundstage..
Novo is euphonic.
(to my ears 
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Personal taste in music....orchestra...cenemathemes...light opera-tic singing..bossa...jazz...
rock trance n metal is out for me.
 
 
 
Aug 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM Post #1,327 of 1,717

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So the Sennheiser sounds better than Denon? I would like some closed phones to be used in the livingroom :)
 



Denons and Sennheisers both sound great on the Asgard.  If you're looking for a closed headphone, I'd definitely recommend the Denon -- and go as high up the Denon line as you're willing to.  The D7000 is a great closed headphone.
 
Aug 29, 2011 at 11:25 PM Post #1,328 of 1,717

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the energetic asgard pairs well with the D2000, adding snap n grit to the bass,
the violinists are sawing with more vigor, the hit on the drums emphatic..
very enjoyable indeed, my urge to move up to d7000 is kinda doused...for the moment
( been monitoring the d7000prices lately..let me relax the $trangle on the trigger...lol )
 
ANyone has experience with the dt770/600  or the AKGK271Mkii pairing with the asgard?
I liked these two closed cans too, but they are not with me.
 
The asgard is like morning coffee to me, a pick me upper. ( to me...
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Aug 30, 2011 at 6:57 AM Post #1,329 of 1,717

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Well I went ahead and ordered an Asgard. Looking forward to all that hot metal.
 
Anyone with any experience with how long the USPS International Express will take to get to Sydney? :3
 
Aug 30, 2011 at 9:26 AM Post #1,330 of 1,717

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Well I received my Asgard a few days ago and have been waiting to try it with my D7000. The only problem is I received the schiit a few hours before Hurricane Irene showed up. So I still have no power to even check it out yet. I could possibly bring it to work, but I have other priorities right now. Hopefully I can finally use it sometime later this week.
 
Aug 30, 2011 at 10:20 AM Post #1,331 of 1,717

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didnt u get the spare batteries in the asgard package...??
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i spent the last 3 hours intoxicated over this inexpensive 6cdset with the asgard...
beautiful beautiful....clear billowy soft kool jazz. 
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( yesss, i have a glass of wine next to the "hotplate" ...
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Sep 5, 2011 at 4:46 AM Post #1,332 of 1,717

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Just been listening to my shiny new Schiit.
 
I'm actually surprised to find that the biggest change hasn't been an increased amount of sub-bass (though there is that) but improvements in the timing and control in the sound of everything. Since this is my first real desktop amp besides the uDAC I guess I have yet more to learn.
 
It sure gets hot. But it's fantastic. I'm incredibly impressed by a surprise pairing - the Asgard, my Music Streamer II+ and my B&W P5's. The Asgard takes the P5's colored sound, and while it retains its character, its so much more cohesive, with a startling depth to the bass. Yipee! 
 
Sep 5, 2011 at 7:59 AM Post #1,333 of 1,717

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Ooh...P5, the stylish subdued portable will be on asgardish steroids...NICE!!!!
I had the P5 before, loved it even when it was sedated. :p
 
Sep 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM Post #1,334 of 1,717

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I'm having a hard time deciding if I should get the Asgard or the Valhalla. I currently only own low impedance headphones (Denon D2000s) but I'd like the possibility of driving higher impedance headphones down the line. Schiit's FAQ says the Asgard is more neutral and I'd much rather have a warmer sound.
 
The only thing that worries me is overpowering my low impedance eadphones and not being able to touch the volume dial. Should I just get the Asgard and call it a day?
 
Sep 11, 2011 at 8:29 AM Post #1,335 of 1,717

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Hi.
 
I have both the Asgard and the Valhalla, take the Asgard and call it a day. Except if you like the added lightshow of the tubes. Both sound magnificent to me.
 
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R
 

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