Schiit Fulla 2 Impressions Thread
Apr 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM Post #1,591 of 1,697

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Thanks for all the info! Ordered a Fulla 2 and Grado SR80e this weekend to serve as my desktop system. Will be running MoOde 4.1 on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with Synology NAS as source.

Everything received and setup [see pic]. Sounded really good out of the box. Anyone encountering issues with gain using the Grado SR80e? There is not much to play with on my setup. 8:00 is about max on a variety of tracks but so far it's workable.
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Apr 28, 2018 at 7:02 PM Post #1,592 of 1,697

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Everything received and setup [see pic]. Sounded really good out of the box. Anyone encountering issues with gain using the Grado SR80e? There is not much to play with on my setup. 8:00 is about max on a variety of tracks but so far it's workable.


how much for you to make me one of those rasperry pi's and get it all setup for audio? :D
 
Apr 28, 2018 at 7:35 PM Post #1,593 of 1,697

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Yeah there's not a lot of volume adjustment on the Fulla 2 for efficient cans. I have to run 70/100 on Windows to get any sort of volume control above the channel imbalance zone. I basically never pass 10 o'clock even with HD 6XXs.
 
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Yeah there's not a lot of volume adjustment on the Fulla 2 for efficient cans. I have to run 70/100 on Windows to get any sort of volume control above the channel imbalance zone. I basically never pass 10 o'clock even with HD 6XXs.

agh you are really missing out mate... the fuylla 2 and HD6xx sound terrible together. I recommend you sell it and get a nice OTL tube amp
 
Apr 29, 2018 at 2:08 AM Post #1,595 of 1,697

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I've got a Magni 2 which works plenty well for all my cans. I'd rather spend money on better headphones than source anyways.
 
Apr 29, 2018 at 2:42 AM Post #1,596 of 1,697

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I've got a Magni 2 which works plenty well for all my cans. I'd rather spend money on better headphones than source anyways.

Your loss, I have heard the HD6xx with Fulla 2 and Magni 2 and it sounds terrible. Darkvoice 336 OTL amp for $150 = makes teh HD6xx Godly sounding, it won't pair well with your other cans though.
 
May 1, 2018 at 5:28 PM Post #1,598 of 1,697

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Well I was expecting it to already measure pretty bad considering how the modi 2 performed. It stays with me for functionality reasons and the fact that I can't really tell that much difference between dacs.

He does have a second one, and hopefully he does more coverage on the Fulla 2.
 
May 5, 2018 at 1:51 PM Post #1,599 of 1,697

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Yeah there's not a lot of volume adjustment on the Fulla 2 for efficient cans. I have to run 70/100 on Windows to get any sort of volume control above the channel imbalance zone. I basically never pass 10 o'clock even with HD 6XXs.

Based on a recommendation from a friend I ordered one of these - https://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-iematch (Image attached). It has allowed me to take advantage of the entire range of the Fulla 2 volume control using the Ultra Sensitivity setting. There have been a number of reviews of the iEMatch on Head-Fi - https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ifi-audio-iematch-headphone-travel-accessory.22072/reviews. One can argue the logic of purchasing a $49.00 accessory for a $99.00 headphone amp but for me it was worth the price. Mated with the Grado SR 80e and after many days and hours of listening I am sold on the combination. As always YMMV...
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May 5, 2018 at 6:21 PM Post #1,600 of 1,697

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I have a Magni 2 which does most of the headphone work. Recently changed the setup so my Fulla 2 is my dac/preamp, which goes through a 3.5mm splitter into my magni 2 and speaker amp. Works for now.
 
Jun 6, 2018 at 12:20 PM Post #1,602 of 1,697

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So I've been listening to the Fulla 2 a lot more in the last few weeks... it sounds great with my Alessandro MS-1 (32 Ω impedance). I think the Fulla is resolving enough to reveal compressed sources. Most of my "portable" tracks are 320 kb/s variable AAC ripped in iTunes, but I've also been slowly ripping files in ALAC.

Give lossless audio a try and let me know if you hear a difference.

No problems with my potentiometer. The background is dead silent and channel matching seems to be perfect. I've also tested the Fulla 2 with my Sennheiser HD1 In-Ear earbuds (18 Ω impedance) and they are likewise clean and dynamic-sounding out of the Fulla.
 
Jun 6, 2018 at 3:44 PM Post #1,604 of 1,697

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I agree. I've run HDCDs and CDs as well as ALAC files into the Fulla 2 with my Grado HP-2 headphones and the Fulla doesn't quite get to the level of my custom headphone amplifier for soundstage, detail, and musical fluency... it's impressive for the money, but it can't beat $1,000+ hardware.
 
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I agree. I've run HDCDs and CDs as well as ALAC files into the Fulla 2 with my Grado HP-2 headphones and the Fulla doesn't quite get to the level of my custom headphone amplifier for soundstage, detail, and musical fluency... it's impressive for the money, but it can't beat $1,000+ hardware.

I enjoy my Dragonfly Black usb dac/amp more than the fulla 2. costs the same. everyone has preferences though
 

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