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Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by mhamel, Aug 19, 2015.
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  1. shultzee



    You could throw another cheap usb cable at it to see of the problem goes away before buying a pricier one. I had one go bad after using it for year plugging and unplugging from dac to laptop. On another note I did hear a little distortion on a set of tubes before they were run in. It went away after a few hours.
     
  2. kurb1980
    I got my Lyr2 on Tuesday to pair with my HE:6's but not enough juice so I upgraded to the mj2 and will go balanced all the way.  Nick T said it will have plenty of power for the HE-6's going balanced but the TRS won't be enough power to drive them.  Good news if you upgrade Schiit waives the restocking fee :wink:
     
  3. Astral Abyss
    What DAC are you using?
     
  4. kurb1980
    I have a Benchmark DAC2 HGC and iFI iDSD Micro but I primarily use the Micro to upsample with HQP to DSD256 on my discreet music pc.  I do have some RCA to XLR cables that I might use from the Micro to Mj2 and compare RCA inputs.  But for sure I'm gonna go balanced out of the Mj2.
     
  5. Astral Abyss
    Very nice.  Shame you can't use the balanced out of the DAC2 direct into the Mojo2 with that setup.
     
  6. kurb1980
    Well I think I could the HGC has XLR out but I would have to use female to male XLR cable but then I would have to manage the HGC gain output.  Possible but I don't see myself going down the route thoa.  It will be unbalanced out of the micro into the Mj2 balanced out which is good enough for now since the balanced out on the Mj2 has more juice the TRS output.  Right now I'm more concerned about getting enough power to the HE:6's :)
     
  7. BobFiggins
     
    Exact same thing happened with my HD 800, with the exception it was USPS, and they said the package was lost. After 2 hours of them on the phone while I waited in there pacing back and forth, they were able to locate it and I had to drive across town to another USPS branch.
     
    Whenever I order something crappy, always shows up with no issue. Soon as I put some good money into it, issues. Either bad luck or just a lack of noticing the trouble a crappy package goes through. Probably a combination of both.
     
  8. MattTCG
     
    Yup, I know the feeling. I did finally get the package and my amp at almost 9:00 that night. But I will not be using fedex again, ever. I must have made 10 phone calls. Got hung up on twice. One girl told me it was due until the next because I had it sent to the fedex store instead of my home. [​IMG] That made me mad. Then one guy who seems to actually be trying to help said it was at the hub across town. I check on line and indeed it said delivered to that address. I jumped in the car and drove 40 minutes over there and guess what? If wasn't there. It was in fact delivered to the original fedex location on the opposite side of town. [​IMG]...ugh. 
     
  9. reddog
    I do not like fedex either, they delivered my Asgard 2, to the wrong house, in the rain. When the driver finally, delivered it, the box was wet, but do to Schiit Audio's excellent workers, the amp was in a thick plastic bag, and was not wet or damaged.
     
  10. BobFiggins
    All this talk about how bad Fedex is, and they have my A6 on the trucks right now. Eeek!
     
  11. elwappo99
     
    Glad you're enjoying! [​IMG]. Have anything running balanced to compare balanced vs SE? 
     
    I think I might jump from the carbon preorder to the Mjolnir2. Still haven't found a lot of good impressions though, but a few say they're pretty close.
     
  12. MattTCG
    I've heard the LC twice now at meets and got to spend a couple of hours with it recently in Nashville. The only reason that I'd go with the LC would be if I needed a smaller amp or transportable. But for desktop amp there isn't anything that the mjo 2 doesn't do better IMO. The mjo2 is slightly more expensive but I don't feel that it's a high price to pay for an amp that performs better than many $1500 amps that I've owned. 
     
    Still waiting on some burn in time to make a more detailed review. 
     
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  13. vhsownsbeta
     
    I am trying to decide between Multibifrost/Valhalla2 and Multigungnir/Mjolnir2 for HD650/800. Early impressions of MJO2 with the Senns?
     
  14. raybone0566
    matt, I like to hear what you think when you pair mj2 with your hd800's
     
  15. MattTCG
     
     
     
    TBH I'm a little surprised at how good the mjo2 is with the hd800. I didn't really care for the orginal mjo with the hd800. The mjo2 is a completely different story. There are few amps that can bring out the warmth and bass of the hd800 and still not muck up that wonderful extension up top. The mjo2 is able to do just that. The bass bumps nice and tight and is in no way shy...puts a big smile on my face with EDM. Mids are sweet and natural with female vocals being produced in a very engaging manner. 
     
    This is the best sub $1k amp that I've come across that does the hd800 this well. I need more time to evaluate and put this all in perspective. Most amps that can pull off what the refinement and power that pairs well with the 800 are pretty special and have a much higher price tag. 
     
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