- Jan 22, 2012
could u please compare h10 to asgard/valhalla2 with 650s
It's been a while since I had the Val 2 in house but I'll share what I remember. The Val 2 has a very clean almost solid state sound with just a splash of tube goodness. The h10 has a bit more warmth than the Val 2 and imparts more dynamics especially at low to medium volume levels.
The Val 2 is quite flexible for a tube amp and with the gain switch can power some of the easier to drive planar mags such as the he400i and possibly lcd-2. The h10 seems to excel equally with dynamic driver based cans as it does with planar mags.
The h10 has real grunt and power in reserve with laser tight grip on the transducer. For me, this gives it the flexibility to pair very well with a diversity of cans. While the Val 2 is versatile for a OTL amp, it just can't match the flexibility of the h10. Although, you can color the flavor with tubes on the Val.
While I really like the Val 2 for build quality, nice looks and good warranty...I haven't found a pair of cans that I like better with the Val after getting the h10.
Hope this helps.