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Will a receiver be able to drive it? I'm looking at the AVR-1612, AVR-1712, RX-V371, and RX-V471. If those can't drive it, I'll get the Schiit Asgard, Valhalla, or Lyr along with a Bifrost if I have the cash.
you shouldn't have any problems driving headphones with receivers, but if its a concern i'd recommend you google the specific specs, but if you have the cash to burn i prefer having standalone setup over an "all-in-one"
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you shouldn't have any problems driving headphones with receivers, but if its a concern i'd recommend you google the specific specs, but if you have the cash to burn i prefer having standalone setup over an "all-in-one"
Sadly I don't have any extra cash to burn right now. I need to afford a rig, monitor, mouse, and desk all in $2000 or less.
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Sadly I don't have any extra cash to burn right now. I need to afford a rig, monitor, mouse, and desk all in $2000 or less.
i believe the receiver should do the job fine, but like i said if its a concern make sure to check the specs of the receiver.
if you use the receiver to drive the headphones, you get to save some money and you have the option of upgrading to a standalone setup in the future if you want to.
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I'll probably upgrade to something later. Probably something from Schiit.

So, would it be AH-D2000<DT880 600ohm<HD650? How's the bass on the 650's?
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Should be less than Denons but FWIR is has the right amount while denons is little on the "too much" side. Check Schiit review i linked in page 1 in case you missed it.
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I wouldn't touch the Asgard with anything.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/562736/what...is-amp-related

I wouldn't recommend any Schiit because of that. Read the entire thread. Makes for entertaining (and scary) reading.

What's your current setup OP?
post #17 of 105
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Well I'm afraid of Schiit amps now so Schiit will not be a company that will see my wallet. Any other companies you'd recommend? I was looking at the Maverick Audio stuff like before. The Cambridge Audio DACMagic too.

My current setup is just my laptop speakers. I could get the Maverick Audio A1 and D1 together for the price of $400 + shipping. I'm looking at the receivers I listed above. Recommendations for receiver too would be great since I'm still not sure after my thread a month or two ago searching for a receiver.
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post #18 of 105
Well, you will need an external DAC tbh.

$400 for both headphones and dac?
post #19 of 105
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$600 for both together. I feel Black Friday won't have really good discounts so I'm planning on trying to save as much as I can, unless every item is discounted by at least $100.
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I wouldn't touch the Asgard with anything.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/562736/what...is-amp-related

I wouldn't recommend any Schiit because of that. Read the entire thread. Makes for entertaining (and scary) reading.

What's your current setup OP?

Jesus Christ.... get your facts before posting IMO, that problem was recognized by Schiit's co-founder and he offered a free fix to everyone who bought the Asgard before that incident and then added they will include a protection to prevent that voltage from happening when turning the unit off, in short: every Asgard (that was only with Asgard) is now fixed...
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