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My HD518's and Fiio E6 arrived today. These are my first high-quality headphones as well as amp. thumb.gif

Not really sure how much you'd benefit from the E6. Do you have a sound card? If not, that's something that should've been considered prior to you getting an amplifier. tongue.gif
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Got in my schiit asgard yesterday. Not only does it sounds good but it also doubles as a hand warmer.
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Got in my schiit asgard yesterday. Not only does it sounds good but it also doubles as a hand warmer.

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Not really sure how much you'd benefit from the E6. Do you have a sound card? If not, that's something that should've been considered prior to you getting an amplifier. tongue.gif

I did consider it and for $28 it's a non-issue even if it doesn't help... but it does. Just the 518's straight into my str-dh520 is rather muddy (more bass, less treble and higher mids) and with the E6 it is wonderful. I do have a soundcard (X-Fi Titanium Pro) but no room on my mobo w/ Tri SLi.
 
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post #11165 of 38098
Yeah the one thing you can be certain is that the E5 and E6 have low output impedance. Many headphone outputs do not.

HD 518 already has elevated midbass and lower mids:
340

And here's a graph of the impedance vs. frequency:
340

If you use a source with nonzero output impedance, you will just be effectively tilting the FR in favor of areas where the impedance is greater. In this case it would boost the region around 100 Hz even more. That's part of where the mud in muddy bass can come from.

So in the least they will give you the honest FR of the headphones. They just may not have the absolute best specs, output power, or anything else, but who's expecting that for $20-30?
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Interesting, thank you for sharing this. I'm really new to audiophile stuff and very interested, but there's so much that I'm just finding out about. redface.gif
 
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post #11167 of 38098
SkoalFineCut,

I am now thinking of getting a Schiit Asgard amp... A few questions:

How does it connect to PC? Is it through RCAs to soundcard?

I am also considering the HRT Music Streamer II as a DAC. Would you happen to know if the HRT connects to the Asgard through RCAs? If so, I'm wondering where to pick up some quality RCAs.

Since the Asgard runs pretty hot do you keep it away from other components?

Sorry for the weird questions! biggrin.gif
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No, don't get the S*** A**guard amp please!!!!

Please oh please get the JDSLabs O2 and be done with it.
$140 standard, $156 for it to come with North American AC Adapter.

HRT Streamer II + O2 = very good combo for the money indeed.

That said, what headphone do you intend to plug into it?

Basically PC [USB Connection] HRT Streamer II [ 2 RCA to 3.5mm cable] O2 amp -> headphones.
post #11169 of 38098
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Got in my schiit asgard yesterday. Not only does it sounds good but it also doubles as a hand warmer.

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No, don't get the S*** A**guard amp please!!!!
Please oh please get the JDSLabs O2 and be done with it.
$140 standard, $156 for it to come with North American AC Adapter.
HRT Streamer II + O2 = very good combo for the money indeed.
That said, what headphone do you intend to plug into it?
Basically PC [USB Connection] HRT Streamer II [ 2 RCA to 3.5mm cable] O2 amp -> headphones.

Such language!redface.gif

I'm seriously considering moving to an O2-based setup but I hate selling bigger audio equipment like my Nova.mad.gif

Might just get a power-amp-to-electrostatic converter and move to that other O2-setup (Stax).tongue.gif
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