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Add me for Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pros.
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Anyone got allot to say on the subject of Denon AH-D5000 thinking I might get a pair of them as an upgrade from my dt770's? mostly if im honest because i think they look sexy with that lovely wood finish tongue.gif
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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

It'd connect through RCA's but I've never used the MSII myself. As for cables, I use a local store that sources them cheaply. I'm in the camp that the quality of RCA cables only extends to the build and not the sound, though. Monoprice seems to be the go to online place for most people. And I just keep it on the desk, it's kind of like the old xbox 360's in that you want to elevate it to get airflow around it, but unlike the 360 it's designed to run hot.
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I'd be interested to hear the reasoning behind your dislike for the amp. As for the O2, I had heard of it, but hadn't really researched into it. I had been looking at the Asgard since it was announced and when they fixed the transformer hum and it was in stock I jumped on it.

Now if I only had more time and my HE-400's back to really listen to it.
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that amp has been known to severely damage headphones with direct current spikes on power off...
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that amp has been known to severely damage headphones with direct current spikes on power off...

They fixed the issue but their reaction to it was a PR disaster and to trust someone sending out a product with that great of a flaw in it, which should of been detected in the beta build / research process is unforgivable. Not to mention they started off denying there was a problem. That and the O2 is proven to cater for 99.9% of all headphones needs perfectly.
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I thought that was just the design of the amp itself? There wasn't any relay to prevent current spikes as it was assumed you plugged the headphones in after it was on and unplugged before it was off.

Granted for a consumer product, that lack of foresight is pretty staggering. Then again I could be wrong about that.
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Add me please. I have JVC RX900's and ordered Sennheiser 598's couple days ago. I can't wait to get those in test thumb.gif
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Granted for a consumer product, that lack of foresight is pretty staggering. Then again I could be wrong about that.

A lot of small audio companies that cater to audio enthusiasts have a track record of poor QC and using their early adopters as test mules.
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post #11179 of 37662
Thanks for your suggestion chinesekiwi!

I actually am considering the O2 as well. Great to know the MSII works well with the O2!

Thinking about getting HE-300/HE-400 or Senn 600/650.
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post #11180 of 37662
The HE-300/400 have had QC problems as well. 650's are very respectable cans and very very good
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