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post #11181 of 38361
Draygonn,

I noticed you have the O2. How do you like it compared to your other amps?

I'm torn between getting the Asgard and the O2 (even with all the controversy surrounding these two amps which I JUST realized, lol). I assume Asgard issues are fixed, but the O2 does still win out in price.

Chinesekiwi,

The HRT MSII + Objective 2 should be much better than the Fiio E17 alone, correct? Seems like it, but just want to make sure I'm getting the optimal setup. Also, what cable do I use to connect the HRT MSII to the O2?
Edited by ChaiBear - 2/16/12 at 10:09pm
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post #11182 of 38361
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Draygonn,
I noticed you have the O2. How do you like it compared to your other amps?
I'm torn between getting the Asgard and the O2 (even with all the controversy surrounding these two amps which I JUST realized, lol). I assume Asgard issues are fixed, but the O2 does still win out in price.

The O2 is great. I would take one over the Asgard in a heartbeat (the Schiit amp problems have been fixed). The Schiit amps are nice looking but they run very hot and that bugs me. Can't really compare the O2 to my other amps because they are tube amps, nice looking shiny things that change the sound, while the O2 is transparent. Tube amps don't have the price/performance of the O2 so they are more for the fun of the hobby. The WA2 is the showpiece and the Crack is a DIY kit I built.

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post #11183 of 38361
The Objective amp uses a Pioneer DJM replacement knob. haha
     
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post #11184 of 38361
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The Objective amp uses a Pioneer DJM replacement knob. haha

you mean the volume knob? It's a very good quality one.

Here's the full parts and cost list: here

the component that controls the volume and electrical signal volume wise is the 'volume potentiometer'. And yes, they do and can make a difference (see volume balance at low volumes). And yes, it's $1.80. High quality electronic parts implemented correctly cost very very little. The implementation / circuit design of an electronic component matters more than the quality of the part itself. A rightly implemented cheaper part can easily be better than an poorly implemented expensive part.

The actual visible knob you attach to the potentiometer is 60 cents.
post #11185 of 38361
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Draygonn,
I noticed you have the O2. How do you like it compared to your other amps?
I'm torn between getting the Asgard and the O2 (even with all the controversy surrounding these two amps which I JUST realized, lol). I assume Asgard issues are fixed, but the O2 does still win out in price.
Chinesekiwi,
The HRT MSII + Objective 2 should be much better than the Fiio E17 alone, correct? Seems like it, but just want to make sure I'm getting the optimal setup. Also, what cable do I use to connect the HRT MSII to the O2?

1) Yeah get the O2.

2) It will be better than the E17 alone.

3) 2 RCA to 3.5mm
post #11186 of 38361
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Draygonn,
I noticed you have the O2. How do you like it compared to your other amps?
I'm torn between getting the Asgard and the O2 (even with all the controversy surrounding these two amps which I JUST realized, lol). I assume Asgard issues are fixed, but the O2 does still win out in price.

as an O2 owner I cant recommend it enough
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post #11187 of 38361
Thanks everyone for their help...

I ordered the O2 and the HRT MS II. thumb.gif Next step...headphones.

I currently have some speakers connected to my motherboard sound card. The headphone set up will be: PC (USB)--> HRT MSII --> O2 --> Headphones.

Since I have always used just speakers on my PC, how do I switch between speakers and headphone output? Is that through the Realtek software?

Draygonn, nice pics! You're right, can't really compare the O2 to the higher-end tube amp, WA2. That thing is beautiful. (and of course, way out of my price range, ha)
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post #11188 of 38361
I want an O2 so bad but no black PCB. Why? I want an acrylic front panel to show off the internals. smile.gif Excited about the ODA.

What would be an adequate inexpensive setup for the AH-D2000's?
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post #11189 of 38361
Hey guys, i'm looking at buying a pair of headphones/headset primarily for gaming for around $100 Australian.
Comfort is a high priority as well as the headphones being closed.
They will be running off the on board audio on my ASrock Z68 extreme 7.
A headset would be a much easier option for me, but i am willing to just get a clip on mic if the audio quality is quite different.

thanks.
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I have a pair of senn hd 555 (modded), as well as Audio Technica AD-700.

 

Add me to the club please thumbsupsmiley.png

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