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Valhalla 2 is surprisingly fast and neutral for a tube amp. Yet, it makes the high impedance cans come alive.With respect to the Schiit Valhalla I am clueless on how this is going to sound in the HD650, the headphones themself have a slight warmish tonality.
Asgard2 is a neutral amp using it for last 1.5years with HD598se. If it is warm them it should neutralizes the piercing ATH M50X but it was not.Asgard 2 wont be good pairing with hd650, both have warm tonality which doest gel well. Valhalla being an OTL may suit hd650 as its a high impedance can. It would be good if you can share budget for amp, as I have heard HD650 with Apex teton amp and that was one of the best Headphone experience i ever had.
YMMV, but it sounds warm to me when I compare it with other HPA I currently have (i.e. Jotunheim, magni3, Lyr1, whammy, Sapphire v4). Best pairing I have found for Asgard2 is hd800, and I dunno about LCD2 being recommended with it as it didnt fair well with planars for me, tried yamaha hp1, fostex t20v1, hifiman Arya (this wasnt that bad, but whammy was far better in producing that bass slam)..Asgard2 is a neutral amp using it for last 1.5years with HD598se. If it is warm them it should neutralizes the piercing ATH M50X but it was not.
Many recomend it with audeze lcd2 which is infact a very warm can. So I would say it is a neutral amp.
FYI, I have meridian explorer which is a warm dac+amp makes further dull when it is paired with HD598. But it is perfect for Ath m50x as it neutralizes the tonality and highs.
How about the bottlehead crack ?I'd suggest you pair with an OTL tube headphone amplifier.
The Bottlehead crack falls within my price range as well, but I have never heard it yet to make the move.I'd suggest you pair with an OTL tube headphone amplifier.
HD650 can be termed as a bit dark, due to its treble roll-off and mid bass hump. The Schiit Valhalla 2, is made exclusively for high impedance HPs esp, ones with impedance >250 Ohm. The Valhalla 2 is warm, but also very powerful, which will suit the HD650s perfectly well. Another alternative is the Lyr 3.With respect to the Schiit Valhalla I am clueless on how this is going to sound in the HD650, the headphones themself have a slight warmish tonality.
I have had these in past with HD650.Looking for a mating amp for the HD650 headphones.
I find it tough to drive the headphones without a amplifier.
Any suggestions to those already using it please let me know .