OUR SETUP

HWM (Singapore) - - TEST -

To en­sure we get the best out of these headphones, we are us­ing Schiit’s ag­ship am­plier, the Ragnarok, as well as its ag­ship DAC, the Yg­gdrasil, to power these headphones. The Ragnarok is a solid state am­plier that is well suited for driv­ing power-hun­gry pla­nar mag­netic headphones be­cause of its bot­tom­less re­serves of power. It is ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing a stag­ger­ing max­i­mum of 10W per chan­nel into 50 ohms. The Yg­gdrasil, on the other hand, es­chews o -the-shelf delta-sigma DAC chips in fa­vor of med­i­cal grade dig­i­tal to ana­log chips that run o Schiit’s pro­pri­etary dig­i­tal lter. The key benet is that un­like delta-sigma DACs which up sam­ples the orig­i­nal sam­ples, the Yg­gdrasil han­dles PCM les na­tively and re­tains all of the in­for­ma­tion of the orig­i­nal sam­ple le. For purists, this means their mu­sic is un­tainted.

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