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bbisset
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Jul 15, 2017
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How does this compare to the Schiit Jotunheim at the same price? I've read really good things about both the Schiit DAC/Amp and the Grace Design m9XX... but if one could only have one... My current cans are the HD650s and Philips SHP9500S. Thoughts? Currently using a Nu Force uDAC5 which I am happy with, but need another DAC for a 2nd location.
Jul 15, 2017
kxrider85
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Jul 17, 2017
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The Jotunheim is a really, really good value, especially considering it has a balanced headphone input. While this DAC/Amp is pretty good, I don't think it beats the Jotunheim in overall value
Jul 17, 2017
bbisset
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Jul 17, 2017
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Awesome. Thank-you for your thoughts.
Jul 17, 2017
johnq1118
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Jul 17, 2017
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I got both cans, and it drive them fine, i also have a polar he500 and it drives it well to, never have to go over 85.
Jul 17, 2017
b3wannabe
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Jul 17, 2017
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The Jot is bigger/heavier; has more power, has balanced capability and sounds a bit bright to my ears (glare).
The Grace is smaller, doesn't have balanced capability, and less power, but sounds better and smoother to my ears.
In my case I put the Jot in the closet for now. If you need more power than the Grace and don't want/need the balanced connection, you might consider the iDSD Micro-iCan Black Label - it's pretty dope for listening fun.
Jul 17, 2017
Lambo
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Jul 17, 2017
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Would you recommend the uDAC5? I am thinking of getting it, but there seem to be a few people saying it's not good over at the drop page.
Jul 17, 2017
bbisset
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Jul 17, 2017
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I like it, but I don't have much (yet) to compare against. This article was why I bought the uDAC5: https://www.themasterswitch.com/review-optoma-udac5 from here: https://www.themasterswitch.com/best-dacs#Picks
Jul 17, 2017
ra990
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Jul 18, 2017
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Yes, definitely check out the iFi iDSD Black Label, it's frequently on sale from $379 at Adorama. It's a pretty great dac/amp with a ton of features and plenty of power. I use it with my HD800S along with the m9xx, they're both great, but the iFi can get really loud whereas the m9xx get just loud enough for anything I need.
Jul 18, 2017
Lambo
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Jul 25, 2017
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How frequently is it on sale?
Jul 25, 2017
Panzer17
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Jul 26, 2017
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I'd heard good things about the Grace Design, but with those specs there is no way it can properly amp an HD650.
I think you are better off with the Jot.
Jul 26, 2017
ra990
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Jul 26, 2017
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It was on sale recently, might still be! Search for the link on the slick deals forum. I'd post it, but I'm on my phone right now.
Jul 26, 2017
Lambo
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Jul 26, 2017
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thanks
Jul 26, 2017
b3wannabe
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Jul 26, 2017
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Sale is over (for now) but here's the link: https://www.adorama.com/ifmicridsdbl.html?sdtid=10293720&emailprice=t
They have a "sale alert" function you can click, presumably to send you a notice when/if the sale comes back. I've seen the sale, briefly each time, like for a couple days only, about three times the last 2-3 months.
Jul 26, 2017
jefe32
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Jul 31, 2017
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Twice this year alone.
Jul 31, 2017
stevez32
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Aug 5, 2017
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BuyDig.com has iFi Micro iDSD Black Label USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier on sale for $549 - $170 w/ coupon code c117744736 = $379. Shipping is free
Aug 5, 2017
jefe32
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Aug 5, 2017
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Yep. Great deal!
Aug 5, 2017
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