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View Full Discussion I'll keep this really simple and based around one question: Should you buy these headphones?
In almost every situation, the answer is yes. Why? They sound really, really good.
The only reason I would say no is if you really want a solid-state amp that goes well with these. An amp is not really necessary for these headphones, and after testing these with different amps, the improvements from an external amp over my phone or desktop's on-board sound-card just don't justify spending more much more than the headphone cost for an amp solution. With tubes, however, YMMV. But for non-tube amps, these headphones are so easy to drive that you're not going to gain a lot by using an amp.
The photo is the setup I decided to go with, but it's totally not necessary.
Did you paint the jotunheim black? i checked the schiit website and its only available in Silver.
I didn't; it doesn't happen often, but sometimes Schiit gets parts that are incorrectly painted black by their supplier. Rather than return them, they just turn them into random limited editions. There's no way to anticipate when they'll have black versions, unfortunately.