Hi all, I am saving up for a DAC upgrade. I’m currently using an SMSL sankrit pro and aune X8 (which I’m selling).
My headamp is a GIlmore Lite mk2, heaphones; HD580J, HD650 and AD2K. The DAC will also be the main source for my Dynaudio BM6 monitors.
I feel that the X8 is an upgrade to my sanskrit pro in terms of detail, transparency and spatial depth, but it’s a touch too sterile and glarey for my taste. I ended up prefering the sanskrit pro, though it has somewhat a smearing sound, was an easier, more musical listen for me.
I have been considering either the Bifrost 2 or Soekris DAC1421 as my next upgrade. Which one would be better for my setup? Any others to consider? Cheers.
It’s somewhat hard to explain. It has very narrow band, sharp forwardness in the upper mids (around 4KHz I think?) and a wider band less forward upper bass. It’s a guilty pleasure and very coloured headphone. I hardly use them TBH, but I can’t bring myself to sell them.
Oh. Misunderstood your question. I thought tilt was regarding their sound signature. They swivel a little facing back and forward. They don’t tilt or swivel facing up and down. I can imagine some will have fit issues. I am fortunate that they fit me well.