Question on Bifrost 2 OG

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  1. Ares5150

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    I'm considering the purchase of a used BF2 OG, and I'm intrigued by the potential differences in sound compared to the 2/64. I originally planned to buy a new DAC within the $700-$1000 range but wondered if exploring the used market might be a smarter move to satisfy my curiosity without straining my wallet. The BF2 OG, being an R2R DAC, is said to deliver a sound that's described as fun, engaging, and enjoyable. While my primary goal is to enhance this part of my audio chain, I'm aware of the inherent trade-offs and the concept of "endgame" is fleeting in this hobby lol. Although it doesn't have to be this specific model, I appreciate American-made products and have a positive opinion of Schiit as a company. I'd love to hear your thoughts or suggestions if any.

    Current Gear
    Modius E

    Amps on hand
    midgard-Hooked to modius balanced
    pietus maximus-hooked modius rca
    thx 789 AAA
    Dark Voice 336se

    Headphones
    Arya Stealth
    Focal Clear OG
    Sundara (likely on reitrement after arya purchase)
    HD6xx
     
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    No comment on the equipment but buying used is the smart way to purchase any audio gear. If you're smart when you buy it then you likely won't lose much when you sell. And if you keep it then you got a good deal and can feel good about the purchase.

    Buy used when you can, buy new when you have to.
     
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    thats been my strategy since hopping back into the hobby. Found the focals and aryas for a great deal.
     
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    See no reason why the BF2 OG would not be a good match with anything in your list, especially the Pietus -- already other members using that as a pairing with various cans and enjoying it. Agree used is a good idea most of the time -- I can count on one hand the negative experiences I've had buying or selling audio gear over a 14+ year period on various sites. I've been lucky though, those experiences have never included outright fraud, just stuff like a broken headphone cable or part of an pre-amp not working properly, and the sellers always ended up doing something for me in the end. That doesn't mean that fraud doesn't happen, though, especially nowadays. Just make sure you're buying with PayPal protection (so, no Friends & Family) and from a seller with a good amount of recent feedback, and generally you should be ok. eBay is also good for security as a buyer.
     
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    I appreciate this. I’ve been lucky too and strictly used g&s through PayPal. The gentleman with the Bifrost 2 wanted friends and family but I declined. Despite him having a ton of sales and trades. (Not here). I’m not taking any chances.
     

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