I thought it'd be nice to do a Yggdrasil vs. Gungnir Multibit comparison thread (this came from this thread: Big Day of Testing. There are only a few of us that have been foolish enough to own both and I thought it'd be nice to have a thread to give our thoughts. Here's my setup: That's a Yggdrasil and a Gungnir Multibit XLR into a Rag. I'm listening on HD800s with no mods (except for removal of the dust covers). Here's my initial thoughts after an hour of comparison: The Gungnir Multibit and the Yggdrasil are very close, but I'd like to think that if I did a blind test between the Yggdrasil and the Gungnir Multibit I could tell a difference now. The biggest difference I noticed is there is a certain richness or fullness with the Yggdrasil that the Gungnir Multibit lacks. It's like the difference between a 12-bit and 14-bit picture, while the 12-bit looks great, the 14-bit looks just a bit more real and evokes a more emotional response. I found the differences more noticeable in the voices especially. With the Yggdrasil, I felt like I could better hear the timbre of each note and the way it resonated in the vocalist's mouth. The other thing I noticed is the Gungnir Multibit seems to have a more separated sound stage, where as the Yggdrasil seemed to be more natural. There seems to be better separation with the Yggdrasil with each instrument. The instruments with the Gungnir Multibit seem to be more on top of each other (but not by much). Overall, I'm super happy with the Gungnir Multibit, but I'm really glad I purchased the Yggdrasil and that it's my main home DAC. The Gungnir Multibit is amazing for my work setup. I found that Yggdrasil tended to grab me more in the emotions than Gungnir Multibit did, but I'd have either over any delta-sigma DAC any day. This is something I wasn't able to suss out on Larry's setup, but it seems more clear on my home/familiar setup. Anywho, anyone else have any impressions they'd like to add? Or maybe we could have a mini-meet at my house and do some comparisons.