A start-up company based in California has appeared, and its claim to fame is its strange, nearly obscene name. Schiit is a company that makes headphone amplifiers, designed and built in the United States. And, yes, their tagline is "You aren't gonna believe this Schiit." They're completely honest and open about their name as a homophone-ishly crude way to get attention.
Schiit's two head designers are audio industry veterans; Jason Stoddard comes from Sumo and Mike Moffat hails from Theta, where both designers respectively worked on over a dozen amps. Schiit's first two products are the Asgard and Valhalla headphone amplifiers. The $250 Asgard is a class-A headphone amplifier, while the $350 Valhalla is a class-A tube amplifier. Yes, a tube amp for your headphones. Both amps come with a 5-year warranty and a 15-day money-back guarantee, and are available now.
— Will Greenwald
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