Dedicated Source Components
“ REVIEW: Schiit Audio “Bifrost” DAC Introduction By now, Schiit probably needs no head-fi introduction, and so I will not be providing one. I will also not be making any jokes about the name. Sorry. That was so last review I had asked to be sent a review loaner of the Bifrost when the announcement was made about its existence. Schiit...” --Skylab
“This isn't a review so much as throwing my throwing 2cents into the "great little DAC for the price!" pot. I think if I was starting out and I needed gear, this with the magni, or the Asgard, would be my first choice. I use this at work with the PSY RCA/USB cables. They are plugged into a Schiit Lyr with some nice Russian tubes. I usually this setup with the HD650, sometimes the...” --SursumCorda
“Absolutely amazing DAC. I have the Gen 2 USB upgrade. I now listen to nothing but flac files. For years I would not listen to CD (digital) as I couldn't get over the harshness. This has changed the way I listen to music and increased my enjoyment. No more getting up to clean and change records, No longer a dedicated room and shelving to hold those records. I just click my mouse and...” --tvrguy
“This review is more for people seeking to enter into the audiophile world, or someone who just wants an inexpensive DAC that will perform as it should and is interested in the growing (justifiable) hype around Schiit products, as this is a product with an entry level price point. Disclaimer: Not affiliated to Schiit Audio, nor did they send me anything for free or a review unit...” --Lethe
Modi is a complete family of affordable DACs for virtually any need. Whether you want better sound from your computer, from your Apple TV, from your CD player, or virtually any source, the Modi family has a model that will fit your needs perfectly. Modi Optical: For Airport Express, TVs, Gamers, CD Players, and Beyond Modi Optical plugs into any optical source—from computer sound cards...
Modi 2: Improve Any Computer’s Sound Modi 2 plugs into virtually any computer—Windows, Mac, popular Linux distros, Intel Chromebooks, as well as iPhones and iPads. Just plug in via USB and go with no drivers in Standard Mode, up to 24/96 output. Switch to Expert Mode for extended high-res capabilities to 24/192. This will require drivers for Windows, but for no other OS (hello,...