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Schiit Magni Reviews

Positive Reviews

LeoTheAwesome

Amazing, price can't be beaten.

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Pros: Very cheap, Looks amazing, clean sound, Surprisingly well built

Cons: Back RCA sensitive to movement

Overall impressions:   At first i thought that this would be just another good looking and not much to show for kind of amplifier. In short, I was mistaken.   As I opened the box i was surprised by the built quality. I was expecting a light weight, thing aluminum, plastic knob item. But this is far form the truth. It has a surprisingly thick Steel body, that adds a good weigh to the unit. It has a good looking knob, call me weird but this is the only interactive part of the item. So a good aluminum touch does add to the experience. The finish on the aluminum itself is not the best, but standing 30cm from it you can't see any imperfection.   The little feat are just...
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Negative Reviews

Radio_head

Promising Amp Held Back By Low Price

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Pros: Compact, Has the footprint of a golden lotus, matches macbook pro

Cons: Low price means anyone can have one, only one box, I have a dell

Schiit Magni Review   -please contact me for a one millimeter version of this review downloadable onto a microdot that can be smuggled and hidden from even the most prying eyes.   Intro:   As a free-thinking maverick who bucks trends and rides bulls, I have really never been one of the multitude of Schiit fans.  Ever since the first Asgard was hyped to high heaven, I've been averse to their products and never impressed with their offerings.  That said, I decided to try their newer product, their cheapest to date, to see if its stripped-down bare-bones nature would somehow change my roguishly independent mind.   About Schiit: Schiit Audio may be...
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More Reviews

Hi-Fi'er

Excellent in Price Category and Value

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Pros: Powerful, Small Factor, Excellent build Quality

Cons: Sounds Processed

I've been reading so many replies and reviews how the O2, Magni and Vali sound the same. After weeks of listening to all of them, (yes I have them all) they are all not exactly the same . I've been using the same music and all else in the system is the same and have only changed the amps. Started with O2, then went to Magni. Yes the Magni and O2 sound very close. The Magni does sound a tad processed and thin compared to O2 but the Magni does have more authority as it is more powerful in comparison even though they all seem to struggle reproducing the source. Then I went to the Vali. The Vali sounds nothing like the others. It's slightly more smoother and warmer, more of a natural sound...
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shanethegeek

Magni is a great value but there are some caveats.

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Pros: Analytical

Cons: Aggressive

Audio Gear - Grado SR-80i, Sony MDR-7506, Schiit Modi, Schiit Magni, Lepai 2020+, Logitech G930, Yamaha NS-6490, Pioneer VSX-822K Pioneer SP-PK51FS. As you may have noticed big price to perceived performance type of person.   After reading many reviews on headphone amps I kept stumbling upon the Schiit Magni. Purported as a great value for the money, capable amp for the price, audiophile quality, great starter headphone amp. I must say that I do enjoy quality sound and listen to music for hours on end on may a days.    That being said let me explain my listed pro and con.   Analytical - On several songs I am able to hear the vocalist breathe...
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DangerToast

A Fantastic Value

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Pros: Detail, Clarity, Looks

Cons: Channel imbalance, lack of a gain switch

A year ago I was completely new the world of hi-fi. I was one of those newbies asking "do I really need a headphone amp to power my new headphones?" The resounding response from the head-fi community was "yes, of course you do!" So I decided to spend as little money as possible for an amp that would sufficiently power my Hifiman HE-400 headphones. My research led me to a few options, including some offerings from Fiio, but the Magni seemed to be the best bang-for-the-buck. On top of that, the Magni looked much sleeker than anything Fiio was selling at the time. So I plunked down the cash and waited for my little Magni to arrive, not entirely sure how it would affect my...
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DrikTheTroll

Good value for $100

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Pros: Value - can power orthos

Cons: Bright, slightly cold for my tastes

Surprised not to see a review on the Magni already.   Currently own the Magni, and it represents a very good value in my view - IF you like a brighter signature.   Powered a pair of LCD-2s well for me - tightened bass and brought mids forward when compared to underamping via E07K or other solutions I had at the time.   That said, I don't use it very much because I found the signature too bright for my tastes - but that's a taste issue. Posts seem to be a bit all over the map when paired with the LCD-2s - mostly good but with a smattering of very bad.   Bottom line - if you like a brightish signature, there is real value to be had here.  ...
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tdockweiler

Pretty good for the price

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Pros: Small, looks nice, cheap

Cons: Slightly bright/lean sounding, can be noisy

  Fairly neutral but sounds slightly bright and lean sounding at times. To my ears, definitely more so than the O2. I had them both within the last 6 months.   I felt it sounded good with the HD-650, HD-598 and my DJ100 but just decent with my Q701. For my Q701 with this amp I would probably prefer to use it with a warmer sounding source such as the Fiio E17. I think the docked Ipod Touch 2G to Magni made the Q701 sound a bit harsh/tinny/metallic sounding. Modi to Magni was a little better.   I sold the Magni after a few months and switched to the O2. It's slightly better but it does cost a little more. I think the O2 is a better match for brighter headphones, but...
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