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Note:  Just the Magni will do the job as well...

post #4847 of 10423
But if I use he magni then my stx will be useless then ??
post #4848 of 10423
Source(DAC, Sound Card, MP3 Player, Llama) + Amp + HP is the chain. STX would be source. Magni would be amp. And of course donkey is HP.
post #4849 of 10423
So it would be connected like stx -> magni -> dt880 ?!? Is the magni the best option for sub 200 range ?? Thanks
post #4850 of 10423
Correct and depends. On sound preference. I didn't like the Magni + DT880 pairing. The Magni is a little bright and when paired with a treble leaning HP like the 880s, they were too bright for my liking. I felt the Objective2 paired better so that's what I have at home. With the Magni, I liked a darker HP like the HD600/M-80s. Sold the Magni when I committed to selling my HD600s since the M-80s doesn't benefit from amping so I had no need for it anymore.
post #4851 of 10423
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Originally Posted by Powahlam View Post

So it would be connected like stx -> magni -> dt880 ?!? Is the magni the best option for sub 200 range ?? Thanks

Right...

 

Magni is $99 USD

 

I wouldn't say it's the best for under $200 but quite outstanding for under $100...

post #4852 of 10423
Thanks I guess I'll take the plunge and get a magni. 100usd is okay for a upgrade while still being able to utilize my stx and have control over the volume.



Thanks again !
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If the 880s are bordering on too bright for you I'd recommend the O2 instead. Personally I don't like bright headphones so I wouldn't want to pair the 880 with a bright amp like the Magni.

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

If the 880s are bordering on too bright for you I'd recommend the O2 instead. Personally I don't like bright headphones so I wouldn't want to pair the 880 with a bright amp like the Magni.

Yes the 880's are brighter than some of my cans.  However, it really depends on the source used as well. I've tried a few source such as Nova, iNova, Fiio E09K, and the Schiit stuff and I my recommendation came down to the Magni due to it's price and performance.  They're bright but not outstandingly bright imho.

 

I did forget, Fiio E09K is fairly well imho, price and performance.  Darker than Schiit stuff but for sound quality, I have to give it to the Schiit.

 

Can't say much for the o2 amp because I haven't tried it.  "This could be another option for you..."

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Originally Posted by dyang View Post

Yes the 880's are brighter than some of my cans.  However, it really depends on the source used as well. I've tried a few source such as Nova, iNova, Fiio E09K, and the Schiit stuff and I my recommendation came down to the Magni due to it's price and performance.  They're bright but not outstandingly bright imho.

I did forget, Fiio E09K is fairly well imho, price and performance.  Darker than Schiit stuff but for sound quality, I have to give it to the Schiit.

Can't say much for the o2 amp because I haven't tried it.  "This could be another option for you..."
Just to clarify, you've named amps (1 dac/amp combo) and not sources. Lets not overwhelm Powahlam with any more confusions than what comes with most newcomers. smily_headphones1.gif And for the record, the Objective2 would slot right in the middle of the Magni and the E09/K. I find that the FIIO house sound is slightly dark/warm. Objective2 is neutral and some would call it "thin".
post #4856 of 10423
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


Just to clarify, you've named amps (1 dac/amp combo) and not sources. Lets not overwhelm Powahlam with any more confusions than what comes with most newcomers. smily_headphones1.gif And for the record, the Objective2 would slot right in the middle of the Magni and the E09/K. I find that the FIIO house sound is slightly dark/warm. Objective2 is neutral and some would call it "thin".

Hahaha...  Apologies Powahlam, didn't mean any confusion.  

 

Well, there ya go...  O2, Fiio E09K, and Schiit Magni.  All less than $200

post #4857 of 10423

^ Good choices and if it were me I would choose the one that would pair best with the headphones as per my preferences. Fiio if the 880 is slightly bright for you, O2 if you like it how it is, Magni if you don't mind it being a tad brighter. With the Magni you'll probably perceive more treble detail too so I guess that's a plus if you're a treble-head. I don't like overly bright headphones but the DT880 are only a tiny bit bright for me so personally I would choose the O2.

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The E09K does add a little more bass to these than even my bassiest tubes do.
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I've had the Modi/Magni paired with my Beyer 880 250 ohms for the last week or so.  Sounds great to me, much better than out of my computer's sound card (although I'm using a laptop with cruddy built-in sound).  If it's important to you, one of the reasons I went with Schiit is their reputation for customer service.  There's a very active bunch of Schiitheads on this site too.  Check the Schiit thread before you buy:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601151/schiit-owners-unite


Edited by ejwiles - 10/9/13 at 7:09pm
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Originally Posted by ejwiles View Post
 

There's a very active bunch of Schiitheads on this site too.  

 

 

:L3000: lol

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