Originally Posted by YGuyG Next obvious question: How much of an improvement can I expect from the M&M Schiit stack over my E11? Night and day, quite noticeable or what?
It has been a while since I've owned the FiiO E11 amplifier. However, the stack will provide plenty of power for the HE-400s as well as provide great sound - from a neutral aspect for your headphones. But, to compare the two, it is apples vs. oranges. The Magni will not have a bass boost button, but you'll be able to EQ the sound through FooBar, if you desire to customize the sound to your tastes.
I just want to be careful that I don't imply that differences can, or could be heard that would really "wow" someone, but when they get the devices they would then question why someone overwhelmingly praised a product, yet it was just OK, and not great.
I am, however, very happy witht he Magni / Modi now that I have them. I won't brag about the sound, because another person's ears will hear differently than mine. However, I can state that there is noting that I don't like about them because they do their job, and they do it quite well. Finally, though, in my case, I do think the Magni / Modi is a better solution than the Audio-GD "Fun" that I had owned in the past. When you consider that as used "Fun" sells for about the same price as a new Magni / Modi stack, you'll see and hear how far technology has come with regards to some pretty neat gear that will interface with our computers, which act as the source for our music listening.
Originally Posted by MattTCG
^^ Why don't I ever get deals like that?
Because, it's all about timing. I feel very fortunate for those times that I've visited the F/S sections on the forum at the same time there was something interesting that had been recently posted and I make a move on it.