Just unboxed my Magni + Modi tonight, listening to it as I type, on brand new Beyer DT770 pro 250's.
They are small and cute! I got a kick out of the little user manual, which contains more of the typical Schiit humor.
The Beyer's got a workout at work today, listened to them on my Bravo Audio V2 + iPod setup at work. The Beyer's make my normal work headphones (ATH M40FS) sound very heavy on midrange, and closed in quite a bit. Put another way, the Beyers lack some midrange, but have just as much bass (without any break in), and noticeably more treble. Maybe too much treble. Both are closed cans though, necessary for work.
The Beyers initially sounded so good, I started crying.
Then I took them home to plug them into my new Stack of Schiit. Holy Schiit Batman.
The initial impression? Clarity. Lots more clarity. Just as much bass, barely out of the box. But now I see why people say these cans have a lot of treble. On the other hand, the whole setup just sounds so clean. Squeaky clean.
Bravo, Schiit. Bravo.
Then I remembered, I had to go into iTunes and turn off the EQ, the sound enhancer, and all the other crap that colored the sound. I had been using cheezy speakers. So imagine the improvement! The headphones were making me deaf with treble, but I was distracted by the ton of bass it kept producing.
Another revelation in sound quality. Now I'm hearing differences in my music library that I'd not heard before. Again. At even greater depth than with my work setup.
Listening to Lindsey Stirling's recent album. What fun. This setup just makes me love her music even more.
For any of those wondering, the Magni+Modi drive the DT770/250's just fine. With my laptop volume maxed, iTunes volume at 80%, and the Magni volume knob at 1 o'clock, I'm shaking my brains about as much as I dare, before I start to cause hearing loss Also, the Bravo Audio V2 drives the DT770's just fine.
The one and only possible glitch in the works? The Magni on/off toggle switch is a bit loose in the chassis. I don't know if that will be an issue later or not. I suppose I won't worry yet. It's working like a champ right now.
Also, I have the Magni plugged into a power strip, but it's one of those fancy, expensive power strips ($30 bucks or so). Not hearing any noise. With the music off and headphones on, I can just barely hear a large 20" fan running in my room. The headphones are dead quiet.
Jason, if you're listening: Your Schiit doesn't stink. That's some of the best Schiit I've ever heard. You sure do know your Schiit. Thank you, sir.