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post #976 of 1366
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

 

Was actually quite impressed with the Shure SRH840s out of the combo as well.

 

+1 on the Shure 840's. Primary reason I got a Magni. I tried the 840's out of my Darkvoice 336i with only fair results, and felt I needed some soild state juice for them. The Magni drives them really well. I like the Darkvoice more for my Senn HD580's and my Beyer DT880 600 ohm's though. I am a self confessed tube guy though. bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by JohnBal - 2/11/13 at 7:54am
post #977 of 1366

Unplugged my Magni and hooked the Modi up to my Little Dot MKIII for a couple hours and I was shocked. The Modi was considered the weak link in the M&M combo and some have had some issues with brightness/treble spikes and stuff like that with the Modi. But I think pairing with a warm/intimate amp (basically: a tube amp) like the MKIII really makes it shine. Sounded very good.

post #978 of 1366

Anyone know where I can find this combo for a decent price?

Thanks :)

post #979 of 1366
$200 isn't decent?
post #980 of 1366

I posted that before realizing they were still $200.

I thought it was a promotion a long time ago.

 

Would getting this combo enhance the SQ of a new Macbook Pro?

 

I know MBPs have decent sound cards.

 

(I'm using Sennheiser HD598s)

post #981 of 1366
Yes, but don't expect too much. HD598 doesn't really need much amping. The DAC will be the source of most of the improvement.
post #982 of 1366
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Modi Operandi
The Schiit Audio Modi ninety nine dollar DAC crushes the analog output of the MacBook Pro so if you're looking to get better sound from your computer, the Modi delivers handily. It makes your music sound more open, more resolute, cleaner, and clearer. It sounds more like its supposed to sound whereas the analog output of the MacBook Pro sounds closed in, dark, and muddy. Listening to any kind of complex music through the MacBook's analog output is like wearing a wetsuit in a hot tub. The Modi strips away your computer's layers of crap so you can bath in your music sans suit. Nearly naked.

http://www.audiostream.com/content/schiit-audio-modi-usb-dac
post #983 of 1366

The Modi offers 24/96 sampling rates.

 

The Fiio E17 offers 24/192 sampling rates.

 

Is this even a comparison that should be made?

post #984 of 1366
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Originally Posted by chimmycham View Post

The Modi offers 24/96 sampling rates.

 

The Fiio E17 offers 24/192 sampling rates.

 

Is this even a comparison that should be made?

 

Do you have any 24/192 music?

 

I would say you're unlikely to hear the difference regardless, but if you don't have (or intend to purchase) any 24/192 music then it's even less of a concern.

post #985 of 1366
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

 

Do you have any 24/192 music?

 

I would say you're unlikely to hear the difference regardless, but if you don't have (or intend to purchase) any 24/192 music then it's even less of a concern.

I suspect most folks can't even hear any difference between 24/96 and 16/44.

 

Interesting articles on the subject: 

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html#toc_1bv2b

http://kenrockwell.com/audio/why-cds-sound-great.htm

post #986 of 1366

With the way most stuff is mastered I'm pretty confident I can't :)

post #987 of 1366
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Originally Posted by Cakensaur View Post

you know.

I was just looking for a DAC in the £50-200 range.

 

 

;)

Dude me FREAKING TO! I was going to buy a Asus Sound card for $120 but I'd MUCH RATHER buy a NICE Schiit Dac! OMG I'm so BUYING THIS TODAY

 

That schiit is BANNAS 

 

I'll still be using my sub Par $100 hybrid tube amps. Which I'm starting a nice collection of but YAY! GOOD CHEAP DAC BY SCHIIT! Me GUSTA. Now to find a new Hybrid tube to match with it :D

 

I love you guys Head fi! 


Edited by Mshenay - 2/13/13 at 6:37am
post #988 of 1366
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Originally Posted by JohnBal View Post

 

 I am a self confessed tube guy though. bigsmile_face.gif

Me to, and sadly I don't even have a "real" tube yet. Only my few cheap Hybrids. Still with the induction of this $99 MADE IN THE USA DAC, I can save a few dollars and get my self a real tube maybe :D 

post #989 of 1366

I think my tube amp fleshes out the Senns and Beyers a bit better. The magni still sounds good driving them though. Nice tight bass especially. For the price and no tube hassles, the Magni is a great deal, I think. The Shures sounded a little flabby and rolled off with my tube amp. They sound a lot better with this little Schiit!

post #990 of 1366
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I think my tube amp fleshes out the Senns and Beyers a bit better. The magni still sounds good driving them though. Nice tight bass especially. For the price and no tube hassles, the Magni is a great deal, I think. The Shures sounded a little flabby and rolled off with my tube amp. They sound a lot better with this little Schiit!

True, but that might b because Of the tube ur using. My 12ua7 is tighter than my eh6992 in the same amp
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