I'm running my HD600's out of a magni right now.
I can't hear a difference between the magni and asgard.
Anyone using the Magni with HD 600s? I have a pair of HD 600s and a pair of Sextetts. The Sextetts have always been hard to drive since I don't have a dedicated headphone amp. I would like to find something to cover the bases with both of my cans. I realize this an entry level amp, but I can't budget for too much else at the moment.
Sounds perfect with the HD-600/650 and Sextett IMO. I'm using it with the ODAC and not the Modi though.
I was using the fidelio two nights ago with a WA7, and an odac+e12 blind testing. also with just the e12 (which i ended up buying the AUstralian sample unit of). Personally, i would go for the little pocket sized odac and e12 option. The sound was GREAT, and the bass boost on that thing is mental! More than that i found the ODAC to have a sound, portability, and reliability that is so far unparalleled, its the size of a skinny little matchbox. The magni and modi are also tiny! I really fell in love with the baby stack!!!! But you cant put them in your pocket. I havent done a side by side of the two, but id also venture a guess that the ODAC (at a different price point so its an unfair comparison) will be a better DAC. Lets face it, the ODAC is better than most DACs out there atm. There are some powerhouse portables out there now too, or just run the Magni at work/home +ODAC, and ODAC + ??? on the run with an amp strap over your phone.
Of course if you use an iphone, then none of this matters as you have a proprietary DAC in there that wont be moved by all the glory that is an ODAC, nor any other DAC for that matter (with the exception of 2). In this case though i still recommend the ODAC for the office. Its not its portability that makes it one of the finest DACs on the market. If the extra $50-$90 is a factor, go for the magni/modi its a very cute little stack! Solid state or not, I do automatically wonder whats inside for $200 odd? Especially being made in the US... Are they making a loss? Surely not!
For those who dont hear the difference between this and their asgard etc, this worries me. I know apart from the lyrr (which isnt that tubey either) that Schiit amps dont sound overly tubey or warm a/b'ed with other manufacturers amps, but to sound like a $99 palm of your hand sized solid state statement piece (as great of a statement as it is!)??? You gotta wonder: Is the $99 paper weight THAT good, or is the Asgard that bad? I havent tested myself yet so im hopeful this is exaggeration. But if its true i worry and wonder.
Noobie question here.
I understand in countries like Australia that use the 240v system we'll need to use a step-up transformer (is that right, step-up?) for the Magni to work with our sockets.
Where can I buy one of these transformers, and are they safe?
The Australian Schiit distributor is currently testing/sourcing step down transformers for the Mangi. I plan on purchasing one so I can message you the transformer details when I have one.
By the way if you're planning on ordering direct from schitt.com I've heard on this forum that Schiit won’t ship the Mangi to Australia because of the deal they have with the local distributer.