Originally Posted by manucc1
I have the fidelio X1 headphones, and i am looking to buy an amp/dac, and i think that magni/modi must be fine with the fidelio X1.
Anyone has been tested magni/modi with the X1?
I think that it is a bit powerful, but i am looking a good dac/amp in therms of sound quality.
Do you think that magni/modi will be fine with the X1?
Will be dangerous use this powerful amp with X1? Can i broke them?
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.
Edited by mrbigsby - 2/3/13 at 1:47pm