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Hi all...I just purchased a pair of Beyerdynamic DT1350's for portable use with my iPod Classic but decided to give them a whirl on my Modi/Magni stack.  Man these phones sound terrific, so much so that they are permanently mated to this combo (except when I'm on the go with my iPod).

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The 3.5mm out on my laptop died just before my three month internship abroad. Instead of going cheap I figured the Schiit stack would be a nice investment for an anticipated investment in a full-sized headphone. During this internship I will only have acces to my IEM's, the HiFiMAN RE-400. Will these work (well) with the Schiit stack?

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Yes!
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Originally Posted by Appeltaart View Post
 

The 3.5mm out on my laptop died just before my three month internship abroad. Instead of going cheap I figured the Schiit stack would be a nice investment for an anticipated investment in a full-sized headphone. During this internship I will only have acces to my IEM's, the HiFiMAN RE-400. Will these work (well) with the Schiit stack?

 

Yeah, they'll work fine. You may want to turn the volume down on your computer though, as the Magni has quite a bit of power.

 

What I'd recommend is to run the Modi in 24 bit mode and then turn the volume down on your computer until you can actually turn the Magni up or down without blowing out your ears. From my experiments the M&M's noise floor (especially in 24 bit mode) is low enough that you still shouldn't get any noise.

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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

 

Yeah, they'll work fine. You may want to turn the volume down on your computer though, as the Magni has quite a bit of power.

 

What I'd recommend is to run the Modi in 24 bit mode and then turn the volume down on your computer until you can actually turn the Magni up or down without blowing out your ears. From my experiments the M&M's noise floor (especially in 24 bit mode) is low enough that you still shouldn't get any noise.

Or your could always get those RCA volume attenuators I saw someone post somewhere in the thread when dealing with channel imbalance in their IEMs.

 

I wish someone would just create a gain switch mod for the Magni (No, I don't feel like buying the Asgard 2, it won't match my Modi and it's desk consuming.)

 

Edit: Actually I'd think about the Asgard 2 if there was a Modi Case mod to make it look like the Bifrost (obviously not close enough where it'd be mistaken for one but just some way to put it in a case the size of the Bifrost/Asgard 2


Edited by TsukiNick - 10/27/14 at 6:12pm
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-ATH AD700: needs -9 dB gain, therefore set software volume to -19 dB

 

 

I have a Magni + Modi optical combo with ATH AD700's hooked up to a soundblaster Z. 

How do I setup this software volume to -19db ?

 

This is way over my head and I was hoping that someone could dumb it down a little for me.

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Originally Posted by domoaligato View Post
 

 

I have a Magni + Modi optical combo with ATH AD700's hooked up to a soundblaster Z. 

How do I setup this software volume to -19db ?

 

This is way over my head and I was hoping that someone could dumb it down a little for me.

 

I think after about 4 hours of google foo I found the answer to my own question.

 

Thanks!

final edit# 2 this is a much better page: http://www.head-fi.org/t/586490/approximating-headphone-volume-output-db


Edited by domoaligato - 11/6/14 at 11:07am
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Anybody got any experience with how this sounds with a pair of ATH-AD900? Currently they're running out of a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 recording interface and I'm happy with the sound, but would like to be happier. Would like to pair it with a Modi, ideally.

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Hopefully someone can answer this question.

 

I'm looking to retire my HiFiMAN EF2A.  I'm wondering if it indeed would be a worthy upgrade to my old-ish amp?  

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Anybody got any experience with how this sounds with a pair of ATH-AD900? Currently they're running out of a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 recording interface and I'm happy with the sound, but would like to be happier. Would like to pair it with a Modi, ideally.

I can confirm that the Magni/Modi sounded great with the AD900 when I tried it at my friend's place.

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Originally Posted by MegaMushroom View Post

Hopefully someone can answer this question.

I'm looking to retire my HiFiMAN EF2A.  I'm wondering if it indeed would be a worthy upgrade to my old-ish amp?  

I found the Magni sounded worse than the EF2A, I got rid of the Magni after getting the EF2A. The Magni does output more power than the EF2A but the Ef2A was more musical, clearer, dynamic, and enjoyable to my ears.
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Between the Magni and Vali, which would better complement my cans?

• HD 600

• Fidelio X1

• ATH-M50

• MDR-V6

 

I'd greatly appreciate feedback from anyone who's tried any of these cans with the Magni and/or Vali.

 

I'm also curious if any E12 owners could give their thoughts on how the E12 compares to the Magni and/or Vali, with respect to sound quality. I'm guessing that for the E12, I'd be paying a premium for portability as opposed to audio fidelity, correct? Would I be right to assume the Magni offers better sound quality than the E12, even though the E12 is more expensive than the Magni?

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I'm looking to buy a new dac/amp combo and really love the look of the Schiit Magni/Modi. I've read good reviews only thing is apparently the white LED is really bright! has anyone modded them to a LED with lower brightness?

 

Does the LED bother you? any links or info on this please.

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I have the vali/modi/magni and I personally do not find the brightness of the LEDs an issue, and I have them sitting in front of me on my computer desk. You can try to cover them with a sticker perhaps ?

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Originally Posted by amalgamist View Post
 

I have the vali/modi/magni and I personally do not find the brightness of the LEDs an issue, and I have them sitting in front of me on my computer desk. You can try to cover them with a sticker perhaps ?

That's what I was hoping to hear, as mine will be at the front of my desk also.

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