Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Schiit Modi USB DAC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Schiit Modi USB DAC - Page 35

post #511 of 552

hey guys.

this might sound silly, but is there a USB to optical converter? i have the modi usb version but i think i'll need the optical version because i received a x-fi titanium hd sound card to use.

any advice would be appreciated!

post #512 of 552

Using an additional sound card would be unnecessary. You'll have the same information being converted by identical hardware it would make more sense to stick with USB and not bother with the sound card.

post #513 of 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by 65535 View Post
 

Using an additional sound card would be unnecessary. You'll have the same information being converted by identical hardware it would make more sense to stick with USB and not bother with the sound card.

i figured as much, but i was hoping to use all the hardware presented to me. i guess one will have to go. :(

post #514 of 552

I just looked up that card, it seems like a decent card. It does not appear however to have any optical digital I/O. Unless I'm mistaken it would not even work with an external optical only DAC. You could try to run your amp from the Modi and from the Titanium and see which you prefer. Honestly I'd expect it to be a pretty close wash supposing the Titanium doesn't utilize any extraneous DSP.


Edited by 65535 - 7/8/14 at 11:24pm
post #515 of 552

I've heard the Modi and Magni don't come with any cables. If I was to buy both, what cables would I need to buy to use them? USB and RCA?


Edited by jzelinskie - 7/10/14 at 4:48am
post #516 of 552
The Magni requires RCA to the DAC. The Mod, depending on the version, will either require a USB or optical SPIDIF to the source. You'll have to buy your own cables. You don't have to spend a fortune on overpriced cables. Try Monoprice.
Edited by StanD - 7/10/14 at 4:48am
post #517 of 552

I've been struggling my Modi ever since I got it a month ago.  I've been experiencing occasional clicks in the audio, and today I finally tracked it down to the wireless NIC in my computer (on the PCI-express bus mind you) causing substantial DPC latency problems, which manifests itself as quick dropouts in audio whenever there's substantial network activity.  You can evaluate your computer for yourself using this tool:

 

http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml

 

At this point, I don't know if it's only an issue with USB audio or what, but I don't remember experiencing this issue with a PCI-based DAC.


Edited by MasterKuni - 7/11/14 at 12:31am
post #518 of 552

Try a powered USB hub.  I have had issues in the past with ethernet causing dropouts while using my Uberfrost.  A powered hub got rid of the problem for me.  

post #519 of 552
Just received my Wyrd! Early listening with the Modi, lowers the noise floor, music comes out of deep, deep blackness, articulation is clearly superior to the Modi alone! Tames my noisy ASUS USB's, combined with the Lyr 2 and my 650's, clear, deep, oh so musical. More to come my Alpha Dogs will be here tomorrow.
post #520 of 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

Try a powered USB hub.  I have had issues in the past with ethernet causing dropouts while using my Uberfrost.  A powered hub got rid of the problem for me.  

 

I tried this with a powered hub I have sitting around, and it already sounds a lot better so far!  I'll report back if I still experience any issues in the long run.  I wonder why they didn't make the Modi self-powered in the first place...

post #521 of 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

Just received my Wyrd! Early listening with the Modi, lowers the noise floor, music comes out of deep, deep blackness, articulation is clearly superior to the Modi alone! Tames my noisy ASUS USB's, combined with the Lyr 2 and my 650's, clear, deep, oh so musical. More to come my Alpha Dogs will be here tomorrow.


Yeah, the ASUS USB's can be notoriously noisy. I'm probably going to add a Wyrd onto my next amp order. Just trying to decide what to get. I want to go tube to use with DT880-600's. Looking at either Valhalla2 or Lyr2 due to having the pre-out connections.

 

Might just start with a Vali though, and ease into the tube world. That way I won't be tempted to immediately begin rolling. My wallet might thank me.

post #522 of 552
^^^Awww, come on tube rolling is good, clean fun......though I did have a tragic event yesterday😭. Amperex Bugle Boy lost it's vacuum, buried him in the backyard next to my Daughter's dearly departed Bunny.
post #523 of 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterKuni View Post
 

...substantial DPC latency problems...

 

I've suffered from this in the past; my audio and video performance would just **** out randomly. I removed USB devices until I was able to discover which device was causing it by process of elimination. This is a sore spot for [debugging] Windows; it was a minefield trying to find information and all people can do is recommend you use those perf tools to see how bad it is and not how to fix it.

post #524 of 552

Hi!

 

I'm waiting to receive both of Hifiman He 500 and Project Sunrise Amp (because it was cheap 2nd hand).

 

I've been reading a lot about dac and i don't want to spend too much money for it.

 

My question is simple, Will my setup benefit from a Modi vs let's say...a HiFiMeDIY Sabre ES9023+SA9023 ? With cost hald the price of the Modi ?

 

 

I can't figure out the aswer...Thank you!

post #525 of 552

I'm the process of ordering a Schiit Vali, to be used in conjunction with a Fiio x3 as a DAC. Would it be worth it to add a Modi to my order? Would the sound improve coming from an x3 (as opposed to onboard audio and the like), or can i save myself 100 squids? 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Schiit Modi USB DAC