The Objective Combo
The Schiit Stack
The two perform and sound too close to each other to make any practical differences. The Schiit Stack looks better and costs less. Get the Schiit Stack.
For those who don't know how the Objective Combo Sounds
Like the Objective Combo, the Schiit Magni and Modi can be described as as very neutral to slightly bright pair. The first thing you might notice when coming off of your computer's onboard sound or other components is the treble. It might seem elevated or more apparent, and possibly way more resolving. I find that, for the money, the Schiit Magni and Modi are very resolving in the upper registers-- and just like the Objective Combo, have a clean and clear presentation that allows for instrument separation to be off the charts. Some might find them a little lacking in the deepest of bass extension and impact, and thus I only recommend them to be paired with neutral to warm sounding headphones.
Mumford & Sons: Broken Crown
Hans Zimmer: Mombasa
Johnny Cash: Highwayman
Jethro Tull: Up To Me
Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus
Beck: Paper Tiger
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony 9 in D Minor
Arne Domnerus, Bengt Hallberg et al: Jazz At The Pawnshop, Now's The Time
All songs were level matched by ear with a Hifiman HE-400 before comparison. Switching between the two source combos takes approximately 5 seconds.
Edited by TMRaven - 1/11/13 at 6:57am