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which stack do you think would go better with m-100's? coming straight out of a new (retina) MBP.

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which stack do you think would go better with m-100's? coming straight out of a new (retina) MBP.
I think the O2 would probably be a better choice simply because the Magni has twice the power output of the O2 and 5 times the gain if you use the O2's 1.0x unity gain, which I recommend using with the fairly sensitive M-100.

I'm heading off to a mini-meet today and the Magni will probably be there. I can test the M-100 there and report back here if my opinion differs.

As for DACs, the Modi looks nicer, but the ODAC is really small an compact. I have the ODAC because I can easily slip it in my backpack to local meets and have easy access to it at school. It makes no sense for me to carry around an external desktop hard drive-sized DAC.
Edited by miceblue - 1/26/14 at 11:44am
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I'm heading off to a mini-meet today and the Magni will probably be there. I can test the M-100 there and report back here if my opinion differs.
 

that would be amazing, that you so much!  as for dacs, I dont mind about portability.. it's going to stay on my desk at work forever.

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I'm heading off to a mini-meet today and the Magni will probably be there. I can test the M-100 there and report back here if my opinion differs.

 
that would be amazing, that you so much!  as for dacs, I dont mind about portability.. it's going to stay on my desk at work forever.
Or not. The Magni/Modi combo wasn't there since the person couldn't make it. >.>

But from the given information for each amp and M-100, I find the O2 at 1.0x gain with the M-100 is plenty loud for me. Similar reasons have been stated for more sensitive earphones; the Magni, although good, might be too loud for that type of headphone.
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