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And I would buy almost anything else for precisely the same reason.
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nice i was looking at the odac 2 stack setup to drive my AKG K7xx my first open backed headphones and i heard that the 7 series takes a bit more to drive and im guessing the K7xx with its 3db bass boost requires "a bit more" than the other k7---series variants. Either way im glad i saw this it solidified my decision to go with a schiit stack, is there any specific differentiation between the 1.0 models and the recently updated 2.0 models other than the choice for additional I/O at an additional cost? I cant wait for my AKG K7xx to arrive so i can see what open backed sound stage and real sound stage really is. I think this is a slippery slope i am heading down. I think i might just pick up some K240s for the hell of it if this stack can run them since they are so highly regarded when driven correctly.

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Hi guys,

It`s so hard to choose between these two. I listen more rock/heavy music, sometimes even some dubstep etc. Cans are Beyer 990 Premium 250ohm and modded Senns HD558. Is there difference in bass punch between these two amps? I prefer the Beyers more over Senns. They have more punch and movies sound better them with too. Senns are boring to me.

I would also like to know do i really hear the difference with headphone amp/dac combo vs. my Harman Kardon AVR-255 amp which also has Dolby Headphone for movies? It has Cirrus Logic CS42528 DAC. Specs are here:
http://www.cirrus.com/en/pubs/proDatasheet/CS42528_F2.pdf

Options are:

Schiit Magni 2 Uber with Modi2 (as the uber version is sold out, and it isnt worth the price dif.)  318€ with USB and RCA cable (PYST)

O2DAC combo  250€ or 300€ (full mod with RCA)  plus delivery 12€

AUNE X1 PRO DSD-DAC/Headphone amp 269€

Which one to go?


Thx!

post #439 of 440
Looking for some learned views on the magni/modi 2 users v O2/Odac

I read they sound very similar



I like that the modi 2 uber has more than just usb input as per the odac

I also think the gain options of the O2 (looking at 1x and 3.5) are more practical than the magni 2 ubers 1.5x and 6.

What are your views on the gains of the 2 amps?


Does an O2 and an modi 2 uber work together or these all best bought as their own couples?

Looking for a combo that allows the hd800s to sound like hd800s with those bright mids and highs and great openness
Ta
Peter
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Looking for some learned views on the magni/modi 2 users v O2/Odac

I read they sound very similar

I like that the modi 2 uber has more than just usb input as per the odac

I also think the gain options of the O2 (looking at 1x and 3.5) are more practical than the magni 2 ubers 1.5x and 6.

What are your views on the gains of the 2 amps?


Does an O2 and an modi 2 uber work together or these all best bought as their own couples?

Looking for a combo that allows the hd800s to sound like hd800s with those bright mids and highs and great openness
Ta
Peter

 

Probably better to focus on the features that you need.

 

Personally I like the 3.5mm inputs of the O2/ODAC, they are convenient, and the sound quality is great. Nice to have some portability, though I haven't taken advantage of that much myself.

 

The Schiit stuff is much improved, and spec'd for more power. The selectable gain is welcome. Aesthetically pleasing, but extra cable cost. Magni Uber has audio out as well, which may integrate more easily into your setup. Also, lower price (unless you spring for Uber models, which are at ~$300). If you listen to 24-bit, 192 kHz stereo music often, the Uber has you covered (I don't).

 

You can mix and match Amp/DAC on each however you want. But you would need additional cabling to do 3.5mm conversions. I get some added benefit from my ODAC, because I use it to feed my regular stereo as well sometimes.

 

It is really a bit of a toss up. Personally, I am an O2 fan, and would stick with it. It is totally black, I love the ESS DAC, and it has had power to spare.

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