One could also say that the ZxR is an "entry level product" similar to the MM combo. I would find it hard to believe given all the other features/inputs/outputs/software that comes with the ZxR that it has the same sound quality as the MM for the same price. I mean let's keep things in perspective here, we're talking about a Creative product here and it's a sound card that supports a load of other features. I would just have a hard time thinking Creative would produce something so cheap that could match the sound quality of the Magni/Modi combo. Now i don't know which one is better but if I was a betting man I would put money on the magni modi given it's specific use and focus is on quality parts and quality sound but again i don't know which one is better.
Well no, as the ZXR is the top of their lineup so it would be considered a flagship product. When you look at the Schiit lineup, their combo is entry level to their products.
Given the components used on both, I would probably take that bet. However, as I said apples and oranges.
I have not heard the Schiit combo, although I do like their products.