Hello guys! This is my first post on Head-Fi. I made an account just to ask this question cause I couldn't find a solid thread about this anywhere. As the title states, I have narrowed down my search for a DAC/Amp combo to two choices-
1. Schitt Modi/Magni combo ($198)
2. Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC ($209)
As you can already see, I would like to keep my budget to around $200 or less, and I doubt that'll happen already because I've read somewhere that the Schitt Modi/Magni doesn't come with the RCA cables requires to connect the Modi DAC to the Magni Amp, nor does it come with the USB cable either... So my bill already increased to around a little less than $250.
Alright, onto my scenario. I'm 17, and own the amazing Philips Fidelio X1 (: My first open headphones! With my laptop and Spotify, which I believe is 320kbps. Both DAC/Amp have a USB DAC, but for the Schitt, that's all that it has is a USB DAC connection. While the D1 have USB, Optical, and Coaxial connection.
I want the option for best sound quality! More specifically better bass (tigher/fuller) and maybe a little more spacious sounding if possible. I don't really care on size/portability because it will be home use on a desk. I also don't really care about all of the functionality the D1 offers if the Schitt really is the Schitt when talking about sound quality, haha.
If anyone have owned/own both or have used/tested both before, please take a second to give me your input, it'll be greatly appreciated! (:
And besides the two option I have listed on this thread, if you guys have any other recommendations that fits the bill, I'm all ears! Or eyes, since I'll be reading them. haha.
And lastly, what do you guys think of my first thread? How did I do? Was there thing I shouldn't have done or should have? All opinions and suggestions are welcome and encouraged!
Thanks for dropping by! :D
Edited by tonytrann - 7/24/13 at 8:25pm