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Schiit Magni/Modi vs. O2/ODAC?

post #1 of 8
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I have e10 with 990 and might be upgrading to the HE-400 by next Christmas probably! 

 

Which one will drive the 990 and the HE-400 (or HD 650) the best? Keep price range in mind, although shipping the Schiit is like $36 to Canada.

 

I much prefer the looks of the Schiit but the SQ is more of a priority.


Edited by tehsprayer - 12/27/13 at 9:55am
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Maybe i'll get the vali and modi. 

 

How does the vali compare to the magni and the o2?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

I can get the o2/odac from headphonebar at $299 + $8 ($307 CAD) shipping or the schiit vali/modi for $218 + $36 shipping + $20+ duties. ($274+ USD)

 

Both excluding taxes.

post #4 of 8

I would choose O2+ODAC combo because it sounds absolutely neutral and not sounded and I don't believe in the technical quality of Schiit products.I know many people which are not really happy with e.g. Lyr.


Edited by TheDuke990 - 12/31/13 at 1:24pm
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Bump. What do other people think?? 

post #6 of 8
I have the O2 and really am impressed with it. For the money it is excellent.
post #7 of 8
I've never heard it, but the Vali output impedance is higher at 6.5.ohms and may not play well with IEMs. The Valhalla at 30 ohms made the bass of my SM64 a mushy mess (and they have higher impedance than most IEMs). In contrast the bass is clean and tight with my Asgard 2. The O2, Asgard 2, and Magni all have an output impedance of 1 or less.

On the other hand the Valhalla sounded great with the full sized Beyer T90 (250 ohms) - nicer than the Asgard 2.
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Originally Posted by TheDuke990 View Post
 

I would choose O2+ODAC combo because it sounds absolutely neutral and not sounded and I don't believe in the technical quality of Schiit products.I know many people which are not really happy with e.g. Lyr.

 

I woud like why you say that? Im in the verge of buying some schiit products. Anything i should know about?

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