Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Need DAC Advice
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need DAC Advice

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I am currently using a Schiit Modi, and was wondering if anyone could lend some advice. This is actually my second time owning a Modi. Sold the first one and a few months later ended up with another one 

 

So anyways, sometimes when using the Modi i feel like the treble can be a bit harsh, and was hoping someone could recommend something different in a similar price range.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 15

What amp and headphones are you using?

 

-Snack

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnackRabbit View Post
 

What amp and headphones are you using?

 

-Snack

 

 

Sorry, i should have said that.

 

Magni and DT-880/600


Edited by Macmuffin - 4/20/14 at 12:27am
post #4 of 15

I have heard good things about the Magni. I also use a Modi, and I have some DT-990/600. I haven't noticed harshness in the high end, not that it's not their, I just haven't noticed. Do other headphones/amps still give you harsh highs?

 

-Snack

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Don't have anything other than an Asus xonar DX

 

I did not notice it as much when using the Xonar.


Edited by Macmuffin - 4/20/14 at 12:56am
post #6 of 15

Looking through some of the reviews on the DT-880, people seem to think the treble is a little harsh.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyer-dynamic-dt-880-premium-600-ohm-headphones

 

Maybe the harshness isn't there because the xonar is having a hard time driving them, does is still sound fine with the Magni plugged into your xonar?

 

-Snack

 

 

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

I never tried to plug the headphones straight into the card, just Card to amp.

 

Maybe i'm just being to picky. haha

post #8 of 15

Oh no, be picky, that's part of the fun! If you don't like it, it doesn't matter if everyone else says it's great. I just don't want you to buy another DAC and still have the issue. Do you have access to some other headphones to try.

 

-Snack

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

The only other headphone i have is AD-700.

post #10 of 15

Well, I also own a pair of AD-700s, and they are a little bright to me. Does it seem better or worse with the AD-700?

 

-Snack

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

I don't notice it as much with the AD-700. Might have been to quick to blame the DAC.

 

Hmm, Im going to mess with it more tomorrow, I'm about to pass out at my computer.

 

Thanks


Edited by Macmuffin - 4/20/14 at 1:41am
post #12 of 15

Defiantly let me know what you figure out!

 

-Snack

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Not to sure at this point..

 

I still might want to try a different DAC i mean don't get me wrong i love Schiit, but i'm just not to sure. Then again there is LOTS of stuff i would like to try, but i can't afford any of it. haha

 

 


Edited by Macmuffin - 4/20/14 at 11:46am
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

I have decided to not mess with trying a different DAC at this time.

 

Thanks a ton for your help buddy.

post #15 of 15
My pleasure! Good luck in finding your sound! If you ever want me to check something with my modi just pm me.

-Snack
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Need DAC Advice