1. ForShure

    iBasso D-Zero or get new Schiit?

    Hey all, my first DAC/Amp combo I purchased was the iBasso D-Zero and it has given me noble service. I am moving away from portable audio into desktop audio now that I am not on the go as much so instead of being used as an Amp, my D-Zero is being used strictly as a DAC. It seems to sound great...
  2. D126

    Magni/Modi vs Fulla?

    Fulla or Magni/Modi combo for SQ? Or is Fulla mainly for portability?
  3. plainbagel

    DAC and amp recommendation desired

    I'm planning to get the HD - 600s, as I enjoy classical music most as they seem to be highly rated, in my budget, and I have liked some of their more affordable headphones in the past.  I have about $400 I could spend on an amp and possibly a better DAC if it is recommended.  I plan to use my...
  4. mikek200

    Beyrdynamic DT 880{600ohm} vs AD 900x-differences

    I  would like to know,for those who have both of the above headphones,the major likes,dislikes,of these two headphones. Recently,I bought the DT880,s,and am using them with a Schiit modi/vali setup. The AD900x are coming in ,in about a week. What is your opinions,personnel likes,dislikes,and...
  5. Wydz

    Would this b a good start up desktop set up?

      Never used any of this stuff before, and I got talked into using Open headphone instead of closed, NEVER used open before, so I dont know if im going to like them at all.   Is this the best i could do for ~$350 or could i do betterish?
  6. joachimvhw

    DAC for AKG550

    Hi   My new AKG550 get static from my onboard RealTek soundcard, and people advised me to buy a DAC, which should also increase sound quality significantly. I've been looking for a good DAC for these headphones, and there's a few recurring names. Could someone shed some light on which would be...
  7. TurbinePro

    Headphone Amp upgrade?

    I currently have the magni+modi. What would be a good next step within the 1000 budget?
  8. Sierra419

    Please help! I'm new and I dont know what I'm doing!

    Ok, I'm new here so please bear with me.  I know a lot about computers and I'm pretty knowledgeable on home theatre equipment but I'm totally new to the ins and outs of high quality audio.  I currently own a pair of Tritton AX Pros that I use for Xbox and PC, but mostly PC.  My AX Pros just plug...
  9. huddy

    Q701 DAC + AMP for my computer

    Hi   I realise there's probably quite a few threads around talking about this, but I still seem to be undecided what I should go for I think mainly because a lot of the suggestions were not based on experience (i.e people who had actually owned the 701s and the DAC/AMP they were...
  10. Kinru

    Need some advice (headphones + amp/dac)

    Hey all,   As of right now I am using HD555s with the foam mod and just my motherboard's integrated sound. I bought the Titanium HD the other day (when it was $110 on amazon) and have been playing around with it today. Performed several blind tests with various quality songs (from 120kbps to...
  11. D126

    What effect does an audio processor have on headphones?

    If I were to use a Modi/Magni combo with my Laptop would I be getting optimal audio versus my desktop where I have an DX/Modi/Magni combo?   How exactly does an audio processor effect sound quality (or is it a manufacturer way of rating an overall processor/DAC/Amp setup)? I thought all it did...
  12. timidteddy

    magni modi stack right under computer monitor and beside speakers okay?

    I wonder if there's any interference?
  13. yakumo2897

    STAX SRS 2170 VS. HiFiMan HE-400 with Magni/Modi Amp and DAC *Opinions needed*

    Hello Everyone,    My Father recently got a set of Stax SR Lamdba Pro and a SRM-1/ MK-2 connected to a Primaluna tube amp that is the best, most detailed, sound I have ever heard. After going home and listening to my Sennheiser RS 170, it made me reevaluate my life and now the hunt for a new...
  14. Butthungrymonke

    Can DACs output sound simultaneously with another source on the PC?

    Windows 7 doesnt allow usage of multiple sources to output sound simultaneously. If I go to playback devices in the sound settings I can only choose 1 source as a default output device.   So I was wondering, if I get something like a Schiit Modi will I have to choose that as my only output...
  15. zoolzoo

    Can distortion even at low volume damage cans?

    I mainly listen to my MS2i's through a Magni/Modi stack. They don't handle really low frequencies very well. Sometimes even at low to medium volume levels certain bass frequencies will garble them up a a strong climax at the end of a drum crescendo in classical music, or a big bass...
  16. Pianist718

    Am I Deaf or what? Comparing 192000hz vs 96000hz vs 48000 .... no difference.... Help

    Maybe I am doing something wrong.   My set up...   Old PC (4-5 years old) no fancy sound cards or anything like that.   Schiit Modi (DAC) Schiit Vali (AMP) Sennheiser HD600   I plugged my Modi DAC to USB and thus from my knowledge my PC is not really decoding sound.   Using Foobar to...
  17. Formido

    Magni/Modi vs ODAC/O2

    Howdy all; first post on Head-fi.   I'm looking to purchase a DAC/amp combo for my K701, and I've narrowed it down to the ones mentioned in the title. Which would be the better choice?
  18. Gamingmusiclove

    HE400+Magni/modi combo

    How good do the magni/modi combo pair with the HE400? Should i get this or an e12? I would appreciate the portability, but quality is first
  19. kaalpurush

    Moving away from DT-990(250Ohms)

    I almost daily use DT990 for listening to music, my interest are mostly in classic rock, classical,jazz and a bit of indie and alternative. After using them for almost 2 years I'm finding the sound to be too harsh for my taste for long listening sessions though most of my sessions are not more...
  20. Talai

    I have a $300 budget for a new pair of headphones, can I get some help deciding on a pair?

    Hello Head-Fi, I recently purchased the Sennheiser HD 598's but after some use I found that the open back design of the headphones was simply leaking too much sound for my liking (and for the others around me), so I returned them. Now I have a budget of $300, and I need the best pair of...
  21. PoisonHeadcrab

    Buying Creative Sound Blaster Z for optical out use only

    Hi,   I wanted to upgrade my computer audio and have already decided on the Philips Fidelio X1 headphone - with it I want to get a good DAC and amp, like the Schiit Modi and Magni. However, I do mostly gaming and watch movies, which is why features like virtual surround sound and stuff like...
  22. JetonOstreni

    Best Headphones with amp $400 dollar budget

    Hey guys, so I have been using the audio technicas m50 for a while now. Maybe a few years, and although I got a great usage out of them, I think it is time to upgrade. My budget is 400 dollars. My friend told me to get Sennheiser HD 598 along with a fiio 130 dollar amp. That is what he has and...
  23. Hyjacked

    Optimizing Audio Quality

    Hi,   Currently I am running a pair of HE-500s off a Schiit Magni/Modi combo. Yes, I know a higher end DAC and amp would certainly increase sound quality, but for now, they will have to do. I already plan to upgrade to something along the lines of the Lyr 2 and Bitfrost. The other thing I am...
  24. NinjaMilez

    After hours of research, I still can't find something that I like. Help, please?

    I'll mainly be listening to multiple genres of Metal, but mainly the faster, more bass-inclined material.   I started out going for the HD 650, since they're highly praised, until I heard that they weren't good for what I wanted.    It basically went downhill from there. I think I was...
  25. Jason Stoddard

    Avant le Schiitstorm: A Couple of Small Announcements...

    Hey all,   Before we get into the big 2014 product releases (Ragnarok, Yggdrasil, etc, etc...), I figured I'd let you know about two new things we have available now: Modi Optical and Sys.   Modi Optical is exactly what it says: a Modi with optical input. Now, I know some of you are...