iFi iDSD Nano vs. Schiit Modi 2 Uber ?
May 4, 2015 at 7:52 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

PWGuy

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Anyone compared these? I will be using HD-600s and a Gustard H10 amp. Portability isn't highest priority for now so truly SQ comparison. And does the iFi run off a wal-wart for a desktop setup?
 
May 6, 2015 at 10:21 AM Post #5 of 7

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Not to add to anyone else's ongoing parsing of "which of these 23 <$200 dacs is my best move", but I'm trying to be disciplined enough to wait and see how the new entry from NuPrime (uDSD) @ $179 also compares to the idsd nano. While I hope to be doing my own in-home evaluating of newer affordable dacs soon, I get a lot of useful input reading here in both the dissent and agreement posters share on various topics. And there are just so many options out there--ebay alone can be a curse as much as a boon.
 
I am also following the newest ifi release, the idac2, which is less portable and more desktop. Portability/headphone use in a new dac being nice, but a very low priority for me currently v. SQ and file support, and maybe even connective flexibility. The last reasonable speculation I saw on the price put it around $350, which would def be my ceiling before I'd find myself looking then at the next level of $500-$600 dacs. Yet I don't want to just buy "good enough" for $200 in a fast-developing and very competitive field if a significant SQ advantage is combined with a more future-proof or category leading build design for another $100 or so.
 
Tough being the audiophile on a very tight budget (I had many years where it wasn't a concern, so I am not bitching) and yet there has never been a better time for such.
 
Apr 12, 2018 at 2:58 PM Post #7 of 7

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Wow, really surprised nobody has compared these yet. Oh well - I need to pull the trigger tonight, so going with M2U.
do you like it?
 

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