*Official Schiit Magni/Modi 2 ( Uber ) Thread*

  1. Alcophone
    I like Kabeldirekt cables: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00FQK311O/

    Gold plated connectors, oxygen free copper, well isolated from the looks of it (it's slightly thicker than the PYST/Straightwire cables Schiit sells).
    In general, you should pick the shortest cable that works in your setup, especially with non-balanced cables.

    Edit: the link appears to go to the 1m version instead of 3m as originally stated, but you can pick a different length
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
  2. Jimster480
    I dont really care about agreement.
    Other people are wrong and its pretty much that simple.
    USB cables are physically incapable of increasing sound quality.
    Only people who have no understanding of digital signal can ever believe such foolishness. Alot of the audio world is based on taking advantage of people who are foolish, selling products which are not any better but make outlandish and unverifiable claims. Objectivists are forced out over these uninformed people trying to justify their purchases.
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  3. sennsay
    Discussion closed as far as I'm concerned!
  4. kman1211
    So many people seem to overlook USB also carries power not just a digital signal. Unlike HDMI, USB is not a digital-signal only cable.
  5. Jimster480
    Too bad power doesn't get dirtied by cables unless the quality is ultra poor and also most DAC's fully discard the power signal or report to the computer a power draw of 0ma so the computer sends no power.
  6. kman1211
    The thing is the DAC in question is USB powered.
  7. sainteb
    Hey guys, I just setup my Schiit Modi 2 / Magni 3 stack.

    Quick question about output etc. I use Foobar2000 where I can choose Output and I can select Modi USB Device. However, I don't get the same option in Spotify. Does that make any difference?
  8. Jimster480
    You must purchase Equalify to select your audio device in spotify. If you listen to spotify alot.... its certainly worth it.
    If you just listen occasionally then just set your default device to your Modi when you want to listen to it.
    There is another program also called CheVolume which will let you adjust your target sound card for most programs.
    But it also is not free for the full version.

    Personally I have both and use them every day.
  9. sainteb
    My default Windows audio device is permanently set to Modi and I've disabled my Realtek one. Is this enough and will Spotify automatically use it if it's the only enabled device? Sorry for the questions, just not sure how exactly it works.
  10. Letmebefrank
    Yes, if modi is the default device, all programs you run will use it.
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  11. Jimster480
    Yes, everything will.
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  12. Left Channel
    ^^^ What they said. Except that sometimes after a big Windows update, or when the Modi is disconnected, or when apps generally run amok, the disabled devices may magically come back to life, like killer zombies that you didn't even notice had taken over your music even after you shot them in the head. Just sayin'.
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  13. Letmebefrank
    Every time I update my video card drivers it re-enables my Dell ultrasharps as sound devices and sets one to the default. Super annoying, but thankfully it's only like once every one or two months.
  14. Left Channel
    #Windows. Just think: we've been trained to be thankful it only goes all Hulk smash on us every month or two. Oh so thankful. Because Vista. And Windows ME.
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  15. Letmebefrank
    My first personal computer was a compaq with windows ME and I was just happy to have it, being only 12 or so at the time, but I soon realized the tragedy that was ME and longed for more ram and a bigger hard drive to run XP.
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