Showing 1 of 7399 conversations about:
View Full Discussion
Guys i need Help i need a new AMP/DAC im currently using the fiio e10k and they are not that powerful my HD6XX are getting ship this month so need to sort out a AMP/DAC can spent around $250 whats the best option for that price point.
I have the d30. It has been solid and I am satisfied with the sound on my vintage system. I am leaning towards the objective2 or a millet for the amp.
Schiit Magni 3 and Modi 2 Uber is a good option at your budget. I have the Magni 3 and Modi 2 Multibit and I love it.
The e10k should be powerful enough for the 650/6XX, according to nwavguy's measurements. He recommends at least 5Vp-p, and the e10k can output over 7Vp-p. Regardless, if you were looking for an upgrade anyway the schiit stack is pretty popular, as is the topping stack
DarkVoice 336SE drop is going on ..and topping D10 also. They say HD6XX sounds fantastic with a tube amp. Most audio connoisseurs emphasize more on a good amp to improve the listening experience compared to the role played by DACs.
What is the difference between the modi Uber and regular one?
I like the Modi 2 Uber for having its own power supply and options of optical and coax inputs vs Modi 2 being limited to just USB connection and powered on the same. I think the Uber version is worth the extra money, but thats my opinion. Sound will be the same, but if you use optical input there will be more detail in the sound, of course.
So it will have more detail? I'm a total noob with audio and all this lol
If you use the Modi 2 Uber's optical input yes. Both Modi 2 and Modi 2 Uber have the same chipset ( AKM AK4490 ), but optical is a better connection since its not as noisy as "some" usb ports. I use my Modi 2 Multibit, also called "Mimby", via USB 2.0 port and I dont hear any noise, so its ok with me. Just make sure your device has USB 2.0 port otherwise you will run into problems trying to run it through usb 3.0 or 3.1 ports.
Yeah my motherboard has usb 2.0. for a noob would it really matter between the Uber and normal one?
No, you will be fine with the Modi 2. Later on if you want to upgrade I would recommend the Modi 2 Multibit. Its a great DAC, it's sound is on pair with much more expensive DACs and you can pair with the Magni 3 or Schiit Lyr 3, but for now Magni 3 and Modi 2, HD6XX, and maybe a pair of Hifiman 4XX will let you enjoy all sort of quality music. Also, I try to listen mainly .Flac material. Some mp3s sound great, but remember, Mp3 is a lossy format while Flac is lossless.
magni 3 and modi 2 are what im interested in. Originally i was going to go Objective 2 but then i did some research
I have the Magni 3 and Modi Multibit (mimby) stack. It's fantastic. I bought the Magni 3 first. For 99 dollars it's a steal. I listened to hd6xx and Magni for a few months, with my iPad functioning as DAC and source. I've had my mimby for about three weeks now. The difference is very noticeable to me. It's quite the improvement on most songs. I'd buy a Magni 3 first, and save for mimby if you can't afford it right away (249)
Mimby also sounds fantastic in my 2 channel rig.
Yes schiit stack. Ive vali 2 modi 2 love there stuff oh and the loki
I don´t fully agree with the comment on the mp3 versus Flac formats. I have also converted most of my cd collection into lossless formats, but in my experience what really matters is the quality of the original recordings. I have some Flac files extracted from original cds that doesn't sound good because the original recording is not good. And I have mp3 files (at 160 Kbs rate, or even at 128 Kbs) that sounds magnificent, even using demanding headphones such as the Hifiman 4xxs.
I have also made the experiment to convert the same songs from CDs into mp3 files at variable rate between 192 and 320 Kbs, and I have asked several people to guess to which one they are listening to. The same experiment you can find in youtube (e.g. in the channel audio46). The outcome of the experiment is that the human ear cannot tell the difference between them.