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This or the Schiit Jotunheim (I know there is a price dif)?
From what I’ve read the schiit is more powerful and they both have and low nmouse floor If you have the money I recommend schiit. I look by lyr and a jotunheim will be my next purchase.
Once you look at audiosciencereview you won't touch Schiit products again. they don't match their claims at all and yet Topping products do
i Love my amps from them and seem to meet there clames from me A/Bing them against other amps. I’ve head about noise issues with their lower end DACs. So please be more specific. There customer service has alway been good to me.
Once you read the forum you will see how badly they measure.
Their DAC's measure like trash so far and the Amps... well lets see as more reviews come out but the few measurements of Schiit products online are not great in the first place.
Its basically best to stay away from that brand as a whole.
Lol even thou there amps get great reviews from those just listening to them. They make great amps, but their dacs arent As good. Not a reason to not try their good amps.
Whilst I agree that Schiit products generally measure poorly and have inconsistencies in build quality between units, I do think the Jotunheim is one of their better products. Generally, I consider Schiit products as "safe" choices when you can't audition, as they have a particular engaging house sound that's hard to dislike. But once you start auditioning, you may find something better. Personally, Schiit is not a brand I'd consider purchasing.
I'm not sure how good their amps are but people "listening" often know nothing at all. People have been raving about their DAC's from "listening" to them only to find out that basically half of your music is being lost in their shit processing capabilities and horrible USB interface.
Music is about perspective like anything else, many people without any perspective on audio buy into Schiit products due to marketing (as did I) and you think they are good if you have no other experience.
For me I bought a Fulla2, thought it sounded okay but knew there were better things since I had a FiiO K1 and actually after alot of comparison I determined the FiiO K1 sounded better and compared better with my HTC 10.
Bought a Modi Multibit due to this multibit marketing hype, I thought it sounded like trash and sold it to someone else.
Bought the Magni 3 after reading the marketing spiel of the "Current Feedback exotic topology" only to listen to it and find that it also sounds like crap, has too much power to do literally anything and basically burns up on the desk.
Measurements are the bees knees in audio, its all about how it measures. If you like something's sound which measures poorly that is your PREFERENCE but it doesn't make crappy gear with horrible measurements be good gear. It just means that people have become accustomed to its horrible sound and now aren't sure if they want to change.
I thought they were "safe" too until I bought some myself and found that actually they are a total scam and not at all worth recommendation of anything.
So far every Schiit product I have tried has indeed sounded like shit. They are not a value in any sense of the word and now with the measurements being revealed you would be better off buying a budget chinese DAC/Amp or if you want to buy something in the same price range get a JDS Labs setup. Because that is gear that actually measures properly and is built in the USA but with quality components.