Schiit Magni + Modi Stack vs Jotunheim

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by Alexander, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander Rando

    Jun 3, 2018
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    Hey all, been a while since I've posted here.

    Looking to buy an AMP and DAC sometime soon. It seems Schiit is pretty go-to for AMP and DACs nowadays unless you need something specialized (like electrostatic amps, or have specific tastes in tube amps).

    I'm just wondering what would be better between a Magni 3 + Modi 3 stack, or a Joutunheim 2-in-1? Has anyone tried both? The Jotunheim is a combined device, but costs double what the Magni-Modi stack costs. I'm just wondering if there's a quality difference or if the only difference is that it has more ports and stuff (like the XLR).

    You're free to suggest a different AMP+DAC combo that exists within this pricerange as well, if a better one exists.


    Edit: Oh, I forgot there's an "Advice Threads" subforum under the General Discussion forum. Move this there if you need to - sorry, like I said this is my first time posting in a few months so I kinda forgot the structure of this place.
  2. Pillars

    Pillars Embarrassment to Colorado crew

    Sep 26, 2016
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    I own both.. the sound is fairly similar however I feel the Jot is a bit warmer/thicker and the Magni is looser in the bass department. The Jot has a better grip on 6XX's as well. As far as DAC goes you can do the internal 4490 or the external Modi 3 with plenty of inputs for the same price so I'd probably recommend the 3. Multibit if you can afford a bit more esp if using 6XX's.
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