DAC Comparison

Schiit Modius vs SMSL M400

Schiit Modius

Modius? Yes, as in “Modius Maximus,” a bigger, balanced-output Modi with super-high performance—and even better versatility. Connect to any computer or streamer—or tablet, TV, CD player, or many other sources—and Modius delivers exceptional sound.

$199.00 MSRP

SMSL M400

The SMSL M400 MQA DAC uses the newest high performing D/A chip from AKM, the AK4499. It supports MQA decoding, PCM 32bit / 768 kHz, and DSD512 Native along with Bluetooth 5.0.

$859.99 MSRP
Features
Power

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

Micro USB

TOSLINK S/PDIF

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 192 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4493

AKM AK4499EQ

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth 5.0

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