Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Jotunheim vs AudioQuest DragonFly Red

Schiit Jotunheim

Unique technology, unrivalled flexibility, and modular design—the Jotunheim 2 sets the standard for balanced headphone amps and preamps. It’s ready for any headphone—and fully enabled to be the centerpiece of a complete desktop system.

$399.00 MSRP

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

DragonFly Red combines significantly improved performance over the DragonFly Black with still exceptional value. The high-performance ESS 9016 chip in Red employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

$199.95 MSRP

AC 115v

AC 230v


Balanced 3-pin XLR




¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR



Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS 9016 32 bit with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

Output Power
  • 2.4 amp at 16 Ω
  • 2 amp at 32 Ω
  • 1.2 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.33 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.165 amp at 600 Ω
Balanced Output Power
  • 7.5 amp at 16 Ω
  • 6 amp at 32 Ω
  • 4 amp at 50 Ω
  • 1.2 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.6 amp at 600 Ω
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