Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Magnius vs AudioQuest DragonFly Red

Schiit Magnius

The Magnius is an extremely affordable balanced headphone amp and pre-amp that punches way above its weight. At this price point, the Magnius is unrivaled for features.

$199.00 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
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

USB-A

Outputs

¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

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

Output Power
  • 2.2 amp at 16 Ω
  • 2 amp at 32 Ω
  • 1.3 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.3 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.15 amp at 600 Ω
Balanced Output Power
  • 6 amp at 16 Ω
  • 5 amp at 32 Ω
  • 3.2 amp at 50 Ω
  • 1 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.5 amp at 600 Ω
Reviews

Recommended

8/10

One thing that I would have wanted more of with the Magnius though is the way it presents soundstage.

[The Mangius] breaks the price/performance barrier for exceptional performance at budget pricing.

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