Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Magnius vs Audiolab M-DAC nano

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

Audiolab M-DAC nano

Renowned for making industry leading and award-winning DACs, audiolab proudly presents the M-DAC nano. Combining hi-resolution digital playback with portable convenience, this is the latest addition to the M-DAC family and is the smallest yet.

$199.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Qi Wireless Charging

Input/Output
Inputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Outputs

¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 384 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

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
Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX LL

SBC

Battery Life

480 minute

Reviews

Recommended

8/10

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

For a balanced input and output the Schiit Magnius provides superb performance objectively and subjectively at incredibly low price for this class.

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Recommended

5/5

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