Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Magnius vs Cyrus soundKey

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

Cyrus soundKey

soundKey is an award-winning revolution in mobile music. Hi-Fi streaming services like TIDAL mean fantastic quality is available to subscribers, but phones lack the necessary hardware to get the best from this data. soundKey unlocks that data, using our years of expertise in high-resolution DAC and amplifier design. Cyrus quality audio is now available to everyone.

$99.00 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

19 gram

Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Micro USB

Outputs

¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 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
Reviews

Recommended

8/10

Schiit is known for providing quality products at reasonable prices, and they have not failed in doing so with the Magnius.

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

5/5

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2020 winner.

Mixed

I see it a step up from $9 dongles but the $99 price is hard to swallow.

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