Headphone Amp Comparison

FiiO K5PRO vs Schiit Asgard

FiiO K5PRO

The K5PRO is a compact, desktop DAC/headphone amp combo by FiiO. It features the leading AK4493 DAC chip with a wide variety of inputs and outputs to create a great value proposition.

$149.99 MSRP

Schiit Asgard

Asgard 3 is a highly powerful, highly affordable, modular headphone amp and preamp that gives you a complete, single-box solution for all your desktop needs. It’s a re-thinking of the headphone amp that started it all (for Schiit, anyway—the original Asgard, introduced in June 2010, was our first product.) Asgard 3 features our unique Continuity™ topology that extends the benefits of Class A output, and accepts all the same modules as Jotunheim and Lyr 3.

$199.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

RCA

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

RCA

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

¼ inch

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4493

Output Power
  • 1.5 amp at 32 Ω
  • 5 amp at 16 Ω
  • 3.5 amp at 32 Ω
  • 2.5 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.6 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.3 amp at 600 Ω
Reviews

In that regard, and in the context of a budget product that is designed reasonably well, I am going to recommend the Fiio K5 Pro.

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