Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Magni 3+ vs FiiO K5PRO

Schiit Magni 3+

Magni 3+ and Magni Heresy raise the bar even higher for affordable headphone amps, with by far the highest output power in their price class–at least 200% higher than any competitor. At the same time, they provide the cleanest measured performance of any Magni, ever.

$99.00 MSRP

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
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

454 gram

Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

RCA

Coaxial S/PDIF

RCA

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

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
  • 2.8 amp at 16 Ω
  • 2.4 amp at 32 Ω
  • 1.6 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.41 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.215 amp at 600 Ω
  • 1.5 amp at 32 Ω
Reviews

The Magni 3+ is also very competent amplifier and subjectively kept up with Heresy.

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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