Headphone Amp Comparison

FiiO K5PRO vs Schiit Magnius

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 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
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

RCA

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR

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
  • 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

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.

Recommended

8/10

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

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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