Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Jotunheim vs Marantz HD-DAC1

Schiit Jotunheim

Unique technology, unrivalled flexibility, and modular design—the Jotunheim 2 sets the standard for balanced headphone amps and preamps. It’s ready for any headphone—and fully enabled to be the centerpiece of a complete desktop system.

$399.00 MSRP

Marantz HD-DAC1

The Marantz HD-DAC1 is a stylish compact DAC and headphone amp that comes with USB and analog 3.5mm in. Though it does not have the best specs when it comes to audio decoding capabilities, it's a great sounding device.

$799.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

USB-B

Outputs

¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR

RCA

¼ inch

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 192 kHz

DAC Chip

Cirrus Logic CS4398

Output Power
  • 2.4 amp at 16 Ω
  • 2 amp at 32 Ω
  • 1.2 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.33 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.165 amp at 600 Ω
Balanced Output Power
  • 7.5 amp at 16 Ω
  • 6 amp at 32 Ω
  • 4 amp at 50 Ω
  • 1.2 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.6 amp at 600 Ω
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