Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Magni Heresy vs Marantz HD-DAC1

Schiit Magni Heresy

Magni Heresy raises 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

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
Physical Dimensions
Mass

454 gram

Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

RCA

3.5mm

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

USB-B

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

¼ inch

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 192 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

Cirrus Logic CS4398

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
Reviews

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

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