Schiit Modi 3

Based on 70 reviews

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  • Great for the price
  • Does the job very well
  • Chip used in this device is a bit cheap


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Schiit Modi 3 - lots of music for the money - iiWi reviews
CONCLUSION Schiit Modi 3 is a neat looking device, it has 3 different inputs, and to my ears sounds better than any other DAC under the $100 mark. If you can get it for the $99 – I can’t imagine not giving this device a thumbs up.
4 months ago
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Driver or firmware issues with Windows 10
Bringing the volume all the way down to zero will cause this device to completely cut off forcing you to quit the application which is producing the sound you're listening to, and then start it back up again. It also does the same thing when directly canceling the volume with a mute button. Also the...
1 year ago
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Schiit MODI 3+ DAC Review
Pros: Natural output, price, simple. The Schiit MODI 3+ is available from their website here. MAJORHIFI may get a commission from retail offers
4 months ago
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Open back or closed back headphones for gaming? What do you all use?
Schiit Modi 3 DAC to a Schiit Valhalla 2 amp to Sennheiser HD6XX open back headphones. Closed back is nice if you need to block out room noise or to not disturb someone really close to you. Seriously unless your absolutely cranking it the noise bleed from opens is very minor. But going open you gain a much more wider sound stage.
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Excellent and crisp audio
Does the job very well
David G.
2 years ago
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Loving my new Heresy II’s
Schiit Vidar. Schiit Modi 3. Google chromecast audio.
Hifi review – Schiit Modi 3: The DAC That Made Me Think About DACs
Conclusion I was a little skeptic about the Schiit Modi 3 at first. I wasn’t sure how much of a sonic upgrade it would offer over a built-in DAC at such a compelling price point. Modi 3 did open my eyes (and my ears), however, to the wide world of DACs
4 months ago
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Topping D90 + A90 stack
I went into the amp and DAC shopping process with the view that all solid state amps should sound about the same and that DAC quality was a load of crap after a certain point. That said, I wanted something that looked really cool on my desk and was a bit curious if I would hear the slightest bit of difference vs no difference at all. The Heresy and Modi 3 have excellent subjective and measurements based reviews and so I really wasn't expecting even a moderate difference, and only if I listened very very closely. So I turned the Topping stack on and plugged in my Arya (single ended) thinking I'd listen for a bit then laugh at audiophiles and their pricey products (that look incredibly sexy though), and... Confession time... it turns out that I was the one that was full of shit (or Schiit as the case may be).
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Schiit Modi 3 DAC review | Darko.Audio
The crowd thins considerably once we drop our potential DAC spend to US$149. And ditching the iFi brick to seek out hundred dollar DACs that would comfortably rival the Modi 3’s audible performance, trio of digital inputs, 2-year warranty and all-domestic manufacture, we find ourselves staring at a vacant lot.Rarely are DAC starting points as compelling as this $99 piece of Schiit
4 months ago
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Amp/Dac combo for HD560s with future proofing in mind v2.0
D/A C:. Schiit Modi 3+.



USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF

Sample Rates and Bit Depths

16/44.1 to 24/192 via USB, Coax, and Optical


AKM 4113

D/A Conversion IC

AKM AK4490