It does what it does really well, and if you need a DAC to solve your computer audio output problems such as noise introduced by the internal components, and if you need/want optical and coaxial input at a $150 price then this is one of the top DAC options for you. I had been using both with my Schiit Modi 2 Uber, and found my PM-3's took the largest advantage there, as they are natively more accurate, faster, and full-bodied as a transducer. I was pleased as it is. The unit would autonomously switch the input while I was listening to music. Plugging in the M2U to my laptop bypasses the onboard DAC of my laptop and uses the one in the M2U, and the M2U sends a nice and clean analogue signal to an external amp. Supports up to 24/192. Pricing is similar, but features may be different with particular tradeoffs. Ok, the M2U is a very simplistic looking piece of equipment. Great price, small footprint, sound quality is great. USB from Windows 10 Intel NUC computer and optical cable from Samsung TV. side note Cables aren't provided, so you'll need to get a left and right RCA cable to connect your amp, and either a USB B-type cable, a Toslink Optical cable, or a Coaxial cable. Any direct comparisons with the: Sony's (I had the HAP S-1), the ODAC ver. Because you sHouLdn’t HaVe to spend a mint FoR gReat sound. i cant say i've heard it myself, and i'm using this for monitors for casual listening, so if there's a touch of low level distortion, so be it, i wont hear it anyways. i've heard people say it hums and adds audible distortion. The M2U reproduces audio faithfully, and I can't say more about the sound without talking about the Magni 2 which I have paired my Modi 2U with. Unable to add item to List. It does feel quite solid and hefty in my hands, but it's a desktop unit, so I shan't be talking about portability. Great review. An decent alternative to the Modi 2/U would be the ODAC by JDSLabs. I am very happy and pleased with the sound of the Modi 2 Uber, even with my impressions of the Multibit technology above. Performancewise, not far off the new Schiit Modius, which is quite good. I upgraded my Sennheiser 598's to Oppo PM-3's. One moment, the music would be playing and sounding very good. The M2U comes with rubber feet nubs that you can stick on the bottom of the unit to prevent scratches and helps make it less easy to slide around. B, and lastly the Meridian Explorer2 ? I am sorry I do not have an original Modi or the Modi 2 (non-Uber) to compare, as this was my one question I had when purchasing the unit. They both feature white power indicators and a single control at the front. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. JavaScript is disabled. The low cost does limit the device somewhat, and those looking for a little more can grab quite a bit for the extra $50 upwards to the Modi 2 Uber. One moment, the music would be playing and sounding very good. Highs are more clearly defined, which is where I heard most of the improvement, but midrange is a bit clearer too. also, i like the wall wart power supply more. Just needed a mention. On the Magni 2 this takes form of a volume dial, whereas on the Modi it is a selector button. oR FoR a ton oF input FLexiBiLity. Both the Uber and the Multi handle optical, … Schiit Loki 4. thumb_up 7. Enter the Schiit Vali 2. 16/44.1 to 24/192 via Toslink* and Coax. A normal bifrost is quite good value, same with a modi 2 and modi 2m. It's great. That gives the best sound. Whether you want better sound from your computer, your tablet, your CD player, or many other sources, Modi 2 Uber can handle them all. First off, I love the sound, and the changes to the soundstage. Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. After using the Schiit Modi 2 Uber for almost 30 days, the unit repeatedly exhibited erratic behavior. Overall. It is very sad that they don't offer the Modi 3 in black, as I'd be willing to try that but Schiit gear is all silver now and none of that matches my audio gear. Disclaimer: Not affiliated to Schiit Audio, nor did they send me anything for free or a review unit etc. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Amplifier/preamp The Schiit stack is the best stack currently in the market in relation to the price. Whether you want better sound from your computer, your tablet, your CD player, or many other sources, Modi 2 Uber can handle them all. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail in a medium flat rate box insured. What I can say, though, is in comparison to the original Modi, I actually preferred the ODAC. If it were not for the slight graininess of the 598's upper register, they would compare with the significantly more expensive Oppos, as a direct result of the Schiit Vali 2. This is a steal at the price it is offered, Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2019. found the Schiit Modi uber a while back while it was retail at $150, almost bought one but hard to justify as my onboard DAC does a fairly decent job connected to an Emotiva a-100. The Digital-to-Analog (DAC) converter. If optical and coaxial is not your thing, and you only need/want USB input then check out the Modi 2 (non-Uber version) as it is at a very friendly price of $99, and with the exception of the lack of optical coaxial inputs, wall wart power supply, and painted metal finished instead of brushed aluminum, it is identical to the Modi 2U. Also, it is really the amp rather than the DAC that influences the sound sig of the audio before the reaches the headphones, but not nearly as much as the headphones themselves, of course. I'm torn between this and the modi 2 with just the USB input. Featuring the AK4490 DAC, Modi 2 Uber delivers great sound far above its price. Other inputs (Blu-Ray player or my my Oppo transport) don't sound different. The next, there would be silence as the DAC switched inputs and I had to physically go over to the DAC and cycle through the inputs to get back to the only one in use. Savageater 0. Accepts USB, optical, and coaxial digital inputs. But that is just me. The high-end is great, the imaging is great (I was impressed with the imaging part), but the mid-range is thin - I mean, really thin. My opinion on the Schiit (Yes, this Schiit is Modi 2 legit 2 quit) Modi 2 Uber. You may also have to select the device separately in the player software you are using in order to get output. Also, if you want to use optical input from your pc, please make sure that it supports SPDIF first, and if it does support SPDIF but doesn't have a Toslink port, you'll need a 3.5mm to Toslink cable instead of a normal Toslink to Toslink cable. No caveats for sound. This was mostly because it seemed to sound crisper. And it's a big improvement over the USB input on the Uber. Unfortunately, I haven't used it with the Magni 2 Uber, so I can't give a perfect comparison since they were paired with different amps. It also has a more sophisticated analog section. Point is, don't frown on a $169 amplifier just because it isn't a Ragnarok. Please try again. Something like a meier audio cores rock or jazz, or a schiit asgard 2 would probably be a better match, but then again this is mostly speculations. The output from the laptops headphone jack was horrendously noisy, especially when run through my amp to high impedance headphones. This DAC made my speakers image a bit better, and even my wife and kids noticed that the bass improved. I assume that it handles the jitter better than the built in DAC in my Denon unit. To keep things short, a DAC is a Digital Analogue Converter, it's function is to convert. The M2U will get warm under use. Even at full price this is a great DAC for the money, however at this price it's an absolute steal. Headphone Out/RCA line-Out), DROP + Grace Design Standard DAC Balanced - Digital-to-Analog Converter with Audiophile XLR, USB-B, 3.5mm Stereo Connectivity, Black, FX-Audio DAC-X6 Mini HiFi 2.0 Digital Audio Decoder DAC Input USB/Coaxial/Optical Output RCA/Headphone Amp 24Bit/96KHz DC12V (Black), FiiO Q1 Mark II Native DSD DAC & Amplifier for PC/MobilePhone, Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res 130dB 32bit/384kHz Gaming DAC, External USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone Amp, Dolby Digital, 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, Sidetone/Speaker Control for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo. 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