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Old 09-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Custom-built Objective2/ODAC vs Schitt Magni/Modi!!!

NO RULES.
NO MERCY.
NO HOLDS BARRED.


Who will win, and who will be destroyed in this brutal cage fight?






STAY TUNED!!!!

(SORRY FOR THE CRAPPY PICS!)

Custom Objective2/ODAC courtesy of yours truly
Schiit Magni/Modi courtesy of Airekris (thanks bro!)
Tested with HD598, Monoprice 8320
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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SUMMARY:

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OBJECTIVE COMPARISON:
This custom O2/ODAC has DAC RCA line-out and 3.5mm analog line-in. The M&M only has RCA to RCA to connect the DAC with the amp. Which means the O2/ODAC is more versatile when it comes to multiple sources. For the M&M, if you want to switch to an analog source, you will have to unplug the RCA cables on the Magni.

The M&M is fixed 5x gain.
O2/ODAC has switchable 2.5x/6.5x gain.

M&M takes up slightly more deskspace, and twice the height of the custom O2/ODAC.

Using Monoprice 8320 IEM, with nothing playing, the O2 is totally silent at max volume 2.5X gain. At 6.5X gain noise can be heard once the volume knob is past 2-3 o'clock.
For the M&M (5X gain), noise can be heard at 12-1 o'clock.
(Realistically, this won't be a factor during normal listening, esp if using full-size cans).

Also, there was crackling noise when the M&M volume knob is transitioning a certain spot near the maximum (I think it might be a bad pot?).
O2's knob is very very smooth. MM knob has a tiny rotational play.

SUBJECTIVE COMPARISON
Subjective listening tests are...subjective.
We didn't have the setup required for blind A/B testing, so Airekris and I decided right from the start that we won't be doing a subjective listening test that was likely to be subject to subjective bias.
So, we went ahead to have fun with both amps!

Looks-wise, the M&M is the clear winner. It looks stylish, it looks more expensive, and personally I prefer the cool blue LEDs. It has more sex appeal, with all the rounded edges.
The custom O2/ODAC, with its sharp edges and lines, looks masculine. I would describe it as clean, minimalist, even industrial. It's a machine, not a statement.
Airekris aptly described thus: The O2 is a guy, the MM is a girl.
(And girls/wives/girlfriends/sisters likes to make noise! )
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Hahaha. Cage fight and royal rumble also ah. Just throw in all the brutal wrestling terms.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #5
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u r going to abuse them n see which 1 more solid?
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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drive car over see which one more solid?

aesthetically wise, the MM look so much better
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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MM looks SO much better, is cheaper also. As for sound...hmm GO FIGHT!!!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:12 PM   #8
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actually MM ... is spray coated...

they don't look that great in reality...
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #9
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depends on the spray job. Mine looks good, mainly because of its build also.

i just dont like the side part of joe's o2, where its uneven surface. If its smooth i think it will look so much nicer.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #10
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edit: double post

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drive car over see which one more solid?

aesthetically wise, the MM look so much better
Agree
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #12
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depends on the spray job. Mine looks good, mainly because of its build also.

i just dont like the side part of joe's o2, where its uneven surface. If its smooth i think it will look so much nicer.
Agree.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:26 PM   #13
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i just dont like the side part of joe's o2, where its uneven surface. If its smooth i think it will look so much nicer.
I agree with this. Also, I think if the light on Joe's o2 is white like M&M, it will be much nicer, red looks kinda out of place in that aluminium chassis.

From pictures, M&M does look much better doesn't it, but Joe's o2 also bue pai la.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #14
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POWER CONSUMPTION:

O2: 1.5W (max) (tested, documented by NwAvGuy)

Magni: 4W (specs)
That explains the vent holes on the Magni.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #15
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maybe can try some aluminium casing such as these? It looks similar to yours and have relatively smooth surfaces.





not costly too. around SGD20 only.
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