Reviews for Jotunheim

Chris Martens

How does the Jotunheim sound? The answer is that the amp sounds powerful, refined, and accomplished—almost absurdly so in light of its price. You enjoy the punch and authority for which well-designed solid state amps are known, ample detail and resolution, plus the quiet backgrounds and precise control over the leading and trailing edges of notes that are the hallmarks of first-rate fully balanced designs.

In sum, the Schiit Jotunheim offers heavyweight performance in a middleweight-sized chassis for a bantamweight price. If that’s not an irresistible combination of virtues, I don’t know what would be. Try one, soon!

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Digital Audio Review
John Darko

For its five-hundred dollar asking price (US$399 if you don’t want the DAC or phono module), it’s unlikely there exists a headphone amplifier that can compete with the Jotunheim’s combined audible performance and feature set. 

One of the most effortlessly earned DAR-KO awards to date. Wallop. Thump. Kapow.

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Robb Report
Alexander Lamascus

If your desktop-audio setup involves a turntable, the new Schiit Jotunheim should be your headphone amplifier of choice. 

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Audiophiliac Says This Sweet Little Component Sounds Schiit
Steve Guttenberg, CNET Audiophiliac

"The astonishingly good Schiit Jotunheim stereo preamp/headphone amplifier won't break the bank.

It's been too long since I wrote a Schiit review. I say that because this California based company specializes in high-performance audio components that sell for real-world prices. Take this one, the Jotunheim stereo preamplifier/headphone amp, sold with your choice of a built-in, 192-kHz/24-bit high-resolution digital converter, or a moving-magnet phono preamp for buyers using turntables. My sample had the converter, and right away it sounded spectacular playing headphones ranging from my Audio Technica ATH-M50x all the way up to the Hifiman Susvara."

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Schiit Audio Jotunheim
Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound Guide to Headphones and Personal Audio

 "Sonically, the Jotunheim is powerful, refined, and accomplished—almost absurdly so in light of its price."