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Choosing a DAC/Amp

Desktop Simplicity

So you don't want to give up a lot of desk space, but you want better sound. Good news! We have plenty of one-box options. Or go for a "stack" (separate amp stacked on top of DAC) for more flexibility. 

Fulla E, $109. Fulla 4 plugs into virtually any computer and drives most headphones with ease. It also provides a microphone input, so it is perfect for gaming or home office use. 

Choose Fulla E for:

Home office or gaming
Most bang for the buck
Most headphones

See Fulla E

Hel 2, $199. Hel 2 ups the game with much higher power output than Fulla 3. It also provides automatic UAC1/2 switching for console compatibility, optical input for monitor and console compatibility, and stereo microphone input, so it is also an ideal choice for for gaming or home office use. 

Choose Hel for:

Home office or gaming
Much higher power, optical input, gain switching
Most headphones

See Hel 2E

Asgard 3, $249 as an amp only, or $349-449 with DAC. Asgard 3 is an insanely affordable, configurable amp or amp/DAC that works with pretty much any headphone. With 500mW of Class A bias and 3500mW RMS power output, it delivers great sound, and tons of power.

Choose Asgard for:

Excellent performance for virtually any headphone 
Single-box desktop solution with an added DAC card
No obsolescence—modular and upgradable for the future

See Asgard 3

Jotunheim 2, $399 as an amp only, $499-599 with DAC or Phono Input. Jotunheim 2 is a fully balanced amp that works perfectly with pretty much any headphone—balanced, single-ended, IEM, planar, whatever. Plus, it can be customized with a Multibit DAC, ES9028 DAC, or MM phono preamp.

Choose Jotunheim 2 for:

End-game performance for both balanced and single-ended sources and headphones
Tons of power and a very low noise floor, ideal for any headphone
No obsolescence—modular and upgradable for the future

See Jotunheim 2

Lyr 3, $499 as amp only, $599-699 with DAC or Phono Input. Lyr 3 combines a powerful headamp with one of two optional DACs—Multibit or ES9028, or MM phono preamp. Featuring our Coherence™ tube hybrid topology and Continuity™ constant transconductance output stage, Lyr 3 is an exceptional do-all desktop combo.

Choose Lyr 3 for:

End-game performance for a wide range of headphones, from IEMs to planars
Full power on tap through single-ended output and exceptional sound quality
No obsolescence—modular and upgradable for the future

See Lyr 3

Stack, $198-4,398. If you're looking for something different—tubes, multibit DACs, etc, you can also create your own system by choosing a separate amp and DAC from our broad line and stacking them on top of each other. Fair warning: at the top end, the stacks are big and not exactly desk-friendly!

Choose a Stack for:

Ultimate in flexibility to mix and match
Advanced needs, such as tubes, multibit DACs, or phono

See Magni Headphone Amp
See Modi DAC
See Loki Mini EQ
See Mani Phono Preamp