I've been using the Magni 2 only for 2-3 hours till now, so it's too early to give an opinion. But all I can say is the sound is very detailed and open, sound stage is excellent. I'm waiting to rack more hours into it for opening up the amp to its full potential. All I can say is, it's the best desktop amplifier along with the Objective 2 for casual use. You will not be disappointed.