Schiit - Modi 3E

Desktop Digital To Analogue Converter

Sale price₹ 17,999

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In case you receive the Schiit - Modi 3E with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Modi 3E comes with a 2 Year warranty from Schiit that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Schiit's warranty in India.

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Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!

Ideal for


ESS ES9018
DAC Chip

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

Connect With USB,
Toslink SPDIF & Coaxial SPDIF


Schiit started its journey in 2010 when two audio industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up. The two audiophiles are Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta. Together, they have designed dozens of audio and A/V products. Schiit has long remained a favourite manufacturer of digital converters and headphone amplifiers among audiophiles. Schiit is now introducing the Modi 3E, the next-generation DAC. The Schiit Modi 3E raises the bar for headphone audio! After giving it a try, you'll notice that the sound has become better by becoming crisp, warmer, and more accurate.



Schiit engineers have designed the Modi 3E to deliver the cleanest and most precise audio reproduction. For this reason, they have incorporated the ESS ES9018 D/A converter chipset from ESS Sabre. The SABRE32 Reference audio DAC ESS ES9018 is the world’s highest-performance 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for consumer applications. With ESS’ patented 32-bit HyperStream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference ESS ES9018 stereo D/A converter delivers exceptional sonic performance that will satisfy the most discerning audio enthusiasts. Modi 3E houses the ESS ES9018 D/A converter, with an OPA1656 with precision thin-film resistors, DC coupled to deliver precise digital to analogue conversion. It also features a Schiit Unison USB™ USB receiver chipset for lossless audio transmission from your devices. Modi 3E performs far beyond its size.



Plug Modi 3E into virtually any computer or streamer, and you are ready to go, complete with the best USB interface available: Schiit's own Unison USB™. Or, choose an optical or coaxial digital source with the included wall power supply. Or connect to your phones and tablets that need a low-power-draw device, again using the wall power supply. Modi 3E accepts pretty much any input you can throw at it! If you're using headphones, add a Magni for its preamp outputs for volume control. You only need to add an SYS Passive Preamp if you aren't using headphones to regulate the analogue volume.



Modi 3E's build is smooth yet elegant, with high-quality metal housing. All Schiit audio products are designed and made in California. Chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, and other components of the complete Modi 3E production are made primarily in the USA. The team of engineers at Schiit have designed the Modi 3E to incorporate multiple inputs and outputs for easy connectivity and compatibility. The front panel consists of Power LED, which lights up when you have Modi 3E plugged into a computer or an external power source. It also comprises the Input Selector switch, which allows you to toggle and switch between inputs. When it is at the top, Unison USB™ input is enabled. Coaxial input is enabled when it is at the bottom, and Optical (Toslink) input is enabled when it is in the middle. The rear panel consists of RCA Analog Outputs, Coaxial Digital Input, Optical Digital Input, USB Data and Power Input, and Power Input.

NOTE: If you’re using Modi 3E as a USB only DAC, you don’t need Power Input. Just connect it to your computer with the supplied USB Micro cable and you’re set.
If you’re using the other digital inputs, and you’re NOT using USB, you need Power Input. Modi 3E won’t work without power, and power comes from USB.

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Modi 3E comes with a 2 Year warranty from Schiit that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Schiit's warranty in India.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Emkay Lagos (Hyderabad)
My new favourite sandwich

The Schiit Modi 3E and the Shiit Loki…. Wish I could rate them higher than the 5 stars !!!!!!
Thank you Headphone Zone for the support and the service…

Murali Viswanathan (Bengaluru)
Nice Desktop DAC for beginner audiophiles- The Modi Schiit 3e

1. Loved the ease of connecting the provided USB cable since the power source is just my need for another power outlet to power up the 3e.
2. its a simple device with a plug and play advantage. The sound emanating is quite nuetral with a good soundstage.
3. It would have been nice if they had provided some led's to indicate the output like the audioquest dragonfly DAC.
4. They could have provided a headphone out in the front of the box.
5. Last but not least would be great if the manufacturers could also provide a Bluetooth output with LDAC

Overall at the price point this seems to be good DAC for audiophile beginners who want a desktop set-up.

Hey Murali, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

murali krishna (Srikakulam)
Minimalistic yet Complete

Minimal features yet a complete DAC with enough inputs producing clean sound which can please your ears.I have connected it to WIIM mini streamer via SPDIF and to Ayima T9 class D Amp with RCA interconnects.My MICCA RB 42 speakers are sounding sweet and elegant.

Hey Murali, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us.

Venkataraghavan D (Chennai)
Great sounding DAC

Saw some reviews and bought this to connect Samsung LED TV via optical and laptop via USB. Sound clarity is amazing. Only pain is lack of volume control on the front panel which would have made it even greater.

Hey Venkataraghavan, we really appreciate your genuine feedback and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well!

John Joseph (Bengaluru)
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Bang On!
Not at all
Not at all a piece of 'Schiit'. One of the best entry level DACs

My current setup: Raspberry Pi with a Digi Hat running Volumio acts as the streamer. Marantz PM6006 is the Amp and DAC. Speakers are Dali Zensor 3. I mostly play FLAC files. I decided to buy an external DAC as the next step towards incrementally improving my setup.
After considering few other DACs I zeroed on to Schiit Modi 3E. HFZ as always delivered it on the next day. I did lots of A/B testing of Modi 3E against the inbuilt DAC of PM6006 (which is already a decent one). I do not know how to articulate the difference; I am not a great listener who can differentiate minor changes. However, as a casual listener I can say that the sound with Modi 3E is more pleasing to listen and I am incredibly happy with the purchase.

Hey there, thank you for the great review and ratings! So delighted that you are loving your purchase. Hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!

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