Schiit

Schiit - Modi 3

Includes GST of ₹ 1,830 Info

Get 18% GST input

One of the reasons headphones and earphones in India are more expensive than overseas is because of the Goods & Services Tax in India. Don't let the GST input go to waste especially if you can avail an offset. All products sold on Headphone Zone carry a GST compliant invoice and all products sold include an 18% GST. Simply enter your GST number at the time of checkout.

Shipping Icon Shipping & Delivery

Tick Icon Free Express Shipping


Designed & Made
in the USA

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for
Indoor Use

2 Years of
Warranty

Metal
Build

AKM AK4490
DAC Chip

DESCRIPTION

HIGH-QUALITY SOUND WITH JUST ABOUT ANY SOURCE DEVICE

Experience high-quality audio with the Modi 3. It features an AKM AK4490 DAC with a DC-coupled output. This DAC is based on AD8512 with precision thin-film resistors. Be it your phone or desktop, the Modi 3 is able to connect to just about any source device (including your smartphone) with its USB, Toslink SPDIF and Coaxial SPDIF inputs.

Headphone-Zone-Schiit-Modi3
Headphone-Zone-Schiit-Modi3
Headphone-Zone-Schiit-Modi3

TURN-UP THE MUSIC

While using headphones, simply connect the Modi 3 to a Schiit Magni via its preamp outputs and adjusting the volume is a breeze. No headphones? A Schiit SYS Passive Preamp is the answer to all your analogue volume problems.

Headphone-Zone-Schiit-Modi3

SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
INPUTS USB, Toslink SPDIF, Coaxial SPDIF
SAMPLE RATES AND BIT DEPTHS 16/44.1 to 24/192 via USB, Coax, and Optical
INPUT RECEIVERS USB: C-Media CM6631A
SPDIF: AKM 4113)
D/A CONVERSION IC AKM AK4490
ANALOG SUMMING, ACTIVE FILTERING Based on OPA1662 with precision thin-film resistors, DC coupled
OUTPUT RCA (single-ended)
Impedance: 75 ohms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.25dB
MAXIMUM OUPPUT 2.0V RMS
THD <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at max output
IMD <0.001%, CCIR
S/N >104dB, referenced to 1.5VRMS, unweighted
CROSSTALK -80dB, 20-20kHz
POWER SUPPLY USB powered with +/-5V switching rail generator; auxiliary USB power input for 0mA USB power draw devices (like phones and tablets)
WEIGHT 453g (1 lb)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
Schiit Modi 3
5V USB Wall-Wart
USB Micro Cable

FAQs

Warranty

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Schiit Modi 3 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 14 reviews
100%
(14)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
s
s.
Grab it if you are music lover.

I have connected this dac to my marantz integrated amplifier, and it sounds very good, it's slightly high on bass side, but still its very clear and stereo imaging is perfect.

A
A.C.
Schiit Modi 3

I am using my Schiit Modi 3 DAC with my Logitech Squeezebox and Cambridge Audio CA351 amp. The quality of sound has improved a lot since I switched over from the internal DAC in the Squeezebox. Still in the burning in process, therefore I'll put in a detailed review later.

L
L.
specs often lie

i have three dacs 2 from topping and one from nobsound all chinese dac i have topping dx3 pro its using DUAL ak4493 dac and topping d10 using ess 9018 k2m dac and nobsound is having ess 9038 dac not the pro version . modi3 is only having akm ak4490 dac chip ITS 4 year old dac chip . but it still sound better than all three dac .i only got modi 3 last week it is not properly burned in if there is such a thing as burn in period .i think its not about the dac its more about implementation .even though ak4490 is an old dac still sounds better .HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE .

We are glad to know that you found the right one.

S
S.N.
Great addition

Thank you headphone zone for the quick delivery. Coming to the product it has opened up the soundstage to a great extent, every instrument and vocals are crystal clear.Loving the sound coming from my wharfedales.

P
P.S.
This Schiit is Good.

For sub 10000 INR, Modi-3 is the best desktop DAC you can buy. Very clean output and good connectivity options. This time it's USb 5V powered so no worry about bulky AC power bricks. Separate power and data port ensure lower noise and easily can be hooked up with even phones. Only draw back is no On/Off switch. So far very happy with this purchase.

P
P.B.
Playing the Modi 3

Over all excellent sound quality from a good product at decent price.

Desire-ables are input cables , good RCA cables.these should be offered at max 10% premium or be included.
Installation Instructions and better packaging are also required

P
P.H.
Best DAC ever under 10000

I bought this as I screwed up my CA DACmagic 100 while trying to switch back to 5532 from LME 49720 (by the way you need to be electronic buff to understand what I mean),
This DAC is solid performer and compete any thing that costs 25000(other than Schiit). If you want to begin your journey for good quality audio this the start point and a big step as any thing after this with better sound quality will cost you more than 25K.

N
N.s.G.
An affordable all rounder dac

I was looking for a dac to upgrade tge sound from the tv set top box and normal cd player and feed it to my stereo amp powering floor standing speakers. During my discussion with a friend in TIAF he introduced me to modi 3. Did some research , got convinced, but it was already out of stock. Now the wait started and one saturday the notification from HPZ came that it is back on stock. Ordered it then and there. And guess what by monday it is already out of stock.
The sound.
With my amp Nad 326 bee which is actually warm sounding amp the addition of Modi 3 added more warmth. I had to turn down the bass knob down to minimum to make the sound more natural. The details that these bring out are awesome . it has been a VFM upgrade to overall sq of the system. Totally worth the price. Wish it had a bluetooth connectivity too.

S
S.D.
A decent DAC offering great value

It is always good to write review to help others take right decision similar to how reviews on this website has helped me. I am not new to the audiophile world, but this is my first DAC purchase.
Now about Schiit Modi3 – Very decent sound quality. I am able to hear various music instruments properly and the subtle notes in some compositions are also presented very clearly. I have used all the connectivity options at the back by connecting a NAD CD player C525BEE (14 years old) through co-axial cable, WD media hub through Toslink fibre optic cable and laptop/android mobile through the usb cable. It is ideal if PC/laptop is used to take the out signal (usb mode), gives better output.
For amplification I am using an Integrated stereo amplifier NAD C325BEE, 50Wrms per channel at 8 ohms connected to a pair of Elac bookshelf speakers (Debut-B5). The amp is 14 years old and still produces great sound. This DAC matches well with this amp. While using Schiit Modi3 Bass is on higher side so ideally Flat tonal setting cannot be used. Adjustment of Bass knob to 10’o clock position and Treble knob to 2’o clock position makes it just perfect for my listening.
Although I am not an expert but still I strongly recommend this for music listeners who want “A No Nonsense” simple device offering great vale at this price point. Also like to mention a very nice buying and delivery experience by Headphone zone and Blue dart.

Hey, this makes us super happy! So glad to know that you love them:) Happy listening !!

×
Welcome Newcomer