At the time of this post, Schiit has a few Asgard 2's as B stock for roughly the same price as the Magni 3+. My budget is roughly $350. This would include both an amp and a dac. My plan was to get the Asgard 2 and a Modi Multibit. For headphones, I already have a pair of Koss Porta Pro's. My listening goal is to build a system that presents realistic timbre of voices and saxophones and acoustic instruments in general. I listen to a lot of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, (ie, jazz musicians), as well as classical music and baroque. I listen to very little rock or EDM or electrified music of any sort. I suspect the Asgard 2 has a classic mid-centric sound, sort of like old-school gear from the 1970's, whereas the Magni 3+ has a more modern and "correct" sound for lack of a better term. I also suspect that this "correct" sound would lend an unnatural edge to acoustic music, which I wouldn't like. I believe that, through an Asgard 2, acoustic music would sound more, whereas through the Modi 3+ it would it would have a more edgy, amplified sound. Am I right in my assumptions? Are there any gotcha's with the Asgard 2? Is the Modi 3+ better in all respects? I'm a total noob. I've never had a nice headphone amp before, so I really have no clue.