if you are super serious about the audio quality pumped out by your headphones, then we think a pair of audiophile-grade headphones is hardly considered suffice. not even close. in the pursuit for the ‘perfect audio bliss’ from your favorite pair of audio cans, you will need a headphone amp but then again, these gadgets ain’t exactly affordable to every mortals. that said, we thought the SCHIIT Magni Headphone Amp offers the ideal proposition: it cost just $99 to own while offering 1.2W of power into 32 ohms that can handle virtually any headphone including those hard-to-drive orthodynamic models. we shan’t dive into the technicality of it but what you should know is, the SCHIIT Magni Headphone Amp is no oversea-sourced wheezer – it is made in the good’ol US of A with majority of the parts, sourced and assembled in Stateside, well, with exception for the wall wart power supply, which happens to be from China. surprise? we bet not but nevertheless, the quality should be SCHIIT’s top notch and the aesthetic, as always, bears the SCHIIT trademark sleekness. if that’s not enough, pair the Magni with SCHIIT Modi, a USB async DAC (also US$99) for the true perfect audiophile setup without breaking your bank.