Blue yeti louder than ifi nano idsd le?

So I have both the yeti and the amp dac ifi nano idsd le and unfortunately for the 100 dollars that I gave for the ifi the yeti seems to be way louder like i need to have the ifi 60% to consider it loud and the yeti at 50% is VERY LOUD that i cant even put my headphones on. I have the illusion that the yeti is also better sounding but that might be because I cant get them to the same volume for a comparisson.Also the microphones amp specs are more detailed than the ifi’s which is not ideal to say the least. Is there something I am doing wrong?



  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Power Output (RMS): 130 mW
  • THD: 0.009%
  • Frequency Response: 15 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB

Ifi nano idsd le

Formats supported: PCM 44.1 to 384kHz/16-32bit DSD 2.8, 3.1, 5.6 and 6.2MHz/1bit DXD 352.8, 384kHz/24bit
High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0 (32bit/384kHz)
Battery: Lithium-polymer 1000mAh
Power(max): 1.5W

Isnt the Blue Yeti a microphone?

Yes but it has a headphone jack for monitoring the sound with a built in amp dac inside.

bump so people can see the post easier and comment their opinions!

You are mostly fine :wink:
Depending on the headphone you use, you may put one of the two amplifiers into a more favourable spot (or just have a personal preference that leans more towards the Yeti).

I agree that the lack of numbers on the IFI makes this hard to figure out from just the numbers.

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Yes but that should not happen as I think they have the same output power,from what I read and they both cost 150 dollars but the blue yeti has a mic too so…