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post #1411 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Kremer930 View Post

I laugh.  Really Leesure....are you supporting these kinds of comments...misleadingly placed into a post to look like they were written by me?  Let us just agree to disagree.



I doubt he intended to mislead anyone, but rather simply typed his reply in the quote area.  It's not hard to do.

 

Anyway, the only thing I'm supporting is someone's right to express dissatisfaction and frustration over delays without someone declaring that he doesn't deserve quality audio.  Yes, buying a new product from a newer company, especially one of this size, is not like buying from Sony, and he will come to understand this over time should he choose to stay with this hobby, but that doesn't mean he's not allowed to be frustrated and allowed to express said frustration.

 

Anyway, I'm way past this whole affair now...way too chilled listening to Kinda Blue thru my Bifrost>Lyr>LCD-2 rig.

 

 

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I think we need more detail - and some comparisons too, considering your other gear tongue_smile.gif

 

When you're ready.

 

Thanks too to HyperM3 for the update!

 

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<snip>...way too chilled listening to Kinda Blue thru my Bifrost>Lyr>LCD-2 rig.

 

 



 

post #1413 of 3320
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post


I think we need more detail - and some comparisons too, considering your other gear tongue_smile.gif

 

When you're ready.

 

 



 

Soon...I wanna burn it in properly before real assesment, but the initial impressions are quite positive.
 

 

post #1414 of 3320
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

gotta love headfi.



heh. "rend the air in vain". awesome.

post #1415 of 3320

internethandle Good trolling, i dont know english as well, i am from Caucasus.

post #1416 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Uberzone View Post

internethandle Good trolling, i dont know english as well, i am from Caucasus.



Actually, I thought it was cool. I was not making fun of you. I understand there is a language barrier. Your english is fine. Apologies.


Edited by wushuliu - 11/4/11 at 11:47am
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The internet should be renamed to whinernet. I believe someone mentioned creating a thread for Bifrost impressions? That would be terrific if it hasn't already been done.

 

If anybody has a reason to whine, I'm gonna vote for myself. Let's see if anyone can beat my little story of waiting.

 

I pre-ordered early -- was probably one of the first to receive and open a Bifrost package, especially since I work from home and had time to try it out that day before most arrive home from work. BUT, mine didn't work. It powered on but no audio through optical. I contacted Jason and he said it was probably an early failure and I'd have to send it back to get a replacement. No biggie ... it's just a DAC, life goes on.

 

Since I was leaving for vacation that night, I ran out of time between packing to get the Bifrost packed and dropped off at a shipping location. When we got back a few days later, my wife was scheduled for another day off, but I wasn't. While I was working, I asked her to drop off the package for me that day. She obliged because she's a wonderful woman who puts up with all of my craziness for some crazy reason (love).

 

A week later I contact Jason asking if they'd received my package. Nope. Wait, what!? FedEx Ground should have been there in 3 days. So I call my wife.

 

My wife dropped off the package for me the NEXT afternoon after a full work-day (argh, I would have just done it myself if I had of known she was going to do that). She dropped it off in the usual location -- the post office. Oh no! Remember when I said I shipped the package using FedEx Ground?

 

The first mistake was mine. I used the FedEx website with a one-time credit-card payment, no account, assuming that they would email a copy of the receipt to my email address. They didn't, and I didn't print a receipt. Maybe I missed a checkbox or something. So with no tracking number, and the box lingering somewhere in the postal service system, I was just a little worried that I'd be out a few hundred dollars or out a lot of time attempting to recover the package or money.

 

I called the post office. Apparently FedEx and UPS pick-up there everyday. I called FedEx trying to find any information related to the package. No luck. I called the post office again. Same reassurance. I did an online chat with FedEx and called them once again a few days later. Still no luck.

 

Finally I have my wife go to the post office and talk to someone there. More information. They have a big bin all packages go into for sorting. Sometimes it takes up to a week or two for some of these packages to get to the correct carrier. But, they assured my wife that the package is there -- somewhere, and it'll get to where it's going eventually. I'm resting a little easier now -- my main concern at this point is just not losing out on a few hundred dollars from a few simple errors.

 

A few days later I receive an email from Jason saying they received my package and the replacement will go out that night. Sweeeeeet!

 

Quick timeline:

  • July 3rd -- preordered the Bifrost.
  • October 10th -- received notification that I need to remake my payment (through PayPal).
  • October 13th -- received the Bifrost / determined it was defective / emailed Jason.
  • October 18th -- wife dropped off the package at the post office.
  • October 24th -- emailed Jason inquiring about the status of the replacement.
  • November 1st -- received an email from Jason saying they received my package! YES!
  • November 5th -- the future, will receive the replacement Bifrost.

 

So anyway, it's just a DAC. There are more important things in life. That said, my replacement Bifrost should be here tomorrow, and I'm eager to spend a few hours with it enjoying some great music after a long run on the trails. I'm expecting tomorrow to be a wonderful day :)

 

And BTW, Schiit Audio has proven to be a terrific company and Jason was a pleasure to deal with through this ordeal. Yes, there are definitely a few negatives when dealing with a small company, but IMO, the positives FAR outweigh any negatives -- especially in the case of Schiit Audio. Jason, thanks to you and your team again for being awesome.


Edited by jerikl - 11/4/11 at 2:06pm
post #1418 of 3320

Just confirmed mine from paypal #389. Can't wait!blink.gif

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Wow jerikl - you certainly suffered some mishaps. Glad to hear its about to be resolved with some real listening time beerchug.gif

 

And yep, Jason is a pleasure to deal with.

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DACs with the footprint of the BiFrost are just sooooo 2010. Get with the future, Schiit !   wink.gif

 

http://www.headfonia.com/the-headstage-usb-dac-cable/

 

This DAC is so invisible that one eagle-eyed observer commented that it was 'just an expensive cable' and Mike would still need a DAC to go with his 'digital cable'. Jesus wept. 

 

(Inevitably, someone will comment on the price - I will then refer them to earlier posts in this thread telling us that we cant equate price with quality. Game, set and match, estreeter)

 

post #1421 of 3320
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

DACs with the footprint of the BiFrost are just sooooo 2010. Get with the future, Schiit !   wink.gif

 

http://www.headfonia.com/the-headstage-usb-dac-cable/

 

This DAC is so invisible that one eagle-eyed observer commented that it was 'just an expensive cable' and Mike would still need a DAC to go with his 'digital cable'. Jesus wept. 

 

(Inevitably, someone will comment on the price - I will then refer them to earlier posts in this thread telling us that we cant equate price with quality. Game, set and match, estreeter)

 

 

Just curious, what is the point of this? This is true, you cant equate price with quality. That DAC cable has been around for ages. Robert has been selling and redesigning it over and over. The past version of his DAC cable was fantastic. This newer design is even nicer looking although I dont have one as I declined to include it with my 3G Arrow. But still, what is it doing here in this thread? Are you trying to make a point/get a reaction? Or just educating us on what most of us already know?
 

 

post #1422 of 3320

Looking forward to it leesure beerchug.gif
 

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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

Soon...I wanna burn it in properly before real assesment, but the initial impressions are quite positive.
 

 



 

post #1423 of 3320

Interesting but how would you put big shiny feet on it?  wink_face.gif

 


 

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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

DACs with the footprint of the BiFrost are just sooooo 2010. Get with the future, Schiit !   wink.gif

 

http://www.headfonia.com/the-headstage-usb-dac-cable/

 

This DAC is so invisible that one eagle-eyed observer commented that it was 'just an expensive cable' and Mike would still need a DAC to go with his 'digital cable'. Jesus wept. 

 

(Inevitably, someone will comment on the price - I will then refer them to earlier posts in this thread telling us that we cant equate price with quality. Game, set and match, estreeter)

 



 

post #1424 of 3320

@pseudohippy, its called humour, hence the wink avatar. Apologies for robbing you of the 10 seconds it took to read that post - I gave up on this thread about a hundred pages back when, along with several others, I asked for impressions to be posted in a completely separate thread.

post #1425 of 3320

USB order #489 is on the way!

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