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post #691 of 2175
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

Priority and First Class Parcel. Never a problem. UPS is typically worse than the USPS.

This. Usually I prefer FedEx, non-ground, but I'll take the USPS over UPS any day.


Modi, Magni, and Pyst cables are here, but not had a chance to check them out yet. Probably will on Sunday.
post #692 of 2175

UPS is generally a lot more expensive than both USPS and FedEx (in some cases) with international shipping as well. I've had a few bad experiences with UPS before with a few expensive orders from fleabay, never again will I be going the UPS route when USPS can do it cheaper and with better reliability. 

post #693 of 2175

I am very interested in purchasing one of these headphone amps, however part of me thinks that listening to reviews of it on this site is dangerous, as Schiit is one of the site sponsors.  DAE feel the same?

post #694 of 2175
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Originally Posted by pandastyle View Post

I am very interested in purchasing one of these headphone amps, however part of me thinks that listening to reviews of it on this site is dangerous, as Schiit is one of the site sponsors.  DAE feel the same?

No. This site has never really had that problem, with clearly defined rules for the sponsors. And, most of the reviews are user reviews. No benefit in one of us playing up a sponsor 

post #695 of 2175
I'd say the only thing to be truly wary of is new toy syndrome from users, and the tendency to exaggerate the qualities of equipment.

Like getting the Magni and saying it blows their old equipment away. One should know by now that at this level of quality, differences are gonna be subtle/minute.

I pay attention more to those who can explain what the strengths and weaknesses are, as they are a lot more belieavable.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/5/13 at 8:02am
post #696 of 2175
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'd say the only thing to be truly wary of is new toy syndrome from users, and the tendency to exaggerate the qualities of equipment.
Like getting the Magni and saying it blows their old equipment away. One should know by now that at this level of quality, differences are gonna be subtle/minute.
I pay attention more to those who can explain what the strengths and weaknesses are, as they are a lot more belieavable.

Yeah, this is one thing that's especially true for Schiit equipment, on Head-Fi at least. But the sponsor factor is 100 percent a non-issue.

post #697 of 2175

Anyone randomly get a weird buzzing sound followed by a prolonged clicking/tapping sound? It happens every couple of minutes for me. :(


Edited by Johnson184 - 1/5/13 at 9:02am
post #698 of 2175
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Anyone randomly get a weird buzzing sound followed by a prolonged clicking/tapping sound? It happens every couple of minutes for me. frown.gif

I was. Had a ground loop from my usb dac. What i finally did was plug my magni into a wallsocket all by itself and everything else into one on a different wall. Seems to have eliminated it.
post #699 of 2175

Got the monoprice RCA cables as per recommended and .. they are super, super tight. They plug in and don't go all the way because all of the outside is slanted toward the middle. Am I supposed to force these in so these go around the plug properly?

post #700 of 2175
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Originally Posted by pandastyle View Post

I am very interested in purchasing one of these headphone amps, however part of me thinks that listening to reviews of it on this site is dangerous, as Schiit is one of the site sponsors.  DAE feel the same?

 

While I certainly wouldn't complain if Schiit had decided to just send me a Magni and Modi to review, pretty sure all the reviews here (at least so far) are from people who bought them.

 

And I fully agree, the new toy syndrome is definitely the bigger overall concern.

post #701 of 2175
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Got the monoprice RCA cables as per recommended and .. they are super, super tight. They plug in and don't go all the way because all of the outside is slanted toward the middle. Am I supposed to force these in so these go around the plug properly?

 

As long as you're getting a proper signal it doesn't really matter, and after you remove and put them back on a few times the connector will probably loosen up anyways.

post #702 of 2175
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

Got the monoprice RCA cables as per recommended and .. they are super, super tight. They plug in and don't go all the way because all of the outside is slanted toward the middle. Am I supposed to force these in so these go around the plug properly?

I ordered them too - should get them and the MM stack on Monday.

 

I read in the reviews for the Monoprice cables that some people thought they were super tight and some people thought they were loose. It might depend on the equipment they're being used on, but either way they should loosen up with use. And if you really want, you can loosen the contacts "manually".

post #703 of 2175

I hear a slight high pitched noise with magni/modi when nothing is playing, mostly on the right channel and it fluctuates. Does anyone else experience it?

post #704 of 2175

@Slantedview

 

I had ordered the same thing as well, mine are extremely tight, it's a good fit but they're very tight.

post #705 of 2175

I kinda wish the magni came in brush aluminum like the others.

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