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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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".