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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. judson_w
    I stumbled upon Schiit a year and a half ago when looking for a tube headphone amp. I did not have headphones picked out, but the Valhalla 2 and this forum directed me towards the Sennheiser HD600s. I have loved the pairing. I eventually want to try more headphone amps and headphones, but my budget is limited and I am content for now. Also, there are several other audio upgrades and purchases higher on the priority list.
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  2. ScubaMan2017
    I sincerely hope Schiit has strategic planning meetings (in vapey/smokey, schiit-free alcoves) about how to cater to these younger audiences. While I’d consider plugging my Schiit-stack into my XBox to play Fallout4 as over-kill, other (younger?) audiophiles might try it.

    Re: customer service. I remember pestering them about my EITR purchase. Would it really improve my Modi’s output? I repect them being honest & patient with me. Has my EITR improved my set up - maybe?! I guess I was just lucky to have low-interference USB-sources (or have ears that just can’t tell the difference). Meh, I’m keeping my EITR.

    You’re spot on, @jnak00 . Mr. Stoddard’s e-book (up to chapter 12, no less) is unique. It’s like a running memoir. And as a middle-aged-dude, it gives me a chance to learn about audio science (and its quirky psychology).

    The municipal police force north of Toronto (The York Region Police) have a motto - deeds speak. Mr. Stoddard & his crew “do something awesome... and get it done” (not my saying... there’s a great YouTube Channel called ‘Survival Russia’, with a guy named Lars; it’s his catch-phrase). Schiit-Soul, indeed! I respect their avoidance of false modesty.

    Yeah, I try not to spend time on those forums. I think I lucked out with my Massdrop-HD6xx purchase. Their business model’s fascinating... group purchases that can lead to lower prices. I wonder what kind of hornets’ nest (of consequences) would happen if Schiit Audio did a collaboration with Massdrop?

    @porchwizard ... if you can replace “the device” Samuel Jackson’s holding with the Schiit Logo, or the picture of a Fulla2, you’ll win the internet! :ksc75smile:

    Ain’t that the truth, @Zojokkeli . I don’t engage the critics in the deeper-danker spots of headfi or linusmedia dot com. I understand that this thread can be an echo chamber. The “Ignore” button’s my friend.
  3. Robert Padgett
    That is very good advice. I am learning to NOT engage with an obviously antagonistic comment. The phenomena of "fan-boy wagon-circling" stems from the human instinct to be part of a group. We come into the world with two instincts--to suckle and to seek community. So if you are not sucking, then you are seeking a group to join. Because the musical listening experience is both intimate and very subjective, it is understandable that brand loyalty will result in very personal, almost visceral reactions to any challenge.
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  4. Paladin79
    I was taught that there are a lot more instincts than two. :L3000:

    I try not to challenge opinions, I know some very bright people who tell me they cannot hear a difference between MP3's and lossless audio. If they are happy with their phone and ear buds then they have probably saved several thousand dollars. Now occasionally one of them hears part of my setup and suddenly gets it, but if they do not, they are still my friends.

    Personally I like variety and listening to different tubes in the same amp or pre-amp is something I enjoy, YMMV. Unfortunately for me, every time I think the sound cannot get any better I hear something new and the quest is on. I do have a few solid state headphone amps and power amps that I intend to keep and they serve my purpose but definitely offer fewer surprises as they sit. :smile_phones:
  5. InsanityOne
    Numbers and lines on a graph aren't absolute and everyone's ears are different. This is the mindset that the audio community should be based upon. So many have strayed too far off the beaten path in either direction. Thanks for another great chapter Jason.
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  6. Robert Padgett

    Indeed, there are more than just two instincts, the desire to replicate (sex drive) our species, being one which seems to cause the most problems...:astonished: This is my second post, so no more from me today....
  7. Amy D
    Good Morning Everyone!!
    Just wanted to let you all know we are back up on Amazon ! We even have some black Modi 2 Ubers .
    Enjoy!! :L3000:
    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
    https://www.facebook.com/Schiit/ http://www.schiit.com/
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  8. Paladin79
    I will be busy waiting to see if an American wins the World Chess Championship. The first time possible since 1972, but Carlsen is amazing.
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  9. loki993
    The thing is it doesn't always lead to better prices...it used to but that more and more appears to be a thing of the past. It seems that what MD is trying to do now is more becoming a place for people/manufacturers to make products at a cost or a quantity they otherwise wouldn't or couldn't if they manufacturer used their own resources.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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  10. madwolfa
    Well, I've been a gamer all my life, just as long as I've been an audio enthusiast... let's not generalize.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
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  11. US Blues
    Jason is going to have to write us a chapter explaining this decision.

    Thanks for the news Amy!
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  12. Jason Stoddard
    LOL, this is the chapter: we finally have enough stock to fill channels, so we're filling them (plus we have some Modi 2s to move out).

    Want a longer chapter? Cool. Here it is: We've been trying all year to have enough stock to fill channels, with the plan of being back up everywhere by October. As usual, things didn't work as planned, so we're a little late opening the channels. Now we are. At least it's not December!

    For those who like to purchase on Amazon, enjoy!
    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
    https://www.facebook.com/Schiit/ http://www.schiit.com/
  13. JamminVMI
    I like to call that my “Kindergarten Filter”. It helps me play well in whatever sandbox I’m in, and lets me know my opinions are just that - opinions. YMMV indeed.
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  14. yonson
    Phew, thank goodness there isn't a Black Gumby on there...
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  15. Robert Padgett
    Again, I am refering to folks who respond to the forums as the gamers who were 'blissfully ignorant'--no generalization intended. I know people who are gamers, and they are good people. Its not something I fancy, but I am older. I once got to a certain level of Tetris (yes,I am that old) and felt a great accomplishment in doing so. But, frankly I have enough issues in this reality, I don't need to pick any fights in an alternate universe.

    I am glad to know the channels are now filled with Schiit! Is black something 'old, tried, and decided against', or a possibility for new items? I know nothing about the process involved, but I would like to see if it is possible as an option.

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