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Will
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May 10, 2013
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Hi Guys, quick update. We've contacted Schiit and they're not interested in working with the group. Woo audio is interested but the WA7 is their newest product and they don't want to list it at the moment. The pricing on the O2+ODAC combo wasn't good enough to offer more than 5% off retail. Given that, we did some research and came up with the Aune T1 as a comparable option. The Aune T1 is an Amp/DAC combo that's reviewed very highly and outshines the Magni + Modi in direct comparison. " The Aune T1 DAC/amp sounds almost identically the same but due to tube customization and it being both a DAC and a very good amplifier all by itself, I am going to say the Schiit combo is a step or two behind the Aune in quality. I think the T1 offers more." - Headphonia There's also this thread if you want to take a look: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633006/aune-t1-usb-tube-dac-amp-discussion-thread-see-first-post-for-faq We're planning to list both versions (one uses a 6N11 tube and the other uses a 6922) of the Aune T1 later this month but let us know what you think. Ya'll call the shots so let us know if this is something you're interested in : ) Oh BTW, the pricing looks pretty attractive.
May 10, 2013
shahzeb.atiq
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May 21, 2013
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I hope I'm not offending anyone, but they're doing you guys a favour. You won't find unbiased reviews on Head-fi or other such forums, but Schiit is one of the biggest snakeoil company I've seen in audiophile circles, and then some. Google criticism of Schiit and you'll find tons of small independent blogs and reviewers who've had terrifying experiences with their products, from products ranging from extremely bad measurements and shoddy components/engineering on $500+ equipment to engineering so horrifyingly bad that it'd damage your priceless headphones should you plug them in with almost 5V of powercycle DC current. Steer clear of Schiit guys. I hope I'm not breaking any rules in posting this but I'm writing this sincerely to make sure people know what they're doing if they're spending hundreds of dollars on equipment that's plugged into possibly even more expensive equipment.
May 21, 2013
Will
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Chief Product Officer
May 22, 2013
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@Shahzeb "I hope I'm not breaking any rules in posting this" Nope! Not breaking any rules here. Your comment was really well put together and we're always open to high quality debate on Massdrop. Saw this image at the top of reddit a couple days ago and I think your response, as well as the vast majority of responses on massdrop, fit into the top three levels of dispute.
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That said, is there one among you who would challenge Shazeb and defend the honor of Schiit? COME FORWARD AND PRESENT YOUR POINTS WITH CIVILITY AND CONVICTION! (PREFERABLY IN THE FORM OF A RAP BATTLE CHALLENGE)
May 22, 2013
steve
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CEO
May 27, 2013
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Hey Shahzeb, Sean, and Gene - just writing to double confirm that you're NOT breaking any rules, not even a little. Unbiased reviews are what we want our site built on (which means harsh criticism). As a policy, we don't censor or delete anything that's not obvious spam so there's nothing to worry about. We also don't side with any specific brands or products. Our goal here at Massdrop is to represent our community and help them make the best decisions possible so feel free to say/post whatever you want.
May 27, 2013
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