Responses from tds3371

Unscrupulous ebay buyers
@audioguy85  That worked out wonderfully - I had no idea this sort of outcome was even possible with eBay.  I wonder if this sort of "intervention" is reserved for cases where buyers exceed a set number of returns - assuming eBay, like many retai... 
Unscrupulous ebay buyers
@riaa_award_collectors_on_facebook  I suspect you're correct.  I've never had to personally exercise this option - except in the case where my credit card account was obviously breached.  Of course, this type of fraud (sadly) seems to occur on a ... 
Unscrupulous ebay buyers
If the buyer bypasses the eBay return process - and sends the item back to you *without* invoking a formal return - I don't believe you're under any formal obligation to make a refund:  It's not an "official" return and, hence, not subject to eBay... 
Unscrupulous ebay buyers
You may wish to read up on eBay's rules, regulations, etc. governing purchases and returns.  As I understand it, eBay is no longer connected with PayPal - they deal directly with the buyer's credit card and the seller's bank account (which, as a s... 
Denafrips Pontus 12th Anniversary
@j_andrews  Understood.  I can't answer the question of comparability - but doubt you'll go wrong with either.  IMHO, the Pontus is the absolute sweet spot in the Denafrips R2R DAC line. Good luck - please keep us updated!  
Denafrips Pontus 12th Anniversary
Unless they've changed their policy, I believe Vinshine includes shipping to the U.S.  If the difference between new and used is truly only $250, it's a no-brainer:  Buy brand new from Vinshine and get the latest version, factory packaging, fully... 
Headphone amps
@oddiofyl +1 I have both the Quicksilver headphone and integrated amps - both of which delivery excellent sonics at a very competitive price point.  As stated, build quality is also top notch.  My end game headphone amp may be the Pass Labs HPA-1... 
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
I love Lucinda Williams and Ricki Lee Jones - though I've been told their voices, like Scotch whiskey, are an acquired taste.  
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
Lots of great names provided - I would add Karen Matheson (Capercaillie) to the list.  Captivating voice in both English and Gaelic.    
Songs of debauchery and excess
Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane  
Nik Turner - Rest In Peace
Gone to the great orgone accumulator in the sky. R.I.P., mate.  
XLR to RCA plugs or cable
@vthokie83 + 1 I would add Audio Envy to this list.  I had a 1M pair of O'Nestian interconnects made with XLR on the source end and RCA on the destination to run from my DAC to my headphone amp.  Price was < $200, if memory serves.  Very solid... 
Sad songs- We love them- We need them
"Our Town" - Iris DeMent.  
Albums you do not get...a plea for help and understanding
@bancsee Not that I understand the deeper meanings of the songs on "Graceland," are you sure you don't mean Paul Simon's "The Rhythm of the Saints"?    
most beautiful (looking) speakers
Best looking, most aesthetically pleasing speaker ever made?  Gotta be the early generation Klipsch La Scalas in the raw birch plywood.  (Sorry - I had to do it.  No flaming, please - I'm actually a Klipsch owner!) 😁 Thanks to previous posters fo...