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As originaly planned I've sold my Pono (at cost) and I hope the guy who's bought it enjoys it very much.  It's a great player, especially for the money and especially for the Kickstarter price.   After about 100 hours of run in the bass filled in nicely and it sounded much more balanced.  I finally got round to an extensive A/B between it and my AK240 (into custom FitEar MH334 using their stock single ended cable).   It was very interesting, the intial switch to the AK...
Brilliant, thanks for that - I'll grab a couple over the weekend and give it a go. I'm actually surprisingly enthused by the idea, which doesn't happen that much these days 😀
...hit reply by mistake... It's quite an 'exciting' sound, full of energy and pace. In comparison, the AK240 (same cable, single ended, custom FitEar MH334) initially sounds a bit dull - but the subtlety and depth quickly becomes apparent. Nonetheless, the Pono is very good and improves with use. BTW I've tried to avoid acclimatisation and placebo effects by giving it 24 hours between listens, so I'm quite confident about the burn in impact. Now I'm intrigued to hear...
Ah, RTFM, self - I didn't realise you need twin plugs to run in balanced mode, anyone got a wiring diagram please? I've had a look but can't find one... I just want to adapt my stock fitEar IEM cable In the meantime, I've had the player on shuffle for three days now - as anticipated the sound has mellowed significantly. Bass has improved, treble less harsh. It's quite an exciting sound
Thegrobe, I received my pono yesterday - I agree pretty much entirely with your findings. I'm running it single ended at the moment and I've left it on repeat for burn in. It's early days but for the money I think it offers decent value and performance. The sound is indeed detailed and airy, pretty good out of head soundstage but rather bass light. I'm expecting it will mellow out with use and I'm going to get one of my fitear cables modified for balanced use. Until...
Hi,   When did you get your i2digital cables please?  I ordered mine in April last year and all I have had is email excuses about not being able to source some minor part and that they are thinking about compensating me in some way.   thanks Andy
Hmmm, schoolboy error on my part! It works much better when set up correctly
Full set of Vorzugge Pure and AK100 for sale, with a few other items chucked in (Black Dignis AK100 case, blue carry case, iConnector etc) Both items in conservative 90%+ condition, very light use.  I have an AK120 and I've been meaning to sell for ages, just haven't had the time until now. There is sticky back velcro on the amp and on the Dignis case - this makes a very compact and secure fastening and offers some protection. I'd prefer to sell them together and I'd...
Hi kerrys30   Regarding your point:   AK120+AMP+SE535s=even clearer sound   I was asked about how the AK120 fares vs the AK100/Vorzugge Pure in a private message (I have both)   For the direct comparison I found this:  I finally got around to comparing the AK100/Pure vs the AK120. In a nutshell; the 120 sounds better overall; the main differences I hear are initially that it's brighter, which it is, but there is a lot more detail and ambiance too....
Hi Heyyeh    Agreed, it's a right royal pain in the arse and certainly not what I expect from and expensive item like this.  I spoke to Jaben HK last week and they said they would contact iRiver about it - I haven't had the chance to follow up on the issue, but I will and will update here.   I expect I'll have two options - live with it for now, or wait for the next batch to arrive from Korea.  Very frustrating!   regards Andy
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