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Haha thanks :) I understand busy for sure, makes those DAPs you have worth it I imagine! I've been looking at the A&K 100, Sony NW-ZX1 and Fiio X5. They are pricy but I believe I would get a lot out of a portable rig and I would enjoy having my MQS collection with me at work, since I spend most of my time there anyways.

I tried the AK240 last weekend and just wanted to throw in the towel.  These little things just get better and better-wallet screams!

Yep...Saraguie was waxing poetic to me about his.....Dang this progress.....

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Yep...Saraguie was waxing poetic to me about his.....Dang this progress.....

When I first saw the AK240 my reaction was wow... we've come a long, long... long way from the iPod. Perfection has its price though lol

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When I first saw the AK240 my reaction was wow... we've come a long, long... long way from the iPod. Perfection has its price though lol

 

Will an iPod>HiFi M8 or iPod>Other Amp come close though? 

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Yep...Saraguie was waxing poetic to me about his.....Dang this progress.....

When I first saw the AK240 my reaction was wow... we've come a long, long... long way from the iPod. Perfection has its price though lol

So true...I am puzzled, with the increase in interest in quality audio, that Apple has not made a higher rez player.

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Will an iPod>HiFi M8 or iPod>Other Amp come close though? 

I honestly don't think so. For example, the iPod Classic 5G while it has 160GB is very limited what lossless formats it can play, not to mention the fact that it has no MQS capability whatsoever. The cirrus DAC in the iPod is limited to 16/44, which isn't a bad thing per-se but if you have a MQS collection of music the AK240 will surely provide the better listening experience I believe. One has to improve the Transport layer of the audio chain before the benefits of an additional Amplifier for the DAP is relevant. Now the ratio of differentiation of how close an iPod will reach an AK240 in terms of the listening experience is subjective IMO.

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I honestly don't think so. For example, the iPod Classic 5G while it has 160GB is very limited what lossless formats it can play, not to mention the fact that it has no MQS capability whatsoever. The cirrus DAC in the iPod is limited to 16/44, which isn't a bad thing per-se but if you have a MQS collection of music the AK240 will surely provide the better listening experience I believe. One has to improve the Transport layer of the audio chain before the benefits of an additional Amplifier for the DAP is relevant. Now the ratio of differentiation of how close an iPod will reach an AK240 in terms of the listening experience is subjective IMO.

New thread? lol! I can see it now. That's going to be one contentious thread. 

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So true...I am puzzled, with the increase in interest in quality audio, that Apple has not made a higher rez player.

I was thinking about this earlier too. I believe Apple could introduce a very competitive product into the HiFi DAP market. Then again they aren't trying to sell "Hi-Res" in the manner Sony is.

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New thread? lol! I can see it now. That's going to be one contentious thread. 

No doubt :D The price of the AK240 alone causes me to lean towards the iPod out of sheer value alone. However, the iPod doesn't do quite what I would like it to. So I'm DAPless for now lol

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New thread? lol! I can see it now. That's going to be one contentious thread. 

No doubt :D The price of the AK240 alone causes me to lean towards the iPod out of sheer value alone. However, the iPod doesn't do quite what I would like it to. So I'm DAPless for now lol

IPC and an HP-P1....Works for me....

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Nice! I bought my son the HD598s. How are you getting on with them?

Very well! Especially after obtaining a more "portable" cable ;) Sorry for the late reply!

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I think the Sennheiser HD-598 is a great headphone, it is one of the most comfortable headphones to wear, it has a very smooth midrange and tight bass, and it also looks great!  

All of this yes. I've been enjoying mine for about a year now and am still impressed.

 

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Awesome!

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My "coffee shop" rig wink.gif

 

I think you may have just sold me on a Surface Pro with that image.

I've been thinking about one for a while now, and it's things such as having proper USB functionality like that, or being able to run JRiver on it rather than a tablet app for music & videos which interests me in the device.

Haha! You won't regret it! Full support for usb dacs and music programs is definitely nice. My pro 1 has been my most satisfying pc purchase ever. I use it for media, forum browsing, photoshop, sketching and web comics, everything! I love it lol.

 

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Glad to see a fellow Surface Pro 2 user here! I was a little disheartened when the USB port wouldn't power my Modi, but I fixed that by getting a Bifrost. Good to see the Dragonfly works!

Strange, they should be full powered usb 3.0 ports? Do you have the rt? 

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Why wouldn't it? My Surface Pro 1 powers the Modi just fine.

 

Not sure. When I put it on a powered hub, it was fine. I just assumed it was trying to draw more power than the SP2 could provide. It just cut in and out.

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Here's my humble setup after doing some moving around

I love this photo. It's almost as if its been staged for a Renaissance still life painting!  

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I love this photo. It's almost as if its been staged for a Renaissance still life painting!  

Thank you for the kind words ;)

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well guys, i just may be done (for a while anyway)

 

 

 

Just wanted to say that's the best looking lyr that I've ever seen. NEVER sell it. :p

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