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Uelover,

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Hey think of it this way. I've taken my DX100/T1 combo with my 1Plus2s shopping at costco. Holding the rig as I push the cart! ;). I was unshaven that day. People probably thought I was some terrorist with hearing aids ;).

Hahahahahaha.......I know what you look like and I agree that is what people thought  beerchug.gif

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So much has been said about the impedance, and there's not need to deadhorse.gif. I'd like to hear some impressions of differences in the performance of sensitive iems through the AK100 and another player by the same person with the same song, bit rate, etc. I'd like to know how much this output impedance throws off the sound of some different sensitive iems. We have the statistics, but I'm just real curious how this actually sounds. I think it's fair to go down this road even though some will scream that it's 'subjectivist malarkey.' All I'm looking for is stuff like 'well the bass is bloated in the AK100 compared to my ipod classic.' Of course, these will be limited to the iems being used and can't be generalized for all iems. And it will inject some life into this thread, too. Merry Christmas to all from Vietnam, the land of fish sauce and mopeds!
 

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

So much has been said about the impedance, and there's not need to deadhorse.gif. I'd like to hear some impressions of differences in the performance of sensitive iems through the AK100 and another player by the same person with the same song, bit rate, etc. I'd like to know how much this output impedance throws off the sound of some different sensitive iems. We have the statistics, but I'm just real curious how this actually sounds. I think it's fair to go down this road even though some will scream that it's 'subjectivist malarkey.' All I'm looking for is stuff like 'well the bass is bloated in the AK100 compared to my ipod classic.' Of course, these will be limited to the iems being used and can't be generalized for all iems. And it will inject some life into this thread, too. Merry Christmas to all from Vietnam, the land of fish sauce and mopeds!
 

You'd have to search earlier on this thread cos I know at least Frenchbat, myself, & V0 have posted our initial thoughts after demo-ing (or in V0's case, owning) the AK100 - each with our own respective IEMs.

May don't have as much detail you're seeking but at least preliminary impressions have already been shared here. It's just a pity the theoretical discussion has buried the preliminary real impressions.
post #1190 of 8676

700

 

Just a little comparison shot of the AK100 with a Pico DAC/Amp and Slim compared with my current rig (iPod Classic + CLAS + Intruder)

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

So much has been said about the impedance, and there's not need to deadhorse.gif. I'd like to hear some impressions of differences in the performance of sensitive iems through the AK100 and another player by the same person with the same song, bit rate, etc. I'd like to know how much this output impedance throws off the sound of some different sensitive iems. We have the statistics, but I'm just real curious how this actually sounds. I think it's fair to go down this road even though some will scream that it's 'subjectivist malarkey.' All I'm looking for is stuff like 'well the bass is bloated in the AK100 compared to my ipod classic.' Of course, these will be limited to the iems being used and can't be generalized for all iems. And it will inject some life into this thread, too. Merry Christmas to all from Vietnam, the land of fish sauce and mopeds!
 

You'd have to search earlier on this thread cos I know at least Frenchbat, myself, & V0 have posted our initial thoughts after demo-ing (or in V0's case, owning) the AK100 - each with our own respective IEMs.

May don't have as much detail you're seeking but at least preliminary impressions have already been shared here. It's just a pity the theoretical discussion has buried the preliminary real impressions.

 

People may not be aware, but if you click on the "Search thread" link at the top of the page, then click on the "Advanced" link in the box that pops up, you can search by user name.

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People may not be aware, but if you click on the "Search thread" link at the top of the page, then click on the "Advanced" link in the box that pops up, you can search by user name.


Ahhh, that's handy stuff - arigato gozaima****a (I think)

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Ahhh, that's handy stuff - arigato gozaima****a (I think)

 

What on earth were you trying to say coz that's ain't the way to say it ;)

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Arigato Godzilla?
Arigato Godiva?
-Arigato Gozaimashi-t-a- smily_headphones1.gif :-). Merry X'mas folks.

Edit: lovely!! The forum has a word censor!!
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Arigato Godzilla?
Arigato Godiva?
-Arigato Gozaimashi-t-a- smily_headphones1.gif :-). Merry X'mas folks.
Edit: lovely!! The forum has a word censor!!

 

Haha why does it censored characters within a word?


Edited by uelover - 12/25/12 at 1:09am
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Merry Christmas. How does the 22Ω compare vs the 18Ω of the HM-801 or has that issue been resolved and I've missed it?

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Merry Christmas. How does the 22Ω compare vs the 18Ω of the HM-801 or has that issue been resolved and I've missed it?


Never been resolved. Supposedly you were suppose to buy a game amp to make it work yet I'm also hearing the game amp also has high output impedance lol. Pretty much the 801 isn't made for IEMs but hard to drive headphones. So for portability with sensitive IEMs is really just fools gold. The DX100 is clearly superior to it in every way.

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I have nonetheless heard good things about the HM801 (with game amp module) when paired with sensitive iems.

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Why are they implementing two microSD slots into one device instead of one (or two) SDXC slot?

 

microSD is currently at 64GB each, SDXC at 256GB.

 

SD will always be more than twice the capacity of microSD.

 

I have about 600GB of APE files and it seems there is no audiophile DAP that can handle such an amount of data.

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Why are they implementing two microSD slots into one device instead of one (or two) SDXC slot?

 

microSD is currently at 64GB each, SDXC at 256GB.

 

SD will always be more than twice the capacity of microSD.

 

I have about 600GB of APE files and it seems there is no audiophile DAP that can handle such an amount of data.


I won't be surprised if full size SDXC is eventually discontinued. It's gonna happen at some point I feel. Kinda like Laser Disc and VHS vs DVDs.

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