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post #181 of 8620
I'd rather get a new iPod touch (new old stock 64gb, not the lightning connector),...that & one of my LOD>AMP setups and I'm all good.

Still,...what a shame. It looked so good,... frown.gif
Edited by tds101 - 10/12/12 at 8:21am
post #182 of 8620

I heard that there is no line out??? that's a big shame!

post #183 of 8620
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Originally Posted by Ohhhyung View Post

From what I know, iriver has plan to launch it in UK, and other nearby countries. Don't know when. Should be pretty soon. 

 

Anyway, it's been a long while I've felt this excitement. 

Can you please tell us more, where did you hear that? I am really interested in this iRiver.

post #184 of 8620
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Can you please tell us more, where did you hear that? I am really interested in this iRiver.

IRiver AK100 program in global synchronization for sale.

AK100 includes many language.

 

http://bbs.imp3.net/thread-10795107-1-1.html

Here you can see a complete evaluation about AK100.

post #185 of 8620
wait, so they make me pay for some HD25 that I dont need? and a headphone that has 70ohms impedance, shown to be already too low for this player…
post #186 of 8620

I don't know how iRiver could be so stupid and release something like this and at such a price? They would have been much better off skipping the amp section altogether and leaving it as a transport (with a good DAC possibly & line out ability). Why would anyone want to spend more money on a useless amp that doesn't pair well with sensitive IEMs. They could have very well skipped the amp altogether as it will be necessary anyways to use it with an amp due to impedance... rolleyes.gif Also there is no line out? Seriously.... I don't think some of the makers understand that you generally use a DAP for portable usage. Full-size headphones really aren't portable in the slightest way. They are transportable. To be honest this unit should have no amp or DAC if there is no line out, and just been a good transport at half the price  if not slightly less. More fools gold....


Edited by lee730 - 10/13/12 at 1:04am
post #187 of 8620
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post

wait, so they make me pay for some HD25 that I dont need? and a headphone that has 70ohms impedance, shown to be already too low for this player…

 

If you read the page, you can opt out of the headphones and order just a unit w/o additional accessories.  Not sure about the price though.  Still very interesting.  

post #188 of 8620

Interesting, AK100 without Line Out and the NOVA without SD-card slot. I'll sit down again and wait for the Fiio X3!

post #189 of 8620
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

If you read the page, you can opt out of the headphones and order just a unit w/o additional accessories.  Not sure about the price though.  Still very interesting.  

ahh OK, thats good I guess, at least I would have been able to sell them to get a bit of money back; too many gratuitous photos and animated emoticons in that thread I got bored. regardless its only due to lack of choice that im interested at all, analogue performance looks ****house, luckily i'm only interested for digital out, but paying so much for extras that are not only useless to me, they are just plain useless...doesnt fill me with glee

its pretty sexy looking, I like the design except for the silly knob, nice and small. but I totally dont know what all these designers are getting paid for when they make such crazy 'tuning' decisions (thats being generous and assuming they knew what they were doing, given the headphones they are including with the special edition arent even suitable for it)
Edited by qusp - 10/13/12 at 7:26am
post #190 of 8620
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post

Interesting, AK100 without Line Out and the NOVA without SD-card slot. I'll sit down again and wait for the Fiio X3!

This. I do like my Aniv 3 but wouldn't mind another. My touch with an amp is also VG but I don't like carrying amps. The X3 looks like the only thing in the horizon for me to look at. I'm not going to the almost $1k DAPs for what they offer and how they get used.

post #191 of 8620
Once again iriver is baiting us with a great product, only to put out a substandard performing device. This is why I stopped considering purchasing their stuff.
post #192 of 8620

I saw this and was kind of impressed. I was a HUGE iriver fan in the times of H320s and H120s. The old iriver forum is what brought me to head-fi in the first place.

 

Regardless of the specs/price/performance on this unit, I cannot purchase iriver units anymore after a terrible experience with their customer support here in the US in August of 2009. Basically I purchased a unit that went bad within the first few months. They refused the 90 day warranty and were shockingly rude on the phone and email. I couldn't believe it. I had dealt with the service previously on a few occasions, but never had anything that rude. Many people also said they had an awful time with customer support in the US.

post #193 of 8620
The good day for iriver is long gone, AK100 or not - and I was once a moderator of the largest English speaking iriver forum and an advisor of the largest Chinese speaking iriver forum, even went as far as helping iriver HK in organizing some of their document at a point. All I have seen after 2007/08 is a company that is obsessed in design, but not in functionality.
post #194 of 8620
I wonder if iriver marketing has seen this thread yet very_evil_smiley.gif probably not the reaction they were hoping for. my guess is they were catering for a slightly less informed audiophile
post #195 of 8620
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

The good day for iriver is long gone, AK100 or not - and I was once a moderator of the largest English speaking iriver forum and an advisor of the largest Chinese speaking iriver forum, even went as far as helping iriver HK in organizing some of their document at a point. All I have seen after 2007/08 is a company that is obsessed in design, but not in functionality.

Wowee. The specs certainly support your statement. Too bad as we ready for form and function in a high tier all in one DAP.
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