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post #316 of 8519
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post

^That gif is just creepy,...^

 

 

LOL - I hear ya, but because I am familiar with that show (UK comedy called 'The IT Crowd') I know that he's a really funny and actually totally UNcreepy character.

 

 

 

 

Back to the AK100, this thing should be in customers' hands very soon, right?

 

Hopefully, all this speculation won't need to continue much longer, then, and we can get plenty of real hands-on reviews for it.


Edited by Mython - 10/27/12 at 8:29am
post #317 of 8519
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Thank you AnakChan, now where is our hero Mr. FrenchBat.....

Probably rushing to the shops desperately trying to buy one....very_evil_smiley.gif

post #318 of 8519
I'm not sure if this was posted yet, but the player is up on the iriver USA site: http://www.iriver.com/product/view.asp?pCode=001&pNo=91

I find it strange that the listed specs and graphs seem to contradict what the measurements of users has gotten with independent testing. Something is off here,...
Edited by tds101 - 10/27/12 at 1:32pm
post #319 of 8519

There is also a listing on eBay with extensive RMMA measurements at various loads and comparisons with an IPhone 4S. confused.gif

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There is also a listing on eBay with extensive RMMA measurements at various loads and comparisons with an IPhone 4S. confused.gif
So, $999.00??? MUAHAHAHAHAHAHBUA!!!
Edited by tds101 - 10/27/12 at 1:50pm
post #321 of 8519
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There is also a listing on eBay with extensive RMMA measurements at various loads and comparisons with an IPhone 4S. confused.gif

Interesting. Fingers crossed and price needs to be around $600.
post #322 of 8519
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Interesting. Fingers crossed and price needs to be around $600.

Not on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/iRiver-Astell-Ultimate-Sound-Portable/dp/B009PP3JOA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1351371378&sr=1-1&keywords=iRiver+Astell%26Kern+Ultimate+Sound+Hi-fi+Audio+MP3+Portable

 

YIKES!

post #323 of 8519

Price-gouging. Don't you just love these greedy-turds? rolleyes.gif
 

post #324 of 8519

With the above prices, the DX100 looks like a bargain now.......confused_face_2.gif.

post #325 of 8519
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Interesting. Fingers crossed and price needs to be around $600.

At Fuyiiya much better. http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/cart/index.php?product_id=14429&transactionid=a6aa414791820ccc8241e5a414e050ff4e1abaf3

Got one in the cart but cannot translate so cannot check out. Don't know if they would ship to US anyway.

 

I think Lee and I should go on a world tour shopping spree and buy as much as we can to test for all Head-Fiers.

Let's get a fund going tongue_smile.gif  


Edited by Saraguie - 10/27/12 at 2:27pm
post #326 of 8519
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At Fuyiiya much better. http://www.fujiya-avic.jp/cart/index.php?product_id=14429&transactionid=a6aa414791820ccc8241e5a414e050ff4e1abaf3

Got one in the cart but cannot translate so cannot check out. Don't know if they would ship to US anyway.

 

I think Lee and I should go on a world tour shipping spree and buy as much as we can to test for all Head-Fiers.

Let get a fund going tongue_smile.gif  

 



My treat, you pay.... very_evil_smiley.gif

post #327 of 8519

Well,  I had decided to remain open minded and thought I would give it a chance but looking at those prices I am out. tongue.gif


Edited by zenpunk - 10/27/12 at 2:25pm
post #328 of 8519
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post

I'm not sure if this was posted yet, but the player is up on the iriver USA site: http://www.iriver.com/product/view.asp?pCode=001&pNo=91
I find it strange that the listed specs and graphs seem to contradict what the measurements of users has gotten with independent testing. Something is off here,...


they have called shure se425 as a dynamic iem

i think that they missed something etysmile.gif


Edited by heart banger-97 - 10/27/12 at 2:28pm
post #329 of 8519
Funny stuff here,...I want to see pricing when it's released "OFFICIALLY" here in North America.
post #330 of 8519

Hi guys,

 

I'll first give AnakChan's first impression of the player. He told me he didn't see much difference between the DX100 and the AK100, but that the DX100 has a more 3D like presentation.

 

As far as I'm concerned, when I tried it yesterday, I wasn't really impressed with what I've heard. Some things are done well, but some others are lacking. With my T15, the bass and mid were not very clean and bass was slightly emphasized. And I couldn't shake a funny feeling of "fuzzy sound". I tried the DX100 later on, and it sounded clearer to me.

 

I tried a few different songs, especially Spanish Harlem and Hotel California from Hell freezes over. In particular, Rebecca Pidgeon's voice wasn't as clear as it should be. I had the feeling the edges were not clearly defined, and that's just doesn' sit right with me. Hotel California was not bad, bass impact was there, even if slightly emphasized, but instrument separation might have been better (I'll reconfirm this point today if possible).

 

On the good part for the AK100, I don't think there's any roll-off, and details are there. Build is solid and the UI is responsive. Only thing I have doubts about is the battery life.

 

As to the RMAA results on ebay (assuming they can be trusted of course), taking in account that RMAA is not always the best tool around, and that the 16 ohms load is probably a resistor (better than nothing though), the numbers are nothing out of the ordinary. Crosstalk is average at best, which could explain for AnakChan's impressions. Comparing that with the 300 ohms load, the results are clearly worse, which just shows that this DAP isn't well suited for IEMs. 

 

My personal conclusion : I'll stay with my T51 and Pico Slim for now.

 

EDIT : Please keep in mind that this a comparison at a trade show, without volume matching, most likely at a higher volume than what I listen usually, and standing in front of a table.


Edited by frenchbat - 10/27/12 at 4:04pm
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