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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Grumpy, did you manage to force rwak allow reading two cards at once? I could not force my Mac read two cards from single reader.

Apart from this occasional glitch, I usually have all 3 drives (internal + 2x mSD card) show up without a problem. You can try to reformat them ("MS-DOS (FAT)" format in OS X's Disk Utility) and use a short simple name for each one, to start with a clean slate... (the bug not recognizing and/or mounting cards both internally and as a USB drive may still occasionally happen)

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Originally Posted by aqtaket View Post

lol Just found this on the Internet:))))

Maybe this little thing will make AK100 and sensitive IEMs friendly?

I don't know Japanese, maybe anyone has already tried this little gem?

AClear Porta NIP-01

http://nstblog.exblog.jp/18136639/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/e-earphone/item/4939325126200/

anyone knows what this is? :D

post #3483 of 8720

Grumpy, thanks, i will try... i was too lazy to reformat since cards were FAT32 straight from the box.

 

audionewb, thanks for posting, no idea but looks like a cute little toy, surely worth fun trying since price is so little L3000.gif

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guys, I may be getting an umodded ak 100, do you think that JVC FXD80 or the shure se 215 will play nice with it? or is there anything you can reccomend for IEMS under 200$ bucks to complement it

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

anyone knows what this is? :D


those are amps , one of those simple amps that people often use to either strengthen headphones or bypass impendance issue

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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post


those are amps , one of those simple amps that people often use to either strengthen headphones or bypass impendance issue

I think it is more than just an amp as it is passive. I wonder if it actually solves the impedance issue without been an amplifier. 

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I read somewhere that the SE215 didnt pair too well with it. However from what I have read RE400 which is selling for 99 should match fine with AK100. 

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Hmmm, and I am interested in the RE400 anyway , I will have a look see on the shop then

on which IEM on my budget list pairs the best with the AK100

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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

Hmmm, and I am interested in the RE400 anyway , I will have a look see on the shop then

on which IEM on my budget list pairs the best with the AK100

there is a Jaben shop in your region, that is the best way for you to find out. 

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Yeah, I am going to buy both on jaben,  they are such a nice place, pity they never stock hifiman IEM/Headphone though and only have one of the player

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both SE215 and RE400 are not BA. i have SE215 and tried (for fun) with my RWAK. no issues so far, 215 sounded like they usually sound, warm, colored and pleasing... but level of detailing, stage and else were not any better than on other players. i compared 215 to my single BA EB50 and the latter sounded more airy, articulated and detail rich, more full and more musical to my ear.

 

SE215 is an Ok IEM, just that. no experience with RE400 which gets rave reviews but again this is dynamic driver IEM.

post #3491 of 8720

From what I read despite SE215 been dynamic unlike other dynamic for some reason is sensitive with the impedance issue. Dynamic IEM/headphone are normally less sensitive to impedance damping factors compared to BA IEMS. 


Edited by audionewbi - 3/27/13 at 11:48pm
post #3492 of 8720

Well I actually like DD iem better than BA sound, dunno if that will change with AK100, well I was pretty much afraid that it will be plagued with impendance problem of the stock ak100

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audionewb, i am not knowledgeable about impedance issues with IEMs or phones still, so all i did i took my SE215 and plugged into RWAK, so far sound was good enough to make anyone smile.

if i would not know how real high end sounds i would be happy with shures... but i find a good BA IEM sounding usually much better to my ear. again i stress this, TO MY EAR, not necessarily to others.

 

well, RWAK does not have impedance issues like AK, so here cannot comment.

post #3494 of 8720

You should give the Flat 4 Sui a try. I bet you that would completely change your mind on Dynamics vs BA :).
 

post #3495 of 8720

AK100 is like XBA-4 all over again. I am finding myself trying different gears all over again just to make the AK100 sound better :-D
Ck100PR) seem to be a great matching pair for my ears, that is also something you guys can try considering the recent price drop on CK100pro.

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