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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

It's actually Chinese and you don't need to understand it either ;-). It's just the DAC and amp codes that you need to Google biggrin.gif.

Haha that explains it.

Also I'm using my phone coz hotel internet sucks tonight, can't even connect with my laptop :/

BTT:
I think the XD-01 is a great DAC/Amp for the AK100. My unmodded AK has a use now!
post #3527 of 8672
It is interesting to see two microSD card slots on AK100.
post #3528 of 8672
thanks, specs look good for this cute ampdac, and from what site or shop i can buy this from? thanks
post #3529 of 8672

Evening all.

 

I'm planning to pick up some HD 650s next week and I was wondering if anyone had tried pairing them un-amped with the stock AK100? And if so what the results were? I'm aware they don't tend to sound the best unless decently amped and I'm hoping the AK has enough welly :)

post #3530 of 8672

My was over the other day with his HD650 and i did not personally try the pairing but he didnt seem to over excited about the pairing. He preferred my Rein Audio X3 DAC (i know a lot more expensive) to Tube Amp BL-2 set up a lot better as well as his Samsung S3 to xDuuo XP-1 line out to Objective 2 (and and a few of my portable amps) were also preferable.

 

I will ask him for more details why but hes not really into the whole this is better 'because...." with all the lingo and is quite happy subjectively saying what he prefers.

 

I had an ear infection and could not try unfortunately!

post #3531 of 8672

I don't think the HD650's and the AK100 unamped is a good pairing. Not enough power and frankly, the 650's, imo, need to be balanced to really come to life. Either that or a powerful amp but I still prefer them balanced. Out of the AK100 directly, no.

post #3532 of 8672
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I don't think the HD650's and the AK100 unamped is a good pairing. Not enough power and frankly, the 650's, imo, need to be balanced to really come to life. Either that or a powerful amp but I still prefer them balanced. Out of the AK100 directly, no.

Thanks Jamato,

 

I was already considering purchasing the International. If I'm not mistaken I could also then connect the 650s via a balanced cable?

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While I'm asking, do you have any idea what kind of balanced cable I would need to connect the HD650s to the International? Sorry, I'm a touch clueless when it comes to connecting things :)

post #3534 of 8672
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

While I'm asking, do you have any idea what kind of balanced cable I would need to connect the HD650s to the International? Sorry, I'm a touch clueless when it comes to connecting things smily_headphones1.gif

It's called a kobiconn termination, or something like that. If you tell the cable manufacturer that you need it ended for a alo rx or rsa sr71b, they'll know what you're talking about
post #3535 of 8672
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

While I'm asking, do you have any idea what kind of balanced cable I would need to connect the HD650s to the International? Sorry, I'm a touch clueless when it comes to connecting things :)

You can buy like what I use for my LCD 2 from Norse Audio REIGN series is very good after market cable 

post #3536 of 8672
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

Thanks Jamato,

 

I was already considering purchasing the International. If I'm not mistaken I could also then connect the 650s via a balanced cable?


You can have the stock cable balanced or buy an after market, with some costing much more than the 650's.

post #3537 of 8672

iBasso used to sell their own version but sadly they haven't stock it in a long while.

post #3538 of 8672
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post

While I'm asking, do you have any idea what kind of balanced cable I would need to connect the HD650s to the International? Sorry, I'm a touch clueless when it comes to connecting things :)

 

I am using HD600 via International and Green Line balanced cable. You need a balanced cable that connects to HD650/HD600 and has a Mini 4 Pin Balanced plug on the other end.

post #3539 of 8672
If anyone is interested I am selling my RWAK100 : http://www.head-fi.org/t/657956/rwak100-extras
post #3540 of 8672

What IEMs can you guys recommend to pair with AK100 instead of UE Triple.fi 10? I really like sound detail on such a pair, but it has lack of dynamics and strange disbalance in frequency response.

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