One of the reasons why I don't like this case though is there's insufficient top protection. I can't remember if I saw it on this thread or if I dreamt of one but I seem to recall seeing another case with a top protection (but need to open to access the touchscreen) :-
I posted that picture. It is going to be an official release from iriver, the estimated time from what I have been told was April. So I assume we just have to keep a look out on iriver korea website for updates.
I have the brown case. Very nice and for me, thrown in the pocket of the jacket or pants, it protects the AK100 fine, while still allowing easy access to the jacks and the on/off button. I want as little bulk as possible, which is the reason for the AK100.
I heard from iRiver today. They are still working on gapless, same old story but at least they admit they are working on it.
thx, ordered through ebay
BTW, anyone had a chance compare AK100 to Cowon X7?
I just ordered AK but didn't have a chance to listen before and wonder what's SQ difference between 'em ?
Use Beyers T5p / Denon D7100 at home and Senns CX400 II / Beyers DTX101 on the go.
I would use the DB2. It has dual Wolfson dacs and sounds very good and can work with the hi rez files.
RWAK is a great player, so you will need a very good DAC to do RWAK justice. I decided against DACing and instead getting decent amp, saves money and sound should be great. I would rather spend big pennies on some top notch IEMs than in invest in DAC.
AK100 wins on everything except gapless, it's purer, cleaner, stronger in every aspect. If you must have a EQ and DSP though...
mp3, thanks, i can confirm the same for RWAK vs. S9, RWAK wins hands down in every aspect except for what you said and also better UI, but RWAK sounds so pure and refined and effortless that S9 goes far behind. I use S9 now only in my car via USB, else i stick to RWAK and C3.
Updated to 1.33 & quickly reverted back to 1.32..... My RWAK100 froze at every screen for several seconds, before accepting any touch screen or physical button input. Very strange...even right after booting, it'd sit there for several seconds on the screen that shows the progress bar & firmware version # at the bottom before finally transitioning onto the next screen, but then THAT screen would freeze for several seconds as well. I'm probably doing a poor job of describing my experience. Anyway, I downgraded to 1.32, and no more issues.
For my case it just made scanning faster however I still have tagging issue. Certain albums tracks are all listed incorrectly. The song which is suppose to be the first track in the album is placed last for some reason.