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465 posts so far, and how many of you have even been in the same room with an AK100, let alone had time to audition a properly burned-in, warmed up one with your own music, and your own headphones or iems?   2?  3?

 

i am lucky enough to have a sample that i am listening to as i type this, using sm3 v2s.  i will try it with other iems and headphones, and compare it to other DAPs......    i'll tell you right now, though, it shows great promise sonically.   Normally i would not post this kind of thing, but i am getting tired of products being "tried (as in trial) in the media" and not given an actual audition.

 

as to points of fact:  it is a rotary encoder, not a pot - not sure whether it controls volume analog or digitally....  and it does get slightly above room temp, driving sm3 v2s (will see with other cans/iems....

 

as to sonic opinion - I am still listening to it - and i have plenty of other good gear to listen to....  more to follow

post #467 of 8591

Heir Audio will be releasing two High Impedance IEMs, one with an impedance at 90 Ohm and a second at 350 Ohms, the web site should have them on the order menu within a week.

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #468 of 8591
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Originally Posted by fzman View Post

465 posts so far, and how many of you have even been in the same room with an AK100, let alone had time to audition a properly burned-in, warmed up one with your own music, and your own headphones or iems?   2?  3?

 

i am lucky enough to have a sample that i am listening to as i type this, using sm3 v2s.  i will try it with other iems and headphones, and compare it to other DAPs......    i'll tell you right now, though, it shows great promise sonically.   Normally i would not post this kind of thing, but i am getting tired of products being "tried (as in trial) in the media" and not given an actual audition.

 

as to points of fact:  it is a rotary encoder, not a pot - not sure whether it controls volume analog or digitally....  and it does get slightly above room temp, driving sm3 v2s (will see with other cans/iems....

 

as to sonic opinion - I am still listening to it - and i have plenty of other good gear to listen to....  more to follow

Thanks Fzman, i think this little DAP by iRiver has a great potential, so please keep us updated with the SQ with all your headphones and IEM's.

post #469 of 8591
@fzman, I appreciate if you can be elaborate in your findings, esp. how good 192/24 or 96/24 is?
post #470 of 8591

Maybe this will improve the SQ, but i will still want to be able to use it with my W4R, and to get a normal soundwink.gif

For guys who own the AK100, you may be interested to know that AK will be collaborating with Suyama of FItEar fame, to produce a earphone specially tuned for the AK100 - the AK100 Original Tune Earphone (AK100-111is), a universal model.

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post #471 of 8591
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Originally Posted by fzman View Post

465 posts so far, and how many of you have even been in the same room with an AK100, let alone had time to audition a properly burned-in, warmed up one with your own music, and your own headphones or iems?   2?  3?

 

i am lucky enough to have a sample that i am listening to as i type this, using sm3 v2s.  i will try it with other iems and headphones, and compare it to other DAPs......    i'll tell you right now, though, it shows great promise sonically.   Normally i would not post this kind of thing, but i am getting tired of products being "tried (as in trial) in the media" and not given an actual audition.

 

as to points of fact:  it is a rotary encoder, not a pot - not sure whether it controls volume analog or digitally....  and it does get slightly above room temp, driving sm3 v2s (will see with other cans/iems....

 

as to sonic opinion - I am still listening to it - and i have plenty of other good gear to listen to....  more to follow

So, will Music Direct carry the iRiver soon?

post #472 of 8591
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So, will Music Direct carry the iRiver soon?

 

Lol :D. MoT sarcasm?

post #473 of 8591

Guys,

 

I have to come out of my posting shell here and pile on to what Fzman is saying. I have had one for almost a month now and it can not be pried out of my hands. I use it with my JH13s and FitEat ToGo! 334s and am loving it. I am using it with LCD2/3 and a number of larger cans in via mini to mini with the Mk3 amp. The iRiver really shines with FLAC 24/88,96 and 192 files...I will post more later. 

 

 

1000

 

1000


Edited by KB - 11/11/12 at 6:25pm
post #474 of 8591
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Maybe this will improve the SQ, but i will still want to be able to use it with my W4R, and to get a normal soundwink.gif

 

For guys who own the AK100, you may be interested to know that AK will be collaborating with Suyama of FItEar fame, to produce a earphone specially tuned for the AK100 - the AK100 Original Tune Earphone (AK100-111is), a universal model.
 

 

Now where did I see that line before? ;)

post #475 of 8591

Hello Aloaudio

 

Are you guys going to carry the AK100 and if so when is it going to be available?

 

Thx,

post #476 of 8591
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Originally Posted by Randius View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Maybe this will improve the SQ, but i will still want to be able to use it with my W4R, and to get a normal soundwink.gif

 

For guys who own the AK100, you may be interested to know that AK will be collaborating with Suyama of FItEar fame, to produce a earphone specially tuned for the AK100 - the AK100 Original Tune Earphone (AK100-111is), a universal model.
 

 

Now where did I see that line before? ;)

That was not my writing , just copied to share with you guys here..Have nothing to do with the guys from the other forums.

post #477 of 8591

interesting
 

post #478 of 8591
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Originally Posted by KB View Post

Guys,

 

I have to come out of my posting shell here and pile on to what Fzman is saying. I have had one for almost a month now and it can not be pried out of my hands. I use it with my JH13s and FitEat ToGo! 334s and am loving it. I am using it with LCD2/3 and a number of larger cans in via mini to mini with the Mk3 amp. The iRiver really shines with FLAC 24/88,96 and 192 files...I will post more later. 

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

I tried that MK3 setup :)

post #479 of 8591

700

 

Introducing the Tzar 350 (Nominal impedance of 350 Ohms)

 

 

 

 

700

 

 

The Tzar 350 +

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #480 of 8591
Nice on the Tzar.
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