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post #4756 of 8673

I stand corrected. It does look like iRiver is indeed up to something.

 

Hmm...I wonder what JmoonAK has to say about this ksc75smile.gif

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Iriver, IF you can hear us, PLEASE appoint a more realistic price on your brand new AK120 and we will buy out the entire stock in no time ksc75smile.gif

 

seriously, i love AK100 and cannot stop thinking about how sad this is when a good product like AK120 will miss many buyers because of poorly competitive price. reasonable pricing and strong marketing are as important as good product itself. come on Iriver, give some respect for your followers and cut your price L3000.gif

 

actually dropping AK100 price to 550$ and making AK120 price 950-1000$ should be fairly reasonable... but with 1680$ for AK120 you must be kidding. competitors will kill your product with better offers.


Edited by Gintaras - 5/8/13 at 6:35am
post #4758 of 8673

Well my hope was that AK120 replaces the AK100 with no change in the pricing. I think we should wait for now till we hear and official sponsor thread about the AK120. 

post #4759 of 8673

I'd really buy the AK120 if it was not above $1k. It would be a really great audiophile device then

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I'd really buy the AK120 if it was not above $1k. It would be a really great audiophile device then

 

Could be, if they don't introduce yet another problem while fixing the old issues ;)

post #4761 of 8673

We should not really comment on the price any further till an official release is made. It might create unwanted arguments. I think it is safe to assume all consumers would like a cheaper price. 

 


Edited by audionewbi - 5/8/13 at 8:26am
post #4762 of 8673
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

We should not really comment on the price any further till an official release is made. It might create unwanted arguments. I think it is safe to assume all consumers would like a cheaper price. 

 

 

but it's good to let company know opinions of potential buyers. so if price over 1K i am out and i can see quite a few chaps will opt out too.

also Iriver could leak informaiton to see our reaction so i find nothing wrong in letting them know. otherwise i cannot explain why and who leaked this info.


Edited by Gintaras - 5/8/13 at 1:57pm
post #4763 of 8673
Damn, or tolerance has risen, nowadays 2k CIEMs and 1k daps is acceptable...when I bought a Cowon at 300$ a few years ago, I thought it was really expensive. And now I have 3k worth of Daps. But 1.7k.is juat off limits. It is actually twice a rwak and 3 TIMES a stock ak100.
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Damn, or tolerance has risen, nowadays 2k CIEMs and 1k daps is acceptable...when I bought a Cowon at 300$ a few years ago, I thought it was really expensive. And now I have 3k worth of Daps. But 1.7k.is juat off limits. It is actually twice a rwak and 3 TIMES a stock ak100.

Yes Michael i am agree with you and the rest
The most expensive dap on earth , am I right ?

Iriver please hear your fan boys and girls from head fi , it is better you sell 100 pcs like your AK 100 than only 10 pcs AK 120
This is IMO
Edited by rudi0504 - 5/8/13 at 10:31am
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True...1.7k is really pushing it even for crazy people like Rudi and me smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

Yes Michael with you and the rest
The most expensive dap on earth , am I right ?

Iriver please hear your fan boys and girls from head fi , it is better you sell 100 pcs like your AK 100 than only 10 pcs AK 120
This is IMO
post #4766 of 8673
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

True...1.7k is really pushing it even for crazy people like Rudi and me smily_headphones1.gif

I will buy very good amp to pair my AK 100 , instead buy AK 120
Lets Iriver look our opinion , we hope they sell around $ 1000 Usd biggrin.gif
post #4767 of 8673

That German pdf listed the prices for the AK100 at 699 and that AK120 at 1299.   I guess it is supposed to be in euros or german currency, but 699 is the official price in us dollars for the AK100.   That could be a coincidence, but that might mean that the AK120 will be coming in at 1299 USD too.  That isn't a great price, but at least it wouldn't be 1.5K!  I am in agreement with a lot of people here.  I might jump at 1K, but over that makes me hesitate.  Would probably wait for reviews.

post #4768 of 8673

iRiver / Astell & Kern just lost any credibility they had left in my books.

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Originally Posted by the wizard of oz View Post

iRiver / Astell & Kern just lost any credibility they had left in my books.

Well, with them selling as many of the current flawed units as they are, I'm not at all surprised they'd bring out an even higher priced model.

This guy would approve....

 

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Ok so let's take a look at it. Starting from AK100 and Colorfly C4 and DX100 and it is Japanese version HDP R10, Tera Player, Hifiman 801 and now 901.

 

When Hifiman annouced the price as 1000 dollar people were like, what the hell, seriously 1000?

 

I think iriver saw it and thought it is normal to pay over 1k dollars for a dap. Well, I would say, yes if it is worth it, it is okay to pay that money.

 

What we see, 64gb x 2 microsd which is nice you almost get 200 gb. Dual DAC, fine it is smooth, nice addition. Lowered output impedance to 3. It is a big improvement but people already have their RWAKs at this moment. Size is slightly bigger than AK100 but still remains very pocket friendly and all in solution.

 

I would say, below 1k, it would be a nice deal but with this price, I am sorry iriver, this is really hard. Even me, mad master student who is ready to burn his wallet for the perfect product, this is too much.

 

I am in EU region so for me it is 1300 euros. Hifiman 901 will be 1200 euros in here. So I can say AK120 will be the most expensive DAP around for a while I guess. If it was under 1k euros, I would happyly put money aside and wait for it patiently.

 

Edit: What the hell happened to volume knob? They really did something like this around it?


Edited by AmberOzL - 5/8/13 at 2:22pm
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