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Originally Posted by asko View Post

He says that the first AK100 has some kind of lack of bass, and the AK100 II has powerful and impressive clear bass. Silent sounds became more audible too.

Don't care about his words if you use dynamic headphones, because in this case you should have the opposite result (bassy sound).

Unfortunately I use BA multi drivers, if not I wouldn't mind so much frown.gif
Though ill be worried if my bassier type earphone and headphone like se215 and momentum gets more bassy with the MK2!
post #7172 of 8345
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

Thanks for the quick info! Did it say that the difference is a big enough jump to recommend the Mk2 ahead of the normal ak100?
And if the differences with ak120 is smaller?

With the 3ohm OI the remaining key differences for the AK120 is the dual 8740 which should give 4db or so better SNR, and a slightly larger battery. How much that translate to sound difference I guess would be quite subjective.
post #7173 of 8345
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


With the 3ohm OI the remaining key differences for the AK120 is the dual 8740 which should give 4db or so better SNR, and a slightly larger battery. How much that translate to sound difference I guess would be quite subjective.

 

Yup. Pretty much sums it up.

Considering that if you bought the MK1 and get the mod later, you will probably be paying about the same price for the MKII.

post #7174 of 8345
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Originally Posted by tm.chen View Post

Yup. Pretty much sums it up.
Considering that if you bought the MK1 and get the mod later, you will probably be paying about the same price for the MKII.

I won't be surprised to see a mk3 based on mk2 but with a 8741 chip that can be used standalone (unlike the rwak100s) later for another $300 more.....
post #7175 of 8345
Is it technical feasible to release a 30usd line out adapter?
post #7176 of 8345
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


I won't be surprised to see a mk3 based on mk2 but with a 8741 chip that can be used standalone (unlike the rwak100s) later for another $300 more.....

 

Until that day comes. :) AK100 stock will do fine if paired correctly with a good iem.

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Thanks for the feedback guys, as I'd like to save as much $$ as possible I think I'll get the normal one instead seeing that the difference is not night and day smily_headphones1.gif
And might be able to get a new unit for $530 which is quite a steal I think..
post #7178 of 8345

HELP:

 

 

Hello....

 

i am desperate!

 

My ak100 stopped working yesterday evening, just like that, and it won't start again...it just stays dead......i don't know what to do, i don't know who to contact.....

 

I got it in a trade here on head-fi a month ago, worked fine until now, no problem. 

 

Can anybody help me out and point me in the right direction? 

 

Thanks for your help! 

 

 

update: 

 

just got note from the trader i got it from, it is still under warranty apparently.... :beerchug:

 

But i would be very interested if someone had a similar problem? 


Edited by whoever - 9/23/13 at 11:36pm
post #7179 of 8345
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Originally Posted by whoever View Post
 

HELP:

 

 

Hello....

 

i am desperate!

 

My ak100 stopped working yesterday evening, just like that, and it won't start again...it just stays dead......i don't know what to do, i don't know who to contact.....

 

I got it in a trade here on head-fi a month ago, worked fine until now, no problem. 

 

Can anybody help me out and point me in the right direction? 

 

Thanks for your help! 

 

 

update: 

 

just got note from the trader i got it from, it is still under warranty apparently.... :beerchug:

 

But i would be very interested if someone had a similar problem? 

 

Yes, I think all the AKs should still be under warranty - unless voided by modding.

 
It could just be a dead battery.  I assume that you tried to recharge it already.
 
You could also try plugging it into your computer to see what happens.  
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Yep, plugged it in nothing happens. ...
post #7181 of 8345

happened to me once. Kept trying with different sources until it managed to boot. might be just a very empty battery and it would take a while for it to be charged to a required level to boot.

post #7182 of 8345
Phewwwwwww i got a notice from I river telling me to reboot(and how to reboot). ...and YES, it worked! So things are back in business.
But I wonder if this happens a lot...kind of sucks if it did.
post #7183 of 8345
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Originally Posted by whoever View Post

Phewwwwwww i got a notice from I river telling me to reboot(and how to reboot). ...and YES, it worked! So things are back in business.
But I wonder if this happens a lot...kind of sucks if it did.

 

If they told you to press power and volume up at the same time, that probably means the device was actually on the whole time!   It sometimes crashes with the screen off.   It looks like it is off, but is on but unresponsive.  This is probably why you could not start it because it was already on.  You needed to reboot or reset it instead.

 
Ironically, if you didn't recharge it, it probably would have shutdown on its own already, and you would have been able to restart it - after a recharge. 
post #7184 of 8345

Hey guys, been wondering in acquiring these lately but it seems the interest on the stock AK100 have died down.

I can only purchase the stock without any access of upgrading it to RWAK. Now the question is whether this DAP is still be able to be recommended for me seeing thatI usually use an earbud but not closing a chance to try an IEM in the future(although very slim chance since I usually get irritated with how IEMs inserts in your ears deeply). I've heard the Ibasso DX50 is better with IEMs but the size of it won't be suitable to my needs although not out of context totally.

 

I can get this for about $550-$600 new and one of the factors for me is size and I try to avoid any stacking with amps, simply put I just want to plug in to the DAP.

 

All inputs are welcome, thanks guys.

post #7185 of 8345
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero View Post
 

Hey guys, been wondering in acquiring these lately but it seems the interest on the stock AK100 have died down.

I can only purchase the stock without any access of upgrading it to RWAK. Now the question is whether this DAP is still be able to be recommended for me seeing thatI usually use an earbud but not closing a chance to try an IEM in the future(although very slim chance since I usually get irritated with how IEMs inserts in your ears deeply). I've heard the Ibasso DX50 is better with IEMs but the size of it won't be suitable to my needs although not out of context totally.

 

I can get this for about $550-$600 new and one of the factors for me is size and I try to avoid any stacking with amps, simply put I just want to plug in to the DAP.

 

All inputs are welcome, thanks guys.

 

It really depends. Most hybrid and dynamic iems aren't affect by the impedance. I have a stock AK100 and currently love it. I got mine for $500 new, so I have no regrets. 

X3 and DX50 seems to be a good choice for multi BA iems. I personally much prefer AK100 with most of my gears(SRH940, H-200, HD598, MDR7550) over E17(based on a borrowed one. they are almost identical to X3).

 

Besides the impedance issue, AK100 has much better amp and DAC than x3 imo.

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