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post #7426 of 8618

Hmm I thought the volume control button was deactivated when the screen was locked (by pressing the button on top), but when mine it locked the volume control still works, so if it's in my pocket in the gym is adjusts.. anyone know what's up or what I'm doing wrong?

post #7427 of 8618
From the home screen press the cog, Go to advanced menu, lock and turn on lock volume smily_headphones1.gif
post #7428 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Wyd4 View Post

From the home screen press the cog, Go to advanced menu, lock and turn on lock volume smily_headphones1.gif


Thanks! :beerchug:

post #7429 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

Hmmm.... I must admit I'm surprised at my initial results. The adapter undoubtedly cleans up the sound and refines it but in some ways it makes the music a little sterile in comparison.
Also, the favourite iems for this device for me are head and shoulders ahead and they are the x10i.
They're alive in my ears. Without the adapter the live feel of them is astonishing.
The adapter also produces a great sound signature which is clean and probably therefore a less fatiguing one.
The x10i is a single driver iem. I have probably confused those interested now.
My AK100 is not going to be modified. And it will not need amplifying. The sound is all that I wanted it to be. I am happy with that but I can't see me using several extremely good iems.
For my ears there is no need to mod it. X10i's are cheaper than the mod!

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk

How about your W4r? Did you notice a drop is bass? Im more curious on the effects on multi ba driver types iem. If the adaptor brings back the bass then it makes a difference
post #7430 of 8618

Is there another way of purchasing rwak100 besides directly from red wine audio? It can be new or used.

post #7431 of 8618
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Originally Posted by qtiefi View Post
 

Is there another way of purchasing rwak100 besides directly from red wine audio? It can be new or used.

 

Hoping one comes up on head-fi, that's where I got mine.

post #7432 of 8618
Is any AK100 MK II user out there willing to port the firmware? It is specially tuned and might suit RWAK100 as well since they both got the impedence lowered. I am desperate to try how it sounds on RWAK. Please!
post #7433 of 8618

I am considering purchasing the AK100. Current setup...

 

Portable:

iPhone 4 + E17 + Future Sonics MG7 (with VModa m100 on order)

 

Home:

Denon D3000

HE400

Yamaha RXV1600

 

Music

Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Trip Hop, Dubstep, Electronica.....

 

Carrying around my portable rig can be annoying at times, due to the bulk, rubber band getting in the way of screen and e17 controls etc I've recently been looking at DAPs and the AK100 sounds ideal for my needs. I just wondered whether anyone would be able to help on the following

 

1. I mainly listen to 320kps mp3 files. Would I generally hear a difference with AK100?

 

2. Will the depth of sound produced be better than my current iphone+E17 setup?

 

3. Is the AK100 capable of driving the HE400 and V-Moda m100?

 

4. Is gapless playback supported?

 

5. How is the sound when compared to DX100?

 

6. Would I be able to use AK100 as usb DAC for use with Macbook Air?

 

7. My music files are sorted by iTunes, so in the format 

 

<Artist>

   <Album>

        Tracks

 

When copying over to the AK100, I would probably drag over the <Album>. Would this cause an issue with playback?

 

Any help greatly appreciated  :wink_face: 


Edited by Dizzle77 - 10/26/13 at 2:15am
post #7434 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Dizzle77 View Post

I am considering purchasing the AK100. Current setup...

Portable:
iPhone 4 + E17 + Future Sonics MG7 (with VModa m100 on order)

Home:
Denon D3000
HE400
Yamaha RXV1600

Music
Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Trip Hop, Dubstep, Electronica.....

Carrying around my portable rig can be annoying at times, due to the bulk, rubber band getting in the way of screen and e17 controls etc I've recently been looking at DAPs and the AK100 sounds ideal for my needs. I just wondered whether anyone would be able to help on the following

1. I mainly listen to 320kps mp3 files. Would I generally hear a difference with AK100?

2. Will the depth of sound produced be better than my current iphone+E17 setup?

3. Is the AK100 capable of driving the HE400 and V-Moda m100?

4. Is gapless playback supported?

5. How is the sound when compared to DX100?

6. Would I be able to use AK100 as usb DAC for use with Macbook Air?

7. My music files are sorted by iTunes, so in the format 


   
        Tracks

When copying over to the AK100, I would probably drag over the . Would this cause an issue with playback?

Any help greatly appreciated  wink_face.gif  

Based on your music preference, I'd say X3 would be a better option.
post #7435 of 8618
quote]How about your W4r? Did you notice a drop is bass? Im more curious on the effects on multi ba driver types iem. If the adaptor brings back the bass then it makes a difference[/quote]

I'm sorry. Compared to the x10i the bass even eq'd doesn't come near with or without the adapter.
The adapter is clearly cleaning up the sound and spacing it out a bit more but it's adding nothing to the bass.
post #7436 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

quote]How about your W4r? Did you notice a drop is bass? Im more curious on the effects on multi ba driver types iem. If the adaptor brings back the bass then it makes a difference[/quote]

I'm sorry. Compared to the x10i the bass even eq'd doesn't come near with or without the adapter.
The adapter is clearly cleaning up the sound and spacing it out a bit more but it's adding nothing to the bass.

 

The key test is to try the W4Rs with and without the adapter and please describe the differences you hear.

 

In relation to the adapter cleaning up the sound, that would most likely be the effect of damping. With the earphone impedance significantly higher than the output impedance the amp will have more control over the driver(s). Of course that depends on whether or not the adapter does what we're wondering.

post #7437 of 8618
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Originally Posted by Tindersticks View Post

Is any AK100 MK II user out there willing to port the firmware? It is specially tuned and might suit RWAK100 as well since they both got the impedence lowered. I am desperate to try how it sounds on RWAK. Please!

I just picked up my AK100 mk2 this morning from the post office. If you can provide some idiot-proof instructions re how to port the f/w, I'll give it a go...

 

Haven't really got into the f/w part of it yet as out of the box it is at v2.20 which i think is the latest.

 

Also not sure if this is of any relevance but, prior to purchasing, i did check with A&K support and they seemed to imply that although they used different f/ws it was downloaded as one common bundle:

 

 

Qu. Is it possible to still download firmware updates with instructions in English?

-> You can just download normal AK100 F/W then AK100 mark2 automatically recognize it and install its own F/W
.

post #7438 of 8618

Hate to ask such a noob question, but what is the latest firmware update for the AK100? I haven't looked what the current firmware is, but i know it from when i was trying it out in the store it wasn't the most recent as it didn't have the new EQ.

 

I just got back today from my USA trip and bought one of these when i was out there and sent it home. Can't wait to throw my FLACs onto it and get going!

 

Thanks!

post #7439 of 8618
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Originally Posted by eskimo View Post

Hate to ask such a noob question, but what is the latest firmware update for the AK100? I haven't looked what the current firmware is, but i know it from when i was trying it out in the store it wasn't the most recent as it didn't have the new EQ.

I just got back today from my USA trip and bought one of these when i was out there and sent it home. Can't wait to throw my FLACs onto it and get going!

Thanks!

Right now the current firmware is v2.20. Here is a link to Iriver's site for download.
http://www.iriverinc.com/download/downloadView.asp?selectPart=cateCode&findWord=02&sno=1080&page=1&cateCode=02
Congrats on the purchase as well. You'll love it. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by bluewrx1025 - 10/26/13 at 12:02pm
post #7440 of 8618
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dizzle77 View Post
 

I am considering purchasing the AK100. Current setup...

 

Portable:

iPhone 4 + E17 + Future Sonics MG7 (with VModa m100 on order)

 

Home:

Denon D3000

HE400

Yamaha RXV1600

 

Music

Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Trip Hop, Dubstep, Electronica.....

 

Carrying around my portable rig can be annoying at times, due to the bulk, rubber band getting in the way of screen and e17 controls etc I've recently been looking at DAPs and the AK100 sounds ideal for my needs. I just wondered whether anyone would be able to help on the following

 

1. I mainly listen to 320kps mp3 files. Would I generally hear a difference with AK100?

 

2. Will the depth of sound produced be better than my current iphone+E17 setup?

 

3. Is the AK100 capable of driving the HE400 and V-Moda m100?

 

4. Is gapless playback supported?

 

5. How is the sound when compared to DX100?

 

6. Would I be able to use AK100 as usb DAC for use with Macbook Air?

 

7. My music files are sorted by iTunes, so in the format 

 

<Artist>

   <Album>

        Tracks

 

When copying over to the AK100, I would probably drag over the <Album>. Would this cause an issue with playback?

 

Any help greatly appreciated  :wink_face: 

The AK can drive the HE400.  I have that myself.   I like the pairing in general, but at times it comes close to maxing out the volume of the AK100 - if you have something that is really low in volume.

 

The AK is good with 320 files and will sound better than your iphone setup amped in terms of precision and clarity.   You may get more impact though with your current setup.   The unamped stock AK100 has a clean precise, smooth sound signature.   I don't think this would necessarily be the best for the type of music you listen too.   It will deliver your bass in a very clean, tight and precise way though.   If you like that, then this would be good for you.  If you want the bass to be more impactful, then you would probably consider something else.

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