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post #7456 of 8651
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Originally Posted by Dizzle77 View Post


I think the AK is edging it for me to be honest. I like the fact that it will probably be powerful enough for use on the move. Ideally I'd just like to carry around a DAP with no amp connected to it.

I've just been reading about Sony's recently announced ZX1. Although yet to be released this sounds like it could be a great DAP, so long as they get the sound right. With this in mind, I may wait until this is released before making a final decision.

I'm also thinking of upgrading my Future Atrio and getting the Westone W4R, so that may influence my decision too. How my wallet yearns for me to stop visiting this forum. Lol

 

Have you considered the dx50?  It is only a little bigger than the ak100.   It also has a built in amp.    The sound isn't as clean as the ak, but people tend to like the dynamics.   It is also a lot cheaper, less than 300 shipped.   I would wait until they work out all the bugs in the firmware though.

post #7457 of 8651
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post
 

 

Have you considered the dx50?  It is only a little bigger than the ak100.   It also has a built in amp.    The sound isn't as clean as the ak, but people tend to like the dynamics.   It is also a lot cheaper, less than 300 shipped.   I would wait until they work out all the bugs in the firmware though.

Well, all DAPs have a built in amp... AK100's amp is actually good(besides the impedance). AK100's amp has super low distortion and noise.

post #7458 of 8651
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post
 

The screen size protector goes on the screen.   The big one goes on the back.  I didn't put the protector on the back, and it did get scratched.  Not a biggie for me, but just so you know it can get scratched.  I think it got scratched from me putting it in the same pocket as my keys.

 

You might not have to bother with the protector for the actual screen.   It probably came with several protectors already applied.  Look closely at the screen again.  Mine already had 2 applied, probably the same with your ak.

 

I loved the rear screen protector that come on mine.

As I used velcro to attach my ak to my amp, it was great, just stuck the velcro to the protector, then when I got a new amp I just peeled the protector with the velcro off with no mess haha.

post #7459 of 8651
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

Well, all DAPs have a built in amp... AK100's amp is actually good(besides the impedance). AK100's amp has super low distortion and noise.

The dx50 has a built in 9 volt headphone amp that can easily drive the he-400.   While i also prefer the clean audio of the ak100, the dx50 is less temperamental about headphone pairings.  If there is concern with sufficient power, that might be an option.  It is cheaper too but i would definitely wait until the firmware is fixed.    

post #7460 of 8651
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post

The dx50 has a built in 9 volt headphone amp that can easily drive the he-400.   While i also prefer the clean audio of the ak100, the dx50 is less temperamental about headphone pairings.  If there is concern with sufficient power, that might be an option.  It is cheaper too but i would definitely wait until the firmware is fixed.    

I like the dx50 and actually sold my ak120 after hearing how close the dx50 is to it with my IEMs.

If if I m into dubstep or need more bass, I would pick X3 over ALL of them maybe except the hm901 with upgraded amp board. X3 is the most musical and bass friendly of them all, and drive cans much better than either AKs. The iBasso seems too clean/neutral for dubstep.
post #7461 of 8651

I'm having some issues with my new 64gb micro SD card which I'm trying to add music to.

 

1. I read you need to format it to FAT32 to be able to use a 64gb card? I right click and press "format" on the micro SD, but there's no FAT32 option, just exFAT and NTFS.

 

2. I can't seem to insert the micro SD card into the slots? The top slot it's like it doesn't even fit, the bottom slot it goes it but it doesn't click down or anything to lock it in..

 

Anyone able to shed some light on these issues? Would be super appreciated!

post #7462 of 8651
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post
 

I'm having some issues with my new 64gb micro SD card which I'm trying to add music to.

 

1. I read you need to format it to FAT32 to be able to use a 64gb card? I right click and press "format" on the micro SD, but there's no FAT32 option, just exFAT and NTFS.

 

2. I can't seem to insert the micro SD card into the slots? The top slot it's like it doesn't even fit, the bottom slot it goes it but it doesn't click down or anything to lock it in..

 

Anyone able to shed some light on these issues? Would be super appreciated!

 

1.  Windows does not natively support 64gb cards in fat32.  You need something like guiformat.exe. Available for free from:

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm

 

2. Trying turning them over.   The top slot, the metal contacts should be facing up.   The bottom slot, the metal contacts face down.

 

I hope that helps.

post #7463 of 8651
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post
 

 

1.  Windows does not natively support 64gb cards in fat32.  You need something like guiformat.exe. Available for free from:

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm

 

2. Trying turning them over.   The top slot, the metal contacts should be facing up.   The bottom slot, the metal contacts face down.

 

I hope that helps.


1. Thanks! Worked perfectly.

 

2. Turns out it was just my lack of finger nails not being able to get it in far enough lol. Used a item to help push it in.

 

All good!

post #7464 of 8651

OK, another problem..

 

I've bought a 64gb CF card. I coped music onto it, but only a small percentage of that music actually finds its way into my music library on the AK100. I have no idea why only some of them get on and others don't? They're all FLAC files and all work perfectly on my PC.

post #7465 of 8651
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post
 

OK, another problem..

 

I've bought a 64gb CF card. I coped music onto it, but only a small percentage of that music actually finds its way into my music library on the AK100. I have no idea why only some of them get on and others don't? They're all FLAC files and all work perfectly on my PC.

 

Did you reformat the 64Gb card to FAT? (not sure if it will work at all if you haven't)

 

Have you done a manual or automatic scan?

 

Are you dragging and dropping (i.e. moving files in Explorer / Finder) or are you using a media program. If so, which program?

 

Otherwise, can only assume that it's a problem with the tags somehow. Maybe take a really close look at the tags of some of the files in question.

post #7466 of 8651
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

Did you reformat the 64Gb card to FAT? (not sure if it will work at all if you haven't)

 

Have you done a manual or automatic scan?

 

Are you dragging and dropping (i.e. moving files in Explorer / Finder) or are you using a media program. If so, which program?

 

Otherwise, can only assume that it's a problem with the tags somehow. Maybe take a really close look at the tags of some of the files in question.

 

Thanks for the assistance:

 

- I did reformat it to FAT32.

 

- I let it scan after I took it out of the computer. You mean when it scans the library yes?

 

- I am just copy/pasting from the music folder onto the micro-sd folder in windows explorer.

 

- Not sure what I'd be looking for in tags?

post #7467 of 8651
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post
 

 

Thanks for the assistance:

 

- I did reformat it to FAT32.

 

- I let it scan after I took it out of the computer. You mean when it scans the library yes?

 

- I am just copy/pasting from the music folder onto the micro-sd folder in windows explorer.

 

- Not sure what I'd be looking for in tags?

 

Sounds like it should be working so maybe check a few tags for random, unnecessary data.

post #7468 of 8651

Big chance that it is the tags.

 

Please have a look of the guide of organizing tag in the below link, I followed it and all my music turns up in the AK100:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/mp3tag-setup-guide

 

Basically we just want to remove unnecessary tags in the file. It uses the freeware Mp3tag by the way.

post #7469 of 8651

I have been enjoying the AK100 for several months now.  I, like others, went through the saga of finding the right matching iems that would work for me with a stock AK100.  I finally ended up ordering the A&K AKR01 iems (Heaven IV) and I am very happy with the match-up.  It was either find some IEMs or mod the AK100.

 

I am having an intermittent issue I was wondering if others are experiencing.  I have 2 64 GB cards in the player and find that every third time or so that I turn on the unit, one of the cards will not show in the folder view, and the resultant music on the card is not available.  I will turn the player off and then on again and usually the card will show back up.  I switched the cards in the slots and it appears that it is the slot that is closer to the front of the AK100 that sometimes does not show, rather than the card being defective.  Do any of you have a similar issue?  The cards are filled with music so don't know if that is an issue.

 

Thanks.

post #7470 of 8651
Could be a glitch in the firmware. Have you tried reinstalling most recent firmware - 2.20?
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