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post #7891 of 8620
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Originally Posted by whoever View Post

haven't you noticed that shuffle is repeating itself at max with 30 songs?

Nope. And I definitely play way more than 30 songs since I use my player from 9 to 7... no turning it off unless it becomes unresponsive as mentioned in my past few posts here.
post #7892 of 8620
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Originally Posted by MParrott View Post

 

The ak100 SUCKS in those respects. You can keep apologizing for it, and if you like it, fantastic! Good for you. Unfortunately, I dropped major coin on it before reading the complaints here (and the snide, backhanded, snarky retorts).

 

I really don't understand this group of people who trash legit complaints. And I certainly don't understand their delusions of superiority.

 

The AK100 only sucks when compared to an iDevice.    However, compared to the DX50 or X3 or others, it is heads and shoulders better.      It is the only DAP I've bought where I've been able to simply load my music and listen to it.

 

Now, I do think its lack of amp power (basically, it is a buffered Line Out) makes it less-than-stellar value, but if i factor in time and frustration, it is still a better deal than the DX50/X3.

 

I say this as someone who is still looking for the perfect DAP - I own a Touch, a 160GB Classic, an X3 & a DX50.     

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I guess AK100 does have lots of room to improve. The UI is a bit slow once I filled up over 2000 songs, but it was perfect when I had 500 songs or so. It is a bit more hassle to use when compared to ipods, but I remember X3 being worse then this when I loaded it with my 2000 songs. I wish they'd use a better processor for them.

post #7894 of 8620
I've owned the AK100 MKII for almost two weeks listening to it daily. This is, without a doubt, the best DAP I've owned (previous DAP's include iPod classic 80gb & 160gb, Cowon J3, and iBasso DX50). For the past year I have used an iPod Classic (latest Gen) with a JDS Labs C5 up until November 2013. I was never completely satisfied with iPod and could always hear background grain, artifacts, or whatever you want call it. I thought about adding a CLAS to the rig, but didn't want to carry so much equipment. So I decide to try the iBasso DX50, which is a great DAP, but sounded a little too analytical to me and sometimes harsh and it was still not totally void of background artifacts/noise and still didn't totally enjoy it without an external amp.

I wanted to try the Ak100, but heard about issues with low impedance head gear and the $600+ price tag, was a turn off. Then the low impedance issue was resolved with the RWAK100 and AK100 MKII and I figured I've already using gear that costs $400-500 (DAP + external amp) and then take into account that I was thinking about adding a CLAS, then you are looking at $1000+ in source gear and not too mention a brick of gear to carry around. Ultimately I wanted great sound and simplicity, so I decided to sell two DX50's (why I had two, well I purchased one and the other was given to me for Christmas, unbeknownst that I already had one) and with money I had saved up I bought myself a Christmas gift and got the AK100 MKII. All I got to say is goal accomplished!

The AK100 MKII has the blackest background of any DAP or music device I have listened to, so clear, unbelievably clear! The sound is amazing and no need for external amp; just my headphones and AK100, EXCELLENT!

I really don't understand all the complaints with this device, yeah it's no idevice, but those are toys compared to this. I am completely satisfied with the UI, it's sophisticated, great looking, and definitely not sluggish. I think maybe folks who complain about the UI being sluggish, maybe should review their files; clean up tags and make sure their aren't any unnecessary files other than music files in their folders (when I rip CD's to FLAC using dbPoweramp it writes a text file to my folder which I delete). I also use MP3tag to clean up my tags by using the 'Extended Tags' option. You will be amazed at how many more embedded tags are attached to files.

I have a little over 4000 music files loaded on my device (using two 64gb microSDXC sandisk cards formatted to FAT32 and the internal 32gb). My 4000 file library consists of 95% FLAC (with about 200 24 bit high-res FLAC from HD Tracks) and the rest 320 Kbps MP3 and no, not all my 24 bit FLAC files is loaded on the internal memory; some are but some are also on the external cards.

Anyways, just wanted to share my positive experience with this device and to send my condolences to those that are having all the reported problems on this thread, but again maybe checking and properly cleaning the files that are being loaded would resolve a lot of the issues.
post #7895 of 8620

And yet it still doesnt show proper Hebrew names.. my 10 years old dap knew how to do that..

Iriver doesnt support the software well enough.. they just go on and release new hardware..

post #7896 of 8620

Anyone using the AK100 as a USB DAC on Windows 7 found a way to have it not slowly grow further and further out of sync?  And I mean over 12+ hours not minutes.  Ie when I first connect, the video and audio are in sync.  Later they are slightly out of sync and by the next morning they are grossle, 2s+, out of sync with each other?

 

Using the toslink input, the PC is the soundcard so I wouldn't expect a sliding sync problem but does it still have a fixed delay?  Ie is the AK100 really only usable as a music DAC or is there a config where it is usable for all your activities without disconnecting and reconnecting to come back in sync?

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on toslink it's fine on my laptop
post #7898 of 8620

man, the shuffling problem is happening to me also. The first 30 songs repeats itself. Sucks man.

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Has anyone experienced vertical lines, like the albmum art broken up into vertical sections.  It happens to me randomly after the player has been playing continuous music for say 30 minutes to an hour and when I press the power button to wake the screen.  The remedy is to advance to next track or go to previous track and the screen fixes itself.  No big deal just wandering if this has happened to anyone else.

post #7900 of 8620

ouh, that sounds weird!

post #7901 of 8620
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Originally Posted by whoever View Post
 

ouh, that sounds weird!

 

I just hope that it is not a faulty LCD screen, other than that everything works perfect.  I'm still within my 30-day return window, so I may send it back for exchange.

post #7902 of 8620
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Originally Posted by DrGonzo View Post

I just hope that it is not a faulty LCD screen, other than that everything works perfect.  I'm still within my 30-day return window, so I may send it back for exchange.

I'd send it back too, you never know!
post #7903 of 8620
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Originally Posted by DrGonzo View Post
 

Has anyone experienced vertical lines, like the albmum art broken up into vertical sections.  It happens to me randomly after the player has been playing continuous music for say 30 minutes to an hour and when I press the power button to wake the screen.  The remedy is to advance to next track or go to previous track and the screen fixes itself.  No big deal just wandering if this has happened to anyone else.

Actually, I have that issue too. It seems to only happen to certain files, so it could be due to the file too.

post #7904 of 8620

Me too, only had it for two files in my collections of songs. No big deal, I really doubt its a LCD problem.

post #7905 of 8620
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

Actually, I have that issue too. It seems to only happen to certain files, so it could be due to the file too.

 

 

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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZero View Post
 

Me too, only had it for two files in my collections of songs. No big deal, I really doubt its a LCD problem.

 

Thanks for the replies.  It's not the files because I can advance the track or go to previous track and then come back to the track (that had the vertical lines) and the lines are gone and all is well.

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