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post #8266 of 8792
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Originally Posted by Healeyman View Post
 

On a final note they replaced my AK100 MK2 this afternoon, it turns out the fast forward/next hard key was mechanically fubar.

 

Must be nice.  I've been emailing them weekly to get an answer to my USB DAC problem and nothing but silence so far :(

post #8267 of 8792

excuse me  i have wrong


Edited by ilpicchio - 4/8/14 at 6:52am
post #8268 of 8792
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Originally Posted by yurisistable View Post
 

this may be a silly question, but can the ak100 be rockboxed since its os is android based. Has anyone tried ak100 with shure se535s, is the pairing good even with the high impedance out put of the ak100? 

I have a Shure SE535 and it sounds very very well with my AK100 (first release)

post #8269 of 8792

Indeed, Shure is very matched with AK100

post #8270 of 8792

Pulls the treble down but as with everything, it comes down to preference.

post #8271 of 8792
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

 

Must be nice.  I've been emailing them weekly to get an answer to my USB DAC problem and nothing but silence so far :(

Shortly after buying my player I had the need to call iRiver in California.  I called them everyday for close to 2 weeks and know one ever answered.  I also e-mailed them of which they never answered that as well.  Pretty sad I'm afraid!  Thankfully they have a dealer here on the wet coast of BC (Vancouver a 20 minute drive from where I live).   If it would not been for Travis at the Headphone Bar it may not have ever been addressed....well certainly not from iRiver in California if I would have bought it from their online store.  If it would not have been for the information and guidance I received from this forum I would have returned it weeks ago.  I like most everything about the player except the glitches in the firmware, the company support sucks cause it is none existent!  Seriously it's been 5 months since the last update and not a word from the company?  Some indication from them like they are working on it would be nice.

post #8272 of 8792

Ak100 MKI Pairing with my Jh5...or should i go RWAK100? In a deep Dilenma :(

post #8273 of 8792

Mk1 and a lot of iems is a bad idea but RWAK isn't the only option any more.  Could go Mk2, X5, DX90 and soon enough the Calyx M.

post #8274 of 8792

Hmm...if RWAK and MkII...other than the price difference...I read from older post that RWAK would have a better clarity than a MkII due to a slightly lower independence. In that case, I would lean more towards getting a RWAK100...

post #8275 of 8792
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Originally Posted by yang2910 View Post
 

Hmm...if RWAK and MkII...other than the price difference...I read from older post that RWAK would have a better clarity than a MkII due to a slightly lower independence. In that case, I would lean more towards getting a RWAK100...

RWAK is actually surprisingly better. Haven't heard the MKII, but if only difference between MKI and II is impedance, RWAK will sure sound clearer and more transparent. RWAK sounds better then MKI even with hps that are not affected by high impedance.

post #8276 of 8792

Since there are so many reviewers mentioned about the obvious difference between a MKI and a RWAK, guess I will just send in an E-mail to RWA. Hopefully the turn-around time will be fast as Ak100 is my only player around :(. Thanks so much for the enlightenment. Hopefully the mid and bass will pop out and shine again after the mods. 

post #8277 of 8792
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Originally Posted by yang2910 View Post
 

Since there are so many reviewers mentioned about the obvious difference between a MKI and a RWAK, guess I will just send in an E-mail to RWA. Hopefully the turn-around time will be fast as Ak100 is my only player around :(. Thanks so much for the enlightenment. Hopefully the mid and bass will pop out and shine again after the mods. 

Vinnie gets it done fairly quickly. Bass and mids do shine after the mod.

post #8278 of 8792
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

Vinnie gets it done fairly quickly. Bass and mids do shine after the mod.

 

+1

 

The bypassing of the circuit-board traces with higher quality (Cardas) wire seems to really improve the sound.

post #8279 of 8792
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

+1

 

The bypassing of the circuit-board traces with higher quality (Cardas) wire seems to really improve the sound.

I was actually surprised. I thought it only fixed the impedance issue, but it improves the sound as well. It's a nice mod.

post #8280 of 8792
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

RWAK is actually surprisingly better. Haven't heard the MKII, but if only difference between MKI and II is impedance, RWAK will sure sound clearer and more transparent. RWAK sounds better then MKI even with hps that are not affected by high impedance.

 

The MkII has slightly better bass and mids compared to the MkI - the difference is not that big but still quite noticable.

 

All this talk about the RWAK100 makes me want to try one -- sadly no one that I know in Sydney owns a RWAK100 :confused_face:

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