I listen on 12 to 16 with DT1350s,
and I am no headbanger
I think that the player sounds the best using WAV files. Yes, lossless is supposed to be the same but I believe the lack of conversion frees up resources. I know Jack of Hisound Audio also prefers WAV.
Me too, it's all i listen to these days..
Yes, and more importantly, sounds a lot more neutral. The treble control is a lot better. No more unnecessary grains. I would call Studio 3rd VERY VERY neutral.
How do you like it next to the AK120 going from memory? Does it hold its own even against the 901 (for IEMs that is)?
So if you were to put that in percentages vs the convenience, portability and price tag what would you put the Hifiman at in terms of percentage being better overall? :). Are you going back to the 901 anytime soon? I've scratched the 901 off my list since being told the AK120 S mod with a good amp completely blows it out of the water. That this combo is as good as and in many cases better than desktop rigs ;).
Hmmm maybe I'm just doing something wrong but I'm in the 23-26 volume range even listening to FLACs on the internal memory using B&O H6 headphones. I'm not deaf as far as I know!
Clearly something is not right with the later versions of their firmware so looks like I need to install the earlier version recommended on here. When scrolling through folders I have to click for each one and cannot just press once and hold down to scroll and I'm also still experiencing the library issues previously described.
tbh at the moment I've gone back to my iPod Touch as my main sound source...
It's not really a mod. It's changing the allocation table size during format while updating. 4096 or 2048 are the preferred options. Shouldn't make a bit of difference but....
I still preferred my AK120 that I may get back but hard to argue with the Anv3 and 1/3rd the price(or less).