Originally Posted by diamondears
Yes. It has a Made For iPhone label, and it stands by that claim.
AK240 is on my radar for quite a while now. But ended up buying new iPhone and new HPs. $2,000 is quite steep for a DAP. Just waiting to get bored with current setup, once that day comes, maybe AK240. But the iPhone is quite amazing already, so that day is maybe still far ahead. When I use the iPhone with Onkyo HD Player app with the iFi nano iDSD, I couldn't imagine buying the AK240. The iFi has DSD capability too. With iPhone now having 128 gig version, I couldn't imagine the need for the AK240.
Do you have the iPhone 6 or 6+? Care to provide detailed comparison with AK240 using the NAD (to get it in topic..
My friend has a 6+ and as for myself, a Note 4. What I am planning to do is get the Chord Hugo (I did want to get the AK240 but decided against it). Errr.... (coughs) I can't really put more detail into describing the AK240 plus NAD combination because it's just so... perfect? lol. anyway, you should give it a shot if you've got the chance for it.
I imagine that if I get my Hugo (which would happen in a couple months or so), the NAD would sound awesome with it! (but I plan to use the Hugo mostly with the HD650)
Anyway, some things I'm wondering about Paul Barton's next headphone are, is it open-backed? is it low-ohmed? will it be portable? will it be affordable (I wish less than $500) ? Will it be better than the HP50? How the heck is the sound going to improve if it's going to be a closed back?