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post #3061 of 11411
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 

i think ak's time is gonna be really bad after dx90 and x5 come out.

seems its highly overpriced based on good fluid interface and all reports suggest that x5 will have lag free interface this time.

 

plus ak240 at 2400$ is anoverkill for even ak fanboys

 

not necessarily, AK100Mk2 and AK120 are great DAPs ... i still use RW-mod AK100 which beats DX50 (even amped) hands down.

 

AK240 point is all about exorbitant pricing and corporate greed. still AK100Mk2 is excellent DAP and spot on the market and AK120 is a well made premium product.

 

so do not see the point about X5 comparison. i assume X5 will be competing with AK100Mk2 and DX90 mainly.

post #3062 of 11411
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

not necessarily, AK100Mk2 and AK120 are great DAPs ... i still use RW-mod AK100 which beats DX50 (even amped) hands down.

 

AK240 point is all about exorbitant pricing and corporate greed. still AK100Mk2 is excellent DAP and spot on the market and AK120 is a well made premium product.

 

so do not see the point about X5 comparison. i assume X5 will be competing with AK100Mk2 and DX90 mainly.


what is it gets better sq than the ak120??

 

then **** is gonna hit the fan

post #3063 of 11411
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post


what is it gets better sq than the ak120??

then **** is gonna hit the fan

You know that sq of dap A is better than dap B is a subjective thing, right?
post #3064 of 11411
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


what is it gets better sq than the ak120??

 

then **** is gonna hit the fan


HM901 balanced card. Can you live with slow UI, brick size, 5 hours of battery life? Then go get it, it sounds better than AK120 and according to some recent impressions, better than AK240 too.

post #3065 of 11411
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


HM901 balanced card. Can you live with slow UI, brick size, 5 hours of battery life? Then go get it, it sounds better than AK120 and according to some recent impressions, better than AK240 too.


i am talking about x5 which is supposed to have a better interface than x3.

and i have no problem with ppl buying ak240.why should i care??

post #3066 of 11411
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


You know that sq of dap A is better than dap B is a subjective thing, right?


i know that but when x dap costs 2000$ more than y dap then it better be way too good than the y dap.

 

i do realize that many will buy ak240 anyway,,,and i frankly don't care.

its a free world

post #3067 of 11411

all i am saying is if x5 comes close to ak120 for 400$ its gonna hurt ak120 business,thats inevitable

post #3068 of 11411
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post
 


what is it gets better sq than the ak120??

 

then **** is gonna hit the fan

 

same hopes existed for DX50 and X3... both failed. who is next? X5? lets hear and see :D

 

i believe AK made excellent products with AK100Mk2 and AK120.... problem is AK240 pushes them into completely new territory since for 2k+ you can get a very good digital source for your desktop so i see no point in AK240 for me personally.

post #3069 of 11411
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

same hopes existed for DX50 and X3... both failed. who is next? X5? lets hear and see :D

 

i believe AK made excellent products with AK100Mk2 and AK120.... problem is AK240 pushes them into completely new territory since for 2k+ you can get a very good digital source for your desktop so i see no point in AK240 for me personally.


For AK240 price, I can get X5+Chord Hugo. You also end up saving some cash too, around 400 500 euros I believe. A very nice mid tier ciem money or a high end cable money.

post #3070 of 11411
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


For AK240 price, I can get X5+Chord Hugo. You also end up saving some cash too, around 400 500 euros I believe. A very nice mid tier ciem money or a high end cable money.

 

exactly my point :(

 

still we all want perfect stand alone DAP for sane money... right now many still prefer AK100 to DX50 and DX50 to X3, do not know if this relationship will hold in future.

 

i believe it is too early to bash AK100 or AK120 only because greedy iRiver priced AK240 at 2400$ :)


Edited by Gintaras - 1/11/14 at 4:13am
post #3071 of 11411
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

exactly my point :(


Yup, so lets leave the iriver (I prefer not to use their fancy name) in their own threads and focus on what X5 can bring for only 400 bucks.

 

When we will get this massive X5 world tour? So we can read and see reviews about it.

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The new release date for X5 in China is 15 Jan. Hopefully, I can get mine soon.

Agree with Amberozl, lets focus on x5
post #3073 of 11411
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Well James had surgery/surgeries, I think it is completely fine to give him a rest time. I am not in worry, he can come back as soon as he feels good about his health.

Our hobby is not more important than his health.

Don't get me wrong, i completely agree with you, but there's a FiiO account as well, and i'm sure there's someone who can give this sort of information.

I do realise that FiiO is one of the few that's this communicative already, and i do value this.
post #3074 of 11411
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


Don't get me wrong, i completely agree with you, but there's a FiiO account as well, and i'm sure there's someone who can give this sort of information.

I do realise that FiiO is one of the few that's this communicative already, and i do value this.


James has been posting a few times on some other threads (e.g. E12 DIY thread) in the last few days so I guess he's slowly starting to participate again.

post #3075 of 11411

I think more proper comparisons would be to the $800 AK100 mk2. If FiiO and/or iBasso can get to that level of performance/OS with the pocket-able X5 or DX90, they'll have a winner on their hands. No point in constantly using the ak240 and ak120 in these imagined compares when we have a less expensive small portable that hasn't yet been surpassed. The ZX-1 may that unit but currently about $1k to get in the US and without local backing. The lack of expansion also makes the ZX-1 a bit less similar to the other 3.


Edited by goodvibes - 1/11/14 at 6:15am
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