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post #2731 of 6309
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Audioenbi didn't you answer your own question with your friends rips of 24/88 vs the actual direct rip from iso and conversion to DSD (no loss in quality at all).
I got to listen to it more carefully. I wanted to compare Peter Gabriel so in vinyl, DSD and redbook today and figure it out now critically but didn't happen frown.gif

I wanted to know how the ak120 converts to pcm as at the end it comes down to how the DSD is converted.
Edited by audionewbi - 7/19/13 at 11:55pm
post #2732 of 6309

I haven't compared the 24/192 yet either. I think both are really good going from memory though. Will give that a try later.
 

post #2733 of 6309
How is it as transport?
Anyone compared it to a high end rig? Pwd, PWT, Berkeley alpha usb, concero, audiophilleo, hilo ....


Is it good with the th600?
post #2734 of 6309
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post


I got to listen to it more carefully. I wanted to compare Peter Gabriel so in vinyl, DSD and redbook today and figure it out now critically but didn't happen frown.gif

I wanted to know how the ak120 converts to pcm as at the end it comes down to how the DSD is converted.


Here you go man.

 

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Originally Posted by Spidermeng View Post

 

Can you recommend / share which software for convert SACD ISO to DSF ?

Thanks : )

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d6yu2t1x1p85gci/SACD+Extract+0.3.6.zip

 

Depending on if your ISO is DSD or DST you drag and drop the desired ISO into one of these folders. I use Foobar to determine file type it is by playing back the ISO files in foobar first. Then you drag and drop to the corresponding folder (which you extract from the link above). So if foobar reads the file as DSD drag and drop to the DSD folder. If its DST drag and drop to DST. Then you open up the corresponding folder and run the bat file which will execute the conversion for you and create a new folder with the DSD files all separated. once this is done you just drag and drop to your AK120 and you have quality music on the go! :).

 

If you want you can find the latest extractor 0.3.7 I think and just replace 0.3.6 extractors in the DSD and DST folder. Basically follow what I said above and you'll be done in minutes. Cheers :).

post #2735 of 6309
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Originally Posted by bunchi99 View Post

I tried the AK100 with the SE535R n Klipsch X10, though the sales said the X10 is better I found the Shure more of what I like; would it possibly imply that I might like the SE846 more than IE800? Though I had a bit of problem putting on the Shure... Lol


Since you are in HK you should just go to one of those headphone specialist shops in Mongkok and try everything. AK120 pairs well with most IEMs so you can't go wrong as long as you like what you are hearing in demos. It is really a luxury not many headfiers elsewhere enjoy. Of course, slowly (or quickly) you will be more sure what sound you really enjoy and you will keep upgrading and sidegrading. IE800 and SE846 are nice choices but if you are spending immediately in the upper price bracket, you owe yourself to try those really excellent ones like Tralucent's or Fitear's, and maybe customs from JH, UM, Westone, Fitear too. All these are readily available for demos and purchase/order in Hong Kong.
Edited by kkcc - 7/20/13 at 1:13am
post #2736 of 6309
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

The solution is to download the iriver software and just simply use that to upgrade your AK1xx. 


... only on a Windows machine. Everyone else must copy the hex file to the root of the file system.

post #2737 of 6309
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Originally Posted by nashton View Post


... only on a Windows machine. Everyone else must copy the hex file to the root of the file system.

This is actually even more straight forward than using the iriver windows software....
post #2738 of 6309
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


This is actually even more straight forward than using the iriver windows software....


Lost in translation ;).

post #2739 of 6309

It is but for those who are lucky enough to be able to download the firmware without the signal keep dropping on them. 

post #2740 of 6309

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post #2741 of 6309

Thank you so much for that :)

post #2742 of 6309
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Since you are in HK you should just go to one of those headphone specialist shops in Mongkok and try everything. AK120 pairs well with most IEMs so you can't go wrong as long as you like what you are hearing in demos. It is really a luxury not many headfiers elsewhere enjoy. Of course, slowly (or quickly) you will be more sure what sound you really enjoy and you will keep upgrading and sidegrading. IE800 and SE846 are nice choices but if you are spending immediately in the upper price bracket, you owe yourself to try those really excellent ones like Tralucent's or Fitear's, and maybe customs from JH, UM, Westone, Fitear too. All these are readily available for demos and purchase/order in Hong Kong.

Thanks so much! I like the JH16pro! Double the price of the IE800 though... But u r right, should go around a bit to check things out. Thx again!
post #2743 of 6309
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Originally Posted by bunchi99 View Post


Thanks so much! I like the JH16pro! Double the price of the IE800 though... But u r right, should go around a bit to check things out. Thx again!

Wow, that's crazy. In the US it's a 15% difference. Are the IE800 less or the JH16's more?

Thanks,
Sam

post #2744 of 6309

One thing that keeps happening, and that never happened once with 1.00, is that half the time when the unit is powered up it won't see one of the two SD cards, which incidentally are exactly the same - Sandisk 64gb. Shutting it down and turning it on again seems to be a sort of fix, but it's a PITA.

post #2745 of 6309
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Originally Posted by Sam Edwards View Post

Wow, that's crazy. In the US it's a 15% difference. Are the IE800 less or the JH16's more?
Thanks,

Sam

The IE800 is HK$5699. But afterall I decided to go for the 1plus2, gonna receive it in 10 days hopefully! Thx to all advices!
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