Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Astell & Kern AK120
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Astell & Kern AK120 - Page 190

post #2836 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

I was listening to AK120 playing some dsd album the whole day. I'm very impressed! Too bad the battery burns twice as fast as playing pcm track.. I think I only got around 5-6 hours with almost full charge. I really wish it can go to 8-9 hours, it would be a perfect companion during travel and office hours.

What is the battery life with flac/wav? A list mixed with 16 / 24 bit, average.

post #2837 of 5749
More than 14 hours. I think close to 16.
post #2838 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

More than 14 hours. I think close to 16.

Thanks mate, seems nice a for a player at that level.

post #2839 of 5749
Yeah, very decent battery life for a dual dac player. I think the battery is huge. It does take a while to charge with 1A adapter.
post #2840 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

What is the battery life with flac/wav? A list mixed with 16 / 24 bit, average.

 

I think about 10 hours ?

 

It's depend also on what volume u are listening to and how often u on the display screen.............................wink.gif

post #2841 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Incidentally I also compared Hotel California on dff vs HDtracks 24bit flac on ak120 and to me the difference is significant. The different is so stark I can tell them apart within 5 seconds of any part of the track.

I do agree not all dff files would be superior as it is just a format and container afterall. I would also believe a 24bit flac or wav downsampled from a dff file won't sound that different. But with this particular track the different is huge.

 

You also have to keep in mind most 24/192 and 24/96 would actually come from Vinyl rips in general compared to online purchases. In some respects on certain tracks I still do find 24/192 and 24/96 to be better than the DSD counterparts but that depends on the mastering and the how the track was ripped.

post #2842 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

More than 14 hours. I think close to 16.

 

When playing DSD I don't get very much battery life out of it. :P Then again what can you expect? I'd say maybe 5 hours or so with DSD. My unit gets extremely hot as well.


Edited by lee730 - 7/25/13 at 2:37pm
post #2843 of 5749
Just got a DSD file of Hotel California and loaded it onto the AK120, I already have a CD Rip in ALAC at 16/44 loaded...so a back to back comparison shows that the DSD version is far superior. It's beyond a subtle difference, in every sense it's better. Clarity of sound, great separation of instruments and vocals is way beyond the Cd rip.very impressed.smily_headphones1.gif
post #2844 of 5749
Lee,
 

Could you please tell us from where you downloaded the DSD file of Hotel California ?  I'm interested to get one also.

 

thanks


Edited by bmichels - 7/25/13 at 2:59pm
post #2845 of 5749
Yes, mine as well, about 5-6 hours. I post something about it in the previous page.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

When playing DSD I don't get very much battery life out of it. :P Then again what can you expect? I'd say maybe 5 hours or so with DSD. My unit gets extremely hot as well.
post #2846 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Could you please tell us from where you downloaded the DSD file of Hotel California ?  I'm interested to get one also.


thanks

It was sent to me by another headfier, which was ripped from SACD via PS3.
post #2847 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

I was listening to AK120 playing some dsd album the whole day. I'm very impressed! Too bad the battery burns twice as fast as playing pcm track.. I think I only got around 5-6 hours with almost full charge. I really wish it can go to 8-9 hours, it would be a perfect companion during travel and office hours.

 

You could always get a little auxiliary battery with USB output.

post #2848 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

It was sent to me by another headfier, which was ripped from SACD via PS3.

So good.........................redface.gif
post #2849 of 5749
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Could you please tell us from where you downloaded the DSD file of Hotel California ?  I'm interested to get one also.

 

thanks

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hotel-California-Eagles/dp/B0052VI2V6

post #2850 of 5749
Just received my AK120 today and started charging it right out of the box. It's been 3.5 hrs now and it still won't power on.....WOW! Is this normal?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Astell & Kern AK120