I do not really care for 627x as it is too smooth at times and for its price point I was expecting to get an amp that rules them all. I do not mind it as I traded it with the AK100 and it seems to be just right for T5p, EX-1000 and CK100PRO. This is great as those are my favourite gears however for some reason AK120 signal seems to not be loud enough for 627x, it just does not make sense as the much weaker signal of DD socket 1 with muses01 seems to be doing 627x wonders.
I wish i could afford to experiment with HM901 but I simply do not have such luxuries. I've loaded 100 GB work of files in Ak120 and I find navigating kind of hard on it.
DSD performance on Ak120 reduced the battery to 4 hours and all it was doing is increase the dB on the track when it converted to PCM hence giving me the illusion of better sound from the DSD file.
I hope iriver finally listens to us and AK200 has native DSD, true line out and something like cover flow! Increase the size to the same size as ipod classic if you have to but get rid of Ak100 and replace it with Ak120 and ofcourse reduce the price on it too.
In my view AK120 should have been what AK100, i am sorry but Ak120 cannot be their flagship.
Originally Posted by kkcc
You'd probably like the HM901 /w one of the IEM/Minibox/Balanced board if you perfers the AK120 /w 627x.... interested to see what'd be your impression if you had demo'ed the HM901.