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Originally Posted by daltonljj View Post
 

.....one did mentioned the case looks great ... haha

 

yeah,...until you touch it and it scars the way-to-fragile finish...:( 

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Do you know if dignis has released a case for the ak120 yet?....with moleskin case, i suppose it does not work with the right angle jack through the headphone hole at the back....any news were outside of japan i can get the van nuys case?

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Originally Posted by pat9486 View Post
 

Do you know if dignis has released a case for the ak120 yet?....with moleskin case, i suppose it does not work with the right angle jack through the headphone hole at the back....any news were outside of japan i can get the van nuys case?

 

Dunno about Dignis (but afterall they're the ones making the AK120 cases anyway??) however there seem to be more colours for the AK120 case now (taken from Fujiya's website) :-

 

 

 

 

 

As for Van Nuys, not as far as I know. Japan only.

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all i can say - Buttero biggrin.gif
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i feel the aged brown colour gives a touch class where as the other colour gives it life ... haha  

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Here is how it should sound click to hear ... lol

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I Have a thing for red leather and love that red leather case. Perhaps when my brown one wears out I will change it for red.

Oh, by the way regarding early comments about the ease of scratching the leather. I have now used about 5 coats of the leather/wood preserver that came with my Audeze's and not a mark on the leather and my player is used every single day!
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Originally Posted by daltonljj View Post
 

 

Yupp totally agree ... i never ever go up to 50 only once when I was listening to a classical piece which had really wide dynamic range. Generally I i listen between 26-35.

 

 

Wow 50 is really loud .... when i auditioned the 4r i never even went above 40. Makes me really wonder if the difference in shape and size of individuals' ears actually have an effect on perceived loudness.

 

Anyway thanks a lot. Just wanted to get a sensing to see if i was listening too loud .... cos every time I try to justify to my female friends the worth of the ak120 i would turn the volume up to 30 for them ... and on 3 out of 3 times got scolded crazy for turning it up so high. So was worried i might be listening at levels too high ... haha okok i guess i'm still safe then haha  

 

Generally females have better hearing than males. Not all the time but a lot of the time.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Generally females have better hearing than males. Not all the time but a lot of the time.

Thats really not fair frown.gif ... most females don't even care anout quality listening ... take for example my gf... to her as long as there is sound out of her earphones she is contented ... I need those sensitive hearing more haha
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Just to clarify, when you folks are saying 50 on the volume do you mean 50 as on the actual volume scale on the player which goes from 0-75 or 50 meaning halfway between 0-75?

I am 50 next month and just had my annual hearing check up and I can hear frequencies up 21Khz still so have pretty good hearing. Depending on which headphones I use my volume setting when listening directly out of the 120 varies between 40-55 on the scale of 0-75.

40 for the Heaven S and around the 55 mark on most tracks for the DT1350's. I think an important thing to note here is what type of music folks are listening to as well. Is the music heavily compressed at the mastering stage, if so your going to listen at lower volumes as the sound is already boosted.

All of my HDTT recordings are very quiet as little or no compression has been used in the mastering of them so they need higher volumes on the player. Conversely one of my rips from a compilation Dire Straits CD though not bad needs far less volume to achieve the same listening levels!
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Also factor in you are using headphones that might not be as sensitive and require more volume. But for sensitive IEMs its a bit different.

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Very true Lee, my DT1350's are 80 Ohm
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Am i the only one shocked to see people spending £1k plus on a dap, and then needing to use an amp with it?

 

Full RWA S or B mod turn the AK players into transports only so you have to use an amp with them. But yeah, sticker shock syndrome. Then again if it is rivalling desktop setups then value is relative to the beholder


Edited by LFC_SL - 10/20/13 at 1:15pm
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For many people the AK120 is the best balance of capacity, portability, user interface, and sound quality. But the sound quality is hampered by the portability. Better amps do exist, for those who are willing to pay for and lug them and are necessary for very hard to drive phones. 

I use the AK120 90% of the time directly plugged into my UERM's, but I ordered a bigger amp for the office for the last word in detail and extension. 

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Oh and Sam, you will get that detail and extension wink.gif !
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