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post #5551 of 6936
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

That's a common issue. You'd think at the asking price for these devices that would not be the case....

 +1

post #5552 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

dalian, when that happens, I would just switch off the AK120 and on again. That usually takes care of the problem. The AK 120 occasionally fails to read the card. Sometimes the card doesn't even show up. Plan B is to eject and reinsert the card. Hope that works for you the next time you come across this issue. :beerchug:

 

My AK120 has not encountered this issue before. I am on firmware ver. 1.33.

post #5553 of 6936
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

That's a common issue. You'd think at the asking price for these devices that would not be the case....

Hey Dude, howzit?  Still have your Ak120? I'm waiting for delivery of the 240, hopefully tomorrow.

post #5554 of 6936
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My AK120 has not encountered this issue before. I am on firmware ver. 1.33.

 

As am I, I believe. It is rare, I will admit. And not as common as in the older FW

post #5555 of 6936
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Hey Dude, howzit?  Still have your Ak120? I'm waiting for delivery of the 240, hopefully tomorrow.

 

I'm pretty good. Turned mine into the S-mod. Wanted to go all the way to the top :). Did you ever get to demo the 1Plus2?

post #5556 of 6936
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I'm pretty good. Turned mine into the S-mod. Wanted to go all the way to the top :). Did you ever get to demo the 1Plus2?

Nope not yet are you still enjoying yours? Did you ever get the Spiral SE5, was that what you were thinking about?

post #5557 of 6936

Yep I still have them and still very much enjoy them. I also have the SE5 and very much enjoy those. Not really tempted to try too many other IEMs these days with the top 2 ;)... I did recently spring for the JVC FX850s though being a dynamic driver fan also.

post #5558 of 6936
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Yep I still have them and still very much enjoy them. I also have the SE5 and very much enjoy those. Not really tempted to try too many other IEMs these days with the top 2 ;)... I did recently spring for the JVC FX850s though being a dynamic driver fan also.

 

Between 1plus2 and SE5 which of them do you like more and why?

post #5559 of 6936
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Between 1plus2 and SE5 which of them do you like more and why?

 

The 1Plus2 still holds the title for me in terms of resolution, detail, sound staging and especially the bass quality. The SE5 is still up there IMO but it's more of a colored sound, smoother with a thicker note weight & more forward mids. The SE5 has more depth to its sound but a narrower sound staging compared to the 1Plus2s grand sound staging. The SE5 would be the IEM I got to when I just want to relax and enjoy the music. 1Plus2 is like a trip to wonderland. Add the ubber cable and it takes the refinement, sound staging and tonality even further.... I added the gold cable to the SE5s and that really did build upon what was already there. Definitely more musical and even more 3D sounding.


Edited by lee730 - 3/12/14 at 1:33am
post #5560 of 6936

I just received my second hand AK120 from ebay and have to say that I'm blown away. Upgrading from a Rockboxed Clip Zip, the difference is astonishing! I'm using it with my UM Shure SE530x4 reshells and HD-25, and the AK120 is simply a joy. With CD ripped ALAC and FLAC the level of detail is fantastic, the soundstage even on the CIEMS is large and when I've played more Hi-Res material (Muse: 2nd Law 96/24, Radiohead: The King of Limbs 44.1/24) it really shines. I love the balance of the sound, the punch of the bass, the clearness of the high end. What an amazing player. True, the UI is a little clunky at times, especially with a large music library, but I really can't complain.

post #5561 of 6936
Congrats on your 120 smily_headphones1.gif
post #5562 of 6936
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Originally Posted by Kiats View Post
 

 

dalian, when that happens, I would just switch off the AK120 and on again. That usually takes care of the problem. The AK 120 occasionally fails to read the card. Sometimes the card doesn't even show up. Plan B is to eject and reinsert the card. Hope that works for you the next time you come across this issue. :beerchug:

As you can see in the first sentence of my quote i did turn it on and of several times as that usually fixes the problem.  I also did two lib scans.  In addition not only did i take out the sd cards but in addition i took them out a second time and switched slots.  On all occasions my computer could find and play the music through using the 120 as a drive but 120 could not find the files.  Problem was fixed by reloading effected files.

post #5563 of 6936
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post
 

As you can see in the first sentence of my quote i did turn it on and of several times as that usually fixes the problem.  I also did two lib scans.  In addition not only did i take out the sd cards but in addition i took them out a second time and switched slots.  On all occasions my computer could find and play the music through using the 120 as a drive but 120 could not find the files.  Problem was fixed by reloading effected files.

 

Apologies for missing that, dalian. Vagaries of age and long sightedness when typing on a smartphone. :blink: Hmm... that is indeed unusual then. I can't say I've head to resort to such drastic measures. 

post #5564 of 6936
Yeah probably just a fluk glitch.
post #5565 of 6936
Hello,

Does ak120 have a good synergy with Tralucent 1p2? Any hiss problem? I have a rwak100 and ready to buy an ak120 smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by MikePortnoy - 3/12/14 at 1:42pm
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