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I was going to ask this forum how to update the firmware if i need to press any key but as soon as i unplug the usb it updated itself.smily_headphones1.gif
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Is eveyone getting the claimed 16hrs of battery life while playing 16bit flac? I am getting roughly 10hrs of play time.
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I am not far off your 10 hours on 16bit flac, at best I think I get 12 hours but it also depends on which headphones I am using. If its my Etymotics or DT1350's which are not as sensitive then I have to crank the volume up quite a bit (though its so worth the loss in battery life with the ETY's!)

If I am using my Heaven S's or Victor FX500's then I get better battery life.

I rarely listen to DSD anymore as its just not as good as 24 bit on this player I feel, in fact I prefer CD rips to DSD on this player! and DSD eats into battery life and makes the player slow down.

I must say my biggest thing of late is the attitude of Astell & Kern to the 100 and 120 since the 240 came out. I have asked several times on FB for a firmware update on the 120 to address a few issues.

Before the 240 came out they would answer almost immediately anything I might ask but I guess because I did not lay out another $1000 for the 240 I am now a lesser customer in their eyes as all one see's is stuff about the 240.

I have been a staunch champion of this company but I must admit this" lets forget what we have put out previously as we promote the new one" attitude leaves a bad taste in my mouth

As of now the 240 has had as many updates in its two months of being on sale all over the world to the 120's and its not as if the 120 does not need updates! The back selection needs to be sorted and they really need a different on screen volume control.

I don't suppose AK even bother reading the lesser players threads here anymore so I doubt they will see my moan, hell they can't even be bothered to respond to me on FB so why would they here.

If by chance they do read this. I shelled out almost $1300 for a DAP less than a year ago. You may have a new one out but that is a lot of money in comparison to iPods and such. Owners of ALL your players deserve equal service Astell & Kern. After all, its us that bought your players which enabled investment in the 240!

Not all of us are interested in jumping on the latest thing you have. Some of us are happy with the sound of what we have but would like a few tweaks to make the operation of the player easier to use!

There, Rant over. Lets just say I am keeping a good eye open on the other companies now and what they are brining out!
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I am not far off your 10 hours on 16bit flac, at best I think I get 12 hours but it also depends on which headphones I am using. If its my Etymotics or DT1350's which are not as sensitive then I have to crank the volume up quite a bit (though its so worth the loss in battery life with the ETY's!)

If I am using my Heaven S's or Victor FX500's then I get better battery life.

I rarely listen to DSD anymore as its just not as good as 24 bit on this player I feel, in fact I prefer CD rips to DSD on this player! and DSD eats into battery life and makes the player slow down.

I must say my biggest thing of late is the attitude of Astell & Kern to the 100 and 120 since the 240 came out. I have asked several times on FB for a firmware update on the 120 to address a few issues.

Before the 240 came out they would answer almost immediately anything I might ask but I guess because I did not lay out another $1000 for the 240 I am now a lesser customer in their eyes as all one see's is stuff about the 240.

I have been a staunch champion of this company but I must admit this" lets forget what we have put out previously as we promote the new one" attitude leaves a bad taste in my mouth

As of now the 240 has had as many updates in its two months of being on sale all over the world to the 120's and its not as if the 120 does not need updates! The back selection needs to be sorted and they really need a different on screen volume control.

I don't suppose AK even bother reading the lesser players threads here anymore so I doubt they will see my moan, hell they can't even be bothered to respond to me on FB so why would they here.

If by chance they do read this. I shelled out almost $1300 for a DAP less than a year ago. You may have a new one out but that is a lot of money in comparison to iPods and such. Owners of ALL your players deserve equal service Astell & Kern. After all, its us that bought your players which enabled investment in the 240!

Not all of us are interested in jumping on the latest thing you have. Some of us are happy with the sound of what we have but would like a few tweaks to make the operation of the player easier to use!

There, Rant over. Lets just say I am keeping a good eye open on the other companies now and what they are brining out!

Well said. If Iriver don't have enough resources to handle all their products, they should at least reply to their customers and ask them to wait. Ignoring emails are just bad customer service.

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