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post #6526 of 6535
I looked at the Astell and Kern site and under the ak120 they have recomened IEMs,
They recommend the se425 and those are $299 at bestbuy,
Their ohms are lower then the klipsch x7i, so with those specs,
Wouldn't the x7i be better? Or possibly the x11i?
post #6527 of 6535
For whatever it's worth - I've got the Ak120 and the SE535's. Does the SE535 sound fine with the Aak120? Yes. But it doesn't excel and leaves a bit to be desired. I don't know anything about the other IEMs mentioned recently but, I'd take those recommendations seriously. if I'm being completely honest, I wasn't entirely happy with the ak120 till I paired it with my ALO National. It's helped all of my cans significantly. The SQ coming out of the National is more inline with what I'm looking for.

Just to be clear though... I've had my SE535's for 5 years now. I love them. I've just always thought some amplification, and/or eq work was necessary to get them where I wanted them. However, I think your money might be better spent on other iem's if you're looking to go the AK120 route (without an amp that'll change the sq a bit).
Just my two cents.
post #6528 of 6535
Thank you, I might first get the klipsch x11i because I don't have the ak120 yet, i a amp and dac by Schiit that's helped my music allot already, but now I want better quality then my $40 klipsch s3, I mainly listen to classie and indie rock.
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For whatever it's worth - I've got the Ak120 and the SE535's. Does the SE535 sound fine with the Aak120? Yes. But it doesn't excel and leaves a bit to be desired. I don't know anything about the other IEMs mentioned recently but, I'd take those recommendations seriously. if I'm being completely honest, I wasn't entirely happy with the ak120 till I paired it with my ALO National. It's helped all of my cans significantly. The SQ coming out of the National is more inline with what I'm looking for.

Just to be clear though... I've had my SE535's for 5 years now. I love them. I've just always thought some amplification, and/or eq work was necessary to get them where I wanted them. However, I think your money might be better spent on other iem's if you're looking to go the AK120 route (without an amp that'll change the sq a bit).
Just my two cents.
post #6529 of 6535

UERM and Roxanne universals are great with the AK120. 

post #6530 of 6535
I'm using JVC FXT 850's,I'm hearing. a wide open balanced soundstage with mine
post #6531 of 6535
Well today kind of sucks

Lost / had my 120 stolen

Had it in my pocket, nothing plugged in. Now it's missing and it never turned up in lost and found. If someone sees a used ak120 for sale online wuth no packaging / cable / receipt PM me please =S

It last had a brown leather case with a deformed bottom right corner from where I dropped it. 2 microsd cards were inside fill with all sorts of soundtracks

Thanks
post #6532 of 6535
Damn, that is terrible. Sorry to read that bro.
post #6533 of 6535

Let's troll eBay or Craigslist for it.

post #6534 of 6535
Thanks

It sucks even more because I just got my Nobles back this week from like the third refit and I have no source for them
post #6535 of 6535
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post
 

Let's troll eBay or Craigslist for it.


Got my 1st one back that way. It had bad JuJu so I sold it but recently picked up a used one for fun. Liking FW 1.30 with my jh13s.

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