My advice would be if you can afford it then get the AK240.
The X5 is good value but it doesn't compare to the AK240.
The X5 is a fine DAP but not that much of a giant killer.
Makes sense. Unless it's an RWAK120 the higher output impedance drops the upper mids some and the Pico starts to roll the bass around 80Hz and is down about 2dB at 20Hz so more upper mids and less subbass... brighter makes sense.
Hearing it first is a good idea. I'm not getting any useful info from the comparisons so far.
On another note, I finally heard some sub-bass from my iPod Touch 5G. I drew a line up at 63 Hz to +12 db. and across to 32 Hz on the Onkyo app EQ. I was surprised it didn't clip. It's not too good but it is sub-bass similar to my Galaxy S2, so....It's not like the Note 3.
Also the 802 which could well be the 901 v2 but with the 8740 like the AK100/120. Don't understand why they haven't fixed the output impedance of their amp cards.
How much better would the AK240 sound with the Shure SE846 in comparison to the iPhone 5S?
I posted this question in the Portable Source Gear section but I didn't get an answer.
I see everyone telling you that the differences are supposedly night and day. However, I've actually sat down with most of the so called top of the line DAPs and compared them to other DAPs like the iPhone 4, ipod classic, Sansa Clip+, etc.
Here's the result of my comparison:
I know your question is about the AK240, but you can extrapolate what is being said about the AK240 vs HM-901 and draw your own conclusions.
The ASG-2 Rin measured was incredibly malfunctioning. He still posted the measurements, despite the fact that we told him they obviously didn't look right. Here are measurements done by Purrin on the replacement set UnityisPower got back:
That said, I think the portable DAP game is a game of the volume slider.
Hi everyone, thinking of getting the 846 to replace my very old Shure E3Cs.
Comfort is important to me, and being an eyeglass wearer, I found the cable on the E3C to be pretty uncomfortable to wear and it kinda tugged my ears back as I move around.
How does the 846 wear on a daily basis from your experience, preferably in comparison to something older like an E3C?
FYI I just slightly improved the sound quality by cutting about 2, maybe 3, millimeters off the tip of my Comply Professional tips (I wear medium). They're also easier to insert now and I don't this cost me any isolation either. Why are the professional tips so long?