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post #136 of 1453
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

More cushion for the pushin' wink.gif.

I was so waiting for someone to post that LMFAO.
post #137 of 1453
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I think high end DAPs are like high maintenance women or agitated babies. You have to know how to treat them and you won't have too many problems:

- I owned the DX100 and after a week of adjustement it worked perfectly. I just sold it because of the size
- I owned a modded AK100 and after a week of cleaning all my tags I never had a problem. I sold it to get an AK120
- I owned the AK120 and never had any issue with it (my tags were clean from the AK100)
- I now own the 901 and after a week of adjustement I never had any problem
- I have owned a Tera for months and never has an issue

So the overall state is not so sad in my opinion. You just have to know and accept the limitations of said players.

 

And because we KNOW the limitations of said players, some of us (ok ok, at least I) just DON'T think the price is justified!

I don't want to spend $1200 on a DAP that I have to "treat like a baby" for it to work correctly!

I want it to work AS CLOSE TO PERFECT as it can without having to deal with major updates, Tag updating, etc.

 

I love this "blog-style" post by Tyll on the AK120:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/gadgets-grid-astellkern-ak120-portable-hi-rez-music-player

 

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 Astell&Kern needs to get their .... together and deliver a complete user experience to justify the $1200 price tag.

 

And that's how I feel about most of these boutique/specialized players nowadays!

post #138 of 1453

Hmm. So Unless you got some knock off cards speed wise it should be good to go. Wondering if the art of reading a fat32 file system has been lost somewhere along the line.

post #139 of 1453
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post



Of course ipods are more fluid and don't brick, but that is partly because they take full control over your library. No drag and drop, and they add SO MUCH CRAP to your tags it's unbelievable.

 

If your tags are all set before you add the files to the iTunes library, then no additional tags are added. 

post #140 of 1453
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I love this "blog-style" post by Tyll on the AK120:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/gadgets-grid-astellkern-ak120-portable-hi-rez-music-player

 

 

(In Lewis Black enraged voice) Waaahhhh! I can't hear my cellphone. Waaahhhh! It doesn't do playlists (!!!) the way I want.

 

I guess the AK120 offended his tender sensibilities :rolleyes:

post #141 of 1453
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

 

I love this "blog-style" post by Tyll on the AK120:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/gadgets-grid-astellkern-ak120-portable-hi-rez-music-player

 

 

 

I also loved that post.:beerchug:

post #142 of 1453
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Originally Posted by k3oxkjo View Post
 

(In Lewis Black enraged voice) Waaahhhh! I can't hear my cellphone. Waaahhhh! It doesn't do playlists (!!!) the way I want.

 

I guess the AK120 offended his tender sensibilities :rolleyes:

 

LOL!

Maybe!

BUT, it also points the "simple" flaws on these $1200 players... Read again, $1200 DAP!

 

:tongue_smile:

post #143 of 1453

My 60GB iPod Photo that I paid $599 almost a decade ago didn't have those simple flaws.  I'm curious how many folks are so caught up with buzz words like 24bit/192khz and not realize that there's a huge difference in cost and file size over CD quality formats (WAV, FLAC...)

post #144 of 1453
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I also loved that post.:beerchug:

Me too. When he said he was thinking of giving it a negative review, I had no idea he was thinking that hard :D

 

Good point on the smartphone score. All they really have to do is put about 5 bucks worth of work into them on the production side and the boutiqe player becomes mere jewellery, suitable for pairing with whatever Dre's hawking these days.

post #145 of 1453
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My 60GB iPod Photo that I paid $599 almost a decade ago didn't have those simple flaws.  I'm curious how many folks are so caught up with buzz words like 24bit/192khz and not realize that there's a huge difference in cost and file size over CD quality formats (WAV, FLAC...)

Actually, its not a "buzzword", its a technical specification. That sounds better. Since storage keeps getting smaller and cheaper why not go with quality? Right now I am listening to Shostakovich Piano Quintets on the train in hi def sound...
post #146 of 1453

I'll leave the "sounds better" due to the technical specification in the sound science thread.

post #147 of 1453
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Originally Posted by k3oxkjo View Post


Actually, its not a "buzzword", its a technical specification. That sounds better. Since storage keeps getting smaller and cheaper why not go with quality? Right now I am listening to Shostakovich Piano Quintets on the train in hi def sound...

 

Do you hear any ambient noise on the train with your iem's?

post #148 of 1453

:popcorn: I haven't been this entertained by a completely civil (except that one doofus) thread in a long time...

post #149 of 1453

Well geez sorry I'm such a doofus...

post #150 of 1453

I've never really felt the need to upgrade my portable system. It's based on the samsung galaxy s i9000, with voodoo sound. It's pretty much been my phone and mp3 player for over two years.

 

As a phone it's a timeless smarphone. It does everything I need a smartphone to do really. And as an mp3 player... well, it's almost indistinguishable to my ears against the Colorfly C3. Plenty good enough at this too I'd say.

 

With a great battery life, awesome ruggedness in build, physical volume buttons on the side (crucial) and solid reliability as a phone, it's just irreplaceable to my pockets. 

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