Originally Posted by Gorillaz
and I'm pretty sure everyone else knows too, I find it pathetic and at the same time funny how after the "Really" comment by Currawong I got all these LOL quotes, they reminded me of the minions in Despicable Me, I don't blame them they must follow their leaders!
Dude, we weren't laughing at you we were all just amused by the situation is all. If anything I can comprehend where you're coming from as far as fan boys are concerned. Trust me, I'm not one of them even though I own a AK player.
Thanks for coming on thread and explaining yourselves as well as adding to the conversation. As heated as the discussion has gotten over the last couple of pages I ask that the thread please not be locked. Until now we've had some rather enlightening discussions on here and I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say it would be sad to see the thread locked.
You know me eke, my view is if you have a problem with a certain product then by all means just say so. The problem I see with your point of view is twofold. First, the product hasn't even been released yet and as such judgement can't be cast until you've had that player in your hands and you've heard it with your own two ears. Do I think the AK240 is overpriced? More then likely yes. But, even so I can't say anything about it until I've had it in my hands. The second problem I see with your argument is you're arguing completely based on pricing.
I guarantee you if you walked out your door with some of the equipment you own and told Johnny Average on the street the money you've invested on it they'd think you're crazy. Heck, Johnny Average thinks paying 50 bones for a pair of IEM's is ludicrous never mind 300 bones on an amp or 500 bones on a headphone. You start telling Johnny Average you spent 1000's on certain equipment and he begins to think you're a loon. See where I'm coming from? I guarantee you the average person on the street in my city would think I'm insane for paying 1300 bones on a AK120. The average person on the street thinks an iPod or a Sony player is high end and anything pricier then those players is crazy.
Again, I'm not making up an excuse for AK because I own an AK120. What I'm saying is wait until you've had the player in your hand and then post what you think and post it so that you make it clear what you're posting is your opinion.
Since my troubles with iBasso concerning the DX50 I've been left with a sour taste in my mouth concerning anything iBasso but you've yet to see me ranting about it on the about to be released ( I think it hasn't been released yet) DX90 thread. Do I think the DX90 will be another crap release with a bug ridden UI and early adopters being used as beta testers? Yes I do. But, I can't and won't comment about such things until it happens and I won't comment anything concerning the DX90 user experience wise and especially sound quality wise until I've had a chance to either have the player in my hands and give it a good listen or at the very very least read impressions from ears I trust. Even so if I was to post any comments based only on what I've read I would make it perfectly clear it was someone elses impressions and I would state who that person was. I'm not saying you don't have a point. I'm only saying until the product has been released and either your ears or ears you trust have heard the product you're jumping the gun.
The average consumer who contemplates buying a AK240 I can almost guarantee you are the same consumers who look into buying gear such as STAX and the Abyss. As pricey as the AK240 might be for people like you an me for consumers who own 5000 bone headphones and 2000 bone CIEM's the AK240 is a drop in the bucket for them. The AK240 wasn't intended to be marketed towards people like us. It was intended to be marketed towards people who own summit-fi gear.
Just my 2 cents. I hope they were well received.