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post #3016 of 5495
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

What's the point of having something that looks nice if at best it's performing sub-par to a cheaper player?


That's why people buy Beats or Apple products. It looks nice and give them a status in public. They want to be seen with these products so they look cool.

 

Hey who cares if they perform horrible once you have swag...

post #3017 of 5495
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


That's why people buy Beats or Apple products. It looks nice and give them a status in public. They want to be seen with these products so they look cool.

 

Hey who cares if they perform horrible once you have swag...

It has lots to do with marketing.  If a well known or respected hip-hop artist is seen wearing Beats, the teens will want to mirror that.  Beats hands out their phones to celebrates so that they get photographed with beats in their head.  It also helps that their headphones have a recognizing symbol and easy to spot out, the "b"  With the right brand recognition logo, headphones area is place where marketing can really help it become recognized.  


Edited by SilverEars - 6/2/14 at 5:30am
post #3018 of 5495
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

It has lots to do with marketing.  If a well known or respected hip-hop artist is seen wearing Beats, the teens will want to mirror that.  Beats hands out their phones to celebrates so that they get photographed with beats in their head.  It also helps that their headphones have a recognizing symbol and easy to spot out, the "b"  With the right brand recognition logo, headphones area is place where marketing can really help it become recognized.  


400 euros for something to use like a scarf or headband and look cool? Thanks, I won't biting it. Brainwashed teenagers can make Dre and Apple richer, I would stay away from it.

 

Also, I suggest to return back to Calyx M in here, as it goes quite off topic.

post #3019 of 5495
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

What's the point of having something that looks nice if at best it's performing sub-par to a cheaper player?

 

I don't think that we actually know that. There have been good reviews too.

post #3020 of 5495

I think i have heard enough... M is now no longer of any interest to me. Unless Currawong's impressions on the dap comparison thread make for better reading, which i doubt.

 

So without wanting to spend money on the AK240 where does a music lover in search of portable high fidelity turn ?

post #3021 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

I think i have heard enough... M is now no longer of any interest to me. Unless Currawong's impressions on the dap comparison thread make for better reading, which i doubt.

 

So without wanting to spend money on the AK240 where does a music lover in search of portable high fidelity turn ?


Best bang for the buck award goes to DX90 or X5 I believe. DX90 might be closer to the award. It is not on the AK240 level but, we are talking about H U G E price difference and yet still remains high end sound.

post #3022 of 5495
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

I don't think that we actually know that. There have been good reviews too.

Yup, unless there is a mass of bad reviews(we are struggling to get even a few reviews), you cannot be so conclusive.  Besides, the product has not been finalized, and these people listening and giving impressions based on unfinished product.  

 

If there are only few reviews, I cannot make a call if these are bad unless I personally audition them.

post #3023 of 5495
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Yup, unless there is a mass of bad reviews(we are struggling to get even a few reviews), you cannot be so conclusive.  Besides, the product has not been finalized, and these people listening and giving impressions based on unfinished product.  

 

If there are only few reviews, I cannot make a call if these are bad unless I personally audition them.

 

Some of the impressions given are from production models. The unit can be bought in other countries now so i would say the product has been finalised apart from firmware improvements.

 

The thing that was keeping me hanging on was one listener who describes the SQ as high end.

 

 

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


Best bang for the buck award goes to DX90 or X5 I believe. DX90 might be closer to the award. It is not on the AK240 level but, we are talking about H U G E price difference and yet still remains high end sound.

 

I won't be buying an X5 because i think is is dog ugly and is not a neutral sounding player. DX90 i am less sure about. 

post #3024 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

 

Some of the impressions given are from production models. The unit can be bought in other countries now so i would say the product has been finalised apart from firmware improvements.

 

The thing that was keeping me hanging on was one listener who describes the SQ as high end.

 

How about the impedance situation?  Arn't they working on that?  Anyway, referring to something as high end is pretty meaningless IMO.  It has more meaning if the listener has experience listeing to quality equipment and ears ready spot out the quality of the sound. Lots of these were short audtions, and if there is atleast one review of an owner that has listened to them extensively over a period of time with different headphones because used, it should have more credibility IMO.

post #3025 of 5495

Interface is everything to me. The DX50 is getting more listening than it deserves - X5 sounds better in many ways - because of Rockbox. I listen to both... Interface alone is going to keep me in the Calyx M hunt until the sound is finalised and I hear it for myself. I love a well-implemented active playlist which M:use looks to be.

 

Now if they Rockbox the DX90, that will be worth a serious listen too.

post #3026 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post


The thing that was keeping me hanging on was one listener who describes the SQ as high end.

Get the Hugo if you want true high-end.

This comes from me who is sworn enemy to stacks and own nothing but ak240 hm901 dx90 and sold zx1 ak120 ak100 d100 dx50 in the past 2.5 years....
post #3027 of 5495
Honestly how many more reviews do we need before we can say it's a duds? So far it's truly lack luster and uninspiring.
It's not looking like a total winner to me, I am seriously thinking that there is no amount of firmware that is going to fix that. It might just be a serious design flaw and an attempt to cover it. I hope I am wrong but all of what I could hear seem to be going that way.
post #3028 of 5495
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Get the Hugo if you want true high-end.

 

Pretty much looking at the AK240 alone or a Hugo/AK100 stack at the moment.  Not sure the extra size and cabling is worth it though.

post #3029 of 5495
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Get the Hugo if you want true high-end.

This comes from me who is sworn enemy to stacks and own nothing but ak240 hm901 dx90 and sold zx1 ak120 ak100 d100 dx50 in the past 2.5 years....

 

Yes the Hugo is looking a likely buy, however i want a DAP as well.


Edited by Sauntere - 6/2/14 at 7:02am
post #3030 of 5495
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Pretty much looking at the AK240 alone or a Hugo/AK100 stack at the moment.  Not sure the extra size and cabling is worth it though.

I had been stackless for 3 yrs AND own the ak240 but still ended up with an Hugo...

Too bad calyx M don't have digital out else it would be great for Hugo source with the dual SD slots, big screen UI, and matching size!
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