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Originally Posted by Jeff Y View Post

I tried the AK240 at an audio show with the LCD-3, LCD-XC, HD800, momentum, some beyers that I don't know the name of, etc and it impressed me a lot.

Which headphones did you prefer/like?
post #2912 of 13841
Looks like dhl doesn't physically have my shipment yet, that sucks....
post #2913 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 


What's the difference other than the price? Sometimes you need to know what you're paying for and I don't see anything on paper or design that makes these two "better."

 

In fact I hear the 901 is pretty colored DAP that is overly warm. The 240 is supposedly "boring," although it does nothing wrong and is fairly neutral, but pretty much sounds like the 120 when not playing DSD.

 

I also prefer Sabre over the Cirrus Logic, provided they are implemented correctly. Cirrus Logic kind of has a reputation for sounding very very clean and very very boring.

 

I will be auditioning the AK240 two weeks from now along side the DX90. If it's WAY better or even noticeably better I'll be happy to eat crow and let everyone here know that it's way better. What I know now is that it's WAY WAY more expensive.

Stock 901 is not colored. It's about as right as I've heard. Different amp cards will bring different attributes and sigs to the game but I don't see how you could hold that against it. Ergonomically it's not for me but it's the least colored DAP I've heard. Haven't heard an AK240 but it seems the only folks that have less than great things to say about it's sound don't own it. Probably coincidence.:wink_face: There's a lot more to these DAPs than opamps/DAC chips used. Cases, power supply implementation, type of screen, how well they can accommodate dig or line out without affecting the HO. Are they writing their own codecs etc. 

 

iBasso can sell these at this price because they shared a case and plan to sell quite a lot of them. They've obviously geared up.:smile: I very much appreciate that they've brought what I hope is top sound to the masses and am waiting for mine but it doesn't mean more resources couldn't have made it even better. It could. Value is for the consumer to decide but as unit volume goes down, prices rise, a lot. Maybe not to what AK is charging but for them to bother, they may need to do this and I don't see how more choices is ever bad.


Edited by goodvibes - 4/14/14 at 4:44am
post #2914 of 13841
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post Stock 901 is not colored.

 

Of course it's colored, silly --- it's black colored! :p

post #2915 of 13841
@tomscy2000 @goodvibes
Both of you are spelling colored wrong!
It's 'coloured' not 'colored'

smily_headphones1.gif
post #2916 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

Looks like dhl doesn't physically have my shipment yet, that sucks....

 

Apparently mine was picked up in Hong Kong at 1945 local time.. I guess mine should arrive by Wednesday/Thursday

 

The agony of waiting

post #2917 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

@tomscy2000 @goodvibes
Both of you are spelling colored wrong!
It's 'coloured' not 'colored'

smily_headphones1.gif

 

It's not technically wrong. It just depend from which region you are from. Same with "analyse" and "analyze".

post #2918 of 13841
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

It's not technically wrong. It just depend from which region you are from. Same with "analyse" and "analyze".
I know... Lol. We Canadians get poked at for our spelling of the word by our friends to the south.
post #2919 of 13841
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It's not technically wrong. It just depend from which region you are from. Same with "analyse" and "analyze".

 

Would have thought Singapore being a member of the Commonwealth therefore would suggest British spelling being the default :wink_face:

post #2920 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

@tomscy2000 @goodvibes
Both of you are spelling colored wrong!
It's 'coloured' not 'colored'

smily_headphones1.gif

British or American not wrong just local wink.gif
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Originally Posted by philiptw View Post

Would have thought Singapore being a member of the Commonwealth therefore would suggest British spelling being the default wink_face.gif

I dare to different American spelling is the defacto standard biggrin.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 4/14/14 at 5:09am
post #2921 of 13841
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Originally Posted by philiptw View Post
 

 

Apparently mine was picked up in Hong Kong at 1945 local time.. I guess mine should arrive by Wednesday/Thursday

 

The agony of waiting

 

Mine has "in transit" status since 2:00 AM SG time from Shenzhen. I'm wondering if they are delivering it by land which it this case might take a couple of days. :rolleyes:

post #2922 of 13841
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Originally Posted by philiptw View Post
 

 

Would have thought Singapore being a member of the Commonwealth therefore would suggest British spelling being the default :wink_face:

 

I live/work in SG but I'm not Singaporean. :tongue_smile:

post #2923 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post  I know... Lol. We Canadians get poked at for our spelling of the word by our friends to the south.

 

The difference is that we don't have a Queen. :D

post #2924 of 13841
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

I live/work in SG but I'm not Singaporean. :tongue_smile:

 

Oopsy :D

 

 

 

I guess the transit is bit of a long one there ;) 

post #2925 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

@tomscy2000 @goodvibes
Both of you are spelling colored wrong!
It's 'coloured' not 'colored'

smily_headphones1.gif

Both are correct. Shakespeare often used 'or' which Latin derived vs 'our' which is French derived. US uses or. 

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