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post #2671 of 8541
Yeah, I think any improvement might be slight, but I do a lot of listening through my laptop, and you just know, they spent the least amount on those cables, that came with. All my other micros are also cheaply made. I'll look at the Toxic website and see what they got . Thanks for the tip.
post #2672 of 8541
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I try to make all areas in my system the best I can afford. It's only as good as it's weakest link. That said, it's hard to do a direct a/b with USB cables. So, out here it is kind of a can of worms, in fact much cable discussion deteriorates eventually if not immediately. In other areas that are cable related, I find little difference for instance in optical cables but big difference in digital coax so it can be a mixed bag to sort out.

I am not a complete skeptic, but amongst all items, I am most unwilling to spend money on cables. There is a lot of psychological resistant on my part.
post #2673 of 8541
It's my last choice unless there is another need, like when my stock jh13 cable finally broke after three years, or the hd800 which has to be recabled to be usable.
Edited by dallan - 4/6/14 at 8:27pm
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Very nice pairing indeed, haven't had a lot of time with it yet. But it sure does open up my HD-800.
post #2675 of 8541

new ak240 cases. only in 3 colours.

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Once you go black there's no turning back LOOOOOL  :D 

post #2677 of 8541

Yes, black!

 

What I am waiting for is a sapphire crystal protection case.


Edited by sutjahjo - 4/7/14 at 4:02pm
post #2678 of 8541
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post
 

Yes, black!

 

What I am waiting for is a sapphire crystal protection case.

 

I'm with you on that one!

post #2679 of 8541

tube porn from Auris Audio ... this is my kind of gorgeous. Sean is going to kill me since I should have posted this elsewhere ...

 

 

 

post #2680 of 8541
If you plug your AK240 to it, I won't :-P
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:D

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My favourite combination



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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post

My favourite combination

It looks like few people here favor  AK240 + HUGO  ;).

 

Since I have a HUGO ordered, this is of great interest to me.  But... I am quite puzzeled because (1) isn't a waste to bypass the "very good DAC/AMP" of the AK240, (2) with this configuration we loose the option to have Balanced headphone out and (3) with this configuration we loose the option to play native DSD (which I understood is "stellar" with the AK240) !

 

So, are all those trade off (NO DSD, NO Balanced out)+ Added cost + added bulk...  worth'it :  Is  AK240+HUGO  really  much better than  AK240 alone ?

 

 

Doesn't  HUGO + TOL Portable Balanced amp make more sense ?

 


Edited by bmichels - 4/8/14 at 1:12am
post #2684 of 8541
Just received my 2.5mm to rsa balanced adaptor to test AK240 with fitears. Thanks ted.

Wanted to mention that Ted advised not to plug or unplug balanced connector to AK240 when powered on......to do with ground setup and easily shorting. Thanks for heads up Ted.
post #2685 of 8541
Just received my RWAK120-B Titan and Rx Mk3 b+ and now I know about this AK240

(T_T)

How do they compare in sound quality?
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