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post #3646 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

Yours [240] mod or un-mod?  You don't carry your Hugo while on-the-go, do you?

I do carry my AK240 and Hugo when travelling.
post #3647 of 8541
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Originally Posted by sutjahjo View Post


I do carry my AK240 and Hugo when travelling.

Share some photos of your stack would be nice.

post #3648 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

Share some photos of your stack would be nice.

Will do!
post #3649 of 8541
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Unmodded, and I do occasionally bring the AK240+Hugo stack on days where I know I'd have plenty of time to listen.... or when I want to do spotify on my Note3 (IMO Hugo sounded better than using the AK240 in DAC for Note3)... well really have to admit for a stack hater I had been bringing the Hugo out far too often.

I know... Very dangerous for the rest of us who share the same view on stack fi... smily_headphones1.gif
post #3650 of 8541
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post

How does a student afford a $2500 DAP - wouldn't you be better paying off student loan first?

Why so judgmental, presumptuous and rude?!
post #3651 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

Anyone who uses the 2.5mm TRRS socket sometimes when slight touch on the socket one side do not have sound? i think its just too unstable, given the small size of the plug. 

Actually this must be the problem I had with my ALO balanced adaptor for my green line LCD-X. I couldn't get the cable to work at all with only one side having sound.

post #3652 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post


Why so judgmental, presumptuous and rude?!

Because alot of students can barely afford to go to school and have huge debts when they graduate with poor prospects of paying it back in a short time?

post #3653 of 8541
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post
 

Because alot of students can barely afford to go to school and have huge debts when they graduate with poor prospects of paying it back in a short time?

Its not your place to pass judgement on another s choices.

post #3654 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post
 

Its not your place to pass judgement on another s choices.

I can have opinions and he can do whatever he want's buy or not buy - it's a free world. Peace. 

post #3655 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

Anyone who uses the 2.5mm TRRS socket sometimes when slight touch on the socket one side do not have sound? i think its just too unstable, given the small size of the plug. 

 

The 2.5mm TRRS plug that I got with my cable from Headphone Lounge is very stable in the socket.  Haven't seen any issues with it.

post #3656 of 8541
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post

 

The 2.5mm TRRS plug that I got with my cable from Headphone Lounge is very stable in the socket.  Haven't seen any issues with it.

 



On board with this, perhaps I have a later run AK240. Have had cables made by a couple companies and haven't experienced any problems with sound cutting out of balanced.
post #3657 of 8541

I just handed in my AK240 to local distributor today for check up and possibly repair. It hung twice in a week and last time it took me 2~3 days for the battery to completely dead for a reboot. The nice lady at the distributor said it will require a month or so since they are sending the unit back to Korea. :mad:

post #3658 of 8541
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post
 

 

The 2.5mm TRRS plug that I got with my cable from Headphone Lounge is very stable in the socket.  Haven't seen any issues with it.

+1 no problem with the plug Ted uses.

post #3659 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

+1 no problem with the plug Ted uses.

Me three........
post #3660 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Vanfan View Post

I experience the same problem. A couple of months ago I had a Silver Dragon IEM cable made up for me by Moon Audio with a 2.5mm TRRS plug at the end so that I could use my JH Audio 16 Pros with the balanced out of the AK240. When I got the cable and started to use I immediately noticed that I was getting a frequent crackling sound in the left channel which appeared any time the cable or unit was slightly moved or knocked. I returned the cable to Moon Audio who redid it and the new cable sounds better but is not 100% perfect. However I have found that if I insert the cable into the balanced socket in one specific position it tends to have a stronger lock and is less likely to be knocked or dislodged so, by and large and barring major knocks of the AK240 whilst I'm walking, the problem is solved. One certainly doesn't have any such issues with the 3.5mm socket but balanced out is definitely superior in my opinion.

 

 

I returned my first AK240 because of the exact same issue with almost the same set-up. So far, I have not had any issues with the balanced output connection from the second AK240 I bought from another company.

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