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post #3991 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post


You mean 2 pieces of micro sd tongue.gif

I mean 4x64GB micro SDs equal to the storage size of the AK240 and you don't need to carry the 240 as a mobile disk should you need to store your files.  

 

Cheers

post #3992 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

You mean 2 pieces of micro sd tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

I mean 4x64GB micro SDs equal to the storage size of the AK240 and you don't need to carry the 240 as a mobile disk should you need to store your files.  

 

 

Levanter knows that...he was just sayin' that 128GB microSD's are common now, so you only need 2 to have 256GB storage now...64GB micro's are 2013...:wink:

post #3993 of 8541
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

Levanter knows that...he was just sayin' that 128GB microSD's are common now, so you only need 2 to have 256GB storage now...64GB micro's are 2013...:wink:

 

hehe yep, kinda scary to see how fast technology gets 'outdated' when it was only less than a year ago.. And to think in another 6 more months it'll be AK240II? lol... the paaiinnnn 

post #3994 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

 

... And to think in another 6 more months it'll be AK240II? lol... the paaiinnnn 

 

I feel it....(just got a 240)...supposedly AK's latest android topography can only have 1 SD slot, so the inevitable onset of cheaper and cheaper memory will likely lead to incremental 'necessary' upgrades to remain competitive or as my man shigzeo so eloquently said:

 

(AK is the) "nicest, and most hardcore performance ultimate marketing ejaculation"

post #3995 of 8541
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

I feel it....(just got a 240)...supposedly AK's latest android topography can only have 1 SD slot, so the inevitable onset of cheaper and cheaper memory will likely lead to incremental 'necessary' upgrades to remain competitive or as my man shigzeo so eloquently said:

 

(AK is the) "nicest, and most hardcore performance ultimate marketing ejaculation"

 

I don't really see what else they could add in for the next upgrade... except maybe higher internal capacity and a better dual DAC & amp.. 

Though in terms of the best overall DAP, the AK240 is really the ultimate at the moment despite shigzeo misgivings towards them.

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Edited by Tumi96 - 6/29/14 at 10:27am
post #3997 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

 

 

 

 

Impressions from using Tralucent Ref.1 IEMs.

 

- TP overall sounds smoother and around 90% of Ak240 analytical details.  If you want to go details, AK240.  If you prefer more analogue sound, go for TP.

- Sound stage wise...AK has better sound stage, width and depth with ability to interpret musical instruments in better separations

- Bass...AK has better definition and texture of different bass.  TP pulls back with lesser ability to control bass with less definition & control.  

- Mid...both has its own attractions.  TP more natural.  AK more analytical.

- High...AK has better extension probably due to TP's high output impedance that rolls off both ends.


Thanks a lot, I'm leaning towards the RWAK240 (with Noble K10s) or RWAK240+ (with LCD-3s).

post #3998 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Tumi96 View Post
 


Thanks a lot, I'm leaning towards the RWAK240 (with Noble K10s) or RWAK240+ (with LCD-3s).

You have the 240 already?  If so, what makes you heading towards the RWAK mod?

post #3999 of 8541
Hmm my EQ is not working (well, it says not available?).

It only shows EQ PRO, when I slide it to 'EQ ON' I am not getting the EQ plot but it says --> EQ PRO not available ?

Am I doing something wrong :P ?
post #4000 of 8541

This thread seems more active than the impressions one.

 

What headphones are people finding a good companion for the AK240?  I'm on the fence about buying one (leaning towards yes) but I couldn't find any headphones that really 'did it' for me.  Closest were the Fostex TH900 but the treble was a bit too much for me.  Tried LCD-XC but did not like that combination at all, Ultrasone 8s sounded 'weird' (generally, on any source).

post #4001 of 8541
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Originally Posted by system11 View Post

This thread seems more active than the impressions one.

What headphones are people finding a good companion for the AK240?  I'm on the fence about buying one (leaning towards yes) but I couldn't find any headphones that really 'did it' for me.  Closest were the Fostex TH900 but the treble was a bit too much for me.  Tried LCD-XC but did not like that combination at all, Ultrasone 8s sounded 'weird' (generally, on any source).

To be honest, most of the top-of-line headphones are all hard-to-drive. If you wanna drive these headphones in a perfect condition, I'm sorry to inform you that the ak240 can't do it. To my ear, portable combo only the Chord Hugo can drive most of the flagships to their great condition. AK240 is a great dap, it can drive IEMs nicely, as well as a great source, you may try to use it pair with the Hugo and drive say TH900 or HD800... Or, you may consider the rwak240 as well. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4002 of 8541
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Originally Posted by archeryc View Post


To be honest, most of the top-of-line headphones are all hard-to-drive. If you wanna drive these headphones in a perfect condition, I'm sorry to inform you that the ak240 can't do it. To my ear, portable combo only the Chord Hugo can drive most of the flagships to their great condition. AK240 is a great dap, it can drive IEMs nicely, as well as a great source, you may try to use it pair with the Hugo and drive say TH900 or HD800... Or, you may consider the rwak240 as well. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Well it drove my AH-D7100 just fine, but the treble on those isn't the best.  Not interested in IEM or carrying an amp around either!  I realise this means compromises though...  Sadly I have tinnitus (have had for 20+ years) and I'm quite sensitive to certain parts of the high range, the old Denon AHA-100 was perfect for me but my set broke and Denon had run out of parts :(

 

Also should have mentioned I'm looking for closed recommendations, all my listening is work/train.

post #4003 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

You have the 240 already?  If so, what makes you heading towards the RWAK mod?


I don't have the 240 yet, I've been going off of reviews since in Pretoria, SA, it's next to impossible to have a pre-buy listen. If there's something else I should consider let me know.

post #4004 of 8541
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Originally Posted by system11 View Post

Well it drove my AH-D7100 just fine, but the treble on those isn't the best.  Not interested in IEM or carrying an amp around either!  I realise this means compromises though...  Sadly I have tinnitus (have had for 20+ years) and I'm quite sensitive to certain parts of the high range, the old Denon AHA-100 was perfect for me but my set broke and Denon had run out of parts frown.gif

Also should have mentioned I'm looking for closed recommendations, all my listening is work/train.

You and I are the same: tinnitus for 20 years (first time it set in I awoke at 3:30am thinking there was a cricket under my bed!) and highs are bothersome. Additionally I need closed. The Fostex th900 is the best I have found (with lots of auditioning) great pairing, easy to drive. You will find the highs are variable depending on the recording and wether you are doing lossless, DSD, FLAC, etc.and EVEN THO it is SE I find it compares nicely to my balanced custom IEM.
post #4005 of 8541
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Originally Posted by laurencewayne View Post
 
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Originally Posted by system11 View Post

Well it drove my AH-D7100 just fine, but the treble on those isn't the best.  Not interested in IEM or carrying an amp around either!  I realise this means compromises though...  Sadly I have tinnitus (have had for 20+ years) and I'm quite sensitive to certain parts of the high range, the old Denon AHA-100 was perfect for me but my set broke and Denon had run out of parts frown.gif

Also should have mentioned I'm looking for closed recommendations, all my listening is work/train.

You and I are the same: tinnitus for 20 years (first time it set in I awoke at 3:30am thinking there was a cricket under my bed!) and highs are bothersome. Additionally I need closed. The Fostex th900 is the best I have found (with lots of auditioning) great pairing, easy to drive. You will find the highs are variable depending on the recording and wether you are doing lossless, DSD, FLAC, etc.and EVEN THO it is SE I find it compares nicely to my balanced custom IEM.

Don't worry guys, when you have had tinnitus for 50 years like me, you will forget it is even there unless thinking about it like now.

 

Although I have to admit that possibly due to the tinnitus, I am sensitive to higher volumes where highs get aggressive. That's why low level listening performance is important to me. How is the 240 in terms of details and engagement at low volume levels? Do you find it engaging throughout the volume range, or do you have to turn it up significantly to sound rich, intimate, and engaging with details that you can feel?

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