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post #4006 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

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?

Totally agree 100% with the first paragraph (absolutely) I've had a minor case in my right ear for a while now. Mind you this was before I started using IEM. Barra spoke it like a champ, your brain adjusts and you forget unless you think about it.
post #4007 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

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?

I'm the same regarding the sensitivity to the highs-and I agree about forgetting my tinnitus unless reminded. That is why I went with the 240. Superb for low level listening and engaging throughout. I was amazed at the amount of detail that emanated. Of course the nature of the original recording, what formate and the headphone or IEM will affect. But all and all amazing.

post #4008 of 8541

I've developed tinnitus within the past few years and now find myself very sensitive to loud, high frequencies as well.  I'm finding that the AK240 is perfect for me - I listen at very low volumes with my IE800's and SE846's, sometimes as low as 13-15 on the AK240 volume scale.  I find that's plenty loud to still have a full, detailed sound without the "pain".

post #4009 of 8541
I usually listen anywhere between Volume 35-55. My new K-10's, I listen around 40.
post #4010 of 8541
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

I usually listen anywhere between Volume 35-55. My new K-10's, I listen around 40.

What is the AK240 volume range for perspective - 1 to 55, 100, 150?

post #4011 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

What is the AK240 volume range for perspective - 1 to 55, 100, 150?

 

0-75

post #4012 of 8541

i usually listen mine with AKR03 Roxanne at about 50-60 and sometimes i wonder if the details is too much that u can hear the mistakes they make in the instruments (or maybe my ear is not good anymore). LOL

post #4013 of 8541
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Totally agree 100% with the first paragraph (absolutely) I've had a minor case in my right ear for a while now. Mind you this was before I started using IEM. Barra spoke it like a champ, your brain adjusts and you forget unless you think about it.

 

The funny thing is that I didn't even know I had tinnitus before I started using IEMs a few years ago and you are right that the brain adjusts.

post #4014 of 8541

Some of those volume levels seem pretty high.  Luckily i don't suffer from Tinnitus and most of my listening is done at 28 - 34 volume range.

Of course it depends largely on the sensitivity of you IEMs / Headphones.

post #4015 of 8541
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Originally Posted by Tumi96 View Post
 


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.

Would suggest to get your 240 first and find out how it pairs with your phones before investing in the mod. 

post #4016 of 8541
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

Would suggest to get your 240 first and find out how it pairs with your phones before investing in the mod. 


Makes sense, something to consider. Thank you.

post #4017 of 8541

For anyone interested my review of the AK240 is up at Positive Feedback hereThe AK240 and JH Audio Roxanne's Rock my World

post #4018 of 8541
Thanks! Will have a look smily_headphones1.gif
post #4019 of 8541
Frank I, I'm just reading your review now, I assume the references to the ak240 II are an oversight, or is my new ak240 the old model already? smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by blackads - 7/2/14 at 3:01pm
post #4020 of 8541
Has anyone compared the optical output SQ between AK240, 120ii and 100ii? I assume they should be equally the same? As they all shared with the same structure and same clock jitter as well... Correct me if I'm wrong.
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