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post #4366 of 5428
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Originally Posted by stvc View Post
 

Hi Guy,

 

When i rotate my 2.5mm jack, the jack get pushed out by a little bit and caused the right channel got no sound. I tried 3 AK240 gold version they all same, I also tried with 2 other grey version and they are ok. Anyone with Gold version having the same issue? P/S: i tried 2 different adapter, 2 others cable (Toxic & Wagnus) all having the same problem. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

Me and my friend's are the gold version and we have the same problem when using the balanced cables of AKR03 Roxanne. On mine, when i rotate the 2.5mm TRRS 90degree bend facing out of the screen, one channel no sound while my friend's need to physically push up the 90degree bend cable to have sound on both channels. So we requested replacement balanced cable of which we have yet to receive. Hopefully its the AKR03 cable problem, else we would need to sent it back for warranty claim. Was told its very common problem and JHA has problem wiring 8cables to the tiny 2.5mm TRRS 90degree bend socket. I was thinking if the problem will go away if we change the 2.5mm TRRS socket to those straight ones instead of 90degree bend. 

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I've heard this may be a problem with early units shipped to the Japan region. Craig over at Whiplash mentioned it to me. I posted his responce here about a month ago.
post #4368 of 5428
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post
 

Me and my friend's are the gold version and we have the same problem when using the balanced cables of AKR03 Roxanne. On mine, when i rotate the 2.5mm TRRS 90degree bend facing out of the screen, one channel no sound while my friend's need to physically push up the 90degree bend cable to have sound on both channels. So we requested replacement balanced cable of which we have yet to receive. Hopefully its the AKR03 cable problem, else we would need to sent it back for warranty claim. Was told its very common problem and JHA has problem wiring 8cables to the tiny 2.5mm TRRS 90degree bend socket. I was thinking if the problem will go away if we change the 2.5mm TRRS socket to those straight ones instead of 90degree bend. 

Hi Thx.

 

Seem like your having issue with the connector and your friend likely problem with the cable. You may want to check if the 2.5mm jack get push out of you rotate the connector slightly, less than 1mm.

post #4369 of 5428
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

I've heard this may be a problem with early units shipped to the Japan region. Craig over at Whiplash mentioned it to me. I posted his responce here about a month ago.

Thx, i didn't follow this thread closely until recent. Should have search for it.

post #4370 of 5428
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Originally Posted by stvc View Post
 

Hi Thx.

 

Seem like your having issue with the connector and your friend likely problem with the cable. You may want to check if the 2.5mm jack get push out of you rotate the connector slightly, less than 1mm.

 

I did check by slowly rotating the connector. somehow its not 100% inline, seems like a little bit slanting. and yes, upon certain position, it seems to be push out a little bit. making me nervous now. i wonder how long it takes to get a replacement if the new replacement cable still gives the same problem. 

post #4371 of 5428
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

I did check by slowly rotating the connector. somehow its not 100% inline, seems like a little bit slanting. and yes, upon certain position, it seems to be push out a little bit. making me nervous now. i wonder how long it takes to get a replacement if the new replacement cable still gives the same problem. 

My is exactly like what you describe. I believe your case is the player rather than cable., I hope I'm wrong.
post #4372 of 5428

:( shall post up the result once i got my hands on the replacement cable.

post #4373 of 5428
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Originally Posted by arkarkme View Post
 

True, but I'm talking about the general population as a whole... most people don't go around buying $7000 phones.  In today's market, new phones are amazing and they keep getting better -- even with the trend towards subsidized phones, $600-$800 is still not that unreasonable for a multipurpose item.  I think DAPs will have to evolve quickly, become a lot cheaper and better, or they soon be displaced by... dare I say the phone?  Phones have already displaced watches, cameras, video cameras (HD video soon too -- goodbye Gopro...lol).  Perhaps some phone makers will upgrade their audio portions of their phones and for the majority of us, these new phone will be good enough given the convenience of carrying a single item that does everything.  I'm sure like everything else, there will always be market for specialized devices such as DAPs, cameras, etc. that offer amazing performance, but with a limited population to sell to innovation will be slow (like now), items will still be somewhat clunky, we'll all be beta-testers and prices will remain high.       

Absolutely right...in this digital world everything moves so quickly.  Life span of tech might only last for 2-3 years and there will be new stuff displacing the old.

 

Hopeful my time pieces still appreciating over time.

post #4374 of 5428
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

 

Not to cause any worry for those who got the first batch of 240s, but I heard from a source that there is an issue with the 2.5mm jack in the early production models that may cause a channel to drop out. Current production models do not have this problem.

 

I haven't had this issue with either of the 240s I've owned. My first one was one of the first off the boat, but it later developed a volume control issue. It was replaced by iriver, and since I got it a couple months ago, I  purchased a DHC cable for the balanced out ... no problems so far. Since I didn't have my DHC cable when I had my first 240, I never tried the balanced output.

 

 

I got one of the first units in Hong Kong and never had the 2.5mm drop out issue my two 2.5mm trrs terminated cables.  One used the Ranko jack, and the other one the same "Sennheiser" jack that was used by Whiplash (in quotes as I highly doubt these chinese made 2.5mm jacks branded as "Sennheiser" has anything to do with Sennheiser).

post #4375 of 5428
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

 

I got one of the first units in Hong Kong and never had the 2.5mm drop out issue my two 2.5mm trrs terminated cables.  One used the Ranko jack, and the other one the same "Sennheiser" jack that was used by Whiplash (in quotes as I highly doubt these chinese made 2.5mm jacks branded as "Sennheiser" has anything to do with Sennheiser).

 

I think all Asian AK240 Gold Limited Editions x300units are all from ECT HK (if i am not wrong). So maybe we should cross check on the serial numbers on our units. really do hope its not the AK 2.5mm TRRS socket problem.

post #4376 of 5428
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

 

I got one of the first units in Hong Kong and never had the 2.5mm drop out issue my two 2.5mm trrs terminated cables.  One used the Ranko jack, and the other one the same "Sennheiser" jack that was used by Whiplash (in quotes as I highly doubt these chinese made 2.5mm jacks branded as "Sennheiser" has anything to do with Sennheiser).

 

I'm glad your 240 is fine. :D

post #4377 of 5428
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

 

I got one of the first units in Hong Kong and never had the 2.5mm drop out issue my two 2.5mm trrs terminated cables.  One used the Ranko jack, and the other one the same "Sennheiser" jack that was used by Whiplash (in quotes as I highly doubt these chinese made 2.5mm jacks branded as "Sennheiser" has anything to do with Sennheiser).

I have the Ranko and did it DIY and never had any problems with the 240.

post #4378 of 5428
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Originally Posted by Uniquexme View Post

I think all Asian AK240 Gold Limited Editions x300units are all from ECT HK (if i am not wrong). So maybe we should cross check on the serial numbers on our units. really do hope its not the AK 2.5mm TRRS socket problem.

here my SN for the 1st unit, will update my 2nd unit SN late.

post #4379 of 5428

I can't transfer music onto the ak240. It says the device has stopped working or has been disconnected. But when I rename the folder name it can transfer without problems.

 

I deleted the same music folder from the ak240 while it was playing. Could this have caused a glitch?

 

I am using Windows.

 

Help?

post #4380 of 5428

never mind. resolved it.

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