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post #76 of 6203
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You sir, made me laugh out loud :D

 

Hahahaha good, its hard to do that in pure text.

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post #78 of 6203
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Originally Posted by JackDiesel View Post
 

Right now every DAP on the market is missing something I'm looking for, here's hoping this one has it all. If it does, I'm willing to pay the premium.


I'll get it - but only if the playlists etc work properly. The AK1xx players have great sound, but the overall usability I find quite low-grade especially for the price.

post #79 of 6203
Has anyone had experience comparing the AK120 to the new Sony flagship Zx1?
post #80 of 6203
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Has anyone had experience comparing the AK120 to the new Sony flagship Zx1?

 

You'll have more success if you ask that question in the AK120 thread and ZX1 thread.

post #81 of 6203
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It will be even more expensive than AK120 apparently.

 

If this happens will the Tera player double in price again (Charles will make sure there is no confusion who is the undisputed champ?) :biggrin: 

post #82 of 6203
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If this happens will the Tera player double in price again (Charles will make sure there is no confusion who is the undisputed champ?) :biggrin: 


One does never know what Charles is up to man ;) If he reduces prices back to normal, he will gain more customers (edit: including me) but with the current price, I doubt that he is selling units.

post #83 of 6203
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


One does never know what Charles is up to man ;) If he reduces prices back to normal, he will gain more customers (edit: including me) but with the current price, I doubt that he is selling units.

 

Well I'm thrilled to have gotten mine right before the price doubled (and I love it - must make sure I don't lose it or otherwise I will have no choice but to pay this new price for another one - now that I know how it sounds there is no going back :L3000:).

post #84 of 6203
Over pricing does not always mean you do not sell...AK has always done it and they sell like hotcakes. The AK240 will cost clost to 2k$. Would anyone have believed a DAP could cost that much a year ago?
post #85 of 6203
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Over pricing does not always mean you do not sell...AK has always done it and they sell like hotcakes. The AK240 will cost close to 2k$. Would anyone have believed a DAP could cost that much a year ago?

 

 

Hmmm.... well, I guess it depends upon how one defines the word 'hotcakes'.

 

I'm sure iRiver have sold quite a few AK100s & AK120s, but I bet the number of X3s Fiio has sold would be 2, 3, or even more times as many.

 

None of us really knows the true sales figures, but I suspect the above is reasonably true.

post #86 of 6203
I suspect AK sold more DAPs tham iBasso and Fiio combined but I have no idea truly
post #87 of 6203
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Over pricing does not always mean you do not sell...AK has always done it and they sell like hotcakes. The AK240 will cost clost to 2k$. Would anyone have believed a DAP could cost that much a year ago?

The problem here is that at 2k they have priced themselves WELL ABOVE the market.

That means other than the folks who want to buy it just because...they will have to PROVE it's worth it (both in sound and features).

Honestly, I thought the AK100 was ludicrously overpriced. YMMV.
post #88 of 6203
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Over pricing does not always mean you do not sell...AK has always done it and they sell like hotcakes. The AK240 will cost clost to 2k$. Would anyone have believed a DAP could cost that much a year ago?

So next year will be over 2.5 - 3k?
post #89 of 6203
Someone reported at S$2k
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If only everyone in business could simply charge 2 or 3 times the mark-up of their competitors - oh, wait, they can't because that's not how things work (at least, not longterm) in this dimension of the universe... :rolleyes:

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