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First impressions out of the box? How is it vs the mighty hm901?
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Ok I have a question..everyone says this player changes a lot with burn in...how do you feel the sound evolves?

Michael

I don't really feel it changed much if any for me...
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I don't really feel it changed much if any for me...

 

+1 same here. But then since having it I've not switched and stepped away so there's a possibility that I've grown accustomed and my ears evolved with it.

I'm passing my AK240 to @shigzeo this Thursday though and he'll have it a couple of weeks so I'll be back on my old DAPs for a while. But by that time it'll be relying on memory.

 

The proper way to test would be to have a few AK240s each at different burn-in rates.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

+1 same here. But then since having it I've not switched and stepped away so there's a possibility that I've grown accustomed and my ears evolved with it.


I'm passing my AK240 to @shigzeo
 this Thursday though and he'll have it a couple of weeks so I'll be back on my old DAPs for a while. But by that time it'll be relying on memory.

The proper way to test would be to have a few AK240s each at different burn-in rates.

I did listened to a couple ak240 with less mileage than mine and can't say I find them sounding different. The only unit that sounded different was holeout's but then it better does as it's a rwak240... smily_headphones1.gif
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I did listened to a couple ak240 with less mileage than mine and can't say I find them sounding different. The only unit that sounded different was holeout's but then it better does as it's a rwak240... smily_headphones1.gif

Do you mind sharing the RWAK vs. AK stock impressions?  

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Do you mind sharing the RWAK vs. AK stock impressions?  

Yeah wondering too
post #1132 of 2222
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Ok I have a question..everyone says this player changes a lot with burn in...how do you feel the sound evolves?

Michael

Personally, I was immediately impressed the moment I tried the AK240. It gets a bit dull after a few days and then it gets better and better.

Not sure if it's burn in or just the fact that I got more more used to the sound.
post #1133 of 2222
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Originally Posted by Mimouille

Ok I have a question..everyone says this player changes a lot with burn in...how do you feel the sound evolves?

Michael

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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

I don't really feel it changed much if any for me...

Same for me. It was great from the first listen.
post #1134 of 2222
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Ok I have a question..everyone says this player changes a lot with burn in...how do you feel the sound evolves?
u r absolutely right, those who say 240 is not as good as their 901 r usually the the ones who compare a six-month old 901 to a brand new 240, if u keep using ur240for a month or two, even if u use hifiman re600 unbalanced, it still sounds better than 901
Michael
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

Do you mind sharing the RWAK vs. AK stock impressions?  

Very brief impressions comparing the two:
- fuller sound across the FR / less airy spacious than stock
- more pronounced bass / slight less flat neutral than stock

Subjectively I find it sounds very pleasing and the slight change in the sound is definitely to my taste. I would probably have opted for the rwak if I don't have the stock unit already. However the difference is not big enough for me to send mine in for the mod.

(disclaimer: impressions with 1p2 and jh13fp on dsf tracks , the rwak240 was very new, the environment is quite noisy)
post #1136 of 2222

Gonna be a late night methinks.

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Gonna be a late night methinks.

congrats!!! Now let the good times roll

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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Very brief impressions comparing the two:
- fuller sound across the FR / less airy spacious than stock
- more pronounced bass / slight less flat neutral than stock

Subjectively I find it sounds very pleasing and the slight change in the sound is definitely to my taste. I would probably have opted for the rwak if I don't have the stock unit already. However the difference is not big enough for me to send mine in for the mod.

(disclaimer: impressions with 1p2 and jh13fp on dsf tracks , the rwak240 was very new, the environment is quite noisy)

Thanks KKCC.

 

That's typical American stuff...powerful low end (muscular) and not stride for ultimate refinement and this suits tastes of some and has its share of markets. 

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Gonna be a late night methinks.

Welcome to the club.  Cheers

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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

Thanks KKCC.

That's typical American stuff...powerful low end (muscular) and not stride for ultimate refinement and this suits tastes of some and has its share of markets. 

Lol funny that "the American way" was an analogy Kiats actually brought up during our gathering!
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