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post #346 of 2222
Sweet, that's a nice match up size wise.
post #347 of 2222
Emailed Drew at Moon audio, a few days ago, he suggested cypher labs algorithm duet , which is also balanced,for the AK-240, but I haven't found a ton of people using them, read a few reviews, all very positive .
post #348 of 2222
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Originally Posted by muah View Post

this is how an AK240 stacks with RXIII.

the angled edges help holding the stack beautifully. I sometimes believe the angled edges was meant for this purpose.

Ah Ha! I knew it... ALO and Astell&Kern have been in cahoots from the beginning, said so in the original AK240 thread. They may as well have made the leather case fit the amp as well as the DAP .lol.

 

The 71b is much smaller of course and would be odd in the pocket. ALO have out smarted them it seems. 

post #349 of 2222
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post

The Roxanne is a lot better. I have both of these at the moment. Also the fit and noise isolation on the Roxanne is also much better. The only thing is the price biggrin.gif
Talking about Roxanne, I'm extremely curious how AKR03 will turn out. I remember back then when K3003 got the spotlight on it, being described as amazing and all with doubled the prize tag of IE800... but when I went to compare them (before I owned IE800 so I got fresh ear to both pairs), IE800 won in an instant, which was why I ended up getting IE800.
post #350 of 2222
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Emailed Drew at Moon audio, a few days ago, he suggested cypher labs algorithm duet , which is also balanced,for the AK-240, but I haven't found a ton of people using them, read a few reviews, all very positive .

I got the Duet from Drew and paired it with the RWAK Titan, so far the synergy is great... 

post #351 of 2222
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Originally Posted by my-2000 View Post

Talking about Roxanne, I'm extremely curious how AKR03 will turn out. I remember back then when K3003 got the spotlight on it, being described as amazing and all with doubled the prize tag of IE800... but when I went to compare them (before I owned IE800 so I got fresh ear to both pairs), IE800 won in an instant, which was why I ended up getting IE800.
I hear the Roxanne is a superb IEM, I have been reading there thread a lot, from what I gather, there are a lot of customer service issues, and long wait times. People love the quality once they get them
post #352 of 2222
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I hear the Roxanne is a superb IEM, I have been reading there thread a lot, from what I gather, there are a lot of customer service issues, and long wait times. People love the quality once they get them

I read that too, but in terms of CIEM. Now, regarding Universal IEM I am not quite sure who provides the best SQ...

post #353 of 2222
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I read that too, but in terms of CIEM. Now, regarding Universal IEM I am not quite sure who provides the best SQ...
At this point I'm leaning toward the Noble audio K-10, would need a balanced cable on it.
post #354 of 2222
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I emailed them last week and received a reply that they are not modding existing IE800s; only the ones that are bought new from them.


That's bad :/ Still no reply for them.
But can't really see myself buying a balanced IE800 when I already own it unbalanced, makes zero sense. Hence they won't get a dollar from me. Guess my money will go elsewhere if they're happy this way smily_headphones1.gif
post #355 of 2222
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That's bad :/ Still no reply for them.
But can't really see myself buying a balanced IE800 when I already own it unbalanced, makes zero sense. Hence they won't get a dollar from me. Guess my money will go elsewhere if they're happy this way smily_headphones1.gif
Would getting a balanced from ALO and selling the unbalanced one you have on hand make some sense? :P
post #356 of 2222

Could be the way to go for us current unbalanced IE800 owners.

post #357 of 2222

 

 

 

 

I know the AK240 sounds very good without an amp exp. with iem or ciem headphones. I've been using mine without an amp since I had it, but yesterday I decided to try my vorzuge portable amp  with the 240 and the Roxanne.

 

 

Wow!!!  the difference to me is highly noticeable. The Roxanne now sounds a lot more like my full size headphones. The sound is no more in the center of my head like it used to be. The soundstage has now opened up a lot and the bass impact has increased a lot more, the details in the music is simply amazing now. 

 

I was going to sell the amp but not know, to my ears it's  a match made in  heaven. I wasn't too impressed with the AK240 and Roxanne before but now it's 100% amazing the way it sounds to me anyway. Playing DSD files now it's just wow.

 

 

My home rig is been left in the cold since. :D

post #358 of 2222
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post

 

I was going to sell the amp but not know, to my ears it's  a match made in  heaven.

Did you manage to try your roxanne on balanced cable with the AK240? I had been telling myself I have enough IEMs but my mouse cursor somehow is still always hovering on the checkout button....
post #359 of 2222
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Did you manage to try your roxanne on balanced cable with the AK240? I had been telling myself I have enough IEMs but my mouse cursor somehow is still always hovering on the checkout button....

 

 

Yes I did but it didn't light my fire if you know what I mean.:D

 

I rather the sound I'm getting now.

post #360 of 2222
Wow, I'm glad to hear that, I've been thinking hard about amping up my AK-240.
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