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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

Sorry to let you guys down. biggrin.gif


Well done :D The lottery and Head-Fi-only were the only things that made me suspicious, everything else wouldn't have been such a surprise given the existence and success of the AK240.

post #362 of 395

Didn't read lol, because i have no temptation for A&K players.

Well, a joke about a good competetive portable player from Sansa, Sony or Samsung would have been a bomb... :P

post #363 of 395
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Originally Posted by nippon View Post
 

Didn't read lol, because i have no temptation for A&K players.

Well, a joke about a good competetive portable player from Sansa, Sony or Samsung would have been a bomb... :P


Sony NWZ-X1 ? http://www.sony.de/electronics/hd-walkman-digitale-musikplayer/nwz-zx1

It's not in the realms of an AK240, but it's still a true Hi-Fi DAP.

post #364 of 395
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Sony NWZ-X1 ? http://www.sony.de/electronics/hd-walkman-digitale-musikplayer/nwz-zx1

It's not in the realms of an AK240, but it's still a true Hi-Fi DAP.

 

Well yes, the Sony is a beauty and has some nice specs. But that is not what i intended to say, because that is not a product for every wallet. When my cheap sansa clip+ for my flac libary got broken, i recognized that everybody is using their (mostly schlocky sounding) mobile phones, cheap no name mp3 players or highend devices like A&K, Sony, Fiio.

There is no really got product below 150€ / 180$ for mobile loseless listening. I bought a Samsung YP-GI1CW and it is ok, but has some minor problems.

Cheap, good sounding players with mircosd slot for the masses! :atsmile:

 

I don't want to start a discussion...

But i was just a bit clumsy, when i tried to be funny ;)

post #365 of 395
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Originally Posted by nippon View Post
 

Didn't read lol, because i have no temptation for A&K players.

Well, a joke about a good competetive portable player from Sansa, Sony or Samsung would have been a bomb... :P

 

I think the thing is that the April fools with A&K was funny because it is kind of true, a good bit of satire!

post #366 of 395
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I think the thing is that the April fools with A&K was funny because it is kind of true, a good bit of satire!

True it will be more hilarious if they are truly. releasing a 5K DAP at this point.

Imagine, the early adaptors going the extra length convincing everyone else they got the best DAP. While some of those who just got the AK240 raise a protest disgusted their new 2k DAP got instantly obsoleted overnight.
post #367 of 395
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True it will be more hilarious if they are truly. releasing a 5K DAP at this point.

Imagine, the early adaptors going the extra length convincing everyone else they got the best DAP. While some of those who just got the AK240 raise a protest disgusted their new 2k DAP got instantly obsoleted overnight.
I like the sound of that line. "instantly obsoleted overnight."
post #368 of 395
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I like the sound of that line. "instantly obsoleted overnight."

The joke was a good one. lol

"instantly obsoleted overnight." I bought a computer in 91 that was "instantly obsoleted overnight" only cost me 3000 :D

post #369 of 395
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post


Imagine, the early adaptors going the extra length convincing everyone else they got the best DAP. While some of those who just got the AK240 raise a protest disgusted their new 2k DAP got instantly obsoleted overnight.

 

 

Is that the same as 'instantly de-Ultimatised'?

post #370 of 395
Bah, you're only saying all that because you knew it wouldn't pair well with the Apple ibuds.
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Originally Posted by Insidious Meme View Post

Bah, you're only saying all that because you knew it wouldn't pair well with the Apple ibuds.

 

 

Everything pairs well with Apple ibuds, but only if the listener is blindfolded first! :tongue_smile:

post #372 of 395
I have only one word to describe this thread....

EPIC!!!!
post #373 of 395

I seem to be falling for everything these days....


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 4/2/14 at 8:25am
post #374 of 395

I think the term is "planned obsolescence."

post #375 of 395

Here's another term:

 

 

'Exploited Gullibility'

 

 

It's worked very well for A&K so far - the AK480 AF joke was just the icing on an already sickly cake.

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