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Need Help choosing DAP (X5, AK 100 II, ...) ... pfff .... please provide some input if you please.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I'm looking for help in choosing may new DAP.

 

I'm doubting between the X5 (I also have a FIIO E18) and ... the Astell&Kern AK100 MKII ... (at 2x the price)

OR ... HiFiMan HM-700 (looks good but small storage)

 

Maybe a bit a strange list-up, but can somebody give me some input on "can you hear the difference"?

I'm looking to build on my audio files and setup. I really love music and classical in particular.

 

The DAP will be most used with IEM's (I'll probable get Shure 535 or Westone W40 ... Grado GR10 ...)

 

 

Current Setup:

Headsets: Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm (half-open), AKG K551 (closed), Pioneer DJE-2000 IEM's

Source: Galaxy S5 + FIIO E18 (PowerAMP), iPod Classic 160GB + same FIIO E18 + L9 30pin cable

 

 

I'm a bit at a loss to make a decision, as well for the DAP as for the IEM's.

 

 

Maybe some other suggestions?

DAP max price I consider is 1000€ should it be a mega fantastic difference with other options.

 

All input is very much appreciated ... not easy ...

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Casper


Edited by CasperBxl - 6/29/14 at 1:28pm
post #2 of 6

Might also try posting your DAP questions on the website anythingbutipod.

post #3 of 6
You can consider DX90 as well, but if you want to go for AK series I'd recommend waiting a bit more for the AK100II instead of the MK2. Slightly more exp, but more worth it with the features/functions packed inside.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

You can consider DX90 as well, but if you want to go for AK series I'd recommend waiting a bit more for the AK100II instead of the MK2. Slightly more exp, but more worth it with the features/functions packed inside.

 

Yes, that (AK100 II, the new model) is the one I thought of getting ...

 

 

For the DX90 vs X5 ... I ve read quite some complaints about the DX90, bugs, crashes ...

As you suggest it, i suppose you have an DX90 and that you are happy with it?

 

 

Thank you for your input and suggestion,

 

Casper

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by CasperBxl View Post
 

Yes, that (AK100 II, the new model) is the one I thought of getting ...

For the DX90 vs X5 ... I ve read quite some complaints about the DX90, bugs, crashes ...

As you suggest it, i suppose you have an DX90 and that you are happy with it?

 

I demoed the AK100 and AK120, they are really nice, really like everything about them, except for the price.

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

I demoed the AK100 and AK120, they are really nice, really like everything about them, except for the price.

 

 

:-)    .... well ... that is slowing me down a bit as well ...    ;-)

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