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post #886 of 1013

Using the AK70 as a USB DAC (with MacBook Air), I'm finding issues with stuttering & pops, intermittently and mainly when switching between bit rates on Tidal (although it can randomly happen in the middle of a track too). I love this as a DAP but it's functionality as a USB DAC (which was a purchase consideration), is making me have second thoughts...

post #887 of 1013
Hi guys
Has anyone face a strange sound when play music with sample rate 48kHz which I found the music will play at slower speed than usual?
One more question how to combine music from micro ad with the music that come with the player, after scan for media I can't find it
post #888 of 1013

Has anyone had any joy putting audiobooks onto the player? 

 

I have some audible files but there in there propriety AAX/AAC format which didnt register on the player, or so it seemed. 

post #889 of 1013

So I got an AK70 in the mail and I'm eager to try out the balanced output.  Looking to connect it to my Hifimans with the dual 2.5mm imputs but for the life of me I only found one (who's price still gives me the shakes) and that won't happen.  Best I can find is a male 2.5mm TRRS plug to XLR male connected to a female XLR to dual 2.5mm TRS male.  Kinda wonky and I think it'll work and it's under $100 but I'd perfer a single cable that won't break the bank...any suggestions?

 

And no, I don't want to make my own.

post #890 of 1013
Forza Audioworks makes AWESOME cables at affordable prices, and you can choose pretty much any connector you want. A Copper series MkII cable with balanced 2.5mm TRRS and Hifiman plugs will set you back around 100€ + shipping.

Unbeatable bang for buck
post #891 of 1013

What about AK70 connected to Chord Mojo via USB?

Works well playing also DSD files in DoP?

post #892 of 1013
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Do you guys find the AK70 veiled in the mids at all? One issue I'm having with my AK300 is its quite warm, very warm around the mid-range which makes it sound veiled, dull, strained around the mids. I had an AK JR arrive today with my AK300 expectations in mind, personally I prefer the AK JR, I know it sounds crazy but that dullness around the AK300 mids drives me a bit nuts and opposite my preferences. Thinking of selling it and getting an AK70 instead.

 

I do,I find Ak Jr more enjoyable and "punchier" , especially in the midds department. Needless to say that , sound wise I prefer Ak Jr over AK70.

post #893 of 1013
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Originally Posted by Soundtrap View Post
 

 

I do,I find Ak Jr more enjoyable and "punchier" , especially in the midds department. Needless to say that , sound wise I prefer Ak Jr over AK70.

 

I know what you mean. After some time now beyond the effects of new toy syndrome I prefer AK JR over my AK300. This isn't saying AK300 is terrible though there are things I don't like about it, partiucally its price to performance ratio. AK JR seemed like a real try at price to performance  (even though it wasn't exactly cheap in the beginning).

 

AK300 on the other hand, sounds more like an excuse to make people upgrade to AK's higher models. A tease taste. I honestly use my AK JR more. Sorry to the fans, its how I feel...

 

Adding to this my AK300 volume wheel has a fault now and even can't be bothered sending it in for warrenty. I will eventually because its a dead weight of money I can make when I sell it after returning.

 

AK70 I've still not heard, but can when I return the AK300.

post #894 of 1013

I find the thump and the space that the AK70 has over the AKJR is worth keeping the AK70 over the JR. 

post #895 of 1013

BTW: found this site building balanced cables for the cheapest I've seen.

post #896 of 1013

Japan gets all the good stuff!! Mirage White, True Blue and Twilight Rose limited editions now on Amazon.jp.

 

The white one is gorgeous :eek:

 

post #897 of 1013
I almost ordered the misty mint from Japan yesterday. Luckily I waited for one more day. Must be fate.
post #898 of 1013
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I almost ordered the misty mint from Japan yesterday. Luckily I waited for one more day. Must be fate.

Yeah... I really want the white one, but they don't ship to Taipei :(

post #899 of 1013
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Originally Posted by ThomasHK View Post

Yeah... I really want the white one, but they don't ship to Taipei frown.gif

I'm using a forwarder service. e-earphone's having a winter campaign. Super worth IMO. Free original leather case and a Dignis Avec (AK70 + Mojo) case. 53000 yen for the misty mint and 60000 yen for the limited edition colors.
post #900 of 1013
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Originally Posted by lbbef View Post


I'm using a forwarder service. e-earphone's having a winter campaign. Super worth IMO. Free original leather case and a Dignis Avec (AK70 + Mojo) case. 53000 yen for the misty mint and 60000 yen for the limited edition colors.

Check your PM :)

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