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    Yanyin Discussion thread

    Obiligatory gear shot
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    Sennheiser IE900 Review, Measurements, & Harman Target Talk

    True - there are a ton of variables to consider even before we get to the inherent subjectivity of listening tastes.
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    Sennheiser IE900 Review, Measurements, & Harman Target Talk

    As someone fairly new to the hobby and on the wrong side of middle age I can't help thinking that reviewers ought to mention their ages. I used to be able to hear bat calls but not any more so a bright signature is bound to sound different to me than it would have done to me in my twenties. I'm...
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    Sennheiser IE900 Review, Measurements, & Harman Target Talk

    Hello, I'm looking to get a TOTL IEM in the same price range as the IE 900. All the positive reviews seem to describe a product that is right up my street though they don't pick up on treble sibilance mentioned in lukewarm reviews. My current daily IEM is the DUNI 3001 Pro which is quite...
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    One slight limitation: when the unit goes into standby the volume control only works incrementally. So you have to click the button furiously to turn the volume up and down. No idea if this is the case for other Bluetooth controls.
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    Re Bluetooth remotes: I recently purchased this because I wanted something compact to operate the Alpha while out walking (rather than fishing in my pocket all the time and trying to figure which button is which by touch with my fat fingers). It works fine and you can attach a fob to it (the...
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    I'm liking the Miter case. Not leather of course but it fits very snugly and feels nice to the touch also the blue one looks pretty good. Also the price is good.
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    I think there's some truth in this, though an issue with any technology is not just about whether it fulfils the functions promised but the setting it works in. People need to consider if their WiFi routers or if their set up is up to scratch for instance. Every link in the chain adds potential...
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    I went for the Miter too. Really nice case, and a third of price of the leather ones.
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    Yes I think it's a shame more effort isn't put into accessibility for devices in general. Perhaps I'm not correct in thinking this but maybe companies like AK do not have the resources to really go to town on their UI - unless it just isn't a priority. I can't comment on other Android based...
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    In which case A&K have made themselves hostage to fortune by implementing a feature that doesn't work consistently across all formats. I'm not bothered too much as I switch it off anyway. I'm very happy with the device but even so it seems pretty unrefined in terms of UI for a device priced...
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    It seems the LED indicator creates more problems than it solves. If the bitrate that is displayed above the album artwork is accurate then this should be the information Kann users ought to trust. Personally I don't need a visual indicator to reinforce my conviction that what I'm listening to...
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    Thank you, an LP I've enjoyed for many years, and now I'm hearing the subtle processing on the drums for the first time :relieved:
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    Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player

    Hello all, I'm a recent new member and very new to the head-fi experience having recently purchased my first set of mid-fi iems. That persuaded me to look into getting a DAP, which meant I ended up lurking on this thread and, well:
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    New to the world of head fi: So how good can a portable hi res DAP be?

    It's a great illustration of how much individual components can affect the quality of reproduction though. I guess there's a pyramid of source, speakers and amplification to consider, but for me amp and speakers can have the most dramatic efffect. Bearing in mind the amp in my phone is probably...
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