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    New TOL A&K DAP : the AK Ultima SP1000

    I have the SP1000Cu and playtime on it is below 50 hours, I find it not one bit harsh, is this due to my version being Cu and not SS? I have owned the AK120II and RWAK380 before and this DAP is a significant improvement over those two in soundstage, fullness, details and sound density. I mostly...
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    Review by 'prismstorm' on item 'qdc Balanced armature type (BA type) 3SH (QDC-4024)'

    In my self-imposed haughtiness and superiority, I have always told Alfred and Martin that I will be the high-end reviewer for this blog, and that they should be responsible for more budget options (because I am such an egotistical, narrow-minded gear whore who equates quality solely with price)...
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    Reply to review by 'prismstorm' on item 'Astell&Kern JH Audio Siren Series Layla'

    Thanks @EagleWings, check out accessibleaudio.co for more reviews!
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    Reply to review by 'prismstorm' on item 'Astell&Kern JH Audio Siren Series Layla'

    Thanks @PinkyPowers, Hope you are still enjoying your Angies immensely!
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    JH Audio Layla Impressions Thread

         Canon 5D Mark II + 50mm 1.8 prime    Thanks, it's relatively flat but I think you have shown before that it's clearly not 'dead flat' as it's marketed to be, yep I found the Laylas responsive to amping too, but all I had was the AK380 amp.
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    JH Audio Layla Impressions Thread

    lol, typo, corrected now :) 
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    JH Audio Layla Impressions Thread

    Hello all,   I've posted a review of the JH Layla 1 here   http://www.head-fi.org/products/astell-kern-jh-audio-siren-series-layla/reviews/16995   Here are some of the photos of the Layla as well:      
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    Review by 'prismstorm' on item 'Astell&Kern JH Audio Siren Series Layla'

      In 2013 JH Audio announced the Siren Series of in-ear monitors, with each piece named after a famous rock song about women. Roxanne was the first, with sisters Layla and Angie joining thereafter, and Rosie being the latest addition to the growing lineup. Priced at a prohibitive $2499 USD...
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    MrSpeakers ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow -- Inspired by Electrostatic Headphones

        I often pick up a constant monotonous buzzing sound like a computer CPU at work that nobody else hears, or is bothered by. When I talk on the phone I hear an 'inner ear reverb' that seemingly comes from inside my head (not an external sound). I find loud environments intolerable and am...
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    I really like what they have done with the main menu, now you have the freedom to dedicate more of the screen to album art, instead of having to tolerate the 'Store' and 'Genre' buttons taking up screen real estate for example. The 'Store' doesn't even work where I live, the firmware is a...
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    I think that translates to they never meant for the firmwares to bring any changes to the sound then? At least they are not consciously doing it? Don't really understand why the software not touching any of the audio codes or the EQ  would result in sound differences. 
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    I remember reading before on AK manager's Facebook timeline that someone commented on sound changes after an update, then the manager was like 'there shouldn't be any, let me relay this to the sound team to confirm'. Lol. A possible indication that it's all just placebo. 
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    1.25: you can slide down the main menu to hide one row of icons to reduce redundancy, adds USB out so you are not confined to optical anymore, I don't see the balanced / unbalanced toggle anywhere though, don't know what's 'operational stability'.   Don't know why there are constant reports of...
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    Astell&Kern AK380

    Hi Jalo, below are all changelogs since the release of the AK380:    [1.25] USB Audio function added Balance output indication added Home Display New GUI applied Other operational stability improved   [1.24] Improved Operation Stability   [1.23] When transferring...
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    Astell&Kern beyerdynamic AK T8iE Review (First Impressions from IFA 2015)

    where I live there are no more MK1s and the MK2s are the same price as when the MK1 came out
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