Astell & Kern AK70 MKII with dual DAC
Jun 2, 2018 at 10:01 AM Post #804 of 1,057

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So I just got my device & had a quick listen.

I am using Etymotic ER4 SR.....

The music is flat n dull.

I sure hope the sound comes alive & sparkles when or if the device 'runs in'.

First impression are not good at all.

How many hours does it need running in & does the sound bright up & get better?
 
Jun 2, 2018 at 10:29 AM Post #805 of 1,057

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So I just got my device & had a quick listen.

I am using Etymotic ER4 SR.....

The music is flat n dull.

I sure hope the sound comes alive & sparkles when or if the device 'runs in'.

First impression are not good at all.

How many hours does it need running in & does the sound bright up & get better?

I had the same experience. I had the Pioneer XDP100 and currently have the Onkyo DPX1. In comparison, the Onkyo is way more musical. However, the AK70ii has grown on me. The forward sound is great for vocals and it's clean.
 
Jun 2, 2018 at 10:42 AM Post #809 of 1,057

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Oh Dear.

I cannot return it either as I have opened it now. Not sure i can live with such a dull sound.

I prefer a bright sparkling sound.

What headphones or IEMs are you using. I find dynamic drivers (IEM) give more of a bright sound.

Did you read reviews? I believe no one ever said this product is musical or sparkling in sound. It's a flat sound - AK house sound from I understand. I bought mine just to see what the AK hype was about.
 
Jun 2, 2018 at 10:47 AM Post #810 of 1,057

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What headphones or IEMs are you using. I find dynamic drivers (IEM) give more of a bright sound.

Did you read reviews? I believe no one ever said this product is musical or sparkling in sound. It's a flat sound - AK house sound from I understand. I bought mine just to see what the AK hype was about.

I am using Etymotic ER4 SR earphones.

I did read reviews, I read it was open & wide sounding. Atm it's neither of them.
 

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