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Astell & Kern SR15: A&norma Impressions & Reviews

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by pitch_black, Jul 29, 2018.
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  1. abitdeef
    Came to my senses :wink: it does sound better than es100 and it’s the perfect size:)
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
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  2. nicodem
    Any info what exactly comes corrected in new 1.14 firmware that was released yesterday?
     
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  3. edex
    Could someone advise me about the performance of this new player SR15 paired with the standard 600 ohm T1 please? What can be expected? Can it drive the T1 sufficiently? Is it worth the SR15 investment assuming this can? THX.
     
  4. buonassi
    The es100 is smooth and warm sounding compared to my other players and V30. It's not bad for what it is, and you can't beat the portability and feature set. I'm keeping my es100 no matter what, but of course the SR15 bests it. Without a doubt.
     
  5. Vincentaria
    Hi Jason, is there any news to support last.fm? I really need to use last.fm for music scrobbling on my SE100, hope to have your reply on this, thanks.
     
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  6. abitdeef

    The ESS with my iems sounds really hot and detailed. The SR15 sounds smoother to me. Do you use the balanced? In fact I had to dial the treble back on it.

    SR15 soundstage is narrower, but deeper and more 3D. In all honesty the ess sounds more exciting to me. I think I’m going to have to go for futura or 1000m.

    I’m sure if I had harder to drive cans it would be different, just can’t handle having 2 sound so close.

    Also weird how 2 people hear something so different:)
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
  7. buonassi
    could just be the iems we're hooking up to it. my observations are primarily with oriolus mk2 on balanced 2.5. what are you using, just curious?
     
  8. abitdeef
    AK t8ieii
     
  9. singleended5863
    I use with Shure 535 and 3rd party OCC cables and EA Ares II/ EE CIEM Spartans.
     
  10. ThomasHK
    Just got this in. Was pretty much sold in the shop after 5 songs back and forth with my KAI MOD AK70. Spatially on another level all together. Mids are lovely indeed. Loving the app functionality as well. So far a very very solid impression!
     
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  11. duncan21
    Anyone tried FW1.14 yet? The battery life seems to improve a little....Around 9-10hrs playing time in balanced mode, playing 16bit 44.1khz flac files
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
  12. JasonNYC
    It was part of the list of additional apps to be tested. I do not have an update. I will check with our team when they are back in the office on Monday.
     
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  13. dakchi
    Hi Jason, where can we find the updated list of supported services? The one in your website is not up to date
    Thanks
     
  14. JasonNYC
    The list on our website is the most up to date. The 21 currently supported services are:

    Amazon music / Spotify / Tidal / Sound Cloud / Pandora / Melon / Bugs / FLO / AWA / QQ Music / KK BOX/Sirius MX / Tune-In / myTuner / KT genie / bandcamp / Joox / Moov / Qobuz / DS Audio / Deezer
     
    Astell&Kern Stay updated on Astell&Kern at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/astellnkern/ https://twitter.com/astell_kern https://instagram.com/astellnkern https://us.astellnkern.com support.inc@iriver.com
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  15. domho7
    Hi Jason.
    Is there any firmware update whereby can fix issue having handshake compatibility with dac that are non xmos receivers.
    I have no problem with dacs that are xmos base and fgpa like chord products.
    Thanks
     
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