Astell&Kern, what's the best/great IEM to use?
Apr 25, 2015 at 1:19 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

bretemm

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I'm planning on getting eather the ak120 or the new jr,

I mainly listen to rock and classic rock,

I have a medical device in my head in which I can't use headphones because of strong magnets, so I'm stuck with IEMs,

What what would be a great detailed pair of IEMs? (Preferably under $1000) I do like the shure se846 tho.

PS: I've recently gotten into audio because of a amp and dac by Schiit I got acouple years ago.
 
May 24, 2015 at 5:08 PM Post #2 of 13

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Bumpady bump bump. I know there's like a couple of hundred thousand people on "Pictures of your portable rig" who could answer this.
 
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I'm planning on getting eather the ak120 or the new jr,

I mainly listen to rock and classic rock,

I have a medical device in my head in which I can't use headphones because of strong magnets, so I'm stuck with IEMs,

What what would be a great detailed pair of IEMs? (Preferably under $1000) I do like the shure se846 tho.

PS: I've recently gotten into audio because of a amp and dac by Schiit I got acouple years ago.

 
I'd rather cough up some more money for a used AK100ii because the AK120 is 20 ohm and imagine pairing that with an SE846 that's 8 ohms...  I just don't think the AK JR is worth it either. Spend a couple hundred more and you can get an AK100ii. Just my 2C.
 
In terms of iems I would stay the JH13 or Angie. I like them both.
 
Jun 2, 2015 at 11:13 AM Post #4 of 13

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I'd rather cough up some more money for a used AK100ii because the AK120 is 20 ohm and imagine pairing that with an SE846 that's 8 ohms...  I just don't think the AK JR is worth it either. Spend a couple hundred more and you can get an AK100ii. Just my 2C.
 
In terms of iems I would stay the JH13 or Angie. I like them both.

Only the first gen AK100 is 20 ohms, the AK120 and AK100MK2 are both 3 ohms.  The AK Jr. is a very good entry with a refined UI.
 
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  Only the first gen AK100 is 20 ohms, the AK120 and AK100MK2 are both 3 ohms.  The AK Jr. is a very good entry with a refined UI.

Ah I apologize, I was misinformed. Thanks :).
 
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shure 846 do a great job
 
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I've used the ak120 and ak100mk2 with the se846 and they both pair very well. I would highly recommend the combos.

Tbh I haven't owned any other high end iems so I haven't done any comparisons. I did not feel the need to do so.

As a side note the AK120 rated better in reviews than the newer ak models with the exception of ak240.
 
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I have a nasty AK100, but it is mounted to a CEntrance GloveAudio A1 - so it is a transport only, but the amp/DAC in the Glove is solid - plus it is balanced with 2.5 TRRS & RSA connectors - headroom up the ying yang. 
 
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Can you get Custom IEMs - maybe 1964Ears V3 or Qi?
 
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I'm planning on getting eather the ak120 or the new jr,

I mainly listen to rock and classic rock,

I have a medical device in my head in which I can't use headphones because of strong magnets, so I'm stuck with IEMs,

What what would be a great detailed pair of IEMs? (Preferably under $1000) I do like the shure se846 tho.

PS: I've recently gotten into audio because of a amp and dac by Schiit I got acouple years ago.


120ii with the SE 846 is a dream match. Try and get the 120ii. I also listen to music with more bass and you won't regret this setup!!
 

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