LG V30 / G7 vs Astell & Kern SE100
Aug 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

Medikill

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I'm having a really hard time deciding between the 2

I have no way to test either as there are no dealers close by

I will soon have the Sony IER Z1R totl IEM and i am looking to pair them with something

so far this is the what i've concluded

All my music is in tidal

LG +Ve
- Significantly cheaper
- Functions as a back up phone
- faster and smoother OS and Tidal offline support
- LDAC and Aptx HD support
- MQA support (not sure if the A&K has this yet)

LG -Ve
- Less power output
- ? Sound quality is slightly less


A&K +Ve
- Balanced output
- Higher Power output
- ? Better Dac

A&K -ve
- double the price of the LG
- EQ is apparently subpar
- ? improvement in sound quality only minute

In common
- similar battery life
- similar screen size
- similar use case (playnig video's etc)

Any input would be greatly appreciated
 
Aug 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM Post #2 of 7

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I'm having a really hard time deciding between the 2

I have no way to test either as there are no dealers close by

I will soon have the Sony IER Z1R totl IEM and i am looking to pair them with something

so far this is the what i've concluded

All my music is in tidal

LG +Ve
- Significantly cheaper
- Functions as a back up phone
- faster and smoother OS and Tidal offline support
- LDAC and Aptx HD support
- MQA support (not sure if the A&K has this yet)

LG -Ve
- Less power output
- ? Sound quality is slightly less


A&K +Ve
- Balanced output
- Higher Power output
- ? Better Dac

A&K -ve
- double the price of the LG
- EQ is apparently subpar
- ? improvement in sound quality only minute

In common
- similar battery life
- similar screen size
- similar use case (playnig video's etc)

Any input would be greatly appreciated
I had the se100 and absolutley loved it, so much I sold it and got the 1000m, which I sold because it was too delicate. I'm planning on getting the se100 again, or maybe the Sony 1a, which I haven't heard yet. But I loved the se100...
 
Aug 17, 2019 at 9:56 PM Post #3 of 7

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I had the se100 and absolutley loved it, so much I sold it and got the 1000m, which I sold because it was too delicate. I'm planning on getting the se100 again, or maybe the Sony 1a, which I haven't heard yet. But I loved the se100...

How would you describe the sound?
 
Aug 18, 2019 at 6:56 AM Post #4 of 7

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vivid, smooth, holographic, detailed. air between the notes, layered sound with great bass detailed mids, great vocals and extended highs...
 
Aug 18, 2019 at 6:58 AM Post #5 of 7

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I'm having a really hard time deciding between the 2

I have no way to test either as there are no dealers close by

I will soon have the Sony IER Z1R totl IEM and i am looking to pair them with something

so far this is the what i've concluded

All my music is in tidal

LG +Ve
- Significantly cheaper
- Functions as a back up phone
- faster and smoother OS and Tidal offline support
- LDAC and Aptx HD support
- MQA support (not sure if the A&K has this yet)

LG -Ve
- Less power output
- ? Sound quality is slightly less


A&K +Ve
- Balanced output
- Higher Power output
- ? Better Dac

A&K -ve
- double the price of the LG
- EQ is apparently subpar
- ? improvement in sound quality only minute

In common
- similar battery life
- similar screen size
- similar use case (playnig video's etc)

Any input would be greatly appreciated
What's VE?
 

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