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New iRiver AK70

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by anakchan, Jun 21, 2016.
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  1. reginalb

    It's definitely a kind of stripped down Android, though the ROM is almost as big as a lot of full Android ROMs. People don't actually dislike Android, the just think they do. So if it doesn't say Android, and it's heavily skinned, it's suddenly way better.
     
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  2. Saoshyant
    Hmm... been debating getting a new dap, something higher end as I don't have a really great dap.  I wasn't even aware of this coming out until today, and had been playing around with the idea of getting a Fiio X7 due to it's versatility.  As it is, the AK70 would fit just about any need I'd have for a dap, and I already have a Mojo to pair with it, as my current transport is a gen 1 Fiio X5.  The lack of a 2nd mSD slot isn't an issue for me, so I have no complaints there, plus I'd be happy with the 2.5mm balanced too.  Hmm...  do I really want to spend the money, or just keep using what I have and enjoy the sound.
     
  3. Currawong Contributor
    It'd be interesting to compare the sound using my iPhone as a transport for the Mojo. After trying a number of DAPs, I've stuck with my iPhone as the sound is, subjectively for me, the best (excepting the AK380, which I haven't tried).
     
  4. kimD

    What is the audio app are you use for iPhone?
    Mine was iaudiogate
     
  5. Currawong Contributor

    Onkyo HF Player.
     
  6. kimD

    Thanks will try later :)
     
  7. audionewbi
    I highly recommend NePlayer both as stand alone and as iOS app. By far the best I have tried.
     
  8. audionewbi
    I've placed my order by ever so helpful minidisc . I will provide my take once it's here
     
  9. AnakChan Moderator
    Dignis has come up with some cases for the AK70/Mojo combo which looks rather nice.

    Photos taken from Dignis Japan's Twitter page.
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  10. kimD

    How to order that case?
    I really needs both :)
     
  11. AnakChan Moderator
    I don't think it's sold yet. But you can ask Dignis :-

    https://twitter.com/dignis_jp
     
  12. kimD

    Just went to thier official kr website still not available yet :frowning2:
     
  13. jerryzm
    Sorry. Just subscribed to this thread. I've been eyeing the AK300 for sometime but the AK70 has got me more interested because of the small form factor...plus cheaper price. :)
     
    Anyways, something has been bothering me recently. Every dap thread I've been to, people seem to pair them with the Mojo. I don't get it. Pairing amps with daps I understand. But isn't Mojo an dac/amp? Then what is the point of buying a dap? You might as well use an iphone/android phone and pair the mojo w/ that. Wouldn't the sound still be the same?
     
    Maybe I've got the wrong understanding on how amps/dacs/daps work and I hope someone clarifies this for me.
     
    Anyways, will be buying the AK70 when it gets out. Believe or not, I got interested because of the mint color. Lol...it's just...different and refreshing.
     
  14. AnakChan Moderator
    Personally I'd like to keep my phone separate as the phone battery drains fast enough, unless I carry something like the Cypherlabs -dB which would charge at the same time (the Cyperlabs has a large battery, not like the Venturecraft).
     
  15. ezekiel77
     
    Email him. He updates faster on Instagram.
     
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