- Feb 1, 2016
To me the Sony DAPs pairs with different types of head gears way better than AK offerings and Lotoo............it's probably down to taste, to me both Sony and AK has their own "flavour" and own tilt towards different interpretations of "high fidelity". I have basically shelved all AKs I got once I acquired my Sony, but that's just me. Lotoo is a class of its own, love them except the looks.
Back to the Pola.........let's see how it turns out after some burn in. After around 10+ hours everything is becoming more coherent and natural. An uncanny feeling of realism that can't be explained in terms of technicality. World class extensions in terms of iems, but not the most detailed piece of gear, and definitely not the most expansive soundstage you'd ever heard - just close your eyes and you see the music, clean clear and organic. It's that kind of feeling.
I have to agree with you about the AK DAPs, as you said, different sides of the spectrum indeed.
As a partial aside, in general, both electrostatic & graphene drivers (doesn't matter which brand &/or company) need minimum 100 hours burn in, to be anywhere near what the manufacturers intended in 'sounding good'.
As said, nice impressions, be interested to hear what you think after that 100 hours, my own Pola has just passed that mark & that is with everyday use since I got them just over a week ago.
I still recommend if you have any decent to good amps, the Pola will do well with them too.
Hope you have a great day !