Regarding the vbr mp3s being clipped the newest firmware update fixes this or at least it did for me. I only found it happened on mp3s downloaded from Amazon however. The iriver website is bad so if it fails to download someone may be able to PM you another link where they uploaded- that's what i had todo.
Forgot to ask (the reason i came here), is the mrk1 version worth selling in the UK?
Isit even worth anything now with the many newer models out?
Condition is perfect, box/packaging & receipt included.
Kindly use the *edit*
I personally did not download anything, but rather auto-updated using iriver plus 4. But I also do remember reading something about the 2.42 update fixing some playback issues. @gulakpi
seems to already have tried this route and/or already fixed the problem.
To your question - If there is a good time to sell the AK100, it is now
due to the Mojo craze going on around these parts. The AK100 mk1 still is, in terms of form factor, the ideal companion for the Mojo
Apart from this, the AK100 has two things going for it, other newer DAPs don't have:
- The size advantage
- The storage advantage
It still is among the smallest iPod replacing, high-end DAPs around and one of the very few (even versus its +$1000 brethrin) to still have 2 micro SD cards slots. Small, bluetooth and basically unlimited space - what more could one ask for?
Take all this from a person who basically just bought the AK100 (modded in my case) for the above mentioned reasons.
Concerning price, it is your call, yet I would stay under $500, especially if it an unmodded AK100. Because by itself and unmodded, it is not the most versatile of players in terms of output impedance - hence the AK100 mk2.
But all-in-all, if you genuinely are planning on selling it, this is the time to do it.