Which to buy, AK100ii or AK120ii?
May 8, 2015 at 7:25 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

kenman345

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Hey guys,
 
I was planning to spend some money and i have it within my grasps to get either of the two listed players. My problem is I want to figure out which is best for me, and not just which on paper seems the best.
 
I see in the specifications that the AK120ii has DualDAC's and only 100mAh more juice in it's battery. But it also is rated for the same battery life as the AK100ii. 
 
I would appreciate any advice or experience anyone can offer. Thank you
 
May 8, 2015 at 9:50 PM Post #2 of 7

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I listened to both the older versions (AK100 & AK120) and the AK120 did sound slightly better.
 
May 8, 2015 at 10:03 PM Post #3 of 7

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  I listened to both the older versions (AK100 & AK120) and the AK120 did sound slightly better.

Right, but I am specifically asking about the newer versions. I had a RWAK100 but was hoping for something balanced now that it's become more commonplace.
 
May 17, 2015 at 10:45 AM Post #4 of 7

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I chose the AK120ii as I got a good deal and it had a more powerful balanced output for my angles.  But I think the AK100ii is the better bargain given the list prices.
 
Coming from the AK100 series, these new units are amazing:  much better UI, wireless streaming, balanced output, and much bigger/better screen.
 
Sep 22, 2015 at 5:04 AM Post #5 of 7

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Which did you go for in the end?
 
Can somebody explain about balanced outputs, what does it do to the sound in this case?
 
Sep 22, 2015 at 11:09 AM Post #6 of 7

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  Which did you go for in the end?
 
Can somebody explain about balanced outputs, what does it do to the sound in this case?

Got a RWAK120ii and loving it, can discuss more at a later time but wanted to just check in.
 
Sep 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM Post #7 of 7

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Ah good, im looking forward to hearing how it sounds!
 

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