I'd looked at the RWAK mods by Vinnie, would like to demo before going through all the hassle of sending it over to hime and trying to get it back into Indo.. What are you listening to them with?? I liked the AK240 with the Shure SE846s.. Listened to the DSD version of thriller through them and the soundstage was epic.
Grabbed the SE846s today.. Nearly went for the IE800s as I love the build quality and detail/highs, but I need better isolation, and I figured the IE800s would probably be fatiguing over time with all that sparkly detail.
Also bought a Walkman for the first time in 15 years..
The DAC and amp in this thing isn't too bad actually, plays up to 24/192 and the update I just installed allows DSD playback, but it's not native like the AK240, just downsampled to PCM. Good value, especially compared to stock AK120, it sounds a bit better and is about half the price. Only 128GB with no expansion, but that's not a deal breaker for me. I like that its android so I can make use of Google Play Music All Access too.. Will give it a week trial while I'm in Vietnam then compare it with the AK240 when I get back to Jakarta.
If Sony put that DAC and amp in something like the Experia Z2, I'd be all over that phone..
Last edited by dkr; 05-18-2014 at 11:24 AM.
Been looking for reasonable but not high end speakers for the computer desk.
Initialy thought about a soundbar, but they're either too big or not really friendly for the computer. While I was looking at those, came across some smallish speakers with inbuilt amps.
Nearly bought these: http://www.krksys.com/krk-studio-mon...t/rokit-4.html
Really nice speakers for their size, but a bit limited for connections. Only unbalanced RCA or balanced TRS and XLR. Great specs otherwise:
After looking at the options, went with the QMedia BT3. http://www.qacoustics.co.uk/q-acoust...h-speakers.htmBi-amped, class A/B amplifier offering large headroom and low distortion
Proprietary waveguide optimized for superior imaging
1" Soft-dome tweeter provides pristine clarity and extended response up to 35kHz
High-frequency adjustment tailors the system to personal taste
Lightweight, glass-Aramid composite woofer delivers clear midrange and tight bass
Low-frequency adjustment tailors the monitors to taste and adjusts for room acoustics
Front Firing Port â€” Low-frequency extension while reducing boundary coupling
Radiused edges reduce distortion from diffraction
Low-resonance enclosure for minimized distortion and colorization
Multiple audio input connectors (XLR, Â¼", RCA) for universal connectivity in any studio environment
Factory installed foam pad provides isolation between the speaker and surface
Sound good, have multiple connections including bluetooth, wire and optical. Hooked to the Mac via toslink. Can play via bt from the phone. bt has priority over the other connections which can switch from running audio if your phone decides to hook in, not a problem for me, but some complaints online. Great soundstage, plenty of volume for a desk Lots of good reviews if you like reviews...
If you do a lot of air travel, or even stay in noisy places, I totally recommend the Bose noise cancelling ear-buds (mine are the QuietComfort20 -- may be a newer one). Really help me zone out on long flights without being hot, or pushing my ears slowly into my skull...
I was aware of the sin of Bose...however, after two fails (one audio technica, the other Sony...also a sin) I changed.
If you want headphones, there's quite a few to choose from, but earbuds....forgive me, but you must sin, too
The beauty of the Bose isn't the headphone itself but the whole packaging with the carry case and the storage for the spare battery. Also going with AAA battery power is genius as instant recharge is available from any airport news stand. Anyway I though the Captains of Industry on this Forum flew airlines with complimentary Noise Cancelling headsets?
Really good DAC for the price and size. Very happy with it and my Beyers together. Also surprised at Tidal. It's got a much bigger catalogue than I thought, and supposedly, they're going to be streaming studio quality this year with MQA encoded tracks from Warner.
Suggest going for the limited edition version. They're slightly better in the highs than the regular 535.