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Astell&Kern AK100II Digital Audio Player

Astell&Kern AK100II Digital Audio Player

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I recently bought the AK100 II. Very happy with it but I cannot incorporate my music files: my PC Computer with Windows 7 Pro does not recognise the player. Much appreciate you could tell me what can I do to solve this. Thanks and regards, Robert
i hope this ak100ii gets better after some burn in time (hoping its not a myth) sibilance is quite glaring with or without eq. could this hissssss which cuts through my eardrums be the much touted 'shimmer' ....???
Edit: it seems that sibilance is only present when using it as a DAP (even when playing tidal). sounds really good when connected to a separate headphone amplifier as a standalone DAC.
2nd edit: reverted back to iems and it sounds much better now. Not sure what sorcery was unleashed but bass reverberations is more prominent compared to before, the hissss has toned down a lot too. Premature regrets swept under the carpet.
This drop makes zero sense. This is a discontinued out of date dap that hasn't had a firmware update for a long time and won't get another one. Players for less money sound better and offer a better OS.
surprised this has 20 purchases
Toothless_Snake
Makes no sense.
jamato8
Ikr
Glad to see I wasnt the only one mildly insulted by the drop. People can buy what they please but I am glad some people on here have a discerning eye for that are a bit newer into the hobby and see WOW Astell&kern $900 player for $400 amazing
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I did a simple search, on Astell&Kern site selling this model for 699 with free shipping. I don't get why they put the MSRP price up. If the actual company is offering it at lower price.
soulfire20
MSRP doesn't change, it is set upon release. The fact that A&K is not selling it at MSRP only serves to illustrate my point about how worthless that number is.
Why? This has been out of production for a long time. By todays standards the sound can be bettered by players costing less and offer more. The balanced out is way underpowered and was a joke. No firmware updates for a long time. Must be old stock that needs to be unloaded. Maybe at 299 but again, old software and hardware.
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The Onkyo DPX1A is a well rounded andriod player or the DP-CMX1 GRANBEAT (DPX1A + unlocked dual sim 4g phone)
The Hiby R3 is a solid option, the Shanling M2S that's currently active is also more modern than this. Fiio now also has the M7, Hidiz introduced the AP60 Pro and the AP80... there are a lot of options out there for equal or much less than you'll pay for this player, which was released several years ago. If you can go a bit higher, there's also the Hiby R6 and the iBasso DX150, as well as the Sony A45.
Wow...
Hope the Kann gets this treatment when it gets old and ready for sunset or replacment. That's what I want.
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mullos
I prefer the old school version. :)
This has Wifi, Bluetooth, Aptx HD and Tidal?? I could leave this paired in my car for offline muzac. It would update playlists automatically when parked in the garage at home. Hmmmm.
OneLove
I don’t believe this player has Aptx HD, it was developed before that codec even existed... I own one and it for sure isn‘t on mine. Looking at the specs on AK’s site and don’t see it there either.
Old tech, inflated retail to drum up false impression of value at $399. Pass...
Rosiebar
Puff Puff...
Anyone know how the Pioneer XDP-100R compares to this ? (Furiously reading online now, but thought I'd ask for opinions)
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Or DP-CMX1 GRANBEAT (DPX1A + unlocked dual sim 4g phone)
OneLove
Ooh! Thanks. Gotta check that out.
Fool me once, shame on massdrop. Fool me twice...
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Thanks for the wisdom.
dsmit125
Ya sure. Seems like you could use some.
Has anyone been sent anything regarding the credit? There is no indication of it in my account but perhaps I don't know where to look.
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kenc
Contact massdrop support, tell them you had this drop and you want your credit to which drop, customer service will manually put it in
You have to join another drop then give customer service the order # then they will apply it. Not really user friendly. I just got passed over on another drop and was put in the delayed shipping group #2. You think they'd cross reference and prioritize people that have recently had issues. I like the principle behind the site but most of the time it's not really worth the wait and headache for the savings which are usually modest.
Dose anyone know when would the next drop open?
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I've been asking them the same thing but I'm sure it'll be another drop. Gee zzz! people are bent all out of shape because of something that was out of their control.
wldcohso
If you read the posts that people have linked from Head-Fi, I'm skeptical there will be another drop.
How do we know if we got the $25 credit?
AdamJ
How do you use the credit? I don't see it.
While the interest keeps building up I don't see a credit to my card as of yet. At this point I would expect a rapid return of my funds because the second that drop closed my card was charged! If Massdrop is not figuring out a way to make good on this drop just when can we expect our funds credited? I mean my current mindset is when the next Massdrop email hits me I'm going straight for that unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page but alas I think it be better I hang in there until I at least see my funds recovered. To think I just sent my 3rd and 4th referral in and only needed one more to hit my 5 for the prize, you do realize I'm going to tell all my referrals of this event and suggest they cancel their memberships with you as well. I guess your now getting the picture how this works right? Total BS
Here's an idea, why don't you (Massdrop) strike another deal for 75 of the AK100II and you cover the difference in the $474 of ours your currently holding and as Andy told Sid in Toy Story (maybe we'll) Play Nice;-)
Very very disappointed. I sold my AK100 and the refund once the banks converts to my local currency it will be less money than sent. If you could not complete the sale it shouldn't be here. I thought this was organized but it's not!
I'm very disappointed, I bought a case and tempered glass and a 120 GB micro sd :(, It would have been better to delay the drop, a lot of user are affected with the final decision.
LuisAliaga
Im sorry to read about this weird drop event! Cauls you please tell me where did you buy you tempered glass? Does it have the measures of ak 100II screen? Thank you!
LuisAliaga
I´m sorry to read about this weird drop event! Could you please tell me where did you buy the tempered glass? Does it have the measures of ak 100II? Thank you!
Move on, nothing to see here.
.... it would have been nice if Massdrop had admitted what really happened rather than feeding us a bunch of BS
More information from posts on head-fi. Looks like Astell & Kern cut off the international supplier of these to Massdrop before the order could be filled. My guess is the price was just too much below MAP and AK was getting too much heat from their other dealers.
kenc
Do you have a link to the posts on head-fi? Just curious, would like to read.
kenc
Yeah, but AK would have this policy prior to the drop so it wouldn't even have been on the table (not expecting Bowers and Wilkins speakers on Massdrop...ever). And if they didn't have the policy, they should have honored then instituted the policy. Or at least given refurbs, returns, etc. And that's the other thing people don't think of, Massdrop and sites like it double (some would even argue the main enterprise, as a marketing engine) for all of these products. 75 units worldwide at the price we bought in doesn't dilute the brand, if anything it increases their marketing opportunities. And now they've just added more negative 'press' to their brand.
This is disappointing, had so many files ready to load on what would have been my first DAP, and stylistically it looks great. Does anyone have a recommendation for an affordable replacement? Also: If it drops again, do we at least get first dibs?
This seems borderline shady. Why not give us the option to wait a little longer to get the additional 75 units together instead of cancelling? Not fair at all, especially to those that did upgrade their headphones or sold their previous DAPs in anticipation of receiving the AK100II.
Damn how come? So now I hope paypal will return the same amount to my account as due to exchange rate this whole thing would cost me a lot without getting anything and that would realy make me mad. Even now Im realy upset as I thought massdrop has everything solved. Anyways Im in to tell massdrop that we demand our players, how long can it take to get 75 units? And also I think this was my first and last massdrop ever.
If my recollection is correct the drop ended the same day it opened. If what Massdrop is claiming is true, this very situation could have been avoided had it contacted the vendor the very same day. Even if they did contact the vendor the same day, it seems very unlikely the vendor’s stock would have gone below the committed quantity. Because in most cases the vendors do not commit to such high numbers without proper forecast and safety stock. Or may be there was a mess-up in the price negotiation. Either the vendor went back on the price agreement or possibly a miscommunication between the vendor and massdrop.
I just want to know who has been playing with the 35K we all paid for this drop I mean there is even some interest money in it for whoever held these funds. I'll be honest this has left a bad taste in my mouth for future drops on any products! So I guess Massdrop is OK with loosing my 24-25 drops a year going away? So when you find a new supplier for these will our $25 credit be applied to those drops and go to a $50 credit when they accidentally give our paid for order to another buyer? This kind of stuff is starting to trend online with sellers who let you place and order then come up with some excuse that they can't come up with your item at the advertised/paid for price, they refund you and guess what the same item is available again but at a price $20 to $50 more than the deal they could not come through on. All this shifty business practice is going to do is bring back bricks and mortar stores. I will say it has taught many on here not to buy accessories for their Massdrop purchases until they actually have them in hand:-0 Not cool MD, not cool.
Not happy about this at all! One hell of a way to turn off a new customer. What good is $25 in Massdrop credit when I'll likely never join another one of your drops when they have the potential to just fail.
I have received,in this moment, the Pay Pal refund .I have bought a new headphone to use with my ''new'' Astell and Kern.I'm absolutely dissapointed.It was my first Massdrop shopping.