HiFi Music Players that Changed the Game

Astell&Kern offers music lovers one of the best ways to take your hifi experience with you wherever you are. Not only this, but with units like the AK500N, you can also stream your high resolution music through your home system. Regardless, the players and accessories that Astell&Kern have to offer will certainly ensure your the music you listen to is just like the artist intended. Forget the compressed—go with the best.

Why spend this kind of money when I can play music through my phone?

Do you like your music to sound good? Have you heard high resolution audio before? The moment you hear the difference between what these AK players put out compared to your standard smart phone, you’ll understand the point and see the value. The difference is remarkable.

Mastering Quality Sound (MQS)

24-bit, 192kHz high-resolution audio

Astell&Kern natively supports MQS (24-bit / 44 – 192kHz) which is the closest to the original sound that the original recording artist intended. Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) is an acronym of collective lossless & high-resolution audio source formats that typically comes encoded with 24bit, 44 to 192kHz of bit/sampling rates. Since MQS delivers about 6.5 times more detail than a conventional CD (16bit/44.1kHz), listeners can enjoy more a realistic music experience.

What does 24-bit and 192kHz mean?

Hertz(Hz) refers to the number of times the sound wave gets measured per second. Files with 192kHz are measured 192,000 times per second. With in the digital audio source, 192,000 points per second entails as the number of points connected as one line associated to the signal. This is referred to as the sampling rate.

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Astell&Kern has some excellent headphones from which to choose. From the T1p on-ear model to the T8iEMKII in-ears. In addition to these, Astell&Kern also has phenomenal in-ear monitors (IEMs) for those who like a snug fit (and beautiful sound).

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Astell&Kern CD Ripper

CD Ripper

Inheriting the ‘Perfect Extractor’ from the acclaimed AK500N, the AK CD-RIPPER easily rips CDs to your Astell&Kern music player with only a single touch of a button. It’s really that easy. Maintain that CD quality by putting your music on your AK player!

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Now it’s possible to use aptX™ HD, the latest Bluetooth codec of Qualcomm to receive 24bit high-quality data wirelessly, and it’s designed to faithfully play back the transmitted high-quality data using Astell&Kern’s own sound technology.

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Trades Welcomed

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*In-ear monitors are the only item that we may not be able to take back. Once you put those in your ears, there is no going back. Would you buy used ones?

Compare the 300 Series Models

PCM24bit 192kHz Bit to Bit24bit 192kHz Bit to Bit32bit 384kHz Bit to Bit
PCM 24bit 176kHz
PCM 24bit 176kHz
Native DSD Playback
DSD 2.8MHz (DSD 64)
/ DSD 5.6MHz (DSD 128)
/ DSD 11.2MHz (DSD 256)
DACAK4490 x1 (Single DAC)AK4490 x2 (Single DAC)AK4490 x2 (Single DAC)
Femto ClockSupportSupportSupport
USB DACMax 24bit 96kHz (UAC 1.0)Max 24bit 96kHz (UAC 1.0)Max 32bit 384kHz
/ DSD 11.2MHz (UAC 2.0)
Built-in Memory64GB128GB256GB