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Astell & Kern AK100

Astell & Kern AK100
alaScore 92

14 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Astell&Kern AK100 32GB Music HD Player Review

 

Today we're reviewing the Astell&Kern AK100 32GB HD Music Player from iriver. If you think your iOS device or Android phone is a high quality music player, think again.

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Astell & Kern AK100 review

 

The Astell & Kern AK100 is an audiophile-grade personal music player, but is it worth the salty price tag? T3 went in for a closer look

Portability ; Practicality ; Hi-fi bothering sound

Clunky interface ; Awkward touchscreen

If you're used to a great hi-fi at home, you'll always be disappointed by the nagging compromise of lesser quality sounds on the go, even through good headphones. The AK100 initially seems like an expensive solution, but practical at the same time.

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Astell&Kern AK100 (Mk.2) high-resolution music player review

 

iriver makes a comeback with a new name and a hi-res music player of serious quality

Hi-res music sounds awesome Warm, rich delivery Lovely build Expandable storage

Volume knob can be inconvenient More built-in storage would be nice Mighty, mighty pricey

There’s plenty to like if you can get over that price tag, but it’s also worth checking out the competition

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Astell & Kern AK100 Mk II

 

A seriously talented performer that has a few design issues

Fluid, dynamic midrange ; Plenty of detail ; Fluid presentation ; Mostly good build

Expensive ; Wobbly volume dial ; Sluggish interface ; Only 32GB on board

We’re very impressed with the Astell & Kern AK100 MkII, but there are issues.