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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of ASTELL & KERN AK70. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The sound and size also get good views. Many are negative about the price.

usability, size, sound, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASTELL & KERN AK70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Fantastic portable music player


I bought this when my previous player (not this make) packed up. I though the sound from that was good but this is another step-up. The quality of the player is great all round. Whilst it might seem expensive I think it's worth the money.

Nov, 2017

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Great sound - And Plays DSD Files Gaplessly


This is my second hi-def music player and is an upgrade to my first player. The sound on all file types is excellent: it plays the music without colouring it (although there is a built in graphic equaliser if you prefer to fiddle with the sound) and it...

Nov, 2017

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The boys certainly knew their stuff and answered all my questions The AK70 really is a quality player with quality sound through the Grado R1 headphones - fully recommended for flac audio files

Oct, 2017

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Sounds good


Had problems setting it up but Richer Sounds helped. Initial reaction is that it sounds good but not compatible with hi fi and car although it loads and plays in the car. Also did not work with Cambridge. I hate to say this but Apple is easier to use...



Jun, 2017

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Stops you in your track(s)


Like everyone at Richer Sounds I like my music. I play music in the car, in the office, on the train, plane and walking down the street. I bought the Astell & Kern AK70 because I wanted to be able to get the absolute most out of my music and it really...

incredibly detailed and enjoyable sounds. , feels good to the touch and has some serious power

doesn't play well with my imac.

May, 2017

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Absolutely worth every penny!


Not much to say other than this is a fantastic little player. A huge huge step up from my old ipod. The power available to drive my Audeze SINEs is phenomenal most other devices like my phone fall flat on their faces when trying to power them. Having...

May, 2017

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Fairly expensive but like they say you get waht you pay for


This is my second AK product the first being an AK Jr which is a great sounding device but lacked a bit in the features and usability department. This is where the AK70 is a massive improvement. The AK70 is a superb sounding device even better than the...

excellent sound , handy size , easy to use

Apr, 2017

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Bluetooth lets it down.


An amazing audio product - the music is tight and stunning. I would recommend it for that. However, there's always a but, the Bluetooth was lame - both AK70s I purchased would connect but keep dropping out even though the Bluetooth headphones were only...

the audio. , ease of use. , quality build. , style.


Dec, 2016

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Met all my expectations


Had been reading all the reviews. Took my headphones into a shop. Listened. Wowed. Purchased.

sound quality

quality has a price

Dec, 2016

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Extras no good


The sound quality is amazing, apart from that absolutely useless. Bluetooth conection is useless both my bose and b and o headphones keep on jumping while jogging so your better off running with a portable cd player. I was told I could stream music but...

sound quality , design

battery , wifi , bluetooth , rip off

Dec, 2016

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