Astell&Kern AK Jr High Resolution Audio Player – – Wow! The AK Jr is a show stopper.

Incredibly impressed with this music player, having fun with lossless audio from a well built and solid product.

What a take care of this is, i experienced high hopes and the sound is just excellent. I participate in mostly cds, but have started out transferring my vinyl into it digitally and i am exceptionally pleased with the results. The establish quality is superb, it feels strong and quality and turns some heads for positive. The file transfer is tremendous uncomplicated, as is almost everything else, the contact display screen is excellent and the menu technique is obvious and concise. Playback is excellent, the gapless perform functions pretty perfectly and the equaliser settings are fantastic, the pro equaliser appears great, but i choose my own tweaks relying on what i listen to. This paired with b&o beoplay h2s or sennheiser m2 in ears or any other superior headphones will put a smile on your deal with assured.

five star sound, even though marginally gutted that (via my individual fault) cracked the back glass. Its in a case now to maintain it harmless, but does not appear to be several options out there for fix.

  • High quality playback – UI can be sluggish at times.
  • Wow! The AK Jr is a show stopper.
  • Beautiful player

Ak jr v fiio x5i have an ak jr and my wife has an x5 so i can evaluate them at leisure. Both of those are superb and near to the top rated of what is probable with a smaller portable dap. Soundthe ak jr will come with a couple sample hi-res tracks pre-loaded. Naturally they have been diligently selected to seem excellent and they definitely do. ‘spanish harlem’ with a trace of refined echo is particularly spectacular and will instantaneously influence any individual that they are listening to a great equipment. The two are extremely capable of driving affordable ear-telephones without resorting to exterior amps. I commonly use shure se535s or closing audio piano forte ii both of those of which are pretty simple to push. Tricky earphones like the great sony xba h1s were being further than the two of them but the ak did a marginally better job. I experimented with both with reasonably high impedance headphones (250 ohm beyerdynamic dt990) and they each managed to make them audio superior but only by obtaining the quantity nearly at max.

Purchased one particular for the spouse as an enhance from an ipod nano. Its like listening to high priced hello-fi by way of your headphones, but slips into just about any pocket together with shirt or even a cell phone pocket. Acquire the most effective headphones/earbuds you can possibly afford to pay for because this players justifies to be listened to by way of the very best. If you are in the marketplace area for a thing like sennheiser ie800’s then go for it. These will give you breathtaking audio which will bring tears to your eyes. If i could give ten stars i would.

High good quality playback, primarily of dsd documents. The ui can be gradual/laggy, specifically when actively playing back dsd files, but i individually don’t come across that also considerably of an problem. It does get heat when in use, but yet again not really a trouble as it really is genuinely all about the sound. Below the sound is fantastic across a assortment of formats – it does have a marginally ‘warm’ audio and is just not as analytical as more high-priced gamers but it is incredibly portable with a decent battery daily life (seven hours participating in dsd information, for a longer time for flac/wav/aac). If you are searching for a committed player that can simply provide 264gb of storage (with a 200gb card) at a fantastic cost, this is a great order. is a good place to find hi-def music to purchase. ]

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Astell&Kern AK Jr High Resolution Audio Player - Red
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4.0 of 5 stars, based on 6 reviews

One Comment on “Astell&Kern AK Jr High Resolution Audio Player – – Wow! The AK Jr is a show stopper.”

  1. What a treat this is, i had high hopes and the sound is just fantastic. I play mainly cds, but have started transferring my vinyl into it digitally and i am incredibly pleased with the results. The build quality is fantastic, it feels solid and premium and turns some heads for sure. The file transfer is super simple, as is everything else, the touch screen is good and the menu system is clear and concise. Playback is great, the gapless function works very well and the equaliser settings are great, the pro equaliser sounds good, but i prefer my own tweaks depending on what i listen to. This paired with b&o beoplay h2s or sennheiser m2 in ears or any other good headphones will put a smile on your face guaranteed.
  2. This review is from : Astell&Kern AK Jr High Resolution Audio Player – Red

    What a treat this is, i had high hopes and the sound is just fantastic. I play mainly cds, but have started transferring my vinyl into it digitally and i am incredibly pleased with the results. The build quality is fantastic, it feels solid and premium and turns some heads for sure. The file transfer is super simple, as is everything else, the touch screen is good and the menu system is clear and concise. Playback is great, the gapless function works very well and the equaliser settings are great, the pro equaliser sounds good, but i prefer my own tweaks depending on what i listen to. This paired with b&o beoplay h2s or sennheiser m2 in ears or any other good headphones will put a smile on your face guaranteed.
    1. Bought one for the wife as an upgrade from an ipod nano. Its like listening to expensive hi-fi through your headphones, but slips into just about any pocket including shirt or even a phone pocket. Buy the best headphones/earbuds you can possibly afford because this players deserves to be listened to through the best. If you are in the market place for something like sennheiser ie800’s then go for it. These will give you breathtaking sound which will bring tears to your eyes. If i could give ten stars i would.
      1. Bought one for the wife as an upgrade from an ipod nano. Its like listening to expensive hi-fi through your headphones, but slips into just about any pocket including shirt or even a phone pocket. Buy the best headphones/earbuds you can possibly afford because this players deserves to be listened to through the best. If you are in the market place for something like sennheiser ie800’s then go for it. These will give you breathtaking sound which will bring tears to your eyes. If i could give ten stars i would.
  3. High quality playback, especially of dsd files. The ui can be slow/laggy, especially when playing back dsd files, but i personally don’t find that too much of an issue. It does get warm when in use, but again not really a problem as it’s really all about the sound. Here the sound is good across a variety of formats – it does have a slightly ‘warm’ sound and isn’t as analytical as more expensive players but it is very portable with a decent battery life (7 hours playing dsd files, longer for flac/wav/aac). If you are looking for a dedicated player that can easily provide 264gb of storage (with a 200gb card) at a good price, this is a fine purchase. ] is a good place to find hi-def music to purchase.
    1. High quality playback, especially of dsd files. The ui can be slow/laggy, especially when playing back dsd files, but i personally don’t find that too much of an issue. It does get warm when in use, but again not really a problem as it’s really all about the sound. Here the sound is good across a variety of formats – it does have a slightly ‘warm’ sound and isn’t as analytical as more expensive players but it is very portable with a decent battery life (7 hours playing dsd files, longer for flac/wav/aac). If you are looking for a dedicated player that can easily provide 264gb of storage (with a 200gb card) at a good price, this is a fine purchase. ] is a good place to find hi-def music to purchase.
      1. Extremely impressed with this music player, enjoying lossless audio from a well made and solid product.
  4. Extremely impressed with this music player, enjoying lossless audio from a well made and solid product.
    1. 5 star sound, although slightly gutted that (through my own fault) cracked the back glass. Its in a case now to keep it safe, but doesn’t appear to be many options out there for repair.
  5. This review is from : Astell&Kern AK Jr High Resolution Audio Player – Red

    5 star sound, although slightly gutted that (through my own fault) cracked the back glass. Its in a case now to keep it safe, but doesn’t appear to be many options out there for repair.
    1. Ak jr v fiio x5i have an ak jr and my wife has an x5 so i can compare them at leisure. Both are excellent and near to the top of what is possible with a small portable dap. Soundthe ak jr comes with a few sample hi-res tracks pre-loaded. Obviously they have been carefully selected to sound good and they certainly do. ‘spanish harlem’ with a trace of subtle echo is particularly stunning and will instantly convince anyone that they are listening to a great machine. Both are very capable of driving reasonable ear-phones without resorting to external amps. I generally use shure se535s or final audio piano forte ii both of which are pretty easy to drive. Difficult earphones like the excellent sony xba h1s were beyond both of them but the ak did a slightly better job. I tried both with moderately high impedance headphones (250 ohm beyerdynamic dt990) and they both managed to make them sound good but only by having the volume almost at max.
  6. This review is from : Astell&Kern AK Jr High Resolution Audio Player – Red

    Ak jr v fiio x5i have an ak jr and my wife has an x5 so i can compare them at leisure. Both are excellent and near to the top of what is possible with a small portable dap. Soundthe ak jr comes with a few sample hi-res tracks pre-loaded. Obviously they have been carefully selected to sound good and they certainly do. ‘spanish harlem’ with a trace of subtle echo is particularly stunning and will instantly convince anyone that they are listening to a great machine. Both are very capable of driving reasonable ear-phones without resorting to external amps. I generally use shure se535s or final audio piano forte ii both of which are pretty easy to drive. Difficult earphones like the excellent sony xba h1s were beyond both of them but the ak did a slightly better job. I tried both with moderately high impedance headphones (250 ohm beyerdynamic dt990) and they both managed to make them sound good but only by having the volume almost at max.

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