Astell&Kern Magazine


Astel and Kern

Astell&Kern Magazine is your all-inclusive information guide with instructionals, comparisons, connections, and everything you need to know about Astell&Kern players and accessories.

The Ultimate Hi-Fi Audio System

Based in South Korea, Astell&Kern is devoted to quality and fidelity. Their digital audio players have earned the company a reputation for high-quality products with an impressive representation.


Digital Audio Players

Known for the quality of their digital music players, Astell&Kern is dedicated to creating natural sound that retains all of the details of the original recording without any distortion. The portability of these players make them a top choice for on-the-go listening.

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In-Ear Monitors

Astell&Kern offers a number of IEMs from their partnership with JH Audio. The Siren Series offers universal IEMs that have been designed specifically for their digital music players.

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Who is Astell&Kern?

Astell&Kern is a branch of iRiver, a South Korea-based electronic and entertainment company started by former Samsung executives. AK, since its creation in 2012, is best known for high-end music players, portable audio devices or hi-res "iPods".

As the Financial Times notes, Astell&Kern, much like Chord Electronics, is committed to fidelity and quality. To say Astell&Kern media players are HOT would be an understatement. As consumers learn about the need for higher resolution music files to feed our high quality media players, those made by Astell&Kern have thrived.

Astell & Kern's music players are natural partners with great DACs and amps such as Chord's Hugo and Mojo and great headphones or in-ear-monitors (IEMs) such as Astell&Kern Siren Series IEMs, Audeze LCD-4 headphones, Fostex TH900 mk2 headphones, and/ or Sennheiser HD800S Headphones.

What makes AK different?

Astell & Kern creates the best music players in the world as our customer reviews note plus their technology is easy to learn and navigate as a newby or a technology wizard. Our founder Drew Baird and the staff at Moon Audio recommend Astell&Kern high resolution music and media players for people who love “mobile audio”.

Astell & Kern (A&K) music players are "iPods on steroids". If you love to listen to music “on the go” and want hi-fi sound AK Digital Audio Players (DAPs) are essential listening gear with Mastering Quality Sound (MQS).

MQS includes high-resolution digital music recording formats from 16-bit/44.1kHz to 24-bit/192kHz. Sound engineering tech-speak can be confusing. More is usually better. Higher amounts of information can mean better sound with crisper highs and fuller lows (bass). The trick is to process and play as much information as possible or as much information as your recordings started with in the first place.

Playing all the high res information captured during the music recording process is Astell & Kern’s expertise. You will not believe what your ears were missing once you try AK music players!

Partnering with JH Audio

JH Audio IEMs

Jerry Harvey is known worldwide for his innovative in-ear monitors and has set the standard for IEMs in the HiFi community. In 2013, Astell&Kern partnered with JH Audio to produce an IEM that would perfectly match their players. The Siren Series was born.

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Guides and Manuals

Astel&ern AK100 II User Manual

AK100 II

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Astel&ern AK100 User Manual


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Astel&ern AK120 II User Manual

AK120 II

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Astel&ern AK240 User Manual


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Astel&ern AK300 User Manual


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Astel&ern AK320 User Manual


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Astel&ern AK Jr User Manual


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Astel&ern AK380 User Manual


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Astel&ern KANN User Manual


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Astel&ern AK RecorderUser Manual

AK Recorder

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Astel&ern L1000 User Manual


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Astel&ern SE100 User Manual


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Astel&ern SP1000 User Manual


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