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Astell&Kern Music Player Comparison

Astell&Kern has a wide range of music players for any budget. You can find top-of-the-line music players with plenty of memory to store your high-resolution files.

Select one of the latest DAP models from the menus below for an interactive comparison of features and specifcations.

DAP Feature Comparison

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SP2000
SP2000
$3,499
Stainless Steel(S)
Copper(C)
Onyx Black(OB)
Vegas Gold (VG)
Stainless Steel(S/OB/VG)
Copper(C)
3.0" x 5.19" x 0.61"
14.49/15.25 oz(C)
5" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Octa-Core Dual DAC:
AKM AK4499EQ
 
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
Optical 3.5mm
 
Battery Life
8hr Playback
--
5hr charge (5V/2A)
2.5hr chg (9V/1.67A)
Storage
512GB Internal
microSD ≤512GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1
Decoding
≤32bit / 768kHz
Native DSD
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.015dB Unbalance
±0.010dB Balance
Condition: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.050dB Unbalance
±0.030dB Balance
Output Level
3.0 Vrms Unbalance
6.0 Vrms Balance
 
Impedance
1.5 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
KANN Cube
KANN CUBE
$1,499
Wolf Gray
 
 
 
Aluminum
 
3.4" x 5.51" x 1.24"
17.3 oz
5" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Quad-Core Dual DAC:
ES9038PRO SABRE
(8-channel)
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Balance
Optical 3.5mm
Mini XLR (5-pin)
Battery Life
9hr Playback
--
5.5hr charge (5V/2A)
4hr chg (9V/1.67A)
Storage
128GB Internal
microSD ≤400GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Decoding
≤32bit / 384kHz
Native DSD
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.027dB Unbalance
±0.025dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.07dB Unbalance
±0.087dB Balance
Output Level
2-6 Vrms Unbalance
4-12 Vrms Balance
 
Impedance
0.5 Ohm (3.5mm)
1.6 Ohm (2.5mm)
SE200
SE200
$1,799
Moon Silver
 
 
 
Aluminum
 
3.02" x 5.2" x 0.62"
9.66 oz
5" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Octa-Core Multi DAC:
AKM AK4499EQ
ESS ES9068AS (x2)
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance (x2)
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole (x2)
 
 
Battery Life (AKM/ESS)
10/14hr Playback
--
--
2.5hr chg (9V/1.67A)
Storage
256GB Internal
microSD ≤1TB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Decoding
≤32bit / 384kHz
Native DSD256
 
Frequency Response (AKM/ESS)
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.015dB/±0.023dB Unbalance
±0.01dB/±0.015dB Balance
Condition: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.05dB/±0.065dB Unbalance
±0.03dB/±0.10dB Balance
Output Level (AKM/ESS)
3.0/2.0 Vrms Unbalance
6.0/4.0 Vrms Balance
 
Impedance (AKM/ESS)
0.7 / 1 Ohm (3.5mm)
1.3 / 1.6 Ohm (2.5mm)
SR25
SR25
$699
Moon Silver
 
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.5" x 4.26" x 0.63"
6.27 oz
3.6" Touchscreen
HD 720x1280
Quad-Core Dual DAC:
Cirrus Logic CS43198
 
USB Type-C Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
 
Battery Life
21hr Playback
--
2.5hr charge (5V/2A)
--
Storage
64GB Internal
microSD ≤1TB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, LDAC
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Decoding
≤32bit / 384kHz
Native DSD256
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.014dB Unbalance
±0.011dB Balance
Condition: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.10dB Unbalance
±0.12dB Balance
Output Level
2.0 Vrms Unbalance
4.0 Vrms Balance
 
Impedance
1.8 Ohm (3.5mm)
1.6 Ohm (2.5mm)

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Legacy Models

Astell&Kern crafted a long line of high-perfomance DAPs since their start in 2013 with the AK100. Here's how those legacy models stack up.

AK380 DAP
AK380
$3,499 | 2016
Meteoric Titan(T)
Black(B)
Copper(C)
Duralumin(T)(B)
Copper(C)
3.14" x 4.42" x 0.7"
8.11(T)(B) / 12.35oz(C)
4" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC:
AKM AK4490
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal.
 
Battery Capacity
3,400 mAh
Storage
256GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤32bit / 384kHz
DSD Native
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.053dB Unbalance
±0.053dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.56.dB Unbalance
±0.55.dB Balance
Output Level
2.2 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK320 DAP
AK320
$1,799 | 2015
Gun Metal
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.95" x 4.42" x 0.64"
7.65 oz
4" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC:
AKM AK4490
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
Battery Capacity
3,400 mAh
Storage
128GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
DSD128
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.053dB Unbalance
±0.053dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz–70kHz
±0.56dB Unbalance
±0.55dB Balance
Output Level
2.2 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK300 DAP
AK300
$899 | 2016
Midnight Black
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.95" x 4.42" x 0.6"
7.23 oz
4" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Single DAC:
AKM AK4490
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
Battery Capacity
3,100 mAh
Storage
64GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
 
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.075dB Unbalance
±0.075dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.56.dB Unbalance
±0.55.dB Balance
Output Level
1.98 Vrms Unbalance
1.98 Vrms Balance
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK240 DAP
AK240
$2,499 | 2014
Gun Metal
 
 
Duralumin
 
2.59" x 4.21" x 0.68"
6.5 oz
3.31" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC:
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
Battery Capacity
3,250 mAh
Storage
256GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
DSD Native
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.023dB Unbalance
±0.023dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.3dB Unbalance
±0.3dB Balance
Output Level
2.1 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
Impedance
1 Ohm Impedance
 
AK120 II DAP
AK120 II
$1,499 | 2014
Stone Silver
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.16" x 4.64" x 0.58"
6.24 oz
3.31" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Dual DAC:
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
Battery Capacity
3,250 mAh
Storage
128GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSvF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
DSD128
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.023dB Unbalance
±0.023dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.3dB Unbalance
±0.3dB Balance
Output Level
2.1 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK100 II
AK100 II
$899 | 2014
Smoky Blue
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.16" x 4.37" x 0.58"
5.99 oz
3.31" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Single DAC:
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
Optical 3.5mm
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
Battery Capacity
3,150 mAh
Storage
64GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
DSD128
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.025dB Unbalance
±0.025dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.6dB Unbalance
±0.6dB Balance
Output Level
2.0 Vrms Unbalance
1.7 Vrms Balance
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK70 DAP
AK70
$599 | 2016
Misty Mint
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.37" x 3.81" x 0.51"
4.66 oz
3.3" Touchscreen
WVGA 480x800
Single DAC:
Cirrus Logic CS4398
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
2.5mm Bal. 4-pole
 
 
Battery Capacity
2,200 mAh
Storage
64GB Internal
microSD ≤128GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows 7, 8, 10 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
 
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.075dB Unbalance
±0.075dB Balance
Condition: 10Hz-70kHz
±0.56dB Unbalance
±0.55dB Balance
Output Level
2.3 Vrms Unbalance
2.3 Vrms Balance
Impedance
2 Ohm (3.5mm)
1 Ohm (2.5mm)
AK Jr DAP
AK Jr
$499 | 2015
Sleek Silver
 
 
Aluminum
 
2.1" x 4.6" x 0.4"
3.3 oz
3.1" Touchscreen
WVGA 240x400
Single DAC:
Wolfson WM8740
 
USB Micro-B Input
Outputs
3.5mm Unbalance
 
 
 
Battery Capacity
1,450 mAh
Storage
64GB Internal
microSD ≤256GB
 
Supports WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Windows XP, 7, 8 (32/64bit)
MAC OS X 10.7+
Bluetooth v4.0
Decoding
≤24bit / 192kHz
DSD64
 
Frequency Response
Condition: 20Hz-20kHz
±0.04dB Unbalance
 
Condition: 20Hz-70kHz
±0.3dB Unbalance
 
Output Level
1.95 Vrms Unbalance
 
Impedance
2 Ohm Impedance
 

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