Pros: Outstanding sound quality, the best UI of any audiophile DAP thus far, unparalled build quality, innovative Wi-Fi features (streaming, etc.).
Cons: Should include balanced adapter, runs warm, price point can be a significant barrier to entry for some.
REVIEW: Astell & Kern AK240
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
by Warren Chi & Michael Liang
Editor's Note: If you haven't read (or don't remember) our Astell & Kern AK120 Roundtable Discussion from last year, please take a moment to review it now. We came to some conclusions in that discussion, conclusions that shaped our views moving into this review.
When it comes to Astell & Kern, we have a running joke here at Audio360... if you get one of their players, you're gonna get screwed.
But before you get the wrong idea, you should know that this actually has very little to do with Astell & Kern, and everything to do... (read more)