Astell & Kern AK380 Brand New

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  1. dleblanc343
    Type:
    For Sale
    Currency:
    USD
    Price:
    1400
    Ship to:
    • Anywhere
    • North America
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    This unit was used for about a week and indoors for review purposes. Its screen protectors and case have been left untouched, the item is in immaculate 10/10 condition, perfectly crystal clear glass, not a smudge or scratch anywhere on the body - new.

    Pet free, smoke free house.


    Thanks for your interest.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
  2. dleblanc343
    Just tried the SP1000M today thinking of upgrading to that, and was let down by the sound!

    Still for sale since I will use my phone straight to kse1500 as of now
     
  3. gazzington
    Hmm so the sp1000m doesn’t sound good? I’ve always fancied an ak but not sure what would be a good buy under a £1000
     
  4. dleblanc343
    I just don’t feel the SP1000 is much audibly superior, it does have a slightly more holographic soundstage but the tonality of it is a bit too rich coming from the already slightly warm ak380. For me, tonal accuracy and timbre is morr important, and I just find the AK380 more linear and compatible with various headphones/ iems.

    I do love the screen of the sp1000 more though, and it’s apparently getting offline tidal support so that’s a big plus.

    But I still favor the AK380 sound, and think it’s a special DAP, it’s just I graduated university and don’t find myself listening on the go so much so I’m in no need for a DAP really.
     
  5. gazzington
    How does dap compare to ak240?
     
  6. dleblanc343
    Night and day, I had the AK240 2 years ago and immediately sold it after hearinga Qp1r.

    I immediately sold the qp1r after hearing ak380, so the difference is huge
     
  7. dleblanc343
    Bump
     
  8. dleblanc343
    BUMP
     
  9. geocleojohn
    PM sent
     

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