Astell&Kern Launches KANN ALPHA Digital Audio Player
Jan 27, 2021 at 10:04 AM Post #961 of 1,264

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I think there's some truth in this, though an issue with any technology is not just about whether it fulfils the functions promised but the setting it works in. People need to consider if their WiFi routers or if their set up is up to scratch for instance.

Every link in the chain adds potential failure points.

I use and have deeply tested and got the 15 minutes drops in Wifi (A&K Connect and Qobuz Service):
=> at home with my NETGEAR ORBI Wifi 6 Mesh (2 satellites) connected to a fiber of 1000Mpbs download and 400mbps upload perfecly operational for 4K TV and Xbox Live gaming in Hi Resolution.
=> at office with an Asus RT AC87 connected to a pro local loop at 100Mbps symmetrical
=> in trains or stations with my smartphones in 4G wifi shared connection (tested with Iphone 12 pro max and Galaxy Z Fold 2)

All these connections limited to an already poor 2.4G and not 5G with the A&K Kann Alpha, get every 15 minutes drops whatever you select in sleep mode in the A&K menu.
 
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Jan 27, 2021 at 11:23 AM Post #963 of 1,264

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I have made my decision, and ordered the Alpha from AudioVisualOnline here in the UK.
YAY !! It should be arriving tomorrow.
Also ordered a pair of FiiO FH7 iem's.
Tomorrow should be a good day (I hope)
Nice! I ordered mine from Amazon and ordered Tin P1s along with it. Will need to save up for a bit and get some high-end iems later in the year. Right now while lockdown abides I'm most likely to listen to it on my HD 660s. I also have the Moondrop Starfield - should be interesting to see what shortcomings the Alpha shows in those
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 11:58 AM Post #964 of 1,264

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Nice! I ordered mine from Amazon and ordered Tin P1s along with it. Will need to save up for a bit and get some high-end iems later in the year. Right now while lockdown abides I'm most likely to listen to it on my HD 660s. I also have the Moondrop Starfield - should be interesting to see what shortcomings the Alpha shows in those
Looks like we will both be playing with new toys tomorrow ! I also have the HD660s, and just dug out the balanced cable for them.I had forgotten it was in the box.
I also ordered a new 4.5mm balanced cable for the FH7s.
Happy days.
 
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It is time.
 

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Jan 28, 2021 at 1:58 PM Post #967 of 1,264

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What case (if any) are people using? I'm not keen on the official case because I hate buttons under the case. The Miter one is definitely the most reasonable one, however I'm also tempted by the Dignis cases which look amazing. Any users / impressions here?

I’m looking for the same, also very interested in the Dignis case.
 
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What case (if any) are people using? I'm not keen on the official case because I hate buttons under the case. The Miter one is definitely the most reasonable one, however I'm also tempted by the Dignis cases which look amazing. Any users / impressions here?

I'm liking the Miter case. Not leather of course but it fits very snugly and feels nice to the touch also the blue one looks pretty good. Also the price is good.
 
Jan 28, 2021 at 2:49 PM Post #969 of 1,264

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What case (if any) are people using? I'm not keen on the official case because I hate buttons under the case. The Miter one is definitely the most reasonable one, however I'm also tempted by the Dignis cases which look amazing. Any users / impressions here?
Absolutely recommend the Dignis Judith. Absolutely beautiful and like you wanted to not have the 3 buttons recessed under the case. I have mine in red.
 
Jan 28, 2021 at 3:36 PM Post #970 of 1,264

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For those of you that have recently purchased KANN ALPHA; with the Fiio M15, Hiby R8 and iBasso DX300 being all the rage lately why did you choose this DAP rather than one of those? Just curious.
 
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I saw some discussion earlier in this thread around screen protectors. Was anyone able to find a quality tempered glass protector for KANN ALPHA?
 

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