The Astell & Kern AK240
Jan 11, 2021 at 2:53 PM Post #9,080 of 9,091

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Anybody needs an aftermarket AK240 battery? I have one and paid around $30 from Ali almost 6 months ago and took delivery this past Saturday; yeah, 6 months ago. Any hoot, I sold my AK240 and I forgot about the replacement battery. Only charging $5 to cover CONUS shipping. PM me if interested and only shipping CONUS. Sorry, I won't be able to help if the battery is a dud or has issues. It does come with a small bag of tools to open AK240.
 
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Just out of interest has anybody had success after changing to an after market battery? I've changed the original battery twice. First Ali battery would not fully charge and the second one fitted lasts about 4 hours after being fully charged. I've opted for and ordered a different make to see if I could be third time lucky. I was hoping to get at least 6 or 7 hours use after full charge.
 
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That blows. I'm just going to recycle the battery. It'll save the hassle, disappointment, and a temporary rage session. It seems the only good battery is OEM.

Good luck with the third battery. Hopefully it's a charm or the final kicker to avoid all after market batteries for the AK240.
 
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Hi, I just have bought an used AK240ss, Im happy with sound quality but I have a question about battery. I have tested with FLAC files, balanced output 2.5mm and volume 75 (75/150 - 50%) with wifi off, bluetooth off. After 2 hours playing, it drained 34% battery. So is battery condition is still in good? And I found some third-party battery on aliexpress, on this link https://bit.ly/2O42IHA. Have anyone tried this battery? Thanks :D
 
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Hi, I just have bought an used AK240ss, Im happy with sound quality but I have a question about battery. I have tested with FLAC files, balanced output 2.5mm and volume 75 (75/150 - 50%) with wifi off, bluetooth off. After 2 hours playing, it drained 34% battery. So is battery condition is still in good? And I found some third-party battery on aliexpress, on this link https://bit.ly/2O42IHA. Have anyone tried this battery? Thanks :D
After 3 attempts at using an after market battery I've come to the conclusion approx 4 hrs is as good as it gets. I would love to be proved wrong. My setting at very similar to yours, flack files no internet no bluetooth and volume at approx 80 using balanced output. I had similar issues when changing my DX100 battery. Sorry.
 
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After 3 attempts at using an after market battery I've come to the conclusion approx 4 hrs is as good as it gets. I would love to be proved wrong. My setting at very similar to yours, flack files no internet no bluetooth and volume at approx 80 using balanced output. I had similar issues when changing my DX100 battery. Sorry.
Did you try the battery in my link above?
 
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Yes, it was the last one I fitted. I think you should still give it a go. I might just be unlucky and the cost is reasonable.
 
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Before you repacling battery, how long did the original battery stand? Will you keep trying another battery or use the HSABAT?
About 2 hours. I bought the 240 secondhand so have no idea of it age. No I don't think I'll try again, at present it's used on my weekly exercise walks (past running) three to four times a week. As long as it manages to last the week I can live with it. I have a number of other daps including AJ120 and
DX90 with changeable battery.
 
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About 2 hours. I bought the 240 secondhand so have no idea of it age. No I don't think I'll try again, at present it's used on my weekly exercise walks (past running) three to four times a week. As long as it manages to last the week I can live with it. I have a number of other daps including AJ120 and
DX90 with changeable battery.
I bought the 240 secondhand also, lucky me the battery is still about 5hrs and I will charge my dap carefully to keep the condition. I have 1 more question: is there anyway to stream spotify on my phone to AK240 via AKconnect?
 

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