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iRiver Astell & Kern AK120

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By Home Theater Review on 90

Obviously, not everyone needs the ultimate in sonic performance and high resolution in a portable music player. However, if you want to be able to take full-resolution and uncompressed high-resolution music wherever you go, the AK120 delivers. While its...

By Audiophilia on

Do you remember ‘iRiver'? The company went head to head with Apple's iPod as portable music player of choice at the beginning of the mobile revolution. The Korean company has gone upmarket and targeted flush audiophiles with products from their brand,...

By Pocket-lint on

Not a name particularly known outside of the serious Hi-Fi and audiophile industries, Astell&Kern is about to start to make inroads into the UK with its incredibly high-end digital music player, the AK120. You will have heard of the parent company,...

By Enjoy the Music on

Astell&Kern's AK120 is right now perhaps the best portable high resolution high fidelity music player in the marketplace. Soon there will be many more such devices as we are already seeing the likes of Colorfly and others enter the marketplace. Due to...

By innerfidelity.com on

I've been a long time fan of iriver's iHP-140 portable media player, which was one of the only players to have an optical digital output. I still use mine regularly. Unfortunately they've been long discontinued, and subsequent models from iriver...

International Review By audio.de on

Der Astell & Kern AK 120 ersetzt weder Handy noch Tablet-PC, dafür bietet der Mobilplayer reinsten HD-Klang. Wir haben den HiRes-Player...

International Review By Hifitest.de on

Der Astell&Kern AK120 steht ohne Zweifel an der Spitze der portablen Audioplayer. Und mit dem letzten Firmware-Update, das DSD-Wiedergabe ermöglicht, ist er sogar noch zukunftssicherer...

International Review By phileweb.com on

■192kHz/24bit対応ハイレゾDAP「AK120」を徹底的に使い倒す...

International Review By audio.de on

Jetzt geht´s wirklich: Gapless kann der Neue auf jeden Fall und auch die anderen Neuerungen sowie der Klang sind gut geglückt. Und wenn das USB-Update kommt, hat man noch einen handlichen USB-DAC...