Astell & Kern
Luxury Handheld Music Library
I began to deal with the incredible Astell & Kern way back in 2013 when they initially launched the now legendary AK100. This tiny portable music player was the first real “high end” player and it certainly set the bar for other brands to try and follow.
Think of Astell & Kern as the difference between Toyota and Lexus. A&K are the luxury hardware arm of South Korean company iRiver. They produce many portable players under the iRiver branding, however the Astell&Kern products are the prestige, luxury brand and the show stoppers.
Astell & Kern continued to set the trend since their UK inception in 2012 and I have heard every incarnation and model they have produced since the initial AK100. As they release more products they continually strive to improve on their previous releases and always manage to accomplish it.
A&K really are the luxury portable player brand and provide one of the greatest interfaces for anyone to easily and quickly navigate to the music they want and start listenting.
in my humble opinion A&K really are the luxury portable player brand and provide one of the greatest interfaces for anyone to easily and quickly navigate to the music they want and start listening.
All of their portable players offer a vast amount of storage in order for you to carry around as many of your favourite pieces of music and provide the ability to stream music from a 3rd party provider.