Astell&Kern have rebranded their recent range of players under the guise of A&ultima, A &norma and A&futura. The SE100 fits under the A&futura class of players and this is due to the advanced 8 channel audio chip they are using inside the unit. This is the first time Astell&Kern have used the ESS SABRE PRO chipset that offers industry leading specification. The insane level of detail retrieval from ESS chips is truly incredible. The SE100 is super analytical and delivers even the faintest of details with little to no effort at all.
The built in 128GB storage enables you to store many of your favourite albums on board, with the ability to add an external 512GB sd card if required. The simplicity of the user interface means that you can access your music and begin listening to it within seconds.
If you find that the storage isn’t quite big enough, then you can access millions of songs on the TIDAL. This is a subscription service, however it enables you to access all of the latest albums releases along with a curated song list. Unfortunately the native, built in TIDAL application will not enable you to save offline music to the device.
If you don’t have TIDAL then you are able to load your favourite music app to the player such as Spotify™ and Amazon Music etc.
The power from the headphone output on the SE100 is substantial and means that it will pair with a large number of earphones and headphones on the market.