Product Comparison: Astell&Kern AK T8iE MKII vs beyerdynamic Xelento


General Specifications
Brand
Astell&Kern
Beyerdynamic
Model
AK T8iE MKII
Xelento
Origin
Germany
Germany
About the Product
The AK T8iE MkⅡ succeeds and improves on the AK T8iE, the world’s first Tesla in-ear headphone, collaboratively developed by Astell&Kern and beyerdynamic. The new flagship model promises truly outstanding sound and exceptional build quality.
You can now enjoy the complete brilliance of your music on the go with Xelento remote. Thanks to its miniaturised Tesla technology, you can discover an authentic and sublime musical experience that was previously only possible at home.
Key Specs
Type
Over-ear
Over-ear
Driver Configuration
Single driver
Single driver
Sound Isolating
Passive
Passive
Cable Length
4.27 ft.
4.27 ft.
Removable Cable
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Astell&Kern AK T8iE MKII Earphones With Tesla Driver Monitors
  • These earphones are superb. Perfect sound.
  • Presence galore and intimacy with the music.
  • I listen to jazz mostly, and classical, but delineation is excellent for both.
  • Impressive sound quality, nice.
  • The sound quality is very good though.
beyerdynamic Xelento In-Ear Headphones
  • These sound precise, balanced, fast, and have a pretty big soundstage.
  • I love the sound, comfort, fit and finish.
  • Perfect sound and beautiful earphones.
  • Great earphones. Sound superb.
  • Perfect balanced earphone. I like this sound.
Size & Weight
Height
5.8 in.
4.5 in.
Width
4.6 in.
5.8 in.
Depth
3.1 in.
3.1 in.
Weight
3.17 oz.
2.24 oz.
Features
Eartips Material
Foam / Silicone
Foam / Silicone
Style
Unisex
Unisex
Color
Black
Silver
Water Resistant
No
No
Built-In Microphone
No
Yes
Extras
High-grade transparent silver-plated cable, High precision gold-plated MMCX connectors, Great flexibility, Improved voice-coil
New defined mobility, Tesla technology, Hi-Res audio, Exclusive materials
Controls
Answer / Hang up, Volume, Play / Pause, Next track, Previous track
What customers say about "Features"
Astell&Kern AK T8iE MKII Earphones With Tesla Driver Monitors
  • Comfortable and pleasant listening experience.
  • My favorite IEM. Fits really well.
  • I like this earphones. Perfect fit, comfort, feel and design.
  • Fits good on my ears. Really happy with it.
  • Container box for the earbud doesn't close well. Most tip don't fit well.
beyerdynamic Xelento In-Ear Headphones
  • Very comfortable and sound amazing.
  • Great fit and fantastic sound.
  • These are very comfortable as they sit just at the entrance to the ear canal.
  • Very small, not obtrusive, with the foam tips, it isolates external wind/noise, fits very comfortably.
  • The sound is very great. I really like it. Comfortable product. Perfect.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
999.00 $


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