Product Comparison: Astell&Kern SR15 vs Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII
- Great UI and sound from wired headphones, on that side AK70 does it’s job perfectly.
- Excellent product, great sound through both high quality in-ears and over ear headphones.
- It has 64 GB of internal memory that is enough for the first time not to buy a memory card. Wow.
- The screen is easy to view and very effective and enjoyable.
- User interface as usual with Android based systems the user interface feels somewhat clunky and not entirely stable.
- The AK70MKII is slightly bigger so it feels better in my hand, the dual DACs add better depth and separation to the music and the bigger battery means I can listen for longer.
- Just the right size (similar to iPod classic but a touch narrower and deeper), excellent build quality.
- All in all, fantastic player in a small footprint which makes it easy for me to carry around on the tube! Highly Recommended.
- A player that will be next to each of your trips due to its compact size.
- I really like its size. It lies comfortably in my hand and also looks beautiful.
- I have listened to numerous recordings from MP3 to studio master 24bit files and all are reproduced superbly through my usual Etymotic ear phones.
- Networked works well. I can access files on the AK70 for playback on my main hi-fi system.
- Detail is superb and all areas of sound, bass, midrange and treble, are solid and involving. Soundstage is exspnasive and awesome.
- Shamefully, this one is too sharp in the upper frequencies, and accordingly has been sent back.
- There is no equaliser that can be customised even though the instructions say there is.
Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII
- Sounds great, average battery life, competition stiff at this price point.
- Built quality, battery life, sound output is probably the best on the market for that price range.
- I have enough charge for the whole day of use. Highly recommend.
- A great player that lasts all day with you. The sound is amazing.
- Battery only last 6 to 8 hours. Music gets lost when your attention is elsewhere. So not really designed to attract attention as a portable should.