Product Comparison: Astell&Kern SR15 vs Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII


General Specifications
Brand
Astell&Kern
Astell&Kern
Model
SR15
AK 70 MkII
Origin
China
Korea
About the Product
A&norma sets the standard of Hi-Fi audio for novice listeners. The SR15, the first model of A&norma, is the beginning point of the Hi-Fi Audio experience that allows you to enjoy the philosophy and technologies of Astell&Kern, which is accoladed by audiophiles around the world.
The high-end forge Astell & Kern has equipped its latest rung with technical finesse that also makes pampered music lovers heal. The AK 70 MkII looks really good compared to its small twin, the AK 70: the dual dac e.g. optimises sound quality and channel separation.
Key Specs
Memory
64 GB
64 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII High-End Player with Integrated Powerful Amplifier DSD Native Black
  • 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.
Size & Weight
Color
Dark Gray
Black
Height
3.92 in.
3.81 in.
Width
2.26 in.
2.47 in.
Depth
0.63 in.
0.59 in.
Weight
5.43 oz.
5.29 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII High-End Player with Integrated Powerful Amplifier DSD Native Black
  • 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.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, MQA
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
USB Micro-B
3.5mm Jack, Balanced Out, Micro USB
Usability
3.3" TFT LCD (800x480) display
3.3" WVGA TFT LCD (480x800) touchscreen, Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
Wi-Fi, Quad-core CPU, Using Open APP Service, MasterHiFI
Supports up to 256GB MicroSD, 2500mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery, Body Material: Aluminum, AK Connect app
What customers say about "Features"
 
Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII High-End Player with Integrated Powerful Amplifier DSD Native Black
  • 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.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable
microSD Card Slot Cover, USB cable, Protective Film
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
FCC, CE

Astell&Kern SR15

Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
699.00 $
549.00 $
Power
Battery Life
8 hours
What customers say about "Power"
 
Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII High-End Player with Integrated Powerful Amplifier DSD Native Black
  • 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.


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