High-quality digital audio players have become increasingly popular in recent years, and as of this, devices from Astell & Kern as well as FiiO have been an issue. Now the Chinese manufacturer iBasso manufacturer iBasso, who has also placed some popular products in this area, is launching a new hot contender on the DAP market with the DX200.
For a change this time, it's not about new products rather a small design update for our headphone studio. The new beautiful wooden doors of S.L. Loftart not only fit perfectly into the room, but also serve a very practical purpose: to keep the general overview of our stock consistant despite the the constant new additions to our range!
After beyerdynamic's miniaturization of its sonically outstanding Tesla technology was initially put into the service of a cooperation project - the AK T8iE has been developed by beyerdynamic, but markted under the brand Astell & Kern - the Heilbronn-based company is now at the starting line with its own in-ear Tesla headphones: We're taking a look just prior to the release of the Xelento remote.
The first Advent is just around the corner and to make way for the approaching Christmas celebrations, we presenting our best Christmas offers from HiFi, TV and Home Cinema. We cordially invite you to the extensive browse through our offers and we wish you a relaxed pre-Christmas period!
Following the CanJam 2016, we had the opportunity to interview Juliane Thümmel, who created Europe's largest head phone event and is still responsible for its organization. We didn't want to miss this opportunity to get a look behind the scenes with Juliane.
With the K812 Pro having been introduced in 2013, the new AKG is in itself a small piece of art. Although the Hi-Fi and the studio market generally work according to their own laws, these open headphones have been made with with equal amounts of benevolence in both areas due to their extraordinarily natural and detailed appearance. Now the Austrians, with the K872, have entered a close variant in the race, which is available immediately for testing in our headphones studio.
"The mp3 player is dead, long live the HiRes player." If one had to summarize the history of Astell & Kern in just one sentence, the following would be an opportunity to use this old adage. However, there is much more to say about this manufacturer, which is operating very successfully thanks to consistent high-end alignment of the last four years in a market that is supposedly no longer is. So were only this year several devices, including the new entry-level model presented AK70. We take this opportunity and take a look at the concept and the current program of Astell & Kern.
The follow up to the first in-ear headphones with Tesla technology from Beyerdynamic are the Astell & Kern AK T8iE MKII, which are now also available with us. More information on the technology was also provided in a lecture by Beyerdynamic last year. Here are some impressions from the first contact with the new high-end headphones.