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.
The recently presented headphone amplifier and DAC Chord Mojo demonstrated very convincingly that it is easily possible today to enjox fidelity sound in pocket size. The Fostex HP-V8 could be interpreted in terms of an antithesis of checking the other end of the scale feasibility and also hardly comes as a travel companion. We have now taken the tube-powered high-end amplifiers in our program and have documntented the first findings.
We look forward to growth in our headphone range: The Chord Mojo is now available with us and may naturally like to be tested in our headphone Studio paces. A brief introduction to the small high-end headphone amplifier / DAC and some optical impressions's after the jump.
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