Product Comparison: Astell&Kern AK320 vs Astell&Kern AK240


General Specifications
Brand
Astell&Kern
Astell&Kern
Model
AK320
AK240
Origin
Korea
Korea
About the Product
Astell & Kern AK320 Hi-Res Portable Music Player The AK320 is the latest hi-res player to be added to A&K’s family of portable players and takes styling and features from the AK380.
The AK240 is the new flagship model in Astell&Kern's growing range of exceptionally high-quality portable music players.
Key Specs
Memory
128 GB
256 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Astell&Kern AK320 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player - 128GB Silver
  • This player probably works best playing classical music, maybe some blues, and jazz. I prefer the AK320's slightly "wetter" sound, and it delivers more bass than the AK120.
  • Big, clear screen. This is the biggest improvement over my previous AK player.
  • Very solid construction. Although heavy, it feels like everything was built to last.
  • The menu screen is too small, making finger-scrolling tedious, and sometimes maddening.
  • The AK320 is a wonderful player overall but it's not so portable compared to the AK120, or even the Fiio X5, as well as numerous other wonderful DAPs that are available these days.
Size & Weight
Color
Silver
Gun Metal Grey
Height
4.42 in.
4.21 in.
Width
2.95 in.
2.95 in.
Depth
0.64 in.
0.68 in.
Weight
7.65 oz.
6.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Astell&Kern AK320 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player - 128GB Silver
  • I like being able to scroll and view the menu without feeling so constrained. The AK320 is portable as heck, light and wonderful.
  • Pleasant to the touch and great size to fit in my hand.
  • This is exactly what I was waiting for. Perfect size and weight. It also sounds great.
  • Heavy. Very heavy. With the AK380 AMP attached, it's downright monolithic.
  • Big and very not comfortable in hand - very clumsy and brick like feel.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, ALAC, AAC, AIFF, DSF, DFF
WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack, Balanced Out, Expansion Unit Balanced Out, Micro USB
USB port, 3.5mm Jack, Optical Out, Balanced Out
Usability
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4" WVGA (480x800) touchscreen
3.31" WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED Touchscreen
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
3,400mAh 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery, Supports up to 256GB MicroSD, AK Connect app, Metal Touch Sensor Home button, 20-band PEQ
Wi-Fi, MQS Streaming, Balanced Out and Dual DAC
What customers say about "Features"
Astell&Kern AK320 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player - 128GB Silver
  • Very clean output. It is an extremely neutral player. Compared to the AK120, it is downright clinical.
  • It has a dry, precise, quick delivery of audio. The highlight is in the upper mids, and the highs - crispy, and not too harsh.
  • Menu navigation is good. The AK320 can fit all the text on the screen at once. Bravo.
  • Doesn't even come with a dedicated cube to charge, barely they provide a short little USB cable and a kinda soft case.
  • Do not use a micro SD card larger than 128 GB. The manual states that 128 GB is the limit, and I can verify that this device does not like the bigger SD cards.
Accessories
Included With Unit
microSD Card Slot Cover, USB cable, Leather Case, Protective Film
Exclusive leather case, USB cable
Power
Battery Life
10 hours
96 hours

Astell&Kern AK320

Astell&Kern AK240

What customers say about "Power"
Astell&Kern AK320 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player - 128GB Silver
  • The battery life enough to use the player throughout the day.
  • I am pleased with this player which enough for the whole day. The sound is also very pleasant and clear.
  • Battery life is terrible. You can almost see the percentage left draining while you play. It lasts about 4 hours total.
  • Takes 10 hour to recharge when not using it. Gets pretty warm if charging and while in use. Battery drains very fast.
  • Come with a dead battery. It won’t turn on even with usb cable connected.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC

Astell&Kern AK320

Astell&Kern AK240

Other Information
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MSRP
1799.00 $

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