This Astell & Kern Hi-Fi Music Player Is The Ultimate Audio Powerhouse

Apr 30, 2019

Category: Tech

While plenty of folks are satisfied with the passable sound quality produced by their smartphone, the real flesh-and-bone audiophiles of the world have more discerning tastes. And it’s for these insightful folks that Astell & Kern has unveiled their Kann Cube portable hi-fi music player.

Promising unparalleled audio quality and clarity, this beastly-yet-pocketable music player hinges on a quad-core processor alongside a pair of ESS Sabre ES9038PRO DAC chips which, when paired with its 5-pin Mini XLR output, make for an extremely powerful player with an insanely low noise floor. That means you get studio-quality sound with minimal distortion without the need for a separate amplifier. It also boasts 128 gigs of onboard memory, a 5″ full-color HD touchscreen display, USB Type-C quick charging (with nine hours of playback per charge), and 32bit/384kHz Native DSD256 support. The price is set at $1,499 and it will be available at select retailers by the end of May.

Purchase: $1,499

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

Featured Image

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Run on the Brand’s First In-House Processor

The tech wizard's new smartphone runs on the Google Tensor chip.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021

Featured Image

DJI Utilized Their Drone Tech in Their Professional-Grade Ronin 4D Camera

The Ronin 4D offers unparalleled innovation in the forms of Automated Manual Focus, a modular build, and a Z-axis for added stability.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021

Featured Image

Alienware Revamped Their Aurora Desktop to Commemorate 25 Years

The legendary gaming brand's latest is a looker.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021

Featured Image

Apple’s M1 Pro & Max-Equipped MacBook Pros Are Its Most Powerful Ever

With 3.7-times faster speeds & up to 21 hours of battery life.

Posted By

Oct 18, 2021

Featured Image

Apple’s Third-Gen AirPods Offer Extra Battery Life & a Familiar Design

The wireless earbuds are currently available for pre-order.

Posted By

Oct 18, 2021

Featured Image

Nokia Released a Modern Version of Their “Unbreakable” Cell Phone

The iconic "brick" phone makes its long-awaited return with some new features and, of course, Snake.

Posted By

Oct 15, 2021