Astell&Kern’s New DAC Paves the Way for Hi-Fi Audio Anywhere You Go

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When it comes to high-fidelity, Astell&Kern does its job better than anyone else, constantly manufacturing premium, audiophile-approved gadgets. This time, it released a remarkably versatile DAC to maximize your listening experience even when streaming songs on your smartphone.

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The audio manufacturer’s AK HC3 paves the way for refined quality thanks to its ES9219MQ Dual DACs — in layman’s terms, this pair promotes minimized noise across the board to achieve nothing short of pristine sound. As most of the tech world has shifted to USB-C, it’s no surprise to see Astell&Kern do the same here, allowing you to plug the HC3 into any compatible port to listen to 32bit 384kHz playback. Additionally, the device is conveniently operable with all iOS Devices when using the USB-C to Lightning adapter. While it does offer seamless support with Apple products, A&K also allows Android users to maximize their listening time with a dedicated app for the latter’s gadgets.

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Additionally, it boasts a dual noise-shielded cable and copper core wire to prevent corrosion, strengthen tensile force, scale down noise, and pack in much more vivid sound than the average option. Lastly, the AK HC3 offers user-friendly headphone connectivity, allowing you to take advantage of innumerable forms of entertainment in outstanding quality using your phone.

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While there is no release or pricing information yet, learn more about AK HC3 on Astell&Kern’s website.