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Astell&Kern - AK XB10

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Astell&Kern - AK XB10 (Pre-Owned)

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This product is eligible for a replacement if the return request is raised within 7 days of delivery, and ONLY in the unfortunate event that it is found to be defective. This policy is not applicable to customers who are not happy with the product.

Once the manufacturing defect has been confirmed by our inspection team, we will provide a replacement of the originally ordered product. In case of replacements not being available, you can choose another variant, full store credit or a full refund will be provided.

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  • The Short Story

    Ideal for
    Audiophiles

    Ideal for
    Commuting

    Ideal for
    Taking Calls

    Bluetooth with
    aptX HD & AAC

    2.5mm Balanced
    Output

    Volume
    Controls

    Works with
    Android & iOS

    Battery Capacity of
    350 mAh

    5 Hours of
    Battery Life

    Wireless Range
    of 33 Feet

    1 Year of
    Warranty

    Designed in
    Korea

  • The Long Story

    High-Quality Sound


    The AK XB10 uses aptX™ HD technology, capable of transmitting up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio that is faithful to the original audio file. Now you can stream your favourite songs wirelessly and enjoy all the intricacies of your music.

     

     

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    Dedicated DAC and Amp

    The XB10 features a dedicated DAC that has been tuned using Astell&Kern's latest technologies. The amplifier drives just about any headphone while amplifying even the minutest of details.

    Dual Audio Output

    This device is compatible with two audio outputs. The standard sized 3.5mm jack provides connectivity to maximum devices. The 2.5mm jack, on the other hand, is for those audio enthusiasts who are looking to enjoy a deeper level of sound. It eliminates ground noise and provides a balanced connection resulting in increased output.

     

    iOS and Android Compatibility

    Astell&Kern XB10 is very flexible in terms of connectivity. It supports the SBC, aptX™ and aptX™ HD codecs for Android devices and the AAC codec for iOS. Just turn on your smartphone, tablet or laptop's Bluetooth and you're good to go.
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    Easy Access to Calls

    The XB10 is a game changer providing solutions for all your problems. Along with the high-quality music, it also lets you answer calls without having to access your phone. Answering/Declining calls just requires the tap of a button while the inbuilt mic makes for crystal-clear calls.

    Designed For Utmost Convenience

    The XB10 is just another term for convenience. It is extremely lightweight and portable. Want to carry your music along? Simply clip the device to your shirt or bag and run along. The clip keeps your hands free and lets you flaunt Astell&Kern's classy light and shadow design.
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  • Specifications

    FEATURES
    DAC 
Cirrus Logic CS4350 DAC & Qualcomm CSR8675 BT
    Supported Inputs 2.5mm Balanced / 3.5mm Unbalanced
    Supported Outputs 2.5mm Balanced : 1.8Vrms/ 3.5mm Unbalanced : 0.9 Vrms
    Battery Life 
5 hours
    WIFI 
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz ISM Band
    Bluetooth Version 
Bluetooth v4.1 (A2DP (multi), AVRCP, HFP, HSP)
    Weight 
23 g
    Wireless Range Maximum of 10 meters
    IN THE BOX
    BOX CONTENTS
    1.AK XB10 Device
    2.micro USB Cable
    3.Detachable Clip
    4.Quick Start Guide
    5.Warranty Card
  • Warranty

    Don’t sweat it, This Astell&Kern product is covered by a 1 Year manufacturer's warranty.
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  • What the Press Say

    Headphone-Zone-Pocket-lint
    "If sound quality is something that really matters to you and you only want the very best from your smartphone, the XB10 is an incredibly worthwhile upgrade. Not only does it amplify your tunes, but it makes them sound so much better while doing so."
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    Headphone-Zone-Headfonia
    "All things considered, the XB10 is impressive. Connection distances with wireless-loving devices are good. Haptics are good. Battery life is decent. Sound quality is more mixed, but overall good, sometimes great. Wireless audio will only get better."
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    Headphone-Zone-Digital-Trends
    "If you’re a lover of high-quality audio and own an iPhone 7 or other jack-free audio devices — or if you simply want the freedom of movement that Bluetooth provides — the XB10 is the best way to make your wired headphones wireless."
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    Headphone-Zone-Trusted-Reviews
    "If you want an affordable way of driving high-end headphones while out and about then the XB10 is a terrific purchase. This impressive bite-size Bluetooth amp delivers excellent sound quality, decent battery life and plenty of useful features."
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    Headphone-Zone-Trusted-Reviews
    "If your goal is to bestow wireless freedom to your favorite pair of cans, Astell&Kern’s AK XB10 is just the ticket. With AAC and aptX HD support, this pocket-sized delight will stream your favorite tunes in superb fidelity from any device."
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Reviews

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Little Powerhouse

Excellent audio output, it perfectly performs my audeze LCD 2 CC, elevates my MSR7 to next level and not exactly super but also functions with HD650.
It changes my high impedance HP into a blue tooth HP.
But it is too plastic, may be questionable durability and having less battery life.Tricky on off button and skip track button, not user friendly.
Overall sound quality is surely next level.

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Add BT capability to your favorite wired headphones

Anyone who’s invested in great-sounding wired IEMs or Cans and wants the opportunity to add High-Res streaming capabilities to those cans should take a serious look at AK XB10 Bluetooth DAC and headphone amp.
The AK XB10 comes in the shape of a small disc, measuring just about 2 inches in diameter. The XB 10 is rated for about five hours of actual usage and 300 hours of standby. The five-hour is a disappointment. Battery life is an area I hope A&K can address.
The top of the circular unit sports volume, play/pause, and Bluetooth buttons divided by a slightly elevated protrusion. The protrusion is there to help you orient yourself and feel it in the dark. A provision of “This way up”. On the sides you’ll find 3.5mm unbalanced and 2.5mm balanced headphone outputs, a microUSB charging port, previous/next buttons, power slider, and a lock button.
The AK XB10 is a little genius. When connected to a smartphone, it doubles as a hands-free calling device with noise and echo cancelling. Since most audiophile wired headphones do not have a cable with an inline microphone, this is a very smart addition. If you’re listening to music while a call comes in, the music automatically pauses. When your call is over, the music kicks right back in.
The best part is you don’t need to go looking for a AptX IEMs. This capability is added by the XB 10. It works with AAC as well so if you’re an apple aficionado you’re covered.
The next surprise is that the XB 10 pairs two devices simultaneously and you can swap between the two devices without re-pairing them.
I am extremely pleased with the convenience of this device that I don’t have to ignore my expensive wired IEMs like SE 846 and neither do I miss a Mic for mobile phone usage.

Definitely worth buying.