Astell&Kern - AK HC4

Portable Balanced DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 19,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 21,999
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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the Astell&Kern - AK HC4 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern - AK HC4 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Astell&Kern that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Astell&Kern's warranty in India.

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Designed in
Korea

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Best Suited for Portable Use

For those who value them, being able to carry their favourite DAC & Amp equipment when they are on the move is invaluable.


These DAC & Amps offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. If you’re someone who appreciates cutting-edge engineering, quality sound and portability, then look no further.


Designed to be trusty companions, these DAC & Amps are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability & Hi-Fidelity!


Ideal for
Gaming

4.4mm
Balanced Output

AKM AK4493S
DAC Chip

Upto 3Vrms
Power Output

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.


Connect With Type-C
& Lightning Cable

Metal
Build

ELEVATE YOUR AUDIO WITH AK HC4: ASTELL&KERN'S PREMIUM DAC CABLE

Astell&Kern introduces the AK HC4, a premium Hi-Fi USB DAC cable designed to deliver a true Hi-Fi experience on smartphones and PCs. This compact solution packs the renowned Hi-Fi sound that Astell&Kern is celebrated for, providing audiophiles with an exceptional audio experience in a small and portable form factor.

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UNLEASHING AKM'S AK4493S DAC FOR UNPRECEDENTED SOUND QUALITY

The AK HC4 sets itself apart by incorporating AKM's AK4493S DAC, marking a significant leap in achieving ultra-high-resolution sound. AKM's DAC, known for its excellence in Astell&Kern's digital audio players, is now seamlessly integrated into the USB DAC Cable lineup. Enhanced noise control, lower power design, and precise amp design technology contribute to the AK HC4's ability to deliver exceptionally high-quality Hi-Fi sound, supporting Native DSD256 and up to 32bit/384kHz for a premium audio experience.

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EMBEDS AN EXCLUSIVE AMPLIFICATION CIRCUITRY FOR CLEAN POWER OUTPUT

To ensure stable output power and ultra-high-quality Hi-Fi sound, the AK HC4 introduces an exclusive AMP circuitry that surpasses standard built-in DAC AMP designs. Carefully selecting ultra-small tantalum capacitors and leveraging Astell&Kern's unique power management technology, the AK HC4 achieves a small footprint without compromising performance, providing a compact yet powerful solution for audiophiles.

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3.5MM AND 4.4MM OUTPUT TO CONNECT YOUR FAVOURITE IEMS AND EARPHONES

Featuring Dual Output with both 3.5mm and 4.4mm connectors, the AK HC4 eliminates the need for adapters or additional cables. The 4.4mm Balanced output delivers a high output of 3Vrms, maximizing performance for sensitive headphones and IEMs. Simultaneously, the 3.5mm Unbalanced output ensures compatibility with a majority of existing IEMs and headphones, offering a sufficient output of 2Vrms for a versatile listening experience.

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ASTELL & KERN HC4 REDEFINES AUDIO EXCELLENCE WITH DAR TECHNOLOGY AND GAMING BLISS

Equipped with Digital Audio Remaster (DAR) technology, the AK HC4 upsamples the sample rate of the sound source, delivering more refined and analogue-like original sound. This technology enhances the richness of the original sound, capturing subtle nuances and providing a higher level of auditory enjoyment. Additionally, the AK HC4 supports both UAC 2.0 and UAC 1.0 connections, making it ideal for gaming on various platforms, including PlayStation and Switch, ensuring low latency and enhanced sound for an immersive gaming experience.

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LED INDICATORS ON THE FRONT PANEL AND BUNDLED WITH A DUAL NOISE-SHIELDED CABLE

The AK HC4 features a dual noise-shielded cable with interchangeable Type-C and Lightning connections for compatibility with Android and iOS devices. The copper core wire, coated with tin for corrosion prevention, is wrapped in an aluminum film to block noise effectively. The LED indicators on the front display song details and USB connection status, providing real-time information about the AK HC4's operation.

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EXPERTLY DESIGNED TO HIGHLIGHT FORM AND ELEVATE FUNCTIONALITY

Before using the AK HC4, users are advised to check the volume settings on connected devices to prevent potential hearing damage. The product supports most Android and iOS devices, Windows 10/11, and macOS products but may have compatibility restrictions depending on specific hardware, software, or system configurations. The AK HC4's design philosophy, embracing light and shadow, is evident in its unibody structure, minimal bonding lines, and ergonomic features, providing users with both aesthetics and functionality.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern - AK HC4 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Astell&Kern that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Astell&Kern's warranty in India.

Major HiFi

Gold Award

Major HiFi
Dec, 2023

MAJORHiFi

"Everything about the Astell & Kern HC4 represents one of the best DAC dongles you can get.Using the HC4 with both headphones and IEMs enhances them with tons of power and detail."

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