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Astell&Kern - AK XB10

Buy Headphones on EMI

Go for an easy EMI scheme which allows you to pay for your orders over a convenient period. A minimum purchase value of Rs. 500 is required to avail the EMI facility and the facility can be availed for tenures of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

This payment method is currently only available for customers using credit cards issued by Kotak, Axis, ICICI, IndusInd, HDFC & HSBC Banks.

After checking out, Select the "Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / EMI" option, which will then direct you to the PayU Payment gateway. Select your card and check the installment value and the overall interest charged on the transaction. 

The interest rate charged varies from bank to bank. Here is a summary of the interest rates:

Bank Min Amount (INR) 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 12 Months 18 Months 24 Months
KOTAK 500 12% 12% 14% 14% - -
AXIS 2500 12% 12% 13% 13% - -
ICICI 1500 13% 13% 13% 13% - -
INDUSIND 2000 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
HDFC 3000 12% 12% 13% 13% 15% 15%
HSBC 2000 12.50% 12.50% 13.50% 13.50% 13.50% -

These are annualized interest rates charged on a monthly reducing balance, which means that the principal amount is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.

No processing or convenience fees are charged on any EMI transactions.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Minimum Order value for EMI eligibility varies from Bank to bank. 
  2. EMI purchases need to be made on a single credit card and cannot be split across multiple cards.
  3. EMI monthly schedules begin from the next card billing statement post the transaction date as determined by your bank.

  

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The Astell&Kern XB10 is an exclusively designed Wireless DAC/Amp that reproduces Authentic Quality Music. It uses aptX™ HD technology, the latest Bluetooth codec from Qualcomm. 24-bit HD audio that was simply not possible with previous Bluetooth technologies can now be fully enjoyed with aptX™ HD. Along with remarkable technology, it offers Dual Audio Output, multiple device compatibility, and great convenience.

  • 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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  • Dimensions  1.97 "(50 mm) [W] x 1.97 "(50 mm) [H] x 0.48 "(12.3 mm) [D]
    Weight 0.81 oz (23 g)
    Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 4.1, Class2
    Bluetooth Profile A2DP (multi), AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    Frequency Band 2.4 - 2.4835 GHz ISM Band
    Range  Maximum of 10 meters
    Operating Temperature -10 Degree C ~ 45 Degree C (23 Degree F ~ 113 Degree C)

    Audio
    Codec                      SBC, AAC, aptx™, aptx™ HD
    Port 2.5mm Balanced / 3.5mm Unbalanced
    Output Level
    2.5mm Balanced : 1.8Vrms/ 3.5mm Unbalanced : 0.9
    Vrms

    Battery
    Battery Type 350mAh 3.7V lithium polymer rechargeable battery
    Hours of Operation
    Approximately 5 hours of music playing and phone calls
    Standby Time Up to 300 hours
    Charging Time Approximately 2 hours
    Charging Method Micro USB 5Pin (charging 5V 2A)

  • One Year 
    Manufacturer's
    Warranty

    Authorized Service Partner: Headphone Zone

    Manufacturer's Warranty covers only manufacturing defects. To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone.

  • 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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    "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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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.

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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.