Astell&Kern - AK XB10 (Unboxed)

Portable Balanced Bluetooth DAC & Amp
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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 Taking Calls

Sometimes, DAC & Amps embed a built-in microphone so you can make calls while on the go. If you are someone who is working from home and needs to do a conference call or a video call, you'll benefit from a DAC & Amp with a microphone.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to offer brilliant microphone quality and clear audio without connecting additional peripherals. Just plug them in, and express yourself!

Bluetooth with
aptX HD & AAC

Battery Life

DAC & Amps with built-in batteries offer easy operation without the annoyance of wires.

Battery life is a measurement of battery performance. It is the amount of time your DAC & Amps will still have enough juice to power your headphones or IEMs. It can be summed up; as how long a battery will last before your DAC & Amps need to be recharged.

Nothing interferes with your music, thanks to the high-performance and long-lasting battery. No interruptions, just pure sonic bliss!

Balanced Output

Multi-point Connection

Upto 1.8Vrms
Power Output

Battery Capacity of
350 mAh

For an Audiophile looking to listen to music on the go with the convenience of their mobile phones, this is an absolutely priceless DAC. For me, the 2.5mm balanced output is what makes this a serious audiophile essential you can't go wrong with.


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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Don't sweat it, this Astell&Kern - AK XB10 (Unboxed) 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.

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Trusted Reviews


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Nov, 2016


"All things considered, the XB10 is impressive. Connection distances with wireless-loving devices are good. Haptics are good. Battery life is decent."

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Trusted Reviews

"This impressive bite-size Bluetooth amp delivers excellent sound quality, decent battery life and plenty of useful features."

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"This little device can transform your favorite wired headphones wireless and capable of high-resolution audio streaming thanks to its aptX HD support."

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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."

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Digital Trends

“With gorgeous sound in an ultra-portable package, Astell & Kern’s XB10 Bluetooth amp is the best way to make your wired headphones wireless.”

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" If you need something to walk around with that is exclusively designed as a Bluetooth device, I can confidently say that you won’t find anything smaller or better in quality than the AK XB10."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 685 reviews
Shameer Mohamed (Kumbakonam)
Good...but my review please ':)

Update : I like to mention a serious issue about this product, it's bluetooth range is very poor like you if u r in a 100 sq feet room, if u move out more than 4 to 6 foots
It's lost the signal

Go 4 bundle offer then only it's worth for the money u pay

First of all thanks to headphone zone team , they doing excellent service for Indian audiophiles

Though am not an audiophile, Beginner

Speakers we can't enjoy anytime , but earphones/headphones is a personal thing
My first perfect purchase was audio technica m40x , that's 2017 from Flipkart at that time I don't know about HPZ guys
And just 2 months back bought Fiio FD1 from Amazon

I was pretty happy with m40x & fiio k1 dac
For all these 4 yrs, somewhat I planned to buy a Bluetooth DAC for convenience, though I strongly believe nothing can't compare with WIRED quality
Amazon , Flipkart search didn't fulfilled my Bluetooth DAC purchase , they just having that fiio btr.u & fiio btr5 one is priced 2300 that reviews said they are very average & btr5 got better reviews but it's 9k , am not ready to invest 9k for BT, cuz I believe BT is convenience only ..
At this time Google intro me about HPZ :)
After entering in to this site, I was just like...OMG...I entered a treasure hunt zone :)
Too many brands , too much options
Bought these Ak xb10 after read users
& expert reviews , which is almost flawless
So I bought these

Iam happy with the sound output...
but but but
they claimed 5 hrs battery life actually it's 3 hrs only if Ur volume is about 75%

And the worst part is for these 3 hrs we have to charge this for 2 full hrs (5v 2A)..phew this is really tough nowadays , cuz we using mobile phones with 5000mah battery charged in 30 always with my Mi powerbank ,like iPhone users :)

And the charging port is micro USB, thank God my Jiio WiFi had this :)so using that

Experiencing all these , read lot of reviews I feel I would purchase fiio btr5 or shanling Up4 writing these review after 10 days of my usage

So if Ur priority is BT DAC just spend some more and go 4 fiio btr5 or shanling Up4

Also I like to mention...don't compare WIRED & BT ...this AK xb10 BT sounds just slightly better than Fiio K1 dac ..(it's jus 3k), if anyone priority is quality alone , they should opt for wired.
That's why
In just 10 days I made another purchase , hopefully I'll receive shanling ua2 by today, HPZ tempting like anything :) will update the review soon for that

Once again thanks HPZ team, and the playlist cards are just amazing, keep rocking our ears :)

P s request : please try to provide us JADE AUDIO products

Hey Shameer, we are pleased to see such a detailed and honest feedback from you. Thank you so much for taking time and sharing it with everyone. It will be of a great help to anyone who is looking to purchase this product. We are also happy to hear that you had a great experience with us. We always strive to make sure our customers have a great listening experience!
Happy listening! :)

Shayan (Lucknow)
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Bluetooth latency and range is really bad

I hate it. So much latency, 500 - 1000 ms latency. Forget gaming, even videos are unwatchable with this latency. Tried it with android, windows and ios. Its completely useless for me. Got it for 2200 inr and even then its not worth the money. 6000 inr is outrageous.

Also Bluetooth range is bad. need line of sight to work. Pause button is not fast and sometimes needs to be pressed twice to work. I hate that it comes with an outdated port micro usb.

DAC is average, slightly bass boosted. Amp is decent as my 560s can get really loud. I don't know about battery life because I can't use it with so much latency.

Aditya Jaiswal (Pune)
This little powerhouse is a beast!

Getting right down to the meat of it, this little device has so much to offer than what just meets the eye.
1. Gorgeous upgrade sound quality ( I use the AK Billie Jeans)
2. Good portability, and it comes with a neat little clip. And the way in which it is designed allows it to stay put in one place despite rough use with NO rattling to speak of
3. It has a "button locking mechanism" neatly integrated with the power button to prevent accidental key activation

These design consideration make this devices' worth seems more than the value asked for.

Hemang (Mumbai)
Just go for it!

After lots of mixed reviews on YouTube. I still went with the AK XB10 as they were on discount (thanks Headphone Zone) and this was one of my best investment in my audiophile collection.

The size is really compact.
It has Play pause, volume Up/Down and bluetooth controls on top.
You have 2 buttons for changing track, micro USB for charging and power on/off controls on the side.
It comes with the mounting clip as well.

Im using this with v-Moda Forza metallo which is suggested by Headphone Zone. The combination works extremely well. This pair has become my go to gear for audio listening. I have tried this with other headphones too and the sound is really crisp. The bass is punchy and sound is extremely clear. You also have an option to enable and disable DTC I usually keep this in and yes it does make a difference.

I have had my issues with Headphone Zone but I have to say. Thank you for your recommendation and amazing prising. I would never have bought them blindly on the full prise, but discounts makes experiments possible. And ofcourse your recommendation never fails. Super Happy!!!

Additionally, I also received Genre based Audiophile playlist cards which can be scanned on Spotify which was super awesome.

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again. Happy listening!

Jana (Chennai)
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.

Mohanraj perumal (Kochi)
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.

Prakash James (Chennai)
If you have wired IEM Get It

Shocked to hear a Ton of details from such a tiny device and such a low price.
If you have wired iem and dont have a Quad DAC phone like LG V30 or G8X then must have.
Really love it warm and detailed. thanks hpz for providing this magic box on such a low price. bought this because my LG Velvet don't have a Quad DAC and Stock DAC is crap

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again. Happy listening!