Astell&Kern - AK120 II
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A replacement to the critically lauded AK120, the Astell & Kern  AK120 II Portable High Definition Music Player and DAC is a pocket-sized audio system capable of studio Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) support and playback. The AK 120II also supports 5.6 MHz DSD playback by converting/downsampling to 176 kHz PCM.

The AK120 II has retained the dual DAC system of its predecessor with the dual-channel Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC and balanced output for exemplary sound quality and detail. It can also be used as an external DAC with your Mac or PC via USB. This hi-res player features 128GB of inbuilt memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB.

The 3.3"  AMOLED touchscreen provides an easy to use interface while the sleek aluminum body and volume wheel are smooth and robust. The AK120 II comes with a protective case and a micro-USB cable.

  • Supports DSD to PCM

    The Astell&Kern AK120 II supports DSD, the digital audio format widely considered to be the next-generation in high resolution audio. The 5.6 MHz DSD is supported via 'DSD to PCM' by utilizing a Dual Core CPU and converting/downsampling to 176 kHz PCM.

    Supports Master Quality Sound 

    The AK120 II is capable of supporting Master Quality Sound. MQS is a high definition digital music format operating at 24 bits and sample rates from 96 to 192 kHz, which leads to distortion-free sound without data loss. MQS sources are generally saved as a lossless 24-bit WAV or FLAC files during record production at the time of the mastering source.

    Balanced Output & Dual DAC 

    The AK120 II has a  CS4398 Dual DAC and the balanced output method with sound quality proven through their flagship. 
    The AK120 2 nd Generation provides weighty sound through the CS4398 Dual DAC and the A-amp, while providing delicate melodies through the balanced output. 

    AK120 II DAC
    Full AMOLED Touch Screen

    The 3.3" AMOLED touchscreen (an 82% increase over the previous screen's size) provides smartphone-like full touch capabilities with a responsive interface and a larger screen for more information. Classical music tracks that contain titles that are too long to be displayed on screen, are now marked with two lines on the music list for easier navigation. The search function also lets you easily find the music you want to hear. 

    High Band EQ

    The AK 100 II provides extended frequency control with a 10 band graphic EQ in .5 dB increments. Along with this, multiple user EQs are supported so that users may create custom EQs to fit each music genre and change them whenever they want to.

    128GB In-Built + 128GB Expandable Memory

    The AK120 2nd Generation features 128GB of inbuilt memory while supporting microSD cards of up to 128 GB. The AK 120 II therefore has a total storage capacity of 256 GB! This inbuilt capacity itself is capable of storing approximately 1250 or more MQS audio files.

    Supports Multiple File Formats

    The Astell&Kern AK120 II is capable of seamlessly supporting a vast collection of music files across all formats be it; WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE(Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF FLAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF : 8kHz ~ 192kHz (8/16/24bits per Sample)/ DSD : DSD64 (1bit 2.8MHz), Stereo / DSD128 (1bit 5.6MHz)

    Network Playback

    With the AK120II, it's no longer required to turn on your PC, search for music, connect a device, and transfer files. Just connect the AK120 2nd Generation to your PC or Mac via Wi-Fi on the same network and download or stream music wirelessly. Plus, as long as you are connected to Wi-Fi, Astell&Kern will notify you of firmware updates as soon as they launch from wherever you are. AK 120II users receive firmware updates immediately.

    Supports Bluetooth 4.0 & Wi-Fi for Wireless Convenience

    The AK120 II lets you stream your music to your wireless headphones, hi-fi systems or car stereos easily with the help of its Bluetooth 4.0 codec. You can also access or download your music from your PC via Wi-Fi.

    Redesigned Volume Wheel & Guard

    The AK120 II’s volume wheel consists of two parts: the head and the root. The head is the knurled part that controls the volume wheel by holding it securely. The root is the base of the volume wheel and wrapped in a guard that’s directly connected to the hardware. This division into two parts enhances the usability and stability of the AK100 2nd Generation, while the robust components also provide further protection from external damage. 

    Twin Protection Layers on Aluminium Body

    The AK120 2nd Generation’s aluminum body and protector appear like overlapping layers. For the first layer, a luxurious hairline and diamond cut finish is utilized for the aluminum body. These two finishing processes add weight to the material while the second layer acts as the protector. The three delicate lines that are carved into the protector are reminiscent of string instruments, and symbolize the delicacy of sound that Astell&Kern provides. 

    Up To 12 Hours of Battery Life

    The AK120 II packs a lot of power! Its built in 3250mAh capacity Lithium-polymer rechargeable battery allows for a phenomenal 12 hours of play time.

  • 20Hz - 20000Hz;  ±0.023 dB
    10Hz - 70000Hz;  ±0.3 dB

    Output: 1-2 Ohms

    3.5mm Jack

    <0.0005-0.0007% @1KHz

    Dimensions -  5.5 x 11.8 x 1.49  cm
    Weight - 177 g

    Power - USB Micro B Input
    Battery display - Yes
    Battery Capacity - 3250 mAH
    Battery Life - <12 Hours


    One Year

    Manufacturer's Warranty covers only manufacturing defects. For more details, check our Warranty Page.

    To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone Care (authorised service center) at or +91 750 664 6988.

  • " The less expensive AK120 II seems to adequately capture everything the AK240 has to offer. Going back and forth, I'd say both models are pretty much indistinguishable. If not a perfect match then close enough to where it doesn't really matter in real world usage."

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    "Are the AK players a wonder of technology? Absolutely. Are they well-built and do they look great? Again: absolutely. Do they work like a charm and have a great, if not the best, UI on the market. Oh definitely yes, no denying there. Do they offer enough storage space? Definitely. Do they sound great? Best DAPs I have heard so far, a true High End sound."

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