Digital Trends

Astell&Kern AK Jr

United StatesReviewed by for Digital Trends, July 2015


We wrote in our AK240 review that few people can really justify its exorbitant cost, making it all but prohibitive for most listeners. But that tall spire of inaccessibility has moved enticingly within arm’s length thanks to the AK Jr.. Offering a gorgeous design that’s brilliantly compact, plenty of features, and sound that absolutely crushes your pitiful smartphone, the AK Jr. emerges as the frontrunner for those looking for audiophile sound they can slip into their pocket.


  • Sleek and highly portable design
  • Rich, clear, and powerful sound
  • Strikingly expansive, dimensional sound stage
  • Ample storage
  • Excellent value for the genre


  • Battery life could be better
  • Wish for Wi-Fi
Digital Trends's '4½ Stars' award

4.5 / 5

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