1. Astell & Kern introduces AK240 Blue Note 75 Limited Edition

    Astell & Kern introduces AK240 Blue Note 75 Limited Edition

    In celebration of the fact that it's 75 years since the Blue Note Records jazz label was founded, Astell & Kern has revealed that it will be producing 1000 Limited Edition AK240 high-resolution music players.

    Wed, 08 Oct 2014, 09:08am
  2. UK government legalises CD, DVD and Blu-ray copying for personal use

    UK government legalises CD, DVD and Blu-ray copying for personal use

    It's taken enough time to come about, but the UK government has finally confirmed that you can now make copies of your CD, DVD and Blu-ray collection for "private purposes" – including format shifting and backup.

    Thu, 02 Oct 2014, 11:37am
  3. Astell & Kern players get NAS streaming and Qobuz downloads

    Astell & Kern players get NAS streaming and Qobuz downloads

    A firmware update to the AK240 allows users to stream music - from MP3 to 24/192 - from a NAS device directly to the player, while all three current A&K players can now download music directly from Qobuz.

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014, 04:22pm
  4. Qobuz app now available on Astell & Kern's high-resolution audio players

    Qobuz app now available on Astell & Kern's high-resolution audio players

    Qobuz has announced the launch of a new app for Astell & Kern's range of high-resolution audio players, which allows you to stream, browse and download music from the French service direct to the device using a wi-fi connection.

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014, 12:09pm
  5. R.I.P. iPod Classic: Apple quietly kills the iPod Classic

    R.I.P. iPod Classic: Apple quietly kills the iPod Classic

    Amongst the excitement of the new iPhones and Apple Watch, the iPod Classic has been removed from the Apple website and store, quietly ending nearly 13 years of Apple's specialist music device

    Tue, 09 Sep 2014, 08:56pm
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  7. PonoMusic teams-up with Omnifone to deliver high-res audio catalogue

    PonoMusic teams-up with Omnifone to deliver high-res audio catalogue

    Omnifone claims to have the "largest licensed high-resolution audio catalogue in the world" and will power Neil Young's PonoMusic service, which is due to launch in the UK, US and Canada before the end of 2014.

    Mon, 14 Jul 2014, 03:25pm
  8. Astell & Kern launches AK100 II and AK120 II high-res music players

    Astell & Kern launches AK100 II and AK120 II high-res music players

    The AK100 II and AK120 II high-res audio players feature a revamped design and interface. They're DSD-compatible and go on sale summer 2014.

    Fri, 16 May 2014, 02:29pm
  9. Sony ZX1 Walkman UK price and release date confirmed

    Sony ZX1 Walkman UK price and release date confirmed

    The ZX1 Walkman, which has 128GB of storage, 24bit/192kHZ compatibility and a 4in LCD display, has been officially confirmed for the UK

    Wed, 08 Jan 2014, 10:36pm
  10. Astell & Kern AK120 gets official UK launch

    Astell & Kern AK120 gets official UK launch

    The flagship 120 portable media player supports high-res audio up to 24-bit/192kbps and has room for a hefty 192GB of storage thanks to dual SD card slots

    Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 12:39pm
  11. Sony Walkman F886 is portable hi-res music player

    Sony Walkman F886 is portable hi-res music player

    Sony has launched a new portable Walkman that supports 192kHz/24bit high-resolution audio files, and sports NFC and Bluetooth technology

    Wed, 04 Sep 2013, 06:17pm

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