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Astell & Kern AK240
Astell & Kern AK240
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$1,660 for a music player? Joking, right?
You should take a look at Astell&Kern AK380. It's twice more expensive than this one. It's quite popular in China HOHO~
just like there are expensive items for anything. this is def for those trust fund babies and business owners with no care in the world lol
These A&K players are very popular in China and Hong Kong. If you go and browse the headphone shops you'll always see one or two people carrying them around. Nevertheless they are extremely expensive.
Actually AK380 is not twice more expensive but much better than AK240. Not just the sound, since the firmware updated to 1.13, the operation has been smooth and responsive.
$1660 is not only for the sound, in many ways, it is a 'complete' DAP (exquisite workmanship, exclusive OS, etc).
I think this price is fairly reasonable, even some people don't agree with that (especially in China, you can find lots of discussions about how bad A&K is when some new DAPs available).
Dude, your name is PenEnthusiast so you would know that there are people writing with a plastic pen for $1 and some prefer way more expensive writing instruments then this player. ;-) I mean pens costing a few thousands or even tens of thousands is nothing new... Equally for hifi enthusiasts this is pocket change, they pay more than that for speaker cables....and by the way, this is a very good offer based on the AK240s usual retail price.
I am really interested in this drop but I wish I can save the money for Ak380.
Obviously you've never heard of A&K and this is no longer their top of the range model.
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