-Astell and Kern KANN Portable Music Player

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The Astell and Kern KANN portable music player offers high resolution and powerfully dynamic sound, thanks to Astell and Kern's experience with technology, giving you studio quality sound on the go.

Incorporating a high quality amplifier with a music player, the KANN combines two devices seamlessly into one unique product. With high gain balanced output for headphones, the output also reproduces sound with low-impedance speakers. This is the first of Astell and Kern’s products to feature a line-out circuit, setting the output values in 4 different levels. With these selectable outputs, you can suitably adjust the KANN to your personal preference, on a home stereo or for an in-car stereo.

The Astell and Kern KANN supports 4 pole balanced outputs, removing noise from the signal. Further reducing noise and distortion, the KANN delivers playback from 32bit sources with native DSD, so you can hear your music, just as it was intended. 

Offering increased flexibility, the KANN music player contains a USB connection, allowing you to connect your smartphone and play music. The USB supports the superior DSD format for high quality, and provides continuous playback thanks to the USB type C charging function. With a computer connection via USB, the KANN is capable of retaining the 32bit format, and can be used as a digital to analogue converter, giving fuller, clearer sound than standard computer sound cards.

With an internal memory of 64GB, the KANN has a lot of space, however, this can also be added to with dual memory card slots, to increase the total capacity up to a maximum of 576GB. There are both standard SD and micro SD card slots, elevating the portable music player’s flexibility.

The portable element of the KANN has not been overlooked. Featuring a fast charger, 1 hours charging returns 6.5 hours listening time. At full charge, the KANN plays for as long as 15 hours, making it ideal for any long journeys.

The Astell & Kern KANN is constructed with an aluminium extruded body, featuring a unique, no-joint design, making this product stand out in the market with its sleek and industrial appearance. The volume wheel placed on the front face of the KANN makes controlling the player easy and intuitive for searching and playing music.

  • Playback from 32bit sources
  • Native DSD playback
  • USB type C input port for additional sources and charging function
  • Standard SD and micro SD memory card inputs for increased memory
  • 64GB internal memory
  • aptX Bluetooth codec support
  • 4 inch LCD touch screen
  • Up to 15 hours battery life
  • Dedicated balanced line-out
More Information
BrandsAstell and Kern
Product Specifications

Battery Life

Up to 15 hours




AKM AK4490

Dimensions WxDxH

71 x 26 x 116

Flash Memory Capacity


High Resolution Audio


Memory Card Supported

512GB Max


Balanced and Unbalanced

Smartphone control




Wireless LAN




Warranty information for Astell and Kern:

Astell and Kern

Astell and Kern products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 12 months on all Astell and Kern products.

This guarantee applies to all Astell and Kern Products media players. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.