Astell & Kern’s first portable headphone amplifier promises “natural” analogue sound

Astell & Kern is best known for its high-quality portable music players, but has now announced its first portable headphone amplifier. The PA10 uses the South Korean company’s Teraton Alpha technology and Class A amplification to drive your headphones.

A&K’s PMPs generally score very well in our reviews (such as the recent award-winning A&norma SR25 MkII), so we’re excited to see what the first portable headphone amp can do. The company makes some bold claims – it says the PA10 generates “natural, spacious and distortion-free analog sound” and that it delivers a “warm, detailed and refined sound”.

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