Loftier-quality Bluetooth, AK XB10
We added loftier audio quality to the wireless freedom!
Now information technology’southward possible to utilise aptX™ Hd, the latest Bluetooth codec of Qualcomm to receive 24bit high-quality data wirelessly, and it’southward designed to faithfully play back the transmitted high-quality information using Astell&Kern’s own sound technology.
- Conveniently using all high-stop earphones/headphones wirelessly
- Conveniently enjoying music and audio telephony on the built
- Making the audio of my machine more than powerful
- Conveniently enjoying habitation audio on your smartphone
The most advanced Bluetooth aptX™ Hd
Truly combines for perfect sound(Hi-Fi DAC 10 Analog AMP)
Dual Audio Output(2.5mm/3.5mm)
Hands-Gratuitous call with noise / repeat cancelling
Music via Bluetooth without
The AK XB10 delivers a distinctive difference in audio from conventional Bluetooth products. The moment you hear it, you wonder “Does this audio really come from Bluetooth?”
Astell&Kern’due south outstanding technologies are throughout aptX™ Hd to support 24bit/48kHz Bluetooth performance, along with DAC and AMP, essential components of fine audio.
The utmost in Bluetooth listening pleasance: AK XB10.
Qualcomm® aptX™ HD
While the AK XB10 is a device that wirelessly transmits sound data from smartphones via Bluetooth, it is quite different from conventional Bluetooth devices, in that it supports the aptX™ Hd Bluetooth codec.
Simply as the display resolutions of televisions evolved from standard to loftier-definition to 4K ultra-Hd for sharper epitome quality, nosotros are now in the era in which Bluetooth now supports 24-bit audio resolution. 24-bit Hard disk drive audio that was but not possible with previous Bluetooth technologies can at present exist fully enjoyed with aptX™ Hard disk drive.
Typically used in professional dissemination, the original aptX™ audio codec is widely used for sixteen-bit near-CD quality sound. The benefits of the aptX™ codec include superior compression, depression computational toll, and low transmission delay.
Launched in early 2016, the adjacent-generation aptX™ Hard disk drive codec is capable of transmitting upward to 24-bit/48 kHz sound that is faithful to the original sound file.
* Devices connected to the AK XB10 must support the aptX™ and aptX™ HD codecs for 24bit sound playback.
SBC vs. aptX™ vs. aptX™ Hd
aptX™Hard disk drive
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Bluetooth codecs can exist easily compared to information parcel efficiency. Comparing information packet capacity in a Bluetooth manual to passengers on a coach, the SBC codec is only capable of seating one passenger per coach. The aptX™ codec can seat three passengers, while the aptX™ Hard disk codec tin seat five.
Just similar having the power to fit more people on ane passenger vehicle, the aptX™ Hd is far more efficient than other audio codecs. More information and information can be transmitted if lesser information is lost in a given transmission.
Very efficient transport
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The AK XB10 is equipped with a Hi-Fi DAC capable of reproducing high-quality sound upwardly to 24-bit/192 kHz. Its analog amplifier was tuned using Astell&Kern’s own sound technologies to complete the package.
A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) converts digital data into analog signals in a digital media player (DMP). The AK XB10 is equipped with a defended DAC for the best digital-to-analog indicate conversion that significantly improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).
While a typical analog amplifier simply amplifies and outputs low level audio signals, the Astell&Kern amplifier in the AK XB10 is unlike.
Rather than simply amplifying the audio signal, the amplifier was designed with a ”driving” concept to amplify weak signals and power hard to drive high impedance headphones. A potent betoken is required to drive headphones with a high impedance. The AK XB10’due south analog amplifier is more than capable of handling the chore.
For example: when comparison the amplifier to a camera, using the zoom function to enlarge small objects in a viewfinder is much like how a mutual amplifier performs. Nonetheless, the AK XB10’s amplifier is similar to the way a pan focus office clearly focuses blurry images.
Just put, the Astell&Kern amplifier focuses on the weak signal.
Dual Audio Output
“Oh, no! My earphones aren’t compatible!”
Have you ever seen a tiny headphone jack where ordinary earphones cannot be plugged?
This is known equally a 2.5 mm “sub-mini” audio connector. It’due south also known as a balanced connector. Modes of transmitting an analog signal can exist divided into counterbalanced and unbalanced. An unbalanced connectedness typically consists of a signal (L + R) and the ground. The ground is supposed to prevent external noise, but dissonance can still be introduced to the indicate and can affect transmitted signals that causes variations and noise in sound.
The balanced connection was developed to reduce ground racket as the point is transmitted. This connection adds a reverse phase signal (L + R) to an unbalanced indicate (L + R) to diminish the noise.
The balanced connection has several advantages compared to an unbalanced connexion. The same racket (mutual-fashion noise) that occurs in a point + contrary-stage signal can exist eliminated and output is increased since ii separate signals are transmitted.
Thus, it is only natural that we include a 2.5mm jack on the AK XB10 for audio enthusiasts. Enjoy a deeper level of sound through the AK XB10’s balanced 2.5mm output.
Astell&Kern headphones/earphones with a counterbalanced 2.5mm connector
AK T8iE MK II
iOS & Android Compatible
The AK XB10 is compatible with all iOS and Android devices.
The AK XB10 supports the SBC, aptX™, and aptX™ HD codecs for Android devices and the AAC codec for iOS. Forget almost device compatibility bug, turn on your smartphone’s Bluetooth, and connect the AK XB10.
You can also connect any laptop/notebook that supports Bluetooth. Yous will be transported to a new world of sound the moment the AK XB10 is continued to your smartphone.
When you receive a call while listening to music with the AK XB10, should you plow off the Bluetooth office before answering?
Should you lot unplug your earphones from the AK XB10 and connect them to your phone?
NO! Of course not! For the ultimate in convenience, the AK XB10 supports voice calls and features a congenital-in microphone so that you can receive calls when using earphones without a microphone.
Printing the button one time to receive a call while connected via Bluetooth and press and hold the button to refuse a call. Easy peasy.
The AK XB10’south design was inspired past Astell&Kern’s master pattern motif of light and shadow.
With this design concept, the AK XB10 was shaped to mimic the appearance of the scattering of lite from a star (astell in Greek means star).
The top surface of the AK XB10 is split into quadrants, which allows like shooting fish in a barrel functioning with just a touch of the hand. It may expect simple, but the AK XB10 was produced only after careful consideration of both pattern and usability.
The AK XB10 has one more defining characteristic – its clip. When you want to enjoy your music but don’t desire to exist tied downward, simply mount the prune to the AK XB10 and clip information technology to your shirt or bag. This elementary clip further enhances the portability and keeps your hands free. The AK XB10 is even lighter than the free energy bar you eat while exercising.
i.97 ”(fifty mm) [West] x 1.97 ”(50 mm) [H] x 0.48 ”(12.3 mm) [D]
0.81 oz (23 one thousand)
Bluetooth 4.one, Class2
A2DP (multi), AVRCP, HFP, HSP
two.4 – 2.4835 GHz ISM Band
Maximum of 10 meters
-x°C ~ 45°C (23°F ~ 113°F)
SBC, AAC, aptX™, aptX™ HD
two.5mm Balanced / 3.5mm Unbalanced
2.5mm Balanced : 1.8Vrms / iii.5mm Unbalanced : 0.9Vrms
350mAh 3.7V lithium polymer rechargeable battery
Hours of Operation
Approximately 5 hours for music playing and phone calls
Up to 300 hours
Approximately ii hours
Micro USB 5Pin (charging 5V 2A)
- Battery Type
– Sound was NOT muted during the measurement.
– The epitome/specification may exist changed without notice to better product performance and quality.