Conclusion: For all the praise we could shower on the AK240 for its astonishing audio performance, we think its best trait might just be its affinity for taking even CD-quality audio files to 11 thanks to those gleaming Cirrus Logic DACs, ostensibly making the lagging availability of hi-res HD tracks a near non-issue. However, no matter how much we adored each moment spent with the AK240, we can’t defend its price point. Really, no one can.
Pros: Unparalleled mobile audio quality, Plays virtually any file type, Perfected, feature-packed interface, Makes every song in your catalog sound better, Premium aesthetic
Cons: No online browsing option, Can’t yet upload songs directly from browser, Mediocre battery life, Expensive, expensive, expensive