Astell & Kern A&norma SR25 high res portable music player. New for 2020, the SR25 improves on the previous sr15 in a number of key areas: much longer battery life, improved sound quality, operating system based on newer android 9 and higher resolution bluetooth.
SR25 has 64gb of storage built in and a micro sd slot so you can add your own storage. It is perfect for people who have their own music collection. You can also add a variety of music streaming apps via a 3rd party open app service. You can store music for offline playback via Tidal and Spotify and the SR25 is MQA certified, perfect for Tidal Masters music. There is a new v-link app built in, which is a youtube app, giving you access to the massive youtube library of live and indie performances.
The SR25 provides impressive sound quality, thanks to the dual dacs and Astell & Kerns excellent analogue amplifiers. High end earphones are brought to life and many full size headphones are very well powered with the SR25. There is a 2.5mm balanced output as well, for higher output and better stereo separation. The 150 volume notches makes it easy to find the perfect volume, with super sensitive earphones or hard to drive cans.
: 5 Stars: Notably more expressive and eloquent than any other portable player we’ve encountered at this price, and far beyond anything that phones are capable of, the SR25 demonstrates just how good music on the move can sound, while also remaining reasonably affordable... Sets benchmark for transparency... delivering top-end specification and sound quality for middle-market money, which it does brilliantly
- Bluetooth w/LDAC, apt-x HD
- Battery life up to 21 hours
- Operating System based on android 9
- Access to about 20 music apps (via side loading)
- Larger 3.6", 720 x 1280 screen
- New selectable high performance mode
- New faster, quad core processor
- weight 178g
- 1 year warranty