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Astell&Kern A&futura SE200 Review

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- Innovative
- Spacious sound stage (AKM output)
- Neutral sound signature (AKM output)
- Bluetooth 4.2
- No 5 GHz Wi-Fi support
With the A&futura SE200, Astell&Kern realised the World's first Multi-DAC DAP which is innovative both in electronics and industrial design.

While it is appealing to possess different sound signatures from the two industry-leading DAC manufacturers in a portable device, it would have been phenomenal had the ESS output matched the performance of the AKM.

Nevertheless, the SE200, with its AKM output, delivers a sonic performance second to the A&ultima SP2000 in the brand's DAP line-up, making it a value proposition.
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Part 1: Introduction, Design & Build
Part 2: Usability
Part 3: Sound Quality
Part 4: Product Specifications
Part 5: Review Ratings, Summary


  • Goh Beng Yeow, the Founder / Editor at Porta-Fi™, is a recipient of the IT Youth Award in Singapore. Twice nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Beng Yeow has previously founded startups such as PDALive.com, Coded Pixels Consultants and was a Tech writer for TODAY, a national daily newspaper under MediaCorp. Since 2017, he has been writing, editing and producing commentaries, interviews, news and reviews on Porta-Fi™. In 2019, Beng Yeow was appointed Advisor to LHDC™, the industry's latest low latency and high-definition Bluetooth audio codec.

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  1. ’m planning to replace my SA700 by the SE200.
    What was your experience related with the working temperature?
    I normally listen in DSD format, and the SA700 is uncomfortable since it gets really hot.
    How was the experience with the SE200?

    • Hi Eleazar, most if not all Digital Audio Players will heat up while playing back audio files in the DSD/DSF formats, some more than others. The SE200 definitely warms up after an hour of use but not to the extent that it is unbearable.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind regards,


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