Astell & Kern SR15 (Dark Grey) Portable High Resolution Audio Player

Astell & Kern SR15 (Dark Grey)

Portable High Resolution Audio Player

In stock
£399 Were £429 from 02/04/20 to 01/05/20.

SAVE

£30

”An extremely appealing all-rounder.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 Product of the Year.

Master HiFi Dual DACs

Used for the first time in a portable player, Cirrus Logic Master HiFi DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors) provide the SR15 with exceptional sound quality. Meeting their highest standards for sonic precision, the DACs guarantee a reference level of sound. By using twin DACs, the SR15 further improves the sound. By using one DAC for the left channel and another for the right, the SR15 offers channel precision and stereo imaging that's well beyond most rivals.

Flexible format player
There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer or NAS drive. Where the SR15 really scores is being able to take those recordings with you - in the highest quality possible. The SR15 supports a wide range of file formats, including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF and DSF.

Native DSD support
Giving this player even broader support for Hi-Res formats, the SR15 supports native DSD64. As an alternative to PCM sampling, many of the large music labels, including Sony, support DSD files. DSD is renowned for its huge dynamic range, ‘inky’ quiet backdrop and subtle detail that gives music ‘life’ and realism. DSD128 playback (converted to PCM) is also possible.

Quad-core processor
With a quad-core processor at its heart, the SR15 not only delivers powerful audio processing but also a fast, intuitive display and user interface. The 3.3-inch colour screen is a fast, informative and slick as the best smartphones.

USB Audio (digital output)
The SR15 also supports USB audio digital out. You can connect the SR15 through your compatible USB DAC or digital amp for even purer sound quality. The player can transfer DSD in native through DoP (DSD over PCM). It can also convert DSD into PCM for output for portable amps that do not support DoP.

Store it all - 64GB internal memory and now with support for a massive 1TB
With 64GB of internal memory, the SR15 can store about 625 tracks (24 bit/96kHz, 4 minute-long, 90MB) songs on its flash memory. With the addition of a micro SD card, this can now be increased by up to a massive 1TB – enough for a lifetime’s collection of music.

Support for balanced headphones
With its 4-pol, 2.5mm headphone socket, the SR15 is ideal for use with balanced headphones. Using a balanced signal between the source and headphones reduces noise and interference and is especially handy on the move. A standard 3.5mm unbalanced socket is also standard.

Bluetooth, wi-fi and Tidal built-in
With standard Bluetooth you can quickly link the SR15 to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Built-in Tidal means this Hi-Res player makes the most of one of the highest quality music streaming services available. The SR15 also has built-in wi-fi. As a cable-free alternative, choose wi-fi for streaming from NAS drives or other network connected devices such as your laptop.

For smartphone-busting sound on the move, trade up to the Astell & Kern SR15.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
”An extremely appealing all-rounder.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 Product of the Year.

Master HiFi Dual DACs

Used for the first time in a portable player, Cirrus Logic Master HiFi DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors) provide the SR15 with exceptional sound quality. Meeting their highest standards for sonic precision, the DACs guarantee a reference level of sound. By using twin DACs, the SR15 further improves the sound. By using one DAC for the left channel and another for the right, the SR15 offers channel precision and stereo imaging that's well beyond most rivals.

Flexible format player
There are many HD Audio recordings already available to download online and you may already have started a collection on your computer or NAS drive. Where the SR15 really scores is being able to take those recordings with you - in the highest quality possible. The SR15 supports a wide range of file formats, including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE (Normal, High, Fast), AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DFF and DSF.

Native DSD support
Giving this player even broader support for Hi-Res formats, the SR15 supports native DSD64. As an alternative to PCM sampling, many of the large music labels, including Sony, support DSD files. DSD is renowned for its huge dynamic range, ‘inky’ quiet backdrop and subtle detail that gives music ‘life’ and realism. DSD128 playback (converted to PCM) is also possible.

Quad-core processor
With a quad-core processor at its heart, the SR15 not only delivers powerful audio processing but also a fast, intuitive display and user interface. The 3.3-inch colour screen is a fast, informative and slick as the best smartphones.

USB Audio (digital output)
The SR15 also supports USB audio digital out. You can connect the SR15 through your compatible USB DAC or digital amp for even purer sound quality. The player can transfer DSD in native through DoP (DSD over PCM). It can also convert DSD into PCM for output for portable amps that do not support DoP.

Store it all - 64GB internal memory and now with support for a massive 1TB
With 64GB of internal memory, the SR15 can store about 625 tracks (24 bit/96kHz, 4 minute-long, 90MB) songs on its flash memory. With the addition of a micro SD card, this can now be increased by up to a massive 1TB – enough for a lifetime’s collection of music.

Support for balanced headphones
With its 4-pol, 2.5mm headphone socket, the SR15 is ideal for use with balanced headphones. Using a balanced signal between the source and headphones reduces noise and interference and is especially handy on the move. A standard 3.5mm unbalanced socket is also standard.

Bluetooth, wi-fi and Tidal built-in
With standard Bluetooth you can quickly link the SR15 to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Built-in Tidal means this Hi-Res player makes the most of one of the highest quality music streaming services available. The SR15 also has built-in wi-fi. As a cable-free alternative, choose wi-fi for streaming from NAS drives or other network connected devices such as your laptop.

For smartphone-busting sound on the move, trade up to the Astell & Kern SR15.
Brand Astell & Kern
Colour Dark Grey
DAC Dual Cirrus Logic CS43198
Flash Memory Capacity 64GB
Memory Card Supported Up to 1TB via micro SD
Wireless LAN Yes
Output Balanced and Unbalanced
USB 1
Weight (KG) 154g
Bluetooth Yes
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 10 - 70,000 (max)
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 57.5 x 16.1 x 99.7
Battery Life NA
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing where it counts - the sound The sound quality is great and importantly it is powerful enough to drive headphones that need a lot of power like my AKG Q701s. I like the design but I find navigating the menus quite fiddly but that’s mostly because it’s small. Proper hifi in a very small package would recommend .
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great sound, shocking wifi and bluetooth connectiv I've only had this a weak and I'm regretting it. The sound is amazing especially after a decent burn in. Unfortunately this positive is far outweighed by the poor connectivity and terrible battery life.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for On-the-Go music For on the go listening, size and weight just perfect. Sound quality excellent
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product at this Price. The Astell & Kern SR15 is now superceded by the SR25, hence the price reductions. If the majority of what you listen to is FLAC files from CDs (16bit / 44.1Khz) then I doubt you will notice any difference as both use the same Cirrus Logic dual DACs. You will need a reasonably decent pair of headphones to appreciate this player, I predominatately use Sennheiser HD599, not too expensive. Compared to MP3 and AAC files, FLAC is much better and this player extracts the best from most file formats. The SR25 will play 32bit files without down sampling to 24bit, but really this a portable. The SR25 does have longer battery life and is a little bigger.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding kit Bought this recently to replace an older player from another manufacturer. I thought that one was good until I heard this. Paired it with a pair of Sennheiser hd600's with a modified balance cable using the 2.5mm balanced output. I can thoroughly recommend this modification. You can get the leads online. More power to the phones so less volume needed and they do sound better. The Sennheiser's often described "veil" on the treble is opened up. I personally don't think it was there anyway but the treble does sound more enhanced. I love everything about the player, the quirky look, the feel in the hand, the sound and interface. Make sure you update firmware from their site. There's an option in the menus if you are online. Minus point. Battery life. I expected longer per charge but after doing some research it seems most newer players are pretty much the same. Well worth the cost.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service as normal Just bought an Astell & Kern SR15 and it was delivered the following morning. Fantastic quality when un-boxing and the sound is so much better than my previous iPod touch. Just have to get all my music transferred and enjoy the sound. Playing through my Bowers and Wilkins PX headphones, which were very easy to connect via Bluetooth, while I look to upgrade to some even better quality headphones in the near future. The instructions downloaded from the Astell & Kern website are a must as the player only comes with quick start instructions. The full instructions are very clear, and the player connects to the wifi straight away and performs the latest firmware update. The player has Tidal and Spotify preloaded but I have not connected to either as yet. So far the experience has been great and I look forward to many years of happy listening.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sound. Great piece of equipment. Sounds good through wired headphones and Hi-Fi system as well. When it was played through Chord Qutest and Cyrus system via USB the sound was excellent. The blue tooth was not quite as good in quality of sound and the volume had to be set much higher, practically full (on the unit itself), to hear it on the wireless headphones. Instructions were vague.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstandingly awesome Ordered the SR15 after much soul searching and lots of research; delivery was relatively fast given the constraints everyone are under. On opening the small box there was an even smaller machine & accessories, so...... When it had all been set up I listened to the pre recorded tracks and the little machine had suddenly become enormous, via the 2.5 balanced output plus FiiO iems. All the slightest nuances of the recordings were presented like I was sat in the studio. The bass was astonishing, the midrange smooth but also attack and the treble really demonstrated how many cymbals Taylor Hawkins has attached to his kit, each separately identifiable. I’m now listening to Tidal and all my schooldays are all now in HiRes so even Black Sabbath are more awesome. I fully recommend that this player should be high up on anyone’s to buy list. Go and audition one and you’ll see why.
Date published: 2020-04-28
  • y_2020, m_5, d_24, h_14
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_32
  • loc_en_GB, sid_ASTE-SR15-DRK-GRY, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_richersounds
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 106.63ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
£399 Were £429 from 02/04/20 to 01/05/20.

SAVE

£30

Astell & Kern SR15 (Dark Grey) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 32.
  • y_2020, m_5, d_24, h_14
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_32
  • loc_en_GB, sid_ASTE-SR15-DRK-GRY, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_richersounds
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 9.46ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
Please call your local store Members of our team are happily working from home to provide advice, info on stock and other help. They can also process sales and arrange delivery direct from our warehouse. Buy by phone Call our national Telesales team on
0333 900 0093

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.