iRiver AK100 $700 Portable Audio Player Now Supports Apple Based Audio Codecs


Late last year iRiver launched its new AK100 lossless-friendly music player, which they created to target audiophile’s with deep enough pockets to shell out the $700 price tag.

No iRivers has announced that they have rolled out support for Apple based audio codecs to the device, enabling users to now enjoy AAC, ALAC and AIFF files.

iRiver AK100

Together with the MP3, Ogg, FLAC, WAV, WMA and APE codecs already supported by the iRiver AK100 lossless media player Henry Park, CEO of iRiver explains:

 “We are very pleased that the addition of AAC, ALAC, and AIFF codecs makes the Astell&Kern portable audio player the only music unit anyone will ever need. Music lovers finally get the quality of the music they have been longing for, yet can access their entire collection in one unit. We think that is pretty awesome.”

“The Astell&Kern is the world’s first portable audio device equipped with the Wolfson WM8740 Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). It contains 32GB of internal memory and can be expanded via two (2) microSD card slots, each supporting an additional 32GB microSD card. The Astell&Kern is compatible with FLAC, WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC and AIFF audio files. Its 2,000 mAH battery provides up to 16 hours of playback on a single charge. The Astell&Kern offers numerous connection options, including micro-USB, optical in/out and headphone out.”

Source: Engadget