The 500N will give you the freedom to make a choice the sound. The AK500N is the first desktop network audio product from Astell&Kern that actually combines advanced digital technology with analog sound. The AK500N is the culmination of the experience and know-how accumulated from work at the AK series including the AK240. One-click CD-ripping and best noise isolation through battery-only operation. PCM to DSD conversion faithful to the original sound and superb compatibility with quite a lot of devices. Easy DLNA-based networking and high-reliability SSD. For the AK500N, no detail used to be overpassed from planning to development to delivery of sound that may be true to the original source.