AK HC3 Dual DAC Cable

Hi-Fi Sound Anywhere
  • ES9219MQ Dual DAC from ESS for true Hi-Fi quality
  • Proprietary app for android devices for detailed volume control
  • Mic input enables more entertainment and voice features for gaming and conferencing
  • Compatible with iOS devices using the included USB-C to Lightning adapter
  • Dual shielded cable delivering a more vivid and original sound
  • Noise-Free rear output structure
  • Full metal housing design for guaranteed long-term use and reliability
Sale price£199.00

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Hi-Fi Sound Anywhere


Successor to the sought after PEE51, the compact AK HC3 makes it easy to enjoy real, uncompromising high-fidelity sound on-the-go. The AK HC3 adopts dual ES9219MQ from ESS, highly regarded by audio fans across the globe for its ability to produce ultra-high quality audio with excellent control and low power consumption.


A versatile cable for entertainment and calls

The AK HC3 adds high-quality microphone support to the company’s signature hi-resolution sound to enable more entertainment and voice features – perfect for PC and laptop gaming, video conferencing as well as film or TV watching. AK HC3 is compatible with any 3- or 4-pole 3.5-mm plug earphones and headsets, as well as in-line controller and microphone features of 4-pole earphones and headsets.

Plug and play anytime, anywhere

Connect directly to a Windows PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet with a USB-C port, without needing a separate conversion adapter, and enjoy high-quality sound. The AK HC3 uses power from the connected playback device so does not need to be charged or be connected to a separate external sound card, AMP or DAC. The AK HC3 is also compatible with iOS devices using the included USB-C to Lightning adapter.

Unique, noise-free design

Unlike most DAC products, the AK HC3 incorporates a rear output design to minimise noise as much as possible. By processing the digital signal after it has travelled through the dual noise shielded cable, the resulting sound is far superior and virtually noise free.

AK HC3 Dual DAC Cable - Astell&Kern

Included in the box

  • 1x Astell&Kern HC3 Dual DAC Cable
  • 1x USB-C to Lightning Adapter
  • 1x Quick start guide
whats in the box
General Specifications
ES9219MQ x2 (Dual-DAC)
Bit / Sample rate
PCM 32bit/384kHz, Native DSD256
Output Level
2Vrms (Condition No Road)
USB Type-C
3.5mm (CTIA standard 4-pole supported)
Standby : White / PCM : Red / DSD : Blue
about 20g
USB Plug : 12.5mm[W] x 21mm[H] x 8.7mm[D] 3.5mm
Headphone : 18.2mm[W] x 59mm[H] x 11.5[D]
Audio Performance
Frequency Response
±0.013dB (Condition : 20Hz~20kHz)
±0.020dB (Condition : 20Hz~70kHz) 
Signal to Noise Ratio
118dB @ 1kHz
0.0005% @ 1kHz
0.0002%, 800Hz 10kHz (4:1)
Output Impedance
2 ohm