Crystal Cable Next

Crystal Cable Next

The emergence of portable high-resolution file replay systems combined with rapidly advancing headphone performance has created one of the most sonically exacting markets. The superb conductivity, shielding and high-tech insulation materials used by Crystal Cable are perfect for the low-signal level and low-power applications which are typical in portable audio systems. Each cable is precisely stripped and trimmed before being skillfully hand-terminated by our experienced technicians, while market leader of portable and high-resolution replay technology Astell&Kern keeps close control over product distribution ensuring customers receive consistent, verifiable performance – every time. Astell&Kern has set the standard for portable audio performance and Crystal Cable Next has matched that standard, bringing all the technology and musicality that Crystal Cable is recognized for to the ultra critical portable sector. Crystal Cable Next is available exclusively through Astell&Kern.

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“Crystal Cable’s Next will show you just how much you’ve been missing from your favorite set of headphones” The Absolute Sound has named Crystal Cable Next Product of the Year 2016 (in the headphone category)!


” For those with the state-of-the-art personal listening gear, the ultra-thin and light Crystal Cable Next makes a perfect complement.” Alan Taffel about Crystal Cable Next. The cable is featured in The Absolute Sound’s December issue among the 2016 Golden Ear awards. Click on the image (right) to read the article.


“Here are high-performance earphone cables that sound great and make you feel like you’re hardly wearing them” Jim Hannon about Crystal Cable Next in the September issue of The Absolute Sound (2016 Munich show report).

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Crystal Cable Next in China

Crystal Cable Next in-ear-monitor cables are now selling in many shops in China as well as on Taobao, China’s biggest online open market.

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Best of Highend 

Marco Lisi wrote about Crystal Cable Next for the vlog ‘Best of Highend’.
“What they actually do is introduce the added value of using excellent cables between your portable device and your actual earphones.”

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The Absolute Sound about Crystal Cable Next at Highend

“I half expected them to float in air!” Jim Hannon wrote about Crystal Cable Next at Highend Munich. Click here to read the article.

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Crystal Cable Next at Munich’s Highend 2016

Soundstage wrote about Crystal Cable Next at Munich’s Highend 2016!
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”What a difference a cable makes”. A review by Alen Taffel for The Absolute Sound #263.

This review makes a beautiful bridge between two very much connected worlds, portable high-end and high-end home audio. 
Thank you so much, Alan and 
The Absolute Sound, for the important and informative review!

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Crystal Cable Next and the venture into portable audio

At Singapore’s first CanJam show, Kriz Tan (HifiSenses) interviewed Gabi Rijnveld about Crystal Cable Next and the venture into Portable audio

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CanJam Singapore 2016

CanJam, the premier headphone and personal audio expo, was held in Singapore for the first time and Crystal Cable Next was there!

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Crystal Cable Next review by Yoshihiro Sasaki

Japanese Yoshihiro Sasaki has listened to and reviewed the Crystal Cable Next MMCX cable with the Astell & Kern T8ie (English translation is included).

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CES Las Vegas 2016

Crystal Cable Next was introduced at CES 2016! In Crystal Cable and Siltech’s suite they were paired with Beyerdynamic’s AK T8ie in-ear monitors and they were also prominently displayed at Astell & Kern’s showroom.

“The most notable new arrival was the Crystal Cable Next… marvelously light, flexible, strong and even feels good against the skin.”
                                                      – CES report by Alan Taffel, The Absolute Sound

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