Cyrus Gaming soundKey (Black) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus Gaming soundKey (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

In stock

In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£49.95 RRP £79.0000

SAVE

37%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

”It makes a handsome difference to your on-the-go sound”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

Improved sound, improved gaming

You’ve got a top processor, powerful GPU and massive RAM, but to be a top gamer you need to hear every detail. This is where the Cyrus Gaming soundKey comes in. When paired with 3D audio software and high quality, wired headphones, it unlocks a whole new level of sonic detail. Subtle sounds, such as footsteps, reloads and other details are clearly heard – keeping you one-step ahead of your competition.

Plug-and-play performance
Connecting the Gaming soundKey is easy. Essentially a USB-A connected external soundcard, the soundKey delivers plug-and-play performance with your PC. Also compatible with Mac or mobile device*, the soundKey is a flexible upgrade. *Please note that mobile connected devices will require an additional cable - USB-A (large type) cable supplied.

Award-winning sound quality
Winner of What Hi-Fi’s prestigious ‘Best DAC under £150 2018’ award, plus many others, the soundKey is widely regarded as one of the best you can get at its price. Using a high quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and Cyrus’s renowned digital audio expertise, the soundKey delivers stunning results with music, too.

Compatible with Hi-Res music files
A further bonus with the soundKey is that it’s compatible with Hi-Res music files up to 24 bit/96kHz. This means that, as well as MP3 and AAC files, it will also replay your Hi-Res FLAC files. Hi-Res makes the music sound more natural, with subtle detail easier to detect and more life-like sounding.

Ultra-low power consumption
A key advantage with this portable DAC over others is the extremely low power consumption. With a battery drain of less than 50 milliamps – under half the maximum recommended by Apple for use with their iOS devices – the soundKey is kind to your device’s battery. What this means is a much longer device battery life than when using other mini-DACs. The device itself is also battery-free, so no charging required.

Strong, compact and light
Crafted using high quality brushed aluminium, the soundKey is both lightweight and strong. Its sleek design combined with its compact dimensions and mere 18g weight make it perfect for gaming and music on the move.

Take your gaming ability to the next level, with the Cyrus Gaming soundKey.
”It makes a handsome difference to your on-the-go sound”. ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2020 award-winner.

Improved sound, improved gaming

You’ve got a top processor, powerful GPU and massive RAM, but to be a top gamer you need to hear every detail. This is where the Cyrus Gaming soundKey comes in. When paired with 3D audio software and high quality, wired headphones, it unlocks a whole new level of sonic detail. Subtle sounds, such as footsteps, reloads and other details are clearly heard – keeping you one-step ahead of your competition.

Plug-and-play performance
Connecting the Gaming soundKey is easy. Essentially a USB-A connected external soundcard, the soundKey delivers plug-and-play performance with your PC. Also compatible with Mac or mobile device*, the soundKey is a flexible upgrade. *Please note that mobile connected devices will require an additional cable - USB-A (large type) cable supplied.

Award-winning sound quality
Winner of What Hi-Fi’s prestigious ‘Best DAC under £150 2018’ award, plus many others, the soundKey is widely regarded as one of the best you can get at its price. Using a high quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and Cyrus’s renowned digital audio expertise, the soundKey delivers stunning results with music, too.

Compatible with Hi-Res music files
A further bonus with the soundKey is that it’s compatible with Hi-Res music files up to 24 bit/96kHz. This means that, as well as MP3 and AAC files, it will also replay your Hi-Res FLAC files. Hi-Res makes the music sound more natural, with subtle detail easier to detect and more life-like sounding.

Ultra-low power consumption
A key advantage with this portable DAC over others is the extremely low power consumption. With a battery drain of less than 50 milliamps – under half the maximum recommended by Apple for use with their iOS devices – the soundKey is kind to your device’s battery. What this means is a much longer device battery life than when using other mini-DACs. The device itself is also battery-free, so no charging required.

Strong, compact and light
Crafted using high quality brushed aluminium, the soundKey is both lightweight and strong. Its sleek design combined with its compact dimensions and mere 18g weight make it perfect for gaming and music on the move.

Take your gaming ability to the next level, with the Cyrus Gaming soundKey.
Brand Cyrus
Colour Black
Weight (KG) 18g
Bluetooth No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 23 x 8 x 54
High Resolution Audio Yes
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
USB Input Yes
Headphone Output Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs No
DAC Texas Instruments PCM5102
Included Cables USB-A Cable Connection
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first DAC, not disappointed! I bought myself a pair of Sennheiser HD599 headphones late last year and I mainly used that with my Amp. When I used the headphone with my Lenovo laptop, I thought the sound is ok but not great. So I did my research and finally decided to try the Cryus Soundkey (as Dragonfly is much more expensive). This is the first time I tried a portable DAC. I thought to myself, it's such a 'small USB stick', how could they justify the cost? When I tried it, I was not disappointed. It came with a USB A to micro USB cable which is ok for the laptop connection but I had to buy another USB C to micro USB cable so that I can also use the Sounkey with my phone. The reason it's a 'Gaming' DAC because it came with a 3.5mm splitter cable such that gamers can plug their headset and separate the mic audio (which won't go through the DAC). The Soundkey is very portable and I think the price is just right. The sound quality is great and I use it every day now whenever I am using my laptop.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear, open sound I bought this a couple of weeks ago and have been listening to it ever since. The sound is clear and open. It's definitely worth the money. Great service too from Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cyrus soundkey Excellent bit of tech. Incredible difference to the listening experience. Everything just sounds better.
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Upgrade Bought this both to upgrade my computer sound for some sound design I am doing and to link my Grade headphones to my Galaxy phone. Does an excellent job at both. Only downside was that I had to purchase an extra cable for my phone. Item description didn't clearly explain that I would have to do this.
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little device I bought this to enable me to improve the sound quality of devices such as my Android phone and Kindle Fire through my HiFi system(marantz\spendor). It works a treat. I did have to buy a different connector for each of the types of USB but that was fine as I had expected it (you won't need these if you are using this as a USBA computer/ headphones/type of connection which is supplied). The key thing for me is the significant improvement in sound quality; it is very small and unobtrusive; and the price was fine (best to direct through Richer website- also very happy with prompt delivery...). Next step is to try out with my Amazon Echoflex (needs another cable type but I can live with that)
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvement in sound quality Bought this to use with my Grado SR80e headphones...was not disappointed with the results. The Soundkey takes sound quality to another level... more of everything with improved clarity and soundstage. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2021-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the money makes a clear, worthwhile difference Wasn't entirely convinced before by the DAC fuss for casual listening but this sure broke out the soundstage for my phone .
Date published: 2021-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound from a tiny gadget I bought my Cyrus Soundkey for music rather than gaming. From online reviews I got the impression it was a serious competitor to the Audioquest Dragon Red at the price of the Black. I’m not disappointed; the Soundkey transforms the sound through earphones from my Toshiba laptop into a whole new level where you can really enjoy it. The transformation with my iPad is not so great but still very impressive and worthwhile. Well worth the money!
Date published: 2021-03-01
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£49.95 RRP £79.0000

SAVE

37%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.