Cyrus soundKey (Aubergine) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus soundKey (Aubergine)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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£45.95 RRP £79.0000

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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 before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
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”It makes a handsome difference to your on-the-go sound.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Improve the sound of your smartphone

The Cyrus soundKey uses a top quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) built into an ultra-low power circuit that lets you hugely improve the sound of your smartphone or tablet without rapidly draining the battery. Using a much better DAC than the one built into most smartphones and tablets means music sounds more dynamic, detailed and true-to-life.

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.

Ultra-low power consumption
A key advantage with this 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 phone's battery. What this means is a much longer phone battery life than when using other mini-DACs. The device itself is also battery-free.

Works with Windows 10, Android 5+ and iOS9+
Compatible with Windows, Android and Apple devices the soundKey is suitable for just about any smartphone. Simply make sure you have the correct USB OTG (On The Go) connection (Apple Camera Kit connection for Apple iOS devices) and you're good to go.

Compact, robust 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 music on the move.

Unlock the key to great sound from your smartphone, with the Cyrus soundKey.

Read about the Cyrus soundKey on the Richer Sounds Blog
”It makes a handsome difference to your on-the-go sound.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Improve the sound of your smartphone

The Cyrus soundKey uses a top quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) built into an ultra-low power circuit that lets you hugely improve the sound of your smartphone or tablet without rapidly draining the battery. Using a much better DAC than the one built into most smartphones and tablets means music sounds more dynamic, detailed and true-to-life.

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.

Ultra-low power consumption
A key advantage with this 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 phone's battery. What this means is a much longer phone battery life than when using other mini-DACs. The device itself is also battery-free.

Works with Windows 10, Android 5+ and iOS9+
Compatible with Windows, Android and Apple devices the soundKey is suitable for just about any smartphone. Simply make sure you have the correct USB OTG (On The Go) connection (Apple Camera Kit connection for Apple iOS devices) and you're good to go.

Compact, robust 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 music on the move.

Unlock the key to great sound from your smartphone, with the Cyrus soundKey.

Read about the Cyrus soundKey on the Richer Sounds Blog
Brand Cyrus
Colour Aubergine
Power Consumption- Normal Use Under 50mA
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 18.1g
Bluetooth No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 23 x 8 x 54
High Resolution Audio Yes
DAC Texas Instruments PCM5102
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed this was possible! I've been wanting to try a DAC and after reading the reviews the soundkey was the one. Cyrus renowned quality and sound amazing for the compact size.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wonders! I recently bought a new set of headphones and reviews and community blogs recommend that if you use headphones with say a mobile phone or a PC you should have a DAC. So I went with the advice and bought a Cyrus Soundkey from Richer Sounds. Wow! What an improvement to the sound from my phone and PC. Frankly the phone's output was rubbish but with the DAC plugged (no messing) the sound is super. Get one!
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good This seems too tiny to contain high enough quality components to make much difference but it really does sound great with my laptop. Bit of fiddling around with settings to make it work with my preferred app and direct the data out via USB but I'm really happy now it's all working well.
Date published: 2020-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality build I had read a little bit about these headphone amplifier's. So i decided to buy one to see what the difference was. I currently use a pair of Sony High definition audio headphones which are good but not very loud. But just by plugging in the amp i was amazed at the difference in sound levels. The sound quality wasn't affected at all. The only thing that let this down (not the companies fault) is that to use any apple device you have to buy an adapter. Other than that perfect little device.
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, even better service Bought this a couple of weeks ago. Brilliant product, well pleased. Customer service outstanding
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cyrus Soundkey I bought this and have been using it for a week. It improved the sound on my laptop to my Bose noise cancelling headphones, the improvement isn’t huge to my ears, but it is there. For the price it does what I expected.
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok for money Listening though a Mac and decent headphones, can’t tell much difference, and only slight amplification. However would imagine great for iPhone, unfortunately my earphones are Bluetooth
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expected too much After a bit of messing around, because the usb-c cable wasn’t in the box, It was brought to life by the helpful staff at the London Bridge store. Having used the Soundkey for a week I actually regretted buying it. The onboard DAC on the Galaxy S8 is plenty good enough. For me this was a waste of money.
Date published: 2020-02-08
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(3 available across all stores)

£45.95 RRP £79.0000

SAVE

42%

 

On Display Guide Price
(2 available across all stores)

£49 RRP £79.0000

SAVE

38%

 

Brand New Guide Price
(14 available across all stores)

£49 RRP £79.0000

SAVE

38%

 

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 before making a special journey. Due to costs, we cannot transfer clearance stock between branches or sell via mail order - sorry!
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.