Cyrus soundKey (Ruby) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus soundKey (Ruby)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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£45.95 RRP £79.0000

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£49 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!
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?’ 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 Ruby
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 5* Windows 4* Android Made an obvious and substantial difference when connecting my laptop to a pair of active speakers vs either APTx bluetooth or aux cable. Made a similar difference connecting headphones to an android phone however only with direct USB control via 'neutron music' app (£6.49) as lots of background hiss and interference on other players (n7, Mediamonkey, poweramp, bubbleupnp) so additional cost needs to be borne in mind.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little dac Had for about a week, and has made a noticeable improvement in sound quality from my phone and PC. Best dac under £100.
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value. At the price there is really little to complain about. It does a decent job and is an improvement on my tablets own output.
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cyrus soundkey The best audio improvement for £49 I have ever made
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from laptop I was amazed at the sound improvement listening to wav. music from my laptop through Sennheiser headphones. Much less of an improvement though listening to mp3s on my phone. I guess the difference is down to the difference in quality between mp3s and wav files. The Cyrus really reveals the music from wav files.
Date published: 2019-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Boosts volume Very noticeable improvement in volume and sound quality from laptop when using the DAC. Volume has improved when using with my Galaxy A5, though the sound quality improvement isn't as noticeable
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! This is what I really expected, improvement of sound in full spectrum of tones, there is a space, middles are great, basses are firm and rich.
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and Great Sound I couldn't decide between this and higher priced AMP/DACS. This comes as a good quality and awesome value for money.
Date published: 2019-12-06
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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
(1 available across all stores)

£49 RRP £79.0000

SAVE

38%

 

Brand New Guide Price
(16 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.