Cyrus soundKey (Gaming) (Black)

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Cyrus soundKey (Gaming) (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
£79
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”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.
Connectivity
Headphone Output
Yes
USB Input
Yes
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
DAC
Texas Instruments PCM5102
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Under 50mA
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD
23 x 54 x 8
Weight
Weight (KG)
18g
Accessories
Included Cables
USB-A Cable Connection
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound key I purchased the soundkey to improve my listening experience and I was not disappointed,the sound is so much cleaner and crisp sounding and the bass is fantastic as well. This is a must buy for any music lover.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound quality, great price A very easy to use and flexible little DAC. Can be used with any PC or laptop with USB and so is future proof. Fantastic sound quality at a very affordable price. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad, sometimes fails to get detected on iphone I like the size of the product, not sure why there is no LED to show sampling rate shift
Date published: 2021-05-16
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
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6 Year Guarantee

£9.99 - Fully refundable if unused.

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and give you your money back if unused.

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.

Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.