Cyrus soundKey (Black) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus soundKey (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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£59 RRP £79

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”A handsome difference to your on-the-go sound.” – ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 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 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.

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.

6 Year Supercare Guarantee
£9.99

Add our Supercare Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
”A handsome difference to your on-the-go sound.” – ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 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 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.

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
Power Consumption- Normal Use Under 50mA
USB Input Yes
Headphone Output Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs No
DAC Texas Instruments PCM5102
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cyrus Sound Key I tested the sound key over 7 days but was unable to make it enhance the sound quality on 2 different sets of headphones. The is solid and very well built and packaged but in spite of contacting Cyrus for advice I was not able to eliminate a background clicking sound at medium to higher volume. Thanks to RS for an excellent returns service who picked this up yesterday for me..
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You Can’t Beat It For The Price I bought my Soundkey 11 months ago but it developed a fault. As usual, Richer Sounds were superb in dealing with my issue and I had a replacement within days. Compared to the Dragonfly DAC I find the sound to be not quite as crisp but the bass is superb and the overall quality is excellent and enhanced play via my laptop. My only issue really is reliability; however I don’t think that is a Cyrus issue as I had a similar problem with both Dragonfly’s. I’m not rough on the items as I don’t use them anywhere other than home, so this may just be a feature of packing so much wallop into a small package. I’d recommend the Cyrus, particularly for the price point.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the sound I considered this vs Dragonfly, Black and Cobalt (only joking about Cobalt - not in the same price class!). Listening via B&W P5 wired headphones. I love the sound, so clear and crystal. Mainly using Spotify Premium at top bitrate. Have not bothered listening to my old CD rips in FLAC as this sounds so good. Bargain at ~£60.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real sound improvement! Really happy with this. Small, well made and has made a real difference to the quality of the sound through all of my headphones from both phone and pc. Simply does what it claims to and at a very good price. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good thing in a small package The increased depth of the sound stage is very noticable. If your speakers aren't that expensive, this would be a good investment over some of the pricer DACs on the market
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, great buying experience Nice little box that just makes my office PC sound a lot better. Easy! I can also just plug my headphones into a dongle hanging off my monitor instead of having to grope around the back of the PC!
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soundkey Exactly what I needed to connect my Mac mini to Arcam system. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Certainly made a difference. A great buy !! Bought this after much deliberation between the Audioquest Dragonfly Black and this one just won, due to a great deal. Certainly does give a very noticeable boost to the sound quality on both my Samsung phone and also on laptop. Handy that comes with all cables to join to anything (other than Apple but I don't have any of those). Well worth the £££ - go and get one, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2020-05-15
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Cyrus soundKey (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
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Please call your local store Members of our team are happily working from home to provide advice, info on stock and other help. They can also process sales and arrange delivery direct from our warehouse. Buy by phone Call our national Telesales team on
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6 Year Supercare Guarantee
£9.99

Add our Supercare Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE GUARANTEE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our 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 like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.