Cyrus soundKey (Gaming) (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 52.
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Cyrus soundKey (Gaming) (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
£49

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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 (mm)
23 x 54 x 8
Weight
Weight (KG)
18g
Accessories
Included Cables
USB-A Cable Connection
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service, excellent product I had visited the store a few times over a couple of months ago and received patient, knowledgeable and non-pushy service. Finally managed to buy these products a couple of weeks ago and am thoroughly pleased with them. The difference the soundkey makes to the quality of sound output from my laptop and deskptop is incredible, especially given the specialist kind of music I listen to (professional classical choral, and organ). Very good value for money
Date published: 2021-11-16
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
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