Cyrus soundKey (Aubergine) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus soundKey (Aubergine)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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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

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.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. 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.
”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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound improvement Bought just weeks ago as a device to boost the volume and quality of speech for calls. I'm deaf so using raw mobiles for phone calls is useless, the speech has to be boosted. I've combined these with my Bose QC35's and impressed, my quality of life has improved. Spotify is awesome now too...
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality, conveniently portable A very good product. Significantly enhances the audio quality from my laptop and Android phone. With good headphones, the SoundKey brings out detail in music that I could not hear before. It also reveals the difference in quality between lossless and lossy encoding formats.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple addition, highly effective The Soundkey is a simple addition that reveals aspects of the music you don't hear on a standard smartphone and earphones set-up. Cymbals, bass and backing vocals come out in more detail. Great purchase.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The difference is amazing Somewhat dubious as to the claims. Very surprised as to the depth of the bass and the overall sound. Excellent piece of audio equipment.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn’t expect much, but man oh man! Bought this a couple of weeks ago and really didn’t expect too much, but dang... it doesn’t half add depth and a sense of “vinyl” to my totally digital Spotify laptop music streamed into the shop. So much warmer, for the 50 quid it is totally worth it. Try it, see for yourself.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really great sound I bought this two weeks ago, my ears rejoice with joy! Perfect soud improvement of my AKG!
Date published: 2020-01-20
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Cyrus soundKey (Aubergine) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
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6 Year Supercare Guarantee
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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.
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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

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store 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. 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.