Cyrus SOUNDKEY USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus SOUNDKEY (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Out of stock
£99
”A handsome difference to your on-the-go sound.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 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.

Click here for link to our blog review

6 Year Supercare £9.99

Add our Supercare 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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
* Includes 3 months Free Qobuz Music Subscription when you buy Cyrus Soundkey. While stocks last. As in store or via telesales for details.

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

Click here for link to our blog review
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input No
DAC Texas Instruments PCM5102
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 23 x 8 x 54
Headphone Output 3.5mm Headphone output
Optical Digital Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use Under 50mA
USB Input Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cyrus
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality and amplification Bought this yesterday and can't stop listening. I am mostly using it with my android phone and the difference is huge.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound Bought recently ,gives a better soundstage than just phone alone when using tidals lossless and Sennheiser momentum in ear.
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is their a difference ? So you spend a few hundred pounds on a phone , you are tied into a contract . You got the phone you wanted but never put a set of headphones in before you bought it, you put some music on for the journey home and ..... Ok, so it it is passable. Add the Cyrus and all of a sudden drums have cymbals , vocals never presence and the volume button doesn't need to be on max to block out the traffic. Phones rarely produce acceptable sound . The Cyrus will transform your listening. The short connecting cable is a tad inconvenient compared to plugging in your earbuds. It is worth the inconvenience. This little box is well worth the outlay.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great improvement in sound I bought this for use on commutes as the volume from my Pixel phone is not great on my Klipsch earphones. Very pleased to report it not only amplifies the sound but also improves detail and separation. Also tried it on my desktop with Creative Gigaworks T40s and the improvement is even more noticeable, warmer and more detailed sound. Needed to use a Type C adapter for the included cable, but that's a minor criticism. At the reduced price of £59 its a bargain.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound quality Bought these from the guys in Leicester who had bought one themselves and as usual their advice was spot on. Amazing difference in sound quality a must buy if you want vinyl level of sound on your phone or device.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini music maestro! Superb device for making that music you've got stored on your phone into a near HI-Fi at home experience. Would recommend for anyone that has an interest in hearing true Hi-Fi quality music as the artist intended.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unlocks Your Sound Had this for a week or so, and very happy with it. It really does a great job of polishing the music and extracting just that little bit of extra detail. I mostly pair it with lossless Tidal on my phone and it really works well. Of course all this is dependent on having both the right source and the right headphones. It hardly effects my phone's battery life, either! I bought it at a heavily discounted price from Richer Sounds, so I am extra pleased with the product. The only slightly irksome thing is that the supplied cables are micro USB to micro USB (for phones) and micro USB to USB (for laptops), but since my phone has a USB C port, I had to purchase an extra cable hook it up to my phone. But I knew this beforehand and purchased a suitable OTG cable in advance, and it works perfectly.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I have tried a number of DACs but the Cyrus sound key is amazing value and sound great. I have bought two. One my amp and another for travel.
Date published: 2018-12-05
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6 Year Supercare £9.99

Add our Supercare 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 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

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

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge