Cyrus Gaming soundKey (Black) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus Gaming 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 on orders over £50

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 5 out of 5 by from It's worth it Did the research, HiFi mags Which etc, still had my doubts but bought it. It's only £50 after all. Glad I did as it made a noticible difference on a high end HIFi using Samsung S8 and Spotify set to highest (quality) bit rate. So er thats it -go and buy it!
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded expectations I bought this as a last ditch effort to convince myself not to return the Philips Fideli X2HR I recently bought as despite the high praises from reviews, the sound is so weak even at 100% volume and the voice sounds like it's coming from backstage. The soundkey solved all that and a lot more! The voice is now more forward, and overall sound simply changed. I'd say it brought the Fidelio's full potential out! I was skeptical about the soundkey, something as small as a chunk of candy could make a difference. I was already thinking about sending it back before it even came. But man, this little thing took the sound quality to a whole new level and it works great via usb C of mobile phones too! For people like me with no knowledge about setting up dac/amps, or want something for their phones, the soundkey is perfect. Extremely happy with the product!
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST VALUE PORTABLE DAC I ordered this item recently and it arrived very quickly- thank you Richer Sounds. The sound key allows you to listen to high sound quality music either via your mobile, or through a hifi system. Although this item is the gaming version- as opposed to the sound version- the only difference are the leads provided. I have not used it for gaming- as that is not my thing! The sound quality is incredible and gives my £5000.00 turntable a good run for its money. At £59 a total bargain......
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling sound! I Plugged it in and it worked immediately. On my now rather elderly Sennheiser Ovation headphones the sound was detailled and so good a sonic picture, that I listened for much longer than I'd intended.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Bought as my PC's headphone socket playing up, connected to USB port no hassles, big improvement, great sound, quality product, highly recommended!
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, even better customer service. Bough this product a while back and it makes such a difference to the quality of the audio. There was a slight problem with the item and the guys (Alan ) were super helpful and got things sorted straight away.
Date published: 2020-07-10
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
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Cyrus Gaming soundKey (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
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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 on orders over £50

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.