Cyrus SOUNDKEY (Black) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cyrus SOUNDKEY (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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Phil, Telesales Manager, 15th year of service

”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.

Read about the Cyrus soundKey on the Richer Sounds Blog

6 Year Supercare Guarantee
£9.99

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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.
”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.

Read about the Cyrus soundKey on the Richer Sounds Blog
Brand Cyrus
Colour Black
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
USB Input Yes
Headphone Output 3.5mm Headphone output
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 23 x 8 x 54
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Power Consumption- Normal Use Under 50mA
Bluetooth No
DAC Texas Instruments PCM5102
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound and works with linux. I got this to replace my motherboard's sound, card and it was a really good investment. Really made my headphones just that little bit better. I tried it on Windows 10 and Arch Linux (5.0.9) both worked without any hassle.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Eventually falls apart.. Great sound but eventually fell apart. Replaced however still not working, suspect dodgy usb cable as tried with 2 sets cans and 2 music sources. Arranged to visit store but when arrived support slightly disbelieving and offhand, and still no sound.
Date published: 2019-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Wow for Classical Music I play mostly classical music - orchestral opera and chamber. I have an iPhone and Bose noise cancelling in ear headphones. OK you have to buy the camera connection to make this work with an iPhone but then........ I have been very impressed. The soundstage is much more defined and broader. The bass is much better and overall the whole sound is clearer. It doesn’t seem to drain my phone battery too much either. What a product. Its making me listen to things I haven’t listened too for years. Of course it doesnt work for wireless headphones but otherwise dont hesitate.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for great headphones. I bought a pair of Shure 1540 headphones from Richer Sounds in Romford. I was just finishing praising the headphones to David the salesman, when I noticed the Cyrus Soundkey. If I was amazed at just how good my Shure headphones were being driven by my humble Samsung Galaxy Note 9, I was blown away when the Cyrus Soundkey was introduced into the mix. I was going to purchase a Pioneer dpx or Onkyo hi-res player. No need now. Job done.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound from a small device Bought this as I have changed job and now travel for several hours a day on the train and wanted to improve my music on the move. Coupled with my Samsung I now have much more Bass and definition through my Sennheiser headphones, well worth the investment
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems good so far I bought this in late December ‘18 with a new set of AKG550s. The two combined provide a fantastic sound stage. Without the Soundkey the found is less open and more muted for the same volume. I needed to buy the Apple photo connection lead to get up and running and it’s not the nearest solution, but the sound is worth it.
Date published: 2019-01-06
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
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Cyrus SOUNDKEY (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45.
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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

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.