Reflecting the desires of the current consumer tech landscape, a rising demand for portable DACs (Digital-to-Analog Converters) and headphone amplifiers have allowed companies such as Cyrus, to invest in high-quality offerings worthy of “five stars”.
Cyrus’ soundkey has gone on to receive a five star rating from What HiFi for its ability to transform a consumer’s “mobile listening into an authentically high-fidelity experience”.
Many consumers have found when plugging their headphones into their laptop or smartphone, the audio quality of their favourite songs is significantly hampered.
Cyrus’ soundkey has received praise for its compact size – weighing just 18g and 8mm deep. The aluminium casing is aesthetically pleasing and comes in four colours.
The soundkey features a 3.5mm headphone socket and a micro-USB socket. A cable fitted with a micro-USB at both ends, and a micro-USB/full-size USB cable is also included with Cyrus’ soundkey.
Unfortunately, consumers who wish to connect with an Apple product will have to exert a little more effort, requiring a dongle. It does take away some of the convenience associated with the device.
The sound key is compatible with a range of audio types (e.g. MP3, AAC and FLAC) and can handle audio files up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution.
Soundkeys such as Cyrus’ device are set to truly increasing the listening pleasure of consumers when using their portable devices.