Put simply, Cyrus’ soundKey improves your music...vastly
You think the sound is ok when you plug your expensive headphones into your phone? Wait until you hear this!
To explain a bit more scientifically, music is stored on your phone in various types of digital files. The DAC (Digital-to-analogue Converter) in most phones, laptops and tablets is designed to hit a cost – that means it’s never going to deliver the kind of audio quality that your music files or streaming services are actually capable of delivering.
SoundKey unlocks your audio, by accessing the raw digital files on your device and processes them using our special hi-fi DAC and amplifier. The analogue music output from soundKey delivers much more detail, more impact, greater precision and a good dollup of WOW.
We recommend buying through one of our authorised dealers. They will provide you the best service and advice. The soundKey, however, is available directly through us if you can't find it in your preferred dealer.
Firstly, the size and design. If you are using your phone as your source of music, you are likely to be on the move. Therefore, being small and lightweight is key. The Cyrus soundKey weighs around 16 grams, so it’s no extra burden on your pocket or bag. From a design perspective, smooth rounded edges enable it to feel more like an integral part of the cable without catching or snagging on anything.
Secondly, the Cyrus soundKey has been designed to be an extremely low current device. Why is this important? We have deliberately not put a separate battery inside the Cyrus soundKey to keep it small, light and prevent you from having yet another thing you need to charge. Therefore it relies on the battery in the phone to provide it with power. The more power an external DAC draws, the quicker it will drain your phone battery. Other DACs typically drain 100mA - Cyrus soundKey has been designed to draw only 50mA.
Finally, it’s made by us, Cyrus. We have over 30 years of designing and tuning audio components to bring the very best out of a product, and provide a better music experience for our customers.
Cyrus Cadence App
Cadence allows you to wirelessly browse and select music through your Cyrus unit. Control most of the playback functions of your Cyrus streaming unit with a flick or tap of a finger on your phone or tablet.