New Zealand sourced stock, with full local warranty.
The EarBuddy gets rid of annoying hiss and buzz and allows you to turn up your digital volume safely to a higher level to improve resolution and quality without harming your ears!
A smart device like your iPhone or tablet or a DAP uses a digital volume control. Most of us typically use just 60% of the available volume.
On most headphones or IEMs any louder than 60% of full volume would exceed easy listening levels and hiss and hum would be significantly increased.
This means that both sound quality and dynamic range are negatively affected – you are not getting the sound quality you expect. Resolution is distorted. Imagine an HD TV screen with missing pixels – see diagram to follow.
To put this in an everyday context. If you are streaming music via Tidal or Spotify, you expect to be listening to music at 16Bits – CD like quality.
As you aren’t listening at optimum volume, you lose 2Bits of resolution, so you are only listening at 14Bits – less than CD quality.
Adding in the EarBuddy allows you to increase the digital volume as it ‘adjusts’ it to -15dB and doesn’t make you deaf! Plus it gets rid of any annoying hisses or buzzes at the same time.
You immediately get the 2Bits back and benefit from better resolution and an increased dynamic range, vocals may seem clearer and background noise has disappeared.
- Simple plug and play device - 3.5mm adapter
- Filters out background hiss and bursts of sudden noise
- Makes music clearer and louder
|Wiring||6N copper matrix|
|PCB||Gold-plated with audiophile components (eg MELF resistors)|
Gold-plated 3.5mm male/female
> 16 Ohm
|Output Impedance||< 2.7 Ohms|
|Conditions||16R headphone/iem connected < 1R Amplifier output impedance|
|Compatible Headphone Impedance||16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance|
|Warranty Period||12 months|