Evolution in sound.

iFi audio iEMatch
Love your music but hate annoying hisses, pops and sudden bursts of noise in your earphones that rock you for all the wrong reasons?

The iEMatch solves all your audio problems – and rocks your socks off while it’s at it!

Dedicated sound.

No matter what 3.5mm headphones you own, connect the iEMatch between your headphones and audio device and prepare for an evolution in sound. It:

  • Cuts out background noise
  • Reduces hiss

And with High and Ultra sensitivity settings, the sound is boosted, so you hear everything – from the high-pitched note of the E-string to the low rumble of the bass drum.

Sit back and enjoy the music like never before.

iFi audio iEMatch

All around the world.

The iEMatch is adaptable to any device, including:

  • Smartphones
  • Portable audio devices
  • Computers
  • In-flight systems

And with memory-foam contoured earplugs, aeroplane adapter and travel pouch, you can navigate the globe with crisp, clean, uninterrupted audio.

Home or abroad, if you love music, you’ll never leave home without it.

So, think you’ve heard everything there is to hear?

The iEMatch is an evolution in sound.
iFi audio iEMatch

The tech spec.

The iEMatch is the big brother of the Ear Buddy with:

  • Gold-plated TRRS-Balanced connectors
  • 6N Silver/Copper Matrix Wiring

Allowing for better quality signal transfer and dynamic range of sound, so you feel you’re on stage with your favourite bands.

And with the iEMatch’s sleek, alloy casing, it looks the part as well.

The perfect match for all IEMs using a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Use when the headphones/in-ear monitors (IEMs) are either too loud and/or there is excessive hiss from the music source.

It reduces background noise, provides a more open and transparent dynamic range and increases the usable volume range.

Get back the lost 2 Bits!

Choose ultra or high sensitivity to fine tune your listening and get back lost resolution. Normally, you lose at least 2 Bits of resolution when listening as you can't listen at full volume.

Using the iEMatch enables you to turn up the digital volume and get those 2 Bits back.

Balanced or Single-Ended? iEMatch automatically converts to give you the best listening experience using the 3.5 TRRS-Balanced headphone jack.

Headphones may be fitted with a TRRS jack and a switch to alternate between unbalanced mode (even with microphone) for direct connection to a smartphone and to balanced mode for use with suitably-equipped DAP/DAC/headphone amplifiers.

The ‘S-Balanced®’ TRRS system by iFi provides a way to select the TRRS plug to offer either a balanced connection or a single-ended one.

It uses premium components from 6063-TS aluminium – magnesium alloy through to the signal transfer cable which is a 6N silver copper matrix.

The whole is even better than the sum of the parts – it just makes for the most transparent, enjoyment of music.

Travel the world.

Includes a velvet pouch, gold-plated airplane adapter and memory foam contoured ear plugs.


Ultra (-24dB)& High-Gain(-12dB) sensitivity adjustment
TRRS-Balanced® for Single-Ended and Balanced operation
6N silver/copper matrix wiring with FINAL 6063-T5 aluminium-magnesium alloy shell
Gold-plated printed circuit board with audiophile components (eg MELF resistors)
Gold-plated 3.5mm male/female connectors
Input Impedance: > 16 Ohm
Output Impedance: < 2.5 Ohms (High-Sensitivity) < 1 Ohms (Ultra-Sensitivity)
Compatible Headphone impedance: 16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance
12.5 Ohm minimum impedance
Weight: 12.2g
Total Length : 116mm

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Haven’t had enough time

The little time I have used it, the sound is excellent!

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Does what it is supposed to do.

Simple device that does the job. I can now safely listen to my Shure SE535s with my AudioQuest Red without danger of blowing out my ears and/or the IEMs by accident. Also get better dynamic range by being able to set volume to a normal setting. Wasn’t sure it was worth the money, but after giving a try it was money well spent.

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Andromeda pairing for details retrieval

A sensitive IEMs need a correct OI to make sure the sound is not bloated with bass bleeds. This solved my issue with CA Andromeda to separate lows and mids. I pair this with ES100 and it works like charm.

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Gets rid of the hum!

This gets rid of any coil whine or any other weird feedback in the sound signal on laptops and other electronics, allowing me to use high sensitivity drivers on lots of electronics I would otherwise have to use big headphones on. Worth every penny! And the build quality is superb, they don’t feel like they will ever break

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Overview of iFi Audio accessories and filters – does filtering matter?

This article was born in my head a long time ago, mainly due to repeated questions from time to time, whether I had contact with filtering devices like iSilencer, Jitterbug etc. But since I run my humble blog, I’ve probably got used to most people to a few maxims, which I am guided in total not only in the field of audio equipment, but generally in life…

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5 stars

Simply amazing for sensitive headphones like AKG K3003

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iEMatch EarBuddy iEMatch2.5
Primary use Sensitive headphones ($150>) Sensitive headphones (<$150) Digital Audio Players
3.5mm Balanced Yes - -
3.5mm Single-Ended Yes Yes
2.5mm Balanced - - Yes
Ultra (-24dB) / High (-12dB) Sensitivity Yes - Yes
High(-16dB) Sensitivity - Yes -
6N silver / copper matrix wiring Yes - Yes
6N copper matrix wiring - Yes -
FINAL 6063-T5 aluminium-magnesium alloy
Yes - Yes
Input impedance >16 Ohm >16 Ohm >16 Ohm
Output impedance < 2.5 Ohms (High-Sensitivity)

< 1 Ohms (Ultra-Sensitivity)

< 2.7 Ohms (High-Sensitivity) < 2.5 Ohms (High-Sensitivity)

< 1 Ohms (Ultra-Sensitivity)

Compatibity 16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance
12.5 Ohm minimum impedance
16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance
12.5 Ohm minimum impedance
16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance
12.5 Ohm minimum impedance
Weight 12.2g 6.0g 12.2g
Total length 116mm 116mm 116mm