Crank up the digital volume
Get the full High Res experience – recover the lost 2Bits of resolution.
Just plug in and play. No more annoying hisses or pops.
Special earplugs, airplane adapter and personal travel pouch.
Bye bye hiss
Hiss is very annoying when listening with headphones. This is caused by the mismatch between too much power from the smartphone/DAP when used with headphones which are high sensitivity.
The solution by IFI is to ‘attenuate’ or adjust the signal that cuts out the hiss and puts the enjoyment back into listening.
Ready for rocking all over the world
Included in the Ear Buddy® packaging are:
i. Gold-plated airplane adapter (to enjoy in-flight movies)
ii. Memory-foam contoured ear plugs (-37dB) for peace and quiet when travelling
iii. Personal travel pouch
We try to think of all scenarios. The EarBuddy is fully prepared for use on the ground and in the air!
|User Manual||Tech Notes|
“The Ear-Buddy is well built and solved all my issues. I get much better volume control with IEM’s. It works, plain and simple. It is a well thought-out little adaptor and one that you cannot go wrong for the price.”
Many thanks Sound Perfection Reviews for your wicked review
“The Ear-Buddy is a nifty device which you can plug your headphones in and its aim is to remove background noise and to make it possible to recover the ‘lost bits’ when using digital volume adjustment. I found the Ear-Buddy to be extremely useful….it deserves every praise and my full recommendation.”
Many thanks Soundphile Review for your awesome review
“Ear-Buddy is a useful tool if you experience hiss when using a DAP, phone or DAC/AMP. It simply performs as advertised. Reducing hiss and hence allowing for enjoyable listening sessions. It works!”
Many thanks Expatinjapan for your wicked review
Transparent attenuation in a compact form factor with nice build quality.
I finally gave up on my Shure in-line volume control for it’s I love my fancy earphones and their exceptional sound performance, but I struggle with the sensitivity in “normal” use environments. Plugged into phones and iPods the background hiss emerges. Plugged into airplanes entertainment systems the leveling blows your head off during announcements.
For years I’ve been carrying around a Shure in-line volume contro (from their travel kit) with mixed results. They have mediocre build quality, unpredictable operation, and noisy pass-through when paired with top-end in-ears. I wanted a fixed level of attentuation with more attention to sound quality. (Bonus: this thing comes with a two-prong airplane adapter with the best build quality I’ve ever seen!)
Well here it is, this is my new go-to. The iFi Ear-Buddy has been great in initial testing. It feels great, it looks nice, it’s compact, it’s got no controls to screw up. Perfect. Perfect level of attenuation too, I drive my phone at full volume and it’s just barely too loud for casual listening.
The advertised intention is to allow your DACs to drive at higher output, pulling more bits from the data stream and improving sound quality. This has been evident on lower quality systems in testing, though I don’t honestly notice the purported jump from 14 to 16 bit sound in most of my setups.
Mostly I notice that the SPL is now way above the DAC noise floor, so there’s less background hiss in quiet sections.
Overall a very reasonable buy for improved experience over any comparable competition for in-line attenuation.
Thank you ProPlugin for this wicked review.
|Ear Buddy Accessories|
|• aircraft socket adapter|
|• Warranty Card|
|• User Manual|