I was really skeptical when I ordered this thing but somehow it just works. I had really bad hissing background noise from my KZ AS10 to the point when I started to look for new earphones since it’s impossible to return KZ stuff. Now with this adapter, the hiss is gone completely I mean, it’s dead silent now and I can finally enjoy the quality sound these earphones provide. I would even say get it if you have any noise issues with any headphones or in-ear monitors. I love products that completely solve annoying issues. Well done iFi!
Just add volume.
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 Ear Buddy is the answer.
Never miss a beat.
The Ear Buddy is a simple adapter that fits between any headphone and audio device with a 3.5mm output, and filters out background hiss and bursts of noise that damage your ears.
The Ear Buddy makes music clearer and allows you to crank up the volume to the max without painful consequences.
Never miss a guitar solo again.
All around the world.
The Ear Buddy is adaptable to any device, including:
- Portable audio devices
- In-flight systems
And with special earplugs, airplane adapter and travel pouch, you can travel the globe with crisp, clean, uninterrupted audio.
Home or abroad…if you love music, you’ll never leave home without it.
Too much power heading into your headphones causes irritating noise, hiss and buzz.
Our solution is to ‘attenuate’ or adjust the signal that cuts out the hiss and puts the enjoyment back into listening.
Turn up the digital volume to restore lost resolution and improve sound quality.
Normal listening levels usually result in a loss of 2-Bits of resolution but increasing the digital volume and using the Ear Buddy to attenuate the volume level, brings these Bits back.
- High-Gain (-16dB) sensitivity adjustment
- 6N copper matrix wiring
- Gold-plated printed circuit board with audiophile components (eg MELF resistors)
- Gold-plated 3.5mm male/female connectors
- Input Impedance: > 16 Ohm
- Output Impedance: < 2.7 Ohms
- Amplifier Loading: ~18 Ohm
- Conditions: 16R headphone/iem connected < 1R Amplifier output impedance
- Compatible Headphone impedance: 16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance
- 12.5 Ohm minimum impedance
- Weight: 6.0 g
- Total Length: 116mm
- Warranty period: 12 months
Good product as entry level
Very good with reproduction of movies, less impressive with music via amazon. Good for when travel in aeroplane.
Ear Buddy – impressions and review
What iFi Ear Buddy does:
- Via iFi websiteaudible benefits
- The Ear Buddy®
- gets rid of annoying hisses and buzzes and allows you to turn up your digital volume to a higher level to improve resolution and quality without making you deaf!
Ear-Buddy – Goodbye hiss
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.
Sensitive Headphones’ best friend
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.
Perfect little high quality in-line attenuator
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!