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


5 stars

Simply amazing for sensitive headphones like AKG K3003

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Perfect for CA Andromeda

Let’s me run my Andromedas off my galaxy s9+ without hiss so I’m very pleased. Time will tell if the dongle wire holds up but after a few days I’m a happy camper

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iEMatch(Es): The Refinement Of Sound

The iematch sound quality wise, provided a nice refinement with the added benefit of being a very good angle adaptor. The Iematch is very beautiful constructed with great materials and very beautiful. The meze cables have not any angle so they are really cumbersome when you connected them in the phone or my ipad so an adapter like this makes things so much easier. Actually, as my ipad can provide a lot of power to my Meze 99 I noticed a noticeable improvement in this scenario. Providing also a very useful angled version for this situation. So yes, iematch provides a very nice refinement to the sound in a simple scenario like this one.

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Music is then even clearer

some sensitive earphones (Campfire Audio Jupiter and Andromeda). I like to listen on tube amplifiers made for full-size headphones. I would get a hiss or an audible tone. I simply plug in this device and that distracting noise is gone. The music is then even clearer – and the earphone/amplifier synergy is now even better. I’m now going to try the iFi Ear Buddy, too, to see if that one works similarly, so I can use it in another room. Worth the price to me – bigger difference to my ears than (say) a cable upgrade.

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Works as described

Makes your iem much less sensitive which in turn helps to eliminate hissing that sensitive iems generally exhibit with smartphones.

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This is the item you want to get rid of any audible hiss

This is the item you want to get rid of any audible hiss as well as alter impedance output if necessary.

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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