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.
Evolution in sound.
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!
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.
All around the world.
The iEMatch is adaptable to any device, including:
- Portable audio devices
- 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.
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 ‘TRRS-Balanced®’ 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
|Total Length : 116mm|
Works as described
Makes your iem much less sensitive which in turn helps to eliminate hissing that sensitive iems generally exhibit with smartphones.
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.
Fixes the hiss on my m9xx dac/amp
Fixes the hiss on my m9xx dac/amp and on my phone, however it makes audio from the phone a little too low and should require an external amp.
Put this in your CIEM survival kit
I was skeptical of this finally solving an issue that I’ve had, which is finding a DAP or DAC/ that wouldn’t hiss using my Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors. Unfortunately, many audiophile DAPs and DAC/amps are designed for full sized headphone power, which doesn’t work well for custom in ear monitors. I have used this little thing on a Herus, my audio interface, and can enjoy a black background with less gain, so I can actually fine tune my volume. Another positive for this device is that it isn’t another impedance adapter, which would affect the frequency response of multi-BA IEMs. iFi did some magic with this, and made the ultra level under 1 ohm impedance!
I would say this is a near required purchase for anyone with sensitive in ear headphones or CIEMs.
A Small and affordable little accessory called the iEMatch
In my testing, the iEMatch was a huge improvement in everyday use…This is a dead easy recommendation and I am sure it will find a safe place in your IEM case!