So, why USB3.0? USB3.0 allows for a greater amount of audio transfer due to the better wiring specification. It is still backwards compatible with USB2.0.
Does your USB audio system suffer from annoying background noise?
The iSilencer3.0 is for anyone who wants a simple way to reduce distortion and enjoy clearer, noise-free tunes.
Background noise can often haunt your enjoyment of your music or movies. At iFi, we ain’t afraid of no ghosts and came up with the iSilencer3.0 to rid your sound of these audio gremlins.
Simply plug the iSilencer3.0 directly into the USB port of your computer. Easy. You’ll notice you get the deeper detail in your music. Music will seem clearer, more transparent and bass will be improved.
The spooks are gone.
Double. Less trouble.
This device can be used not only at the active USB ports but also at unused USB ports too. It will reduce EMI.
Using multiple iSilencers (and therefore the inbuilt ANC circuit) will double the noise reduction each time the number of units is doubled.
Just don’t cross the streams.
Silence is golden
The iSilencer3.0 uses iFi’s improved Active Noise Cancellation+® tech to decrease noise by 100x the common noise filter. This is equivalent to 40dB. We use our REBalance® tech to get rid of clicks and distortion.
Enjoy the iSilencer3.0
This little gadget is a hassle free way to banish those frustrating and unnecessary ‘sound spooks’ that plague your music. As the song says, Enjoy the Silence. Long live Depeche Mode.
REBalance® literally rebalances the signal to address the common problem of clicks caused by jitter. This is a form of digital distortion that leads to data ‘packet’ errors and cold harsh sound.
Our technology re-balances the signal to ensure that the digital signal received by the DAC is identical to the original source, no matter which audio format is being played.
This little beast works miracles
I have a USB out into a $100 dac which channels into an old receiver and a simple 2.1 speaker setup. The system is connected with properly shielded wires. Prior to this device, plugging the USB directly into my laptop resulted in a minimal (but annoying) electrical whine from the speakers, if they were playing music or not. Connecting through my docking stations USB took the whine to 11 – it was so loud and annoying that I could not work in the office unless I fully powered down my receiver, to say nothing of the poor music quality.
Enter, this little wonder beast. Now, connecting through my dock to minimize the number of USB cables connected to my laptop the electrical distortion is completely undetectable until my ear is 2 inches from the speakers. Of course that will never happen in practical usage.
My office is nearly silent until I hit “play” and the music emerges from nowhere. It makes that much of a difference. I have personally recommended this device to friends, and will likely pick up a few extras. I cannot imagine ever plugging in a USB speaker without it.
For those who claim that “digital is digital” and this is a scam that won’t make any difference, I will remind them that electricity runs through even “digital” wires and that audio equipment translates that into feedback. But my office is so quiet it is as if the equipment is turned off until that magical moment when the music arrives.
I could easily go on, but just buy this thing. It made more of a difference than any other piece of my audio setup.
Rather useful accessory
The iSilencer manages rather well in correcting the artifacts of the usb, the audio improves in a rather light way, it is said that you can not perceive the improvement. The product works, but it is not essential, I recommend the purchase only if you have really noisy usb ports and in any case with good dacs.
..I had a return hum from pc to dac .. inserted this product and I solved the 90/100 of the problem.
Effective and easy to use.
Effective in reducing the noise produced by the computer, especially when powered by power. In some cases, even the small size can prevent the use of nearby USB ports.
IMPRESSIONS: iFi’s iSilencer and DC iPurifier – more tools for less noise
“No-brainer tip of the day: if you’re using a computer or streamer with USB ports for audio, get an iSilencer.”
This product has done an amazing job of cleaning up my electricity supply, resulting in a much more enjoyable picture and sound. Impressive.
EMI is a type of interference caused by errant and unwanted electromagnetic waves that are received and amplified by an audio system. They cause some of the annoying ‘audio gremlins’ we often talk about.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) reduces unwanted sound by the addition of a second sound wave specifically designed to cancel out the first. This basically results in no sound at all as it reaches unwanted sound even at the lowest frequencies.
Passive noise cancellation is done by means of insulating filters and works best on the middle to high frequencies. It does not work on the lower frequencies meaning that some sound can still be heard.
The common noise filter cuts out most noise gremlins found in typical audio systems such as RFI/EMI.