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iFi - Earbuddy Cable for Headphones and IEMs - Discontinued

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iFi - Earbuddy Cable for Headphones and IEMs

  • Specifications:
  • High-Gain(-15dB) 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: < 1.5 Ohms
  • Compatible Headphone impedance: 16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance
  • 12.5 Ohm minimum impedance
  • Total Length: 116mm

Enjoy your music more

Just add to Smart Device/DAP

Ready to rock and roll.

Ready for the road.

Crank up the digital volume control for better tunes.

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.

Do your headphones suffer from hiss and pops or an irritating loud blast?

You need Ear BuddyⓇ – the hiss busting sidekick and model companion from iFi.


Perfect for:

•  In-flight systems

•  Smartphones

•  Computers

•  A/V systems

•  High-end audio systems


How to use

Ear BuddyⓇ fits between your Smartphone/Digital Audio Player and your headphones.

Just plug in and play.


Audible benefitsThe 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!


And for those who like a bit more tech with their cuppa…With your Smartphone or DAP, normally you probably listen to music with the digital volume control set at 60%. This means you have lost 2Bits of resolution. Basically, it’s like watching HD TV with some of the pixels from the screen missing. It’s okay – but you are not getting what you paid for.

You can turn it up to full volume but your ears (or the people around you) would not thank you for it. Adding the Ear BuddyⓇ ‘attenuates’ or adjusts the volume and safely allows you to crank up the digital volume on your smartphone or DAP without painful consequences! This equals more music information being conveyed and gives you back those 2Bits and the full High Res music experience! EarBuddy-diagram-Vic

Technical example:All smart devices use a digital volume control. The very nature of digital volume controls means that at normal 50% listening levels, the actual resolution is 14-Bits instead of 16-Bits!

If a source has (say) 114dB dynamic range and the Headphone is 30dB too loud, once the volume has been turned down 30dB the dynamic range is reduced to 84dB, or below CD quality, from what is an excellent result for a high-solution source.


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!

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Dominik Z.
Czech Republic Czech Republic

Background hiss cutter from iFi (for sensitive IEM, overpowered amplifiers etc.)

I have struggled with background hiss on my Audioquest DragonFly Red (which is good performance DAC, for his price and sizes/mobility), but had too much gain for very sensitive IEM like iBasso IT01 (KZ ZS6 e.g.), it signifies as permanent hissing in background unrelated to volume level, it occurs when connected. This little cable from iFi (exactly attenuator) connected between IEM and DAC, "modify" high gain from DAC to low and harsh hissing clears off. So for this purpose it is great tool.


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