Cyrus Audio have announced soundKey PC Gamers Edition, a high-resolution gaming headphone DAC and amp. Due for release around July 2018, the soundkey is designed to gnificantly upgrade the performance of any wired PC gaming headset.
The soundKey plugs into the USB socket and mic input of the PC, automatically configuring itself and negating the need for any software or drivers. Gamers simply plug their wired headset in to the 3.5mm output located on the soundKey. The soundKey bypasses the PC’s internal audio circuitry, relying on its own advanced technology to decode and process the in-game audio, resulting in a superlative gaming experience.
The original soundKey has received 5-star rating from What Hi-Fi™ magazine, where it also won a What Hi-Fi 2017 Award for ‘Best DAC under £150’, and can be used with a variety of consoles and PC.
“Cyrus recognise that audio is a vital component of the gaming experience, well documented in providing a winning edge on a casual or professional stage. Game audio continues to advance at tremendous pace, with high-resolution and lossless audio doing for sound what 4K has done for vision. Until now, gamers have been bottlenecked by poor quality DAC’s used by PC manufactures, resulting in inferior audio no matter how good the quality of the headset,” said Simon Freethy, Managing Director of Cyrus Audio. “We’re thrilled to offer a solution which builds upon our proud audio heritage and utilises our award-winning technology for a gaming audience. The PC Gamer Edition of our soundKey means that gamers can radically transform the quality of their existing headset, for a cost-effective investment which we believe will change the way players hear their games for forever.”
The soundKey PC Gamers Edition will be available at an SRP of: £99.99/ €129.99 / $149.99.