All digital music players require a circuit that turns all those zeroes and ones into something we can hear. Digital-to-Analogue-Converters (DACs) are a big deal with audiophiles who want their digital music to sound as big and full as possible on their home systems. They’re not cheap, but if high fidelity matters to you, they’re worth it.
New portable devices like the High-Res Audio players from Sony and Pono have built-in DACs that are better than what you’d find in other units. But what if you want to upgrade the sound you’re getting from, say, your iPhone?
The solution might be a new in-line unit from Zorloo. It plugs in via the Lightning port of your iPhone and routes digital music directly to a small (8 x 34mm) converter before sending the signal along to a set of in-ear buds. Check out the video and then go to Gizmag for more.