This Might Help with Better Sound: A Mini-mini Digital-to-Analogue Converter

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “This Might Help with Better Sound: A Mini-mini Digital-to-Analogue Converter

  • February 2, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Quote: “compatible with all Android tablets and smartphones” because it uses the standard USB connector (not a proprietary iPhone Lightning connector).

    Or was there more info on an iPhone version that you didn’t post?


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