DAC Comparison

Marantz HD-DAC1 vs Cyrus soundKey

Marantz HD-DAC1

The Marantz HD-DAC1 is a stylish compact DAC and headphone amp that comes with USB and analog 3.5mm in. Though it does not have the best specs when it comes to audio decoding capabilities, it's a great sounding device.

$799.00 MSRP

Cyrus soundKey

soundKey is an award-winning revolution in mobile music. Hi-Fi streaming services like TIDAL mean fantastic quality is available to subscribers, but phones lack the necessary hardware to get the best from this data. soundKey unlocks that data, using our years of expertise in high-resolution DAC and amplifier design. Cyrus quality audio is now available to everyone.

$99.00 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

19 gram

Input/Output
Inputs

3.5mm

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

USB-B

Micro USB

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

3.5mm

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 192 kHz

24 bit / 96 kHz

DAC Chip

Cirrus Logic CS4398

Reviews

Recommended

5/5

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2020 winner.

Mixed

I see it a step up from $9 dongles but the $99 price is hard to swallow.

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