Best pairs with IEMs and headphones with 3.5mm male termination
You can use it to connect your IEMs or headphones with 3.5mm male termination
WHAT IT DELIVERS
Do your IEMs or headphones frequently hiss in the background when playing a source? The iFi Audio Ear Buddy can be used immediately after being connected to your headphones and source device. You hear a sound without any pops, hisses, or buzzes.
THE PERFECT MATCH FOR YOUR AUDIO GEAR
Do you find that your headphones/ IEMs often have a background hiss from your source? All you need to do is connect the iFi Audio Ear Buddy to your headphone before plugging it into your source device and voila! You get a sound without any hiss, pops and buzz. It is compatible with smartphones, PCs, DAPs and in-flight entertainment systems.
CRANK UP THE VOLUME WITHOUT ANY LOSS IN RESOLUTION
Usually, at full volumes, music tends to lose at least 2-bits of resolution. The Ear Buddy brings back this lost resolution letting you increase the digital volume without any painful consequences. It is compatible with all headphones and IEMS that use a 3.5mm jack. You also get memory foam earplugs along with an aeroplane adapter and travel pouch for in-flight use.
|WIRING||6N copper matrix wiring|
|COMPONENTS||Gold-plated printed circuit board with audiophile components (eg MELF resistors)|
|CONNECTORS||Gold-plated 3.5 mm male/female connectors|
|INPUT IMPEDANCE||> 16 Ohm|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||< 2.7 Ohms|
|AMPLIFIER LOADING||~18 Ohm|
|CONDITIONS||16R headphone/iem connected < 1R Amplifier output impedance|
|COMPATIBLE HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE||16 Ohm to 600 Ohm rated impedance|
|MINIMUM IMPEDANCE||12.5 Ohm|
|TOTAL LENGTH||116 mm|
1. iFi Audio - Ear Buddy
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Accessories|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The iFi Audio Story
From live experience for your home to on-the-go music for your ears, iFi Audio has a wide range of audio products for every music enthusiast. Ever since the beginning of iFi Audio in the year 2012, it is the love of music lovers that have been encouraging iFi audio to develop audio products that make a difference in how music is heard. The products are designed, developed and manufactured in iFi Audio headquarters in Southport, UK. The materials are sourced from across the globe including from countries like Germany, USA and Japan. iFi Audio has its distribution centre in the USA and is working hard on increasing its global network of distributors.
The High-Octane Audio
iFi Audio is an award-winning company focussed to deliver audio products to enrich music listening experience. iFi Audio understands how important music is to people and therefore all of their products are centred towards delivering amazing sound that is free of noise, distortion and other kinds of hiss. A studio-quality sound which is close to how the artist intended the music to sound. The materials that are used in most of the iFi products are used to enhance the sound performance of the product by eliminating echo and disturbing jitter.
A Proud Eco-Friendly Company
iFi takes the environment safety sincerely and recognizes their role to contribute to the cause. Therefore all the iFi products including their packaging are made of eco-friendly materials like aluminium paper and recycled plastics which can be recycled and reused in the future. iFi Audio makes sure that no hazardous toxins or materials are used in the products and that they meet the standards of environmental safety
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - Ear Buddy comes with a warranty
from iFi Audio that covers manufacturing defects.
All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
Read more about iFi Audio's warranty in India.
Well, to start off, I'm too lazy and don't write reviews but here I am
1. Usually, we increase volume to get more clarity, better vocals and highs etc but listening at high volume causes permanent hearing damage. With this, it reduces gain and maintains high clarity at low volume. Result being exceptional clarity at low volumes and no need to listen at high volume
2. However, it also improves sound dynamics, the difference between the lowest of notes to the highest notes is improved. Also improves soundstage even in iems.
3. Reduces hiss and electrical interface noise, which usually heard often in sensitive iems.
All these for a reasonable price makes it a stellar purchase.
Some reviews said you will lose treble detail, but that is not true. Because its an attenuator, it reduces the gain maintaining clarity and they are perceiving low volume as lack of treble clarity.
But if you blind test it with same volume levels with and without ear buddy you can definitely tell the difference.
Overall, I'm quite satisfied and also will save my ears from hearing damage and from ear fatigue.
Was a bit sceptical while ordering , however received the order very fast and nicely packaged , the device seriously cleans any background hiss , makes the sound cleaner while maintaining the resolution , an absolute must for any audiophile enthusiast.
Thank you for your accurate feedback on this product, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product.
It provides you with amazing sound quality, honestly I think it is best to use it with your iems cause in order to reduce the hiss sound it reduces the volume a lot and gives you exceptional sound at low volumes improves sound dynamics and gives you wider soundstage, better bass. To get the most out of it use it with powerful high end dacs and amps.
Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience & thank you for the great review & ratings!
Excellent product.. works great with my kz's..
Thank you for the awesome review & ratings, Dan!
I originally intended to return my CCA CA4 because of the hiss/noise issue using it with my Creative Sound BlasterX G1 only. On other devices like M-Audio amp/dac mobile phone with 3.5 mm jack and computer mother board 3.5 mm jack it was totally quiet so I had brought this also so solve this issue. In my order page CCA CA4 is still greyed out and showing returned
Hardware__ ATH-M50x(30 ohm), KZ Zst X, V11 pro(mobile), iPad pro,
I have extensively used these for over 3 days and found that they are worth it except they are a bit pricy, better paired with AMP to experience there full potential just a thought tho, but better that buying cheep AMP/DAC comb, as they are not worth the price we spend on them,
what it does __
when you are playing from a mobile you are playing at low volumes so that you don't blast of your ear you are loosing a bit of info EX; if the song is of 10bits and your playing it at 7 volume you rae missing out the remaining 3 bits of info and what this does is it reduce the loss of that 3 bits,
better used for IEMS, and earphones, for my M50X if found that even at full volumes the headphones is not playing at full volumes
Hey Abhijith, thanks for sharing this honest and detailed review with everyone! This will surely help other customers in getting clarity if they're considering this for their next purchase.
But if you love cymbal sounds, good treble, nice highs, this won't cut it.