If You Listen to Music Through Headphones and a Digital Audio Player, You'll Want the iFi iEMatch2.5 Attenuator: Removes Hiss, Restores Dynamics, Increases Transparency, Boosts Volume Range Specifically designed for listeners who have dedicated high-resolution digital audio players (DAPs) and equipped with a gold-plated 2.5mm connector specific to DAPs and sensitive in-ear headphones, iFi iEMatch2.5 Attenuator removes the hiss often present from the music source during headphone playback and lets you to listen without cranking the volume to excessive levels. By allowing you to reduce the volume to more comfortable parameters, iEMatch2.5 restores dynamics, increases the transparency, significantly lessens background noise, and boosts the usable volume range. Comprised of aluminum-magnesium alloy and a 6N silver-copper matrix cable, iEMatch2.5 lets the signal transfer pass through as it should. It even includes a High or Ultra sensitivity switch to match your 'phones. Simply add iEMatch2.5 between your headphones and your DAP, set it to high- or ultra-sensitivity, sit back, and marvel at how much more music you hear - and how much sound-degrading noise and irritating decibels are gone. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed. Why iEMatch2.5 Makes Sense for Everyone with a DAP and Headphones To build a system around an expensive high-resolution headphone amplifier and use it at a comfortable (not to mention safe) listening level means you have to turn the volume down to about 60% of its capacity. Doing so will decrease its dynamic range and audio quality. Basically, it's like watching HDTV with some of the pixels from the screen missing. You will also have lost around two bits of resolution. Enter iEMatch2.5. It 'attenuates' the volume and safely enables you to crank up the digital volume on your DAP without painful consequences.
Gold-plated 2.5mm male/female connectors