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Sep 2, 2016 11:07 EST

Amp.i.Am: iPhone Headphones DAC & Amplifier – Unlocking your music’s potential on the go with the revolutionary new DAC and Amplifier

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 2, 2016
Amp.i.Am: iPhone Headphones DAC & Amplifier
 
Unlocking your music’s potential on the go with the revolutionary new DAC and Amplifier – Amp.i.Am
 
OVERVIEW
 
 
 

We wanted to capture that premium sound you get from hi-end audio equipment and make it available on every i-Device without the complications, terrible interfaces, or exorbitant costs. Amp.i.Am provides the same hi-fi sound for a fraction of the price and size of standard amplifier and works with all headphones. Small. Powerful. Feather light. Stylish. Battery-free!

 

Many of us have come to rely on our phones as our primary listening devices, they hold thousands of songs and they are easy to use but cramming so many features into one device comes at a cost and that cost is sound quality.

If you’ve listened to music through hi-fi audio equipment, you’ll know that it is clearer, louder, richer-sounding music with a superior bass.

If you’ve listened to music through hi-fi audio equipment, you’ll know that it is clearer, louder, richer-sounding music with a superior bass. 

But then going back to listening to music on a smart phone and it sounds a bit flat, doesn’t quite have the edge or the impact you would expect? Try to drive a high-end pair of headphones with your phone’s built-in DAC/Amp, and things get even less optimal.

 

If you are a music lover then your phone just isn’t delivering the quality of sound that you could have. That’s because your phone has been designed as a phone and not an audio playback device. Cheap parts in your phone mean you just aren’t getting the sound you deserve, so we have poured years of audio expertise into a new high quality DAC and amplifier. 

We believe the pleasure gained from listening to music is priceless. HiFi amplifiers for headphones are pricy, bulky and need a lot of power.

Meet Amp.i.Am! Battery-free. No need to recharge. Mini in size, Stylish design and meets all your needs for high quality music on the go.

Is Apple removing the sacred 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7?

 

But what about my noise-canceling, audio-boosting, fancy-as-hell,
I-cannot-live-without headphones you may ask?

Not to fear! Amp.i.Am is here

Meet Amp.i.Am: The World’s Lightest Battery-free Micro Headphone DAC & Amplifier for your iPhone, iPad and iPod devices using Apple Official C68 Audio Lightning Adapter.

Amp.i.Am would allow you to continue to use your favorite headphones on the iPhone 5, 6, 7 and beyond and you do not need the headphone jack ever again. It is easy to setup Amp.i.Am. Just plug the MFi-Certified lightning connector into your iPhone, iPad or iPod then plug your headphone jack into Amp.i.Am. That’s it. That simple and now you can listen to amazing quality music the way the artist intended.

 

Amp.i.Am is a link between your i-Device such as your iPhone, iPad or iPod and your headphones. It’s a tiny DAC & amplifier which can produce the kind of premium quality audio that you expect from hi-end audio equipment used by audiophiles and sound producers.

While some people carry around bulky external USB DACs and amplifiers to improve the audio quality of their mobile devices. What we managed to do was to compact all that power and design the right architecture and components all onto a tiny Printed Circuit Board that fits into Amp.i.Am tiny control box. Don’t be fooled by its size, it comes with amazing results!

Small, Portable inline headphone DAC and Amplifier designed to take the digital files from your iPhone, iPad or iPod and provide significantly improved headphone sound quality and experience. It is small and light and will become part of your headphone cables. It does not have a battery and requires no charging and once you plug it in, you will hear a significant improvement to the quality of the music.

Amp.i.Am is for everyone. It works with all headphones on the market. If you use expensive headphones, you’ll know that they need a more powerful amp to work well and if you’re like me and use those standard white earbuds that come with your iPhone, you’ll be glad to know that Amp.i.Am improves sound quality on cheaper headphones as well by utilising bit-matching technology to deliver a louder bass sound with balance and clarity and far less distortion.  Amp.i.Am is fully compatible with your earphones, and you can use that mic to control media or take calls. It isLight, small, battery-free, affordable and makes any headphones sound amazing.

No Headphone Jack? No Problem! With Amp.i.Am you are ready for the iPhone 7 and beyond!

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       Amp. i. Am: Amplifier for i-Devices that makes music sound Amazing!

Read what is said about the rumours that the iPhone 7 will not have the 3.5mm headphone jack.

 

 

 by MARK SULLIVAN. Read it Here

 by CHRISTINA WARREN. Read it Here

 

 by Mark GurmanRead it Here

 

 by Rick Broida. Read it Here

 

 by Sean Beach. Read it Here

 

 by Christian de Looper. Read it Here

 

 by GEORGE TINARI. Read it Here

 

 by Zac Hall. Read it Here

 

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 by Daniel Adrian Sanchez. Read it Here

 

 by Anthony Cuthbertson. Read it Here

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Whatever you’re doing, jogging, on your way to work, or just chillaxing, anytime, anywhere; with Amp.i.Am you now can enjoy an exquisite listening experience; studio-quality music that is clearer, richer and crisper the way the artist intended.

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See what people say…

 

We’ve taken our experience and award-winning expertise and squeezed it intoAmp.i.Am. Plug it into your i-Device for unbeatable sound on the go amongst amazing other features such as:

•  Awesome sound quality

•  Small and lightweight, measures 40 x 13 x 9mm and weighs 7 grams

•  Smooth sleek design

•  Robust casing with controls

•  Extremely low current, conserving your phone’s battery life

•  Compatible with a wide range of audio format, including MP3, AAC, and FLAC

•  Can handle High Resolution audio files up to 24bit/192kHz.

•  Available in Black or White

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Your Favourite Headphones Companion for Perfect Sounding Music

 

Your listening experience reinvented. Live concerts on the go. Powerful. Feather light. Stylish. And battery-free!

The high quality components in Amp.i.Am will give your music a greater sense of space, enabling you to hear more clearly the separate instruments, voices and melodies. Detail is greater, so the subtle nuances in vocal intonation or the way a note is played can be heard more easily.
Perfect music photo perfect-music_zpsffi5qqfp.gifGrip on the lower frequencies will also be better, so bass notes should sound more tuneful, driving their own rhythm, rather than just being heavy and loud. All of this leads to a more emotionally engaging, and therefore enjoyable experience. 

Music is an emotional experience; it triggers emotions in us that makes us happy, smile or even to get up and dance; and when it comes to music, most of us have come to rely on our phones as a primary listening devices; they hold thousands of songs and they are easy to use but cramming so many features into one device comes at a cost and that cost is sound quality.

If you’ve listened to music through HiFi audio equipment, you’ll know that it is clearer, louder, richer-sounding music with a superior bass. But then going back to listening to music on a smart phone and it just nowhere near the sound quality.

 

That’s why we created Amp.i.Am! A small headphone amplifier for your iPhone, iPad and iPod devices and fits unnoticed into the coin pocket of your jeans. It is the World’s First headphone amplifier using Apple’s Official C68 Audio Lightning Adapter and weighs only 7 grams. Stylish in design, mini in size and requires no battery.  Now for the first time you can have HiFi audio sound on the go!

An amplifier magnifies an audio signal which is then emitted by a loudspeaker, or in this case, your headphones. An amplifier can be built into a device, such as an iPhone, or it can be an external unit. If you’re using a weak amplifier, as you turn the volume up the sound will become more distorted, but a good quality amplifier can produce clearer, richer and crisper sound at the same high volume.

We wanted to capture that premium sound you get from hi-end audio equipment and make it available on every i-Device without the complications, terrible interfaces, or exorbitant costs.

The high quality components in Amp.i.Am will give your music a greater sense of space, enabling you to hear more clearly the separate instruments, voices and melodies. Detail is greater, so the subtle nuances in vocal intonation or the way a note is played can be heard more easily.

Grip on the lower frequencies will also be better, so bass notes should soundmore tuneful, driving their own rhythm, rather than just being heavy and loud. 

 

All of this leads to a more emotionally engaging, and therefore enjoyable experience.

With Amp.i.Am, listening to the music simply becomes more fun.

 

With Amp.i.Am your emotional experience will be so enhanced that you will go WOW the moment you have it plugged in. 

 

FULL, CRISP, CLEAR, STURDY, ACCURATE, OPEN, RICH are some of the few adjectives that came out of those who tried Amp.i.Am Prototype.

 

 

Using bit-matching technology and proprietary digital Sound processing and conversion, Amp.i.Am provides the same HiFi sound for a fraction of the price and size of standard amplifier and works with all headphones.

 

The Digital to Analogue Converter delivers an optical sampling rate of 24bit at 48 to 192KHz and coupled with a high-performance headphone amplifier, it makes your favorite headphones sound their best and all within an extremely portable form factor that is designed to feel like part of your headphone cable.

Forget about time:
Amp.i.Am let you experience music on the go as never before. You’ll enjoy lifelike, digital sound quality that stands out from the noise around you. Amp.i.Am needs no battery, hence no need to worry about recharging at all! Simply connect Amp.i.Am with your phone and headphones. Enjoy great sounding music and fun anytime, anywhere!

Amp.i.Am features 3 control buttons that perform 14 different functions:

 

  • Single click the middle button to play or pause audio.
  • Double click the middle button to skip forward to the next track.
  • Triple click the middle button to skip back to the previous track.
  • Double click and hold the headset button to fast forward through the audio.
  • Triple click and hold down the middle button to rewind through the audio.
  • Single click the middle button to answer or hang up an ongoing call.
  • Single click the middle button to switch between multiple calls.
  • Single click and hold down the middle button to send a incoming call to voice mail.
  • Double click and hold down the middle button to hang up on the current of multiple calls.
  • Single click and hold down on the middle button to active Siri.
  • Single click the middle button to ask Siri additional questions or issue additional commands after Siri is activated
  • Single click the volume up button while the Camera app is open to take a picture. Works great for selfies!.
  • Press the plus (+ Volume Up) button to raise the volume.
  • Press the plus (– Volume Down) button to lower the volume.

 

Who we are?

Magtunes is a small company based out of Sydney and was founded by a 3 passionate individuals from the worlds of business and technology. We are passionate about using technology to create experiences that leave an impression. Out of our own frustrations over poorly made products or good products that are overpriced, we created Magtunes.  At Magtunes, we are on a mission to make premium audio products accessible to everyone. Premium audio products at affordable prices and achieve a perfect balance between size, price and acoustics. We are small but fearless trio that think outside the square and love challenging the status quo.

In recent months we launched Lumiére followed by Buoy and BigBuoy, As you can see from both campaigns, we delivered 3 great products as described with high quality craftsmanship on time. It takes a lot to manufacture a quality product, and while we are close, we need your help to get us over the last hump. 

We are hoping that the Magtunes design philosophy would continue to resonate with & be validated by the IGG community.

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve worked hard over the last few months to get the Amp.i.Am to this point and we’ve successfully completed critical milestones with the help of many knowledgeable people. We have interviewed, visited and selected a very reputable manufacturer who offers great engineering support and development tools. What remains is completing the manufacturing phase and so we’re confident that manufacturing risk is at a minimum.

We are almost ready to push the green button and start production with our manufacturer. We have gone through several rounds of prototypes and cannot wait to put Amp.i.Am into your hands and have you listen to some amazing tunes on your favourite headphones. We anticipate a manufacturing period of 2 months from the end of the campaign to start shipping Amp.i.Am to you. This is possible because we’ve already completed our R&D, obtained our Apple MFi certification and the rest we can complete with your help and have Amp.i.Am shipped to you 10 weeks after the end of this campaign and in time for the holidays and with you no later than December 15.

 

FAQ

Does Amp.i.Am improve sound quality with a mediocre pair of headphones?
To deliver detailed and delicate sound to headphones requires many things. An amplifier is one of them. The purpose of AMP.I.AM  is to enhance the sound source by using hi-fi codec to make a difference in your overall listening experience.


Does AMP.I.AM  support Windows or Android Phones?
No. Amp.i.Am is strictly for i-devices such as the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a Lightning connector.

So this AMP.I.AM  thing can’t be plugged into the headphone jack? 
That’s right. AMP.I.AM  can only be connected to Lightning

Does AMP.I.AM  consume a lot of power then?
Take iPhone 6 as an example, an hour of music playing consumes 5% power.


Can I use a Lightning to 30-pin adapter to make it fit on iPhone 4S? 
Sorry. The Audio Lightning Adapter does not support an adapter

Will you consider making a Bluetooth version?
We’d not consider a Bluetooth version before finding an effective solution to improve the sound quality of compressed files

It is just for headphones or could I use it with loudspeakers too?
Amp.i.Am  can also connect to active speakers

Will there be a type-C version?
We don’t have plans to develop type-c models for now

Can I still receive phone calls with my ear buds mic?
You can still receive calls and the inline mic of your earbuds would function correctly

Besides iPhones, does it work with iPads, iPod Touch, and iPod nano?AMP.I.AM  works with iOS devices that support USB audio. So only iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch with Lightning. Not compatible with iPod nano

How do I give you my address / choice of color / combination?
We’ll send you a survey to confirm your choice of color/ combination and address after the project’s successfully funded.

Have a question we have not addressed? Drop us a line.[email protected]

Contact Information:

MagTunes

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