Instant audio quality upgrade for your devices with this tiny amplifier

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Uamp

I long for the perfect smartphone. You know, the one that has awesome battery life, a high resolution camera that takes clear pictures in low light, and fantastic audio quality to blow you away. I recently upgraded my phone to a Nexus 6, but found one of the things lacking was the sound quality when using earphones or third party speakers. Sound quality may always take a back seat to all my other higher priority must-haves, however this does not have to be an issue with the tiny external Uamp amplifier. It measures 1.75″ x 1.75″ x  ~0.5″ and has 10 hours of battery life. All that is necessary is to plug in your headphones and your device (computer, laptop, car stereo AUX, iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, or music player) using a 3.5 mm audio cable and presto – instant audio quality upgrade at all volume levels. With its equalizer, it also allows you to adjust frequency bands (Flat, Bass Boost, Bass Treble, Streaming music, and Custom). This is a Kickstarter project that has already filled its early bird pledges but still has available the regular Uamp pledges for $65 AUD which translates to about $51 USD. It will ship around July 2015 and comes with a charging cable, clip, and sticker pack.

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  • nickie February 27, 2015, 3:25 pm

    interesting, but there is no technical spec whatsoever on the page :/ there are several portable amplifiers available already, it would be nice to know how this one would compare to them, see some spectrum analysis and how does it compare to the FiiO E6 that has suspiciously the same size and lower price ?

  • Kathleen Chapman February 28, 2015, 3:42 pm

    The only Uamp specs I could see from the Kickstarter page were the following:
    – Very low distortion <0.01% TDH (1kHz)
    -10 kOhm input impedance
    – Works with 16-300 Ohm headphones
    – Up to 2.5x the volume of your device (+8dB)
    – 5 equalizer modes (Flat, Bass Boost, Bass Treble, Streaming Music, and Custom)
    – Durable aluminum CNC enclosure
    – 10 hrs battery life, micro USB charging connector (works with any USB port)
    – Weight: 0.9oz or 26g

    Other than that, you can contact them at hello@uamp.co to inquire about additional specs.

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