CEntrance launches crowd funding project ‘HiFi-Skyn’ clip-on amplifier for iPhone series 5 and 6 and iPod touch 5G.
Your phone gets larger with this clip-on auxiliary battery case with an extended lower section containing the electronics, at an estimated $400. Conversely overall battery life is extended and it has 10 hours of high definition audio replay. Not from iTunes, but from your own HD downloads at up to 24 bit/192kHz, and including DSD. It can be described as a snap-on USB DAC and audiophile soundcard for the iPhone. It will be featured at CES 2015 and may be seen as a rival to Neil Young’s portable HD Audio Pono player and other HD players from Sony and also Astell and Kern.
Martin Colloms has a passion for audio and music and has written for many of the key hi-fi magazines worldwide.