Coming from a company knows a thing or two about portable media player, it is no surprise that iPhone is capable of handling high-resolution audio, but as any audiophile would tell you, the ability to playback does not equate to high-quality sound. Fortunately, you have a slew of options in the market today, such as portable headphone amplifier and DAC, to up your iPhone’s sonic performance, but professional audio equipment maker CEntrance thinks it can do better; it has designed an iPhone case that will not only protect your precious iDevice, but also features a built-in headphone amplifier and Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) to up your iPhone’s sonic performance many times over, plus an integrated battery pack to boot.
Basically, HiFi-Skyn (pronounced as ‘skin’), as it is called, will have your need for audiophile sound while on-the-road covered. It offers your protection through an impact-resistant polycarbonate case, gives you audiophile-grade sound through asynchronous digital streaming and mastering-level sound up to 24bit/192kHz, and has a juice pack to ensure you get to enjoy your favorite high-res tunes for the longest time possible. Detail on the rating of the battery pack is not made known, but CEntrance said it could provide up to 10 hours on full charge.
So why do you need such an accessory? Honestly, you don’t, but if you own a pair high-end headphones or planning on buying one, the HiFi-Skyn iPhone case with built-in DAC and headphone amplifier is a must in order to get the most out of your pricey audio cans. Unless you prefer to let your money goes to waste, or prefer to bulk yourself down with separate headphone amp and DAC. We rather not, so I am guessing, you won’t either. You can get pick up the HiFi-Skyn iPhone Case from Indiegogo from now till February 28 for a special early adopter price of $199 (eventual retail price would be $399). Not cheap, but you do know you are getting three things in one accessory, right? Your call. Scroll down for a product pitch video to learn more.
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