I know a retired Southern rock musician in Nashville who refuses to listen to music via MP3’s. He’s a sound expert, won gold records, etc. He really notices how compressed the music files are on iPhones, etc. and it gets on his nerves. I know my sound too . . . I was a professional musician who played before sold-out concert halls, in front of thousands, as well as on television and radio. But, I was of the school that “something’s better than nothing.” That is, until I happened to mention to the rock musician that I kinda “grew out” of a certain band, didn’t like them as much as when I was a kid. Okay, so it was The Beatles. He made me immediately listen to one of their albums on the stereo and it was an eye-opening — well, ear-opening — experience.
Listening to music through headphones and an MP3 player while traveling can save your sanity! Familiar songs, fun internet radio stations . . . they’re all very comforting. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice sound quality, because there’s HRT i-dSp Headphone digital Sound Processor to the rescue! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.
It’s a lightweight, easy to hook up piece that goes between your MP3 player and headphones and boy, does it make a sound difference! So much richer, bolder, crisper. Now, I did get a message on my phone when a call came through that my device was taking too much power to function during the call. I just undid it and redid it, simple.
The product is only available through Amazon.com and here’s what they say about it:
- i-dSp requires Apple Lighting to USB camera connection kit (Sold Separately)
- Makes your headphones sound better
- Works with all Lightning iOS devices
- The i-dSp is designed specifically to work with lightning connector-equipped Apple products including iPhone 5 and 6, iPod Touch.
High Resolution Technologies (HRT) i-dSp is a digital Sound processor that provides significantly improved headphone sound quality for Apple smartphones, tablets, and portable devices. The i-dSp is designed specifically to work with lightning connector -equipped Apple products including iPhone 5 and 6, iPod Touch and current iPad models.
The i-dSp incorporates proprietary digital Sound processing and conversion along with a high-performance headphone amplifier, all within an extremely portable form factor. The ds is designed for those who use their lightning connector -equipped Apple iPhone 5 or 6, iPod Touch or current iPad as their primary listening and viewing platforms and who seek the best-possible headphone or in ear listening experience for music, video, and gaming by providing improved resolution, spatiality, dynamics, and heightened realism.
The HRT i-dSp is compatible with all audio formats supported by portable devices thanks to its UAC (USB Audio Class) interface. The I-dSp’s extremely low power consumption allows for extended playing time and with its plug-and-play connectivity, eliminates any complex setups. The i-dSp supports all audio formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, PCM, and Apple lossless, along with all streaming audio and video formats, and is firmware-upgradeable to accommodate future updates.
Ideal for use with a wide range of headphones, the i-dSp draws from HRT’s pioneering R & D in the USB audio accessories category and decades of involvement in high-performance audio. The HRT i-dSp incorporates high-performance microelectronics and proprietary digital Sound processing software to deliver the very best listening experience possible from any in ears or headphones.