ACCESSPORT HIGH-RES AUDIO AMPLIFIER FOR IPHONE 7 + CHARGING
www.adv-sound.com | Goal: US$10,000 Raised: US$77,086 from 1,878 backers RRP: US$59.99
Advanced Sound is an established company that is super passionate about music. This is one of many crowdfunding solutions to the iPhone 7’s lack of audio jack ‘problem’, but this one offers more. Capable of true lossless music playback while also charging your phone — all through a single Lightning port — the Accessport is small but powerful enough to drive headphones with 300ohm impedance. The way it works is that the digital audio signal comes from the iPhone, is decoded inside the digital-to-analog converter onboard the Accessport, and then the analog signal is amplified and delivered to your headset as high-res audio. It features three audio buttons (volume up, volume down and pause), Siri compatibility, and also comes in USB-C and microUSB varieties, so if you don’t have an iPhone, you can still enjoy the sound boost.