Antiseed Project has created a new headphone amp called the KORI, that has been designed to be powered by a USB connection and optimise the audio going through your headphones.
Unfortunately audio quality from portable hardware such as smartphone, tablets and laptops is sometimes neglected by manufacturers, and even if you have the best headphones money can buy the audio quality from these systems is normally under par.
The pocket sized KORI headphone amplifier has been design edit correct this and is a deceptively powerful addition to your gadgets, and maybe the only amplifier you’ll ever need for your headphones say it’s developers.
“The job of the amplifier is to deliver more power to your headphones to drive them to their full potential. We achieve this with an efficient, yet uncompromising audio circuit that operates at standard USB power levels. The enclosure is molded from a single aluminum bar with a dark translucent polyepoxide rigid shell. It was carefully designed to equally match the circuit in both beauty and purpose.
Kori is designed to provide power to drive almost all headphones available today as well as operate under USB power for maximum convenience. The circuit is a two stage, local feedback topology with a servo to nullify DC output offset resulting in clean sound amplification with minimal distortion. Kori is capable of outputting nearly 600mW per channel into a 50ohm load; enough to drive many headphones to their full potential.
Powered by USB alone, Kori is designed to operate from almost all native USB ports for maximum convenience. Gone are the bulky and inconvenient power brick adapters that are required by many commercial amplifiers. If absolute portability is required, Kori may also be powered using a USB external battery.”
The KORI headphone amp project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $5,000 in pledges so if you think the headphone amp is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help KORI become a reality.