Audeze CIPHER Lightning Cable for LCD-i4
Immerse yourself in sound with Audeze's one-of-a-kind CIPHER lightning cable for a significant upgrade to your LCD-i4 listening experience.
DSP (digital signal processing) for significantly better sound quality.
The Cipher cable also features a SIRI-compatible microphone for voice calls.
Audeze’s award-winning CIPHER lightning cable specially optimized for the LCD-i4 headphones, delivers 24-bit digital audio from iPhone/iPad/IPod to the headphones. You can also customize the sound in real-time with the Audeze iOS app which features two presets and a 10-band equalizer that changes EQ in real time. Refine the bass levels and gently limit the highs on peaky recordings you still love to hear. The two EQ presets travel with the cable when switching devices.
Featuring an inline system-on-a-chip that drives your music to levels you never dreamed of by bypassing the iPhone’s internal DAC and amplifier and streaming high-resolution audio to our high-quality DAC with
Play Music through the CIPHER Cable
Additional apps or services are not required to play music through the CIPHER cable. Simply plug the cable into the lightning port and use your favorite app to play music on the iPhone.
The CIPHER module up-samples the data coming through the lightning port from the iPhone clock domain to the local clock domain. All Sample rate conversion is done at 24 bit resolution.
Tested for compatibility with iPhone 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, iPhone 5s, 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPod touch (6th generation), iPod touch (5th generation).
You will be prompted to download the Audeze iOS app when you use the cable the first time. The Audeze app allows simple EQ functionality and firmware update options.
High Resolution Music
You can use one of the third-party apps to play high-resolution music, FLAC or other lossless formats. Some apps that have been tested with the CIPHER cable include: Onkyo HF Player from Onkyo, VOX Lossless player for iPhone from Coppertino, and Tidal or Deezer for streaming lossless music.
Audeze EQ App
The EQ app is designed to work with the Audeze Cipher cable and an iOS device via Lightning connector.
The app layout is optimized for iPhones but will work for iPads and iPod touch as well and requires iOS 8.1 or later. It supports equalization (EQ) of digital audio playback through the CIPHER cable. The app also allows firmware updates to be applied to the cable. If the Cipher cable isn’t connected to the iOS device the app will open, but no sliders or buttons are enabled.
Equalization and presets
- Tapping the Audeze app icon takes you to the equalizer screen. It supports a 10-band EQ of -10dB to +10dB for each band.
- There are two presets and each can be changed independently.
- You can save a preset and any change you make is immediately stored in the Cipher cable. The presets are loaded from the cable even when used with a different iOS device.
- Pressing the 'Reset' button restores the CIPHER cable to its factory default values.
- Avoid boosting gain too much as this may result in amplifier clipping or distortion.
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