At a light weight of just 100 grams and enough juice to fully recharge your iPhone, the MusicBoost has four uses in one: it’s a protective case, DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter), headphone amplifier and battery pack.
Bottom view of the Arcam MusicBoost iPhone case
How does it work?
The Arcam MusicBoost extracts the “pure digital audio from the iPhone Lightning Port, feeding it via a high-performable Texas Instruments DAC and then amplifying it with a powerful Arcam headphone amplifier”.
Arcam claims that you’ll notice a huge difference even when using simple Apple EarPods which is good news — I won’t be needing expensive headphones to get the most out of it then — and it’ll work just fine with your streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal etc.
The Arcam MusicBoost will cost you £120 in the UK or $189 (+ sales tax) in the U.S., and it’s only available for iPhone 6 and 6S users. No luck for 6S Plus owners like me unfortunately!
This isn’t the sort of iPhone case I can see my Facebook feed going crazy for, but for those who (like me) take audio quality seriously, this is one very interesting & exciting accessory.
What do you think of it though? Is this something you’d use? Let me know in the comments!