Ever since Apple Music unveiled its sprawling collection of lossless audio quality and the addition of Dolby Atmos, members of the streaming age have been doing everything in their power to take full advantage of the latest advent in music. Be that as it may, high-fidelity listening is not a new concept, no matter how many companies try to anchor it to the modern era. However, that’s not to say that many of these manufacturers aren’t doing a great job in their attempts. Khadas, a Chinese group of gadgeteers, serves as a great example, and its Tea Headphone Amplifier looks to bring the most out of your digital library.
Measuring in at a mere 0.795 centimeters at its thickest point, the Tea’s remarkably slender frame doesn’t really clue you into the immense power it’s packing. The portable headphone amp is powered by a 1,160 mAh lithium-ion battery that provides up to 8 hours of high-fidelity listening. As a matter of fact, high-fidelity may just be selling this gizmo short, accounting for its maximum 32-bit 384kHz playback on USB and 24-bit 96 kHz on Bluetooth devices.
Serving as the third of Khadas’ revered series of headphone amplifiers, it looks to be the most versatile, too. The Tea is MagSafe-compatible, allowing users to seamlessly attach it to the back of their MagSafe-enabled iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 with no need for extra wires, offering an ultra-convenient way of connecting the amp to your phone.
The audiophile-tailored gadget has easily shattered its fundraising goal on Indiegogo, but it’s not too soon to try your hand at picking one up for yourself. Expected to ship out in March, Khadas’ Tea Headphone Amplifier is currently available on the project’s Indiegogo page starting from $160.
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