iFi Audio iEMATCH2.5 Headphone Attenuator


The iFi iEMATCH2.5 is basically an analog dampener that improves compatibility with sensitive headphones for 2.5mm

After the original iEMatch for smartphones, computers, DAPs and in-flights systems, iFi realised that they had missed a section of you guys out! And that will not do. So, theiEMatch2.5is just like the original BUT it’s made for use with hi-res digital audio players, DAPs, sporting a 2.5mm balancedoutput.

Connect the iEMatch2.5 between them and your DAP for reduced background noise and hiss. Some headphones are more sensitive than others so theiEMatch2.5has both High and Ultra sensitivity settings to boost your sound. Choose which best suits your headphone.

It also provides a more open and transparent dynamic range and increases the usable volume range. This means you can increase the digital volume and get back the resolution you lose by listening at less than full volume. Rediscover the lost high-pitched note of the E-string or the low rumble of the bass drum.

Travelling companion

Pop the iEMatch2.5 into its handy velvet pouch with the included memory foam earplugs and aeroplane adapter and take it with you, wherever you go. The perfect travelling companion.

To hear everything from the high-pitched jingle of a tambourine to the deepest rumble of a kettledrum, you need a wide dynamic range. With great DACs, DAPs and headphones, the sound of EVERYTHING will be boosted, including the self-noise of the source AND the sound level. Plus some higher-end headphones and IEMs add to this by being sensitive themselves.
To build a system around an expensive high-resolution headphone amplifier and then use it at a comfortable (not to mention safe) listening level means you have to turn the volume down to about 60% of its capacity. This will decrease both its dynamic range and audio quality. It’s like watching HD TV with some of the pixels from the screen missing.You lose around 2 Bits of resolution.

This device ‘attenuates’ the volume and safely enables you to crank up the digital volume on your DAP without painful consequences! This translates into more music information being conveyed, the best dynamic range and your missing bits regained for the full high-resolution music experience! At the same time, it cuts out background noise, enhancing your listening enjoyment.
Did you know you normally lose at least 2 Bits of resolution when listening to your favourite tracks? This is because you can’t listen at full volume. Using the iEMatch enables you to turn up the digital volume and get those 2 Bits back.Choose from ultra or high sensistivity to fine tune your tunes! It uses premium components from 6063-TS aluminium – magnesium alloy through to the signal transfer cable which is a 6N silver copper matrix. Add in the gold plated TRRS-Balanced connectors and there you have it – game, set and iEMatch.


  • Ultra (-24dB) & High-Gain (-12dB) sensitivity adjustment
  • 6N silver/copper matrix wiring with FINAL6063-T5 aluminium-magnesium alloy shell
  • Gold-plated printed circuit board with audiophile components (eg MELF resistors)
  • Gold-plated 2.5mm male/female connectors
  • Input Impedance: 16 Ohm
  • Output Impedance: < 2.5 Ohms (High-Sensitivity)
  • < 1.0 Ohms (Ultra-Sensitivity)
  • Weight: 12.2g
  • Total Length : 116mm
  • Warranty period: 12months

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