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All our products ship from the UK. UK prices include local VAT. International orders will incur the destination's local taxes and duty charges.
Elise Audio has a standard 14-day return / exchange policy for electronic products (DAC/DAP):
Please note that the return shipping cost is to be paid by the customer.
Returning products that raise hygiene concerns - Products that have contact with the ear, nose or throat can only be returned for a full refund if sent back sealed and in unused condition. This applies all in-ear monitors.
If you are dissatisfied with your product please get in touch with us. We may be able to offer credit for another purchase (subject to inspection of the returned product) or to purchase the product back as used if we can dispose of the item as B stock. Please note the products would need to be inspected before any final offers are made but, as a guidance only, a 20% restocking fee will be applied on most in-ear monitors.
Custom made products - Products that have been custom made to the customer's specification cannot be returned for a refund or credit under this policy.
We offer a range of delivery options to suit your purchasing needs. The options are presented to you at the checkout, in an easy to understand way.
Most orders for In-Stock items are shipped within 1 to 3 business days (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays), subject to stock availability and security checks. Please ensure you provide a valid phone number for us to contact you should verification of your identity be required.
Providing a fully tracked service within the UK, with online tracking and customer and delivery notifications, this is the new normal in standard services.
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Products purchased from Elise Audio are supplied with a manufacturer warranty that is specified on the product page on our website. Most products come with a 1Y manufacturer warranty (or 3 months for B-grade, open box, refurbished, ex-demo and second hand items).
The manufacturer's warranties are limited to physical defects in the materials, parts and workmanship used in making the product. Abnormal conditions, deliberate abuse and damage due to accidents, operator's error, or unauthorized service attempts are excluded from any warranty claims.
Faulty goods returned under the manufacturers warranty are to be returned to Elise Audio at the cost of the customer. Elise Audio will cover the cost of shipping the repaired or replacement product back to the customer.
The Darwin architecture is HiBy’s in-house developed all new hi-res digital signal processing architecture. In a breakthrough evolution of traditional R2R architecture, the system includes resistor ladder linearity compensation, and for the first time includes advanced functions such as linear FIR filter, nonlinear harmonics control, switchable oversampling / NOS, and DSD bypass on portable equipment. The end-to- end flexible architecture is fully configurable, creating endless possibilities for future upgrades and endless evolution.
The Darwin architecture provides for up to 16x oversampling (and also NOS), with several filter types selectable to preserve linear phase and reproduce the original sound; also customizable to adapt to different earphone characteristics, ensuring adaptability to different earphones of different designs and driver configurations.
Full of musicality, vibrant and natural, the R2R-based amplification stage brings music alive and performers onstage in an immersive experience.
NOS mode bypasses oversampling and antialiasing, responding instantaneously to transients and stairsteps, converting to analog in the most raw and direct manner possible; Oversampling mode removes aliasing artifacts, enables all functions of the Darwin architecture, realizes personalized adjustments of sound signature, adapting to different earphones;
With separate LPFs for PCM and DSD, native DSD decoding on an R2R system is no longer an oxymoron. The DSD specific LPF effectively reduces HF noise caused by the delta-sigma modulation process, optimizing DSD audio reproduction.
Press button to toggle charging in USB DAC mode--uncharging mode reduces battery consumption on smartphone and isolates device from external power supply noise.
We have already collaborated with 10 professional HiFi brands in and out of China, getting each brand’s sound tuning professional to tune the Darwin architecture’s various hardware parameters to their earphones’ characteristics to produce tailor-made tunings for each brand, all available at a touch of the screen; more to come…
Supporting both Bluetooth audio reception (to wired earphones or USB output) and Bluetooth audio transmission (to Bluetooth earphones) at the Bluetooth 5 standard level, and supporting a plethora of Bluetooth codecs including UAT, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, AAC, SBC etc. Highly stable 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi for reliable, ever-present online music access. Supporting DLNA / AirPlay / WiFi audio transfer.
The HiBy OS is HiBy’s in-house developed system architecture for HiFi audio, optimized from the ground up for audio processing. Now adapted to the Android 9 OS, it opens the system up for free installation of any Android app, and also supports advanced audio functions such as USB audio input and output, wireless audio input and output and systemwide audio effects.
The Direct Transport Architecture has always been known for defeating the originally mandatory sample rate conversion of android for the onboard headphone output. Now, DTA can also bypass sample rate conversion for third party apps even when using USB audio, achieving bitperfect output from almost any app, to anywhere.