Gold headphone amp delivers clear music with a Swarovski crystal

Opulent audiophiles wouldn’t like it if any part of their music equipment, no matter how tiny to be untouched by luxury. If you don’t believe me, NuForce is just out with the uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition 24 bit/96kHz USB digital audio converter. The converter lets you connect your computer to a stereo system or headphones for a full-fledged digital music experience. Plated in gold on the outside, it’s studded with Swarovski crystal, which is not just for improving its aesthetic value.

The Swarovski crystal actually is used to “diffract the quantum-genetic memory of the universe,” which basically ensures that you get better quality sound on a lossy format like MP3s. The cryogenically-enhanced converter is priced at $400.