Introducing the Seiun Players!



We've officially launched our campaign to fund our 
Seiun Portable Media Players!

Our goal is to push the entertainment industry into adopting Hi-Res Audio as the new standard! For too long have we been ok with listening to low-quality audio, that ends now!

Learn More!
Raise your Netflix and Chill game with UHD 4K video from the Seiun Pro & Pro X.

Just connect your via the included USB-Type-C to HDMI cable for picture quality that is out of this world!

Built on Android OS, you'll have access to all your favorite streaming video apps (i.e., Netflix, Hulu,
Youtube, Vimeo, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Crackle, HBO Go, Vudu and more!)
Unlock the full potential of your headphones & Hi-Fi Sound System!

The Seiun is capable of decoding up to 192KHz/24bit Audio.
If you don't have a huge Hi-Res collection, it can also upscale your existing collection to bring out details you've never noticed before!

The Seiun Pro is capable of decoding up to 384KHz/32bit Audio, which is ridiculously high quality music.

The Seiun Pro X has added ability to decode Native DSD 256 Audio. (That's literally music with 256 times the data and quality of CD Audio!).

Both the Pro and Pro X can connect to Hi-Fi Audio systems using USB-Type-C to SPDIF.
Additionally both are built on Android OS, so in addition to your existing music collection, you can upscale audio from all your favorite streaming music services (i.e., Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Youtube Red, 8-Tracks & more!).
Without you're the help and support of our existing community we couldn't dream of everything we accomplished this past year.

We hope we have your blessing as we take off on this new mission!

Back us.

Where to Download Hi-Res Music

Here is a list of some of the most popular websites for Hi-Res Music. Perfect to use with our upcoming Seiun Players & Clarity DACs!

Probably the most well known site for Hi-Res Music.

A new player to the Hi-Res Game that's growing rapidly. Backed by Neil Young

Run by Audiophile Guru, Mark Waldrep

A large source of Hi-Re Audio, however many times they pass 44.1kHz/16bit Audio as Hi-Res, also not available in the US.

Great source of Hi-Res Independent Music

Another great source of Critically Acclaimed Independent Music
Large selection of music, based in Germany, but accessible around the world.

Society of Sound-
A subscription based service where you can receive specially curated music for a monthly fee, or choose from their catalog.

Linn Records-
A large selection of Classical & Jazz music.

Blue Coast Records-
Large Selection of Classic and Jazz, DSD audio

Huge selection of Music, must be accessed from Japan

One of the best websites for indie music.

Did we miss any sites, let us know in the comments below!

Ready...Get Set....GO!


We're beyond stoked to introduce the world to our new line of SEIUN Hi-Res Audio Players!

Be sure to grab one of the early bird specials!

Follow @forteaudio on Instagram & Twitter to learn more!


FORTE IMPACT: BASS - Available Now!

 The NEW Hi-Res Impact Bass is available on Amazon and our Website!

Our Website:
Grab them now for only $39.99

We are also selling the last few boxes of our old Impact for $19.99

Get them while they last:



Mark Waldrep of AIX Records has recently launched his first Kickstarter!

His goal it to educate you on all things Hi-Res.

He is trying to educate consumers and professionals on how to separate real Hi-Res Audio from the Marketing Snake-oil!

It will be ending on Oct 21st so be sure to check it out!

Also checkout his blog:

Fire Sale Update!


LAST CHANCE to get Classic (Old Box) on Amazon Prime for $19.99!

In 1 day (Oct 18th) we'll be pulling our inventory and replacing it with the new packaging which will sell for $49.99 !

Order them off Amazon at:
The new Classic's will be available next week!


The NEW Hi-Res Impact Bass is available on Amazon and our Website!

Our Website:
Grab them now for only $39.99

We are also selling the last few boxes of our old Impact for $19.99

Get them while they last:

Kickstarter 2 - Teaser #1


Our latest prototype is finished, so we thought we would give you a little sneak peak!

Can you guess what it's going to be?


Also don't forget the Clarity (Old Box) Fire Sale is still going on!

You can find them on our website at:
Or you can order them off Amazon at: 

Also if you bought our product off of Amazon, please leave us a review; we would be eternally grateful.

Autumn Updates


All our Forte Clarity Earbuds are only $19.99!
We need to get rid of all the old boxes before our new inventory arrives!
(Only while supplies last)



We are proud to announce that our 2nd Kickstarter Campaign will be launching soon

We excited to share all the project we’ve all been working on so hard this year!

We’ll have more details for you shortly!

We wouldn't have gotten to this point if it wasn’t for all our supporters from the last campaign & our Amazing Product Testing Team


Our product line is being simplified 

• We discontinuing the Forte Life S and are replacing it with a new Model, the Forte - Impact Soprano
It will be available to purchase on our Website and Amazon within the next 2 weeks.

• The Original Forte Impact has been updated & renamed with the Forte - Impact Bass
It will be available to purchase on our Website and Amazon within the next week.

•The Forte: Clarity: Soprano is now the Forte – Classic: Soprano
Available Now!

•The Forte: Clarity Bass is now the Forte – Classic: Bass
Available Now!


Sometimes in order to grow, you need to let something go.
In our case, we have decided to discontinue our Plastic Forte Life earbuds due to poor response.

Instead we will focus on using Premium Materials like Aluminum and Sapele Wood in our Analog Audio Products.

The Influence of our Customers

We wanted to post a quick update on how our customers influenced our product design.

First we decided no more awkward hump.

Based on your responses our team went back to the drawing board and come up with a more streamlined design for the Aura DAC!

Checkout the new look for Aura DAC!

Coming Soon to Kickstarter!

How to use the Aura DAC

The new  Aura DAC is a USB DAC capable of decoding DSD and PCM audio files up to 11.6MHz/1bit and 192KHz/24bit (respectively).

The Aura features a Micro USB plug + USB Type-A converter so it is versatile enough to work with all your favorite devices.
Some of you may be wondering why you need a USB DAC when your computer/phone already has a built in headphone jack. 
As MKBHD explains in this video, most device manufacturers skimp on DACs in order to reduce manufacturing cost.
As a result the default audio output of most computers/phones and tablets is not very good.

Using a DAC helps you get the most out of your music.

USING the AURA with iOS Devices

To use the Aura with iOS devices just connect your Aura DAC to any iOS device using Apple’s Camera Connection Kit (CCK).

*Please note that it only the official Apple CCK, generic variants will not recognize the device.

You will need to get the correct CCK based on which device you’re connecting to.
To get the most out of the Aura DAC, we recommend using the free VOX Player App for iOS made by our friends over at Coppertino. The VOX Player App will let you listen to FLAC, ALAC, APE, WMA & CUE files.

USING the AURA with Android Devices

Android devices are a little bit trickier.
While you can plug the Aura directly into most Android Phones/tablets, your device has to be OS 4.2.2 (or higher) in order to work with the Aura.

In order to play Hi-Res DSD, FLAC and ALAC files with we recommend using ExtreamSD’s USB Audio Player Pro or the HiBy Music.

Both can be found on the Google Play Store.

Full Compatibility:
•    Nexus 5, 6 & 9
•    Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4 & Edge
•    Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5 & S6
•    Sony Xperia - Z1, Z1c, Z2, Z2c, Z3, Z3c, Z4, Z4c, Z5 & Z5c
•    LG Optimus G Pro
•    LG G2, G3, G4, G Flex2
•    HTC One X, M7, M8, M9
•    Motorola Moto G (Gen 1,2,3) & Moto X (Gen 1,2)
•    ASUS Padfone S

Partial Compatibility (Audio Works, Volume Buttons don’t work):
•    HP Slate 7 Extreme tablet
•    Asus MemoPad 7 ME70CX

No Compatibility:
•    Galaxy S4 Mini
•    LG Nexus 4
•    Asus Memo 7' ME173X / ME176C
•    Samsung Galaxy SII


To use the Aura with your Mac OS X Computer, you will need to use the included USB Micro —> USB Type-A adapter.

Mac OS X 10.6 and above natively supports USB Audio Class 2.0. What this means is setting up your Aura is a breeze!

1. Go to System Preferences > Sound. Select Cyberdrive Audio Driver Output :

2. Go to Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup:

3. Set the audio output to the desired sample rate (Use 2ch-24bit, Programs like Vox Player will dynamically adjust your Frequency Output):

To get the most out of your Aura DAC with the Mac OS X, we once again recommend the using Vox Player, made by our friends over at Coppertino.

Just go to to download the latest version.

The VOX Player App will let you listen to FLAC, ALAC, APE, WMA & CUE files.

For DSD playback we recommend using: Audirvana or BitPerfect.



To use the Aura with your Windows Computer, you will need to use the included USB Micro —> USB Type-A adapter.

You will need to download the  Cyberdrive Audio Class 2.0 USB driver.  Here

1. Connect the Aura to an available USB port on your computer using the included Micro USB to Type-A Adapter.

2. Download and unzip the driver. Save this to a known location on your PC, such as the Desktop. Click on 'Cyberdrive Audio Driver v3.12.0.exe':

3. Click Next to install the new USB driver, then click Install to start the update:

4. Allow the update to progress, then click Next and Finish to complete the installation:

5. Go to the Sound menu in Control Panel, and ensure that Aura DAC is set as the playback device:

6. Go to the Speakers Properties of the Aura DAC and choose the sample rate output. (For most users we recommend 44,100Hz / 24bit) 

We are currently in the process of developing our very own Hi-Res Audio player which will be optimized for our full line of Upcoming DACs.

We'll let you know more about this soon!

In the meantime we recommend using Foobar2000

Just go to to download the latest version

If you have any questions, please use the button below to contact us.