HELM Audio Officially Enters India With Certified Headphone AMP and DAC

HELM Audio officially entered into India and debuts exclusively on The Audio Store with two professional headphone audio accessories – DB12 AAAMP and BOLT DAC/AMP. Both feature MQA, AAA and THX certifications for studio-quality performance from any smartphone, tablet or laptop. The HELM accessories are for audiophiles seeking studio-grade audio quality from nearly any audio device, with a highly portable form factor.

HELM Audio’s DAC and Headphone Amplifier compact and highly portable, fit in the palm of your hand, feature MQA, AAA and THX technologies, are completely plug-and-play to work with any 3.5mm wired headphones. The HELM Audio products have been recognised as the CES Innovation Award Honorees and by the CTA with 4 Innovation Awards in 2020.

HELM DB12 AAAMP THX CERTIFIED Portable Headphone Amplifier

HELM DB12 AAAMP is a new standard in mobile audio. It features a studio-grade digital amplifier with bass boost powered by the THX and AAA Technology to boost the sound from mobile or gaming device right to your headphones. Users can now feel game-changing audio performance anywhere they go. 

THX AAA has the lowest distortion amplifier which brings ultra-clean audio power breathing new life into your favourite headphones anywhere you go. THX’s AAA amplifier ensures the latest no-compromise headphone audio experience by delivering the world’s highest fidelity audio with the world’s lowest distortion amp with true linear amplification. It delivers a maximum volume of +12db with zero distortion, considerably improving sound quality and also hosts a separately controlled bass boost at +6db power raise. It is fully plug-and-play and requires no additional drivers, components or connections.

The HELM DB12 also features an exclusive design. It’s brushed aluminium housing and braided silver cabling provides it with a premium look and feel. It’s also 100% portable – using an in-built rechargeable battery that can work for 6-8 hours on a single full charge.


  • Material: Aluminum
  • Cable: Custom Shielded Silver Cable with Molded Strain Relief
  • Input/output: Stereo TRRS 3.5mm male/female
  • Power: Internal battery, 6+ hours (2.5 hours to fast charge), USB rechargeable
  • Weight: 30.55g

The HELM DB12 AAAMP THX-Certified Portable Headphone Amplifier is available exclusively on The Audio Store for ₹16,490 with a 1 year industry warranty period.


HELM BOLT DAC is designed to upgrade your smartphone’s audio quality and it is a plug-and-play audio accessory. the BOLT DAC connects to your smartphone, tablet or laptop via the Type-C port and straight to any 3.5mm wired headphone. Instantly change the way you listen and engage yourself into your music with this MQA & THX Certified DAC/AMP. The BOLT can handle all your music files including MP3, MQA or Hi-Res files.

The HELM BOLT supports MQA Stream Unfolding and HD Support on the Top Hi-Res Streaming Services. It has an Industry Acclaimed Design and Technology that guarantees to deliver the most refined audio signal from any Android, iOS, macOS and Windows 10 device. The BOLT unlocks every detail of the original master recording with the convenience of streaming audio. The HELM BOLT can stream and unfold MQA music at over 8x times the sampling rate of CD.

The HELM BOLT is an astounding sounding High-End Digital Analog Converter for your high-res FLAC or WAV files, and it will improve audio quality while streaming Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and others, supporting playback of PCM files with sampling rates up to 384KHz, or DSD files with sampling frequencies up to 5.6MHz.

The HELM BOLT is also THX Certified for ultra-low harmonic, crosstalk, and crossover distortion. Unlike other mobile MQA-DAC designs, the HELM BOLT physically isolates the DAC from the USB connector for enhanced performance and uses a three oscillator design for superior frequency lock with dramatic improvements over single oscillator DACs.


  • Connectivity: USB-C in, 3.5mm out
  • Output Gain: 1V @ <150 ohms, 2V >150 ohms
  • Compatible Formats: MQA, PCM, DSD, DoP
  • PCM Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz
  • SNR: 120dB
  • THD: +N 0.0003%
  • Frequency Response: .007 dBA (0-40kHz)

The HELM BOLT MQA & THX Certified DAC/AMP is available exclusively on The Audio Store for ₹9,990 with a 1 year industry warranty period.

Written by Shintu Dhang