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...is sonically leaps ahead... a highly resolved performance... it has great power and speed. Its naturally bubbly nature seems to make everything you play come alive.

Feels in total control. It lets the instrumental timbre flood out... the sound is so detailed that you can effortlessly peer into the mix and focus on your desired instrument. It has good tonal accuracy too; delivering the bassline in a fulsome and bounce way.

I am struck by how natural the instruments sound... lights up the room. Accuracy with which it frames the stereo soundstage. Extremely impressive at the price.

Like: Transparent, musical character; stylish design

We Say: Superb sound per pound

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- Hi-Fi Choice - 5 Stars
Stock code: IFI-HIPDAC


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    Hip, hot and happening
    Our hip-dac is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go.

    Not only will its hi-res specs make your tunes sound fabulous, but its hot, on-trend styling will make them look pretty amazing too.

    Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the go-anywhere hip-dac was designed to slip discreetly into your pocket BUT its cool look might mean you want to keep it on display.

    For music lovers everywhere
    Our miniature DAC/headphone amplifier replaces the inferior DAC and amp in your smart device, PC or Mac. Simply connect the hip-dac via USB, insert headphones and away you go.

    Relax with your favourite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal as the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement.

    Small but mighty
    Whether you are curling up in Costa or on your commute, our hip-dac delivers hi-res music with flair.

    Thanks to the Burr Brown chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. Music, just as it should be.

    The hip-dac supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier.

    Balanced. Because you're worth it.
    Balanced audio circuits mean less unwanted noise.

    The hip-dac boasts a balanced, analogue stage to bring you the best musicality for miles around.

    It sports a 4.4mm balanced output for balanced headphone cables/connectors.

    For those ‘hissy’ IEMs, use the 3.5mm S-Balanced. Enjoy all the benefits of balanced from your single-ended connection.

    Feel the Force...
    Let it guide your actions…

    Our small but mighty hip-dac sports PowerMatch – switchable gain.

    Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to the load of your headphones.

    Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with relatively low impedance that require more oomph.

    It's still all about the bass...
    xBass – our iFi optional sonic adjustment is still very much in vogue and addresses the lack of bass that’s often apparent with in-ears or open back headphones.

    Boost that bass, and “bring the booty back” to your iEMs with the hip-dac.

    Hip and always on trend
    Our in-house team has maxed out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res, native audio that suits your priorities and stays cutting-edge.

    You will never be behind the times.

    Long may it last...

    And with extensive battery life, you can take it out with you all day.

    The hip-dac can join you at the gym first thing, take you out for lunch and keep your feet a tapping on your journey home.

    hip-dac. Amazing sound. Stunning looks.

    Features

    • The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.
    • Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.
    • Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.
    • Using Mac or Linux? Then check out our exclusive iFi firmware. Download ‘Limoncello’ 5.2A to unlock DoP256 for Mac/Linux.
      Fancy adding the special GTO filter first introduced in our flagship DAC, the Pro iDSD? Use ‘Cookies and Cream’ 5.3C. More on the GTO filter here.
    • Sonically superior – richer, deeper. The XBass® analogue bass correction system corrects for the missing headphone/speaker bass response.
    • It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound.
      You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers.
    • iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.
    • Enjoy high quality sound for up to 12 hours, even if you are using headphones requiring a lot of power such as the HifiMan HE-6 or as little as the Sennhesier IE-800.

    Technical Specifications

    Formats Supported DSD256/128/64,
    Octa/Quad/Double
    Single-Speed DSD
    DXD(384/352.8kHz),
    PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/
    96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)
    MQA
    Digital Inputs USB 3.0 type ’A’
    High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0
    (32bit/384kHz)
    Headphone Outputs Balanced 4.4mm
    S-Bal (SE) 3.5mm
    Power Output (@1% THD) BAL: 400mW@32 Ohm
    S-BAL(SE): 280mW@32 Ohm
    BAL: 6.3V@600 Ohm
    S-BAL (SE): 3.2V@600 Ohm
    Battery Lithium-polymer 2200mAh
    Power System Charging via USB-C,
    BC V1.2 compliant up to
    1000mA charging current
    Power (max) <2W idle, 4W max
    Dimensions 102(l) x 70(w) x 14(h) mm
    Weight 125g (0.28 lbs)

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