iFi-Audio xDSD (Type C) Headphone Amp/DAC

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iFi-Audio xDSD Headphone Amp/DAC | Audio Emotion

iFi-Audio xDSD Headphone Amp/DAC | Audio Emotion
iFi-Audio xDSD Headphone Amp/DAC | Audio Emotion
iFi-Audio xDSD Headphone Amp/DAC | Audio Emotion
iFi-Audio xDSD Headphone Amp/DAC | Audio Emotion

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WITH A 3.5MM jack socket, USB-A port and optical or coaxial digital inputs, plus wireless Bluetooth connection and up to 10 hours of running time from a single charge, the compact and striking xDSD has it all for the music fan on the move. Compatible with MQA and supporting up to 384kHz/32-bit PCM and DSD256 files via the default firmware, the impressive power on tap means it is able to handle a wide range of headphones, delivering an engaging and lively sound that's high on clarity and precision. Despite its portable size it packs plenty of punch, too.

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- AV Tech Media - 5 Stars
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The xDSD from iFi is a battery powered headphone amplifier with broad ability. Bluetooth input allows connection to a mobile phone, portable player or computer, providing they have bluetooth output of course - most now do. As a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) it's good, if lacking the svelte depth of higher dynamic range units (e.g. FiiO Q5), but this only matters when used in a hi-fi, rather than on the move. Headphone compatibility is superb: ot can cope with them all - even balanced 'phones. And Xbass+ (but not 3D+) offers useful sonic enhancement appreciable on the move.

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- Noel Keywood ~ Hi-Fi World - 5 Stars
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The xDSD is primarily designed for mobile use, and it certainly proved a tremendous improvement over the standard output from my iPhone when listening to my library of lossless ALAC files through AudioTechnica MSR7SE headphones. Normally when playing Blondie’s ‘Rapture’ from The Very Best Of Blondie [EMI/Chrysalis 7243 4 99288 2 4], I tend to listen out for the bass guitar to come bouncing along and kick the song into action, but on this occasion the xDSD made me really pay attention to the sharp, percussive intro as well. The opening cymbal crash rang out like shattering glass. The firm and precise drum beat set the pace, and the lightly tapped high-hat ticking along with an infectious rhythm created the perfect opening for that impeccably funky bass line to make its entrance.

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- Hi-Fi News - 5 Stars
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    Touring with your favourite band. Listening to them play live.

    Living an experience that stays with you forever.

    Few are lucky enough to live their dream.

    The xDSD, iFi Audio's latest portable DAC/amp, will make you believe it’s real.

    ConneX.
    The xDSD delivers CD-quality Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your favourite music from:

    • iTunes
    • Spotify
    • Apple Music
    • Tidal

    As well as your laptop and TV, straight to your earphones. And with the option to stream MQA audio tracks, the xDSD steps it up a notch.

    Working with almost every set of headphones out there, from everyday models to high-end iEMs and over-ears, the produces high-octane audio that leaves you breathless.

    Looks SeXy.
    The xDSD has two modes:

    • Speakers
    • Headphones

    Which means you can listen at home, but with its cool slimline metallic design you'll want to take it everywhere.

    And with up to ten hours of battery life, you'll enjoy admiring glances as you do.

    The X factor.
    The xDSD includes the new iFi Cyberdrive which enhances the sound quality of instruments and vocals to a level beyond its rivals.

    The xDSD, live the live experience.

    The tech specX.
    The xDSD is loaded with the latest technology, including:

    • X-Bass+ – To clean up and restore a rich, deeper bass line
    • 3D+ – To recreate live stage atmosphere<\li>
    This is Hi-Res music as the artist intended.

    Features

    Deliver CD-Quality music wirelessly to your headphones from your smartphone (Apple iPhone or Android), DAP (Apple iPod and similar), laptop or smart TV.

    Wired, the USB type A OTG/CCK connector offers the ultimate High-Res audio performance for smartphones, laptops and USB enabled DAPs. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo S/PDIF input gives older DAPs and CD players a new lease of life as a transport to serve High-Resolution audio.

    Hear music as the artist intended. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged for the truest sound.

    Listen to MQA straight out of the box.
    For MQA tracks, simply connect to Tidal (on your computer) and check the options to stream MQA.
    True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.

    The iFi exclusive S-Balanced technology delivers the maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.
    Reap the benefits of balanced, enjoy lower distortion and reduced crosstalk.

    iFi's 3D+ Holographic® dual-analogue matrices create a louder, deeper soundstage that puts the artist with you in the room, not just in your headphones.

    And the XBass+® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a deeper tighter, rich and more prodigious bass.

    With a separate power input (micro USB) to charge its own internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone. Playback time is up to ten hours.

    Plus it boasts a USB Type A connector for a stable wired connection. Just use an Apple CCK cable or Android OTG cable and away you go.

    The Cyberdrive headphone amplifier stage is one of the pivotal new circuit designs in the x-series. This new design places all parameters of the fully analogue system under digital control for a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario.
    The Cyberdrive design incorporates the iFi exclusive OV4627 ultra low noise FET input Op-Amp and W990VST digitally controlled stepped attenuator to deliver a new level of sound-quality.

    Technical Specifications

    USB Input up to PCM768kHz & DSD512 (24.6/22.6MHz)
    S/PDIF Coaxial and Optical Input up to 192kHz/24Bit
    Dynamic Range > 113dB (A)
    Volume Control -101dB…0dB in 1dB steps
    Output power > 2.82V/500 mW @ 16 Ohm
    > 3.7V/270mW @ 50 Ohm
    > 3.8V/48 mW @ 300 Ohm
    > 3.8V/24 mW @ 600 Ohm
    Line out Level > 2.1V @ 0dBFS (& 0dB Volume)
    THD &N (1V/16R) < 0.005%
    Output Impedance < 1 Ohm
    Battery 3.8V/2200mAh
    Dimensions 95 (l) x66.5 (w) x19 (h) mm
    Weight 127g (0.28 Ibs)
    Warranty period 12 months

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