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Designed in the
UK

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

8 Hours of
Battery Life

4.4mm Balanced
Output

Burr-Brown True Native
DAC Chip

Metal
Build

Pair with Laptop
via USB

Connect With
USB 3.0

Upto 400mW @32 Ω
Power Output

Volume
Controls

The hip-dac2 is so much more than a pretty face. It's a balanced DAC, with a powerful amp module, great battery life, and powerful enough to drive serious headphones. For an audiophile looking for his first DAC to use on the move - this is Perfect.
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About Raghav Somani

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW UPGRADED PORTABLE DAC/AMP

The team at iFi Audio have introduced the all-new upgraded Hip DAC 2. The device has been upgraded to give you an even more pleasurable portable audio experience. Now capable of MQA decoding with an upgraded GMT clock and an extruded aluminium enclosure with a vibrant 'sunset orange’ finish. Easily connect the device via a USB-C connection and replace inferior DAC and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to offer rich and dynamic sound. You can stream your music across major websites including Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.
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EMBEDDED WITH THE LATEST COMPONENTS DELIVERING HI-RES AUDIO

The iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 houses a high-quality Burr-Brown MultiBit chip to give you pitch-perfect and certified hi-res sound. Hip DAC 2 also features a powerful 16-core XMOS chip to process data over the USB connection. With the Hip DAC 2, you now have full MQA decoding capability with 3X unfold to deliver the highest possible sound quality. These upgrades allow support for PCM & DXD up to 384kHz along with DSD256.
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BALANCED ANALOGUE CIRCUITRY WITH GMT CLOCK FOR JITTER-FREE AUDIO

The balanced circuit embedded in the iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 is designed to reduce external noise and for ultra-low distortion. Featuring outstanding components including iFi OV op-amp, TDK C0G capacitors and a high-quality rotary volume pot along with Pentaconn connectors. The master clock on the device has also been upgraded to house the new GMT clock which features upgraded global master timing clock circuitry to eradicate jitter and enhance sound quality. Regardless of the single-ended or the balanced headphones, you are assured to get superior performance, thanks to iFi's S-Balanced® circuit.
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UNIQUE SONIC TAILORING WITH ANALOGUE BASS BOOST FEATURE

The iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 offers a unique solution to customising the sound to suit your liking. Hip DAC 2 features a unique sonic tailoring option to suit your headphones and personal sonic taste with an Analogue bass boost. It comes with xBass®—an optional sonic adjustment from iFi that makes up for the low bass which is encountered in in-ear or open-back headphones. With this enabled it enhances low frequencies without muddying the mid-range.
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DUAL OUTPUT OPTIONS WITH AN 8-HOUR BATTERY LIFE

The iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 comes with a long-lasting battery life that powers the device for 8+ hours. Even if your headphone consumes a lot of power to run, the Hip DAC 2 runs smoothly while providing the required output power to the headphone. The Hip DAC 2 also comes equipped with two outputs to choose from - 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced analogue output and a 3.5mm S-Balanced analogue output, which cuts distortion by 50% for single-ended headphones. This implementation is thoughtful and allows you to use various headphones without worrying about connectors and plugs.

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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
FORMAT SUPPORTED DSD: DSD256/128/64, Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
PCM: 384/352.8/192/176.4/
96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
DXD: 384/352.8kHz
MQA: 384/352.8kHz
DIGITAL INPUTS USB 3.0 type 'A'
(USB2.0 compatible)
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
HEADPHONE OUTPUTS Balanced 4.4mm
S-Balanced(S-E) 3.5mm
POWER OUTPUT Balanced 400mW @ 32Ω; 6.3V @ 600Ω
S-Balanced(S-E) 280mW @ 32Ω; 3.2V @ 600Ω
BATTERY Lithium-polymer 2200mAh approx. 8 hours
POWER SYSTEM Charging via USB-C
BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current
POWER (MAX) <2W idle, 4W max
DIMENSIONS 102 x 70 x 14 mm
4.0" x 2.8" x 0.6"
WEIGHT 125 g (0.28 lbs)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. iFi Audio hip-dac2
2. OTG Cable
3. USB 3.0 Cable
4. USB-A to USB-C Cable
5. User Manual
6. Instruction Manual

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    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio hip-dac2 comes with a 1 year warranty from iFi Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
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    Gautam (Kolkata)
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    Hip hip hurray!!

    Yes, hip dac2 is absolutely stunning in looks and functionality.
    Very powerful device. Can easily drive big cans. Power match button works really well with attached earphones or headphones and feeds them with required power. I recommend them to keep them on always.
    Good resolving power (sopports MQA also), warm sound signature and goes well with most popular music.
    Xbass feature is absolute dope for enjoying party songs, EDM, Electronic.
    Recommended for bollywood, electronic, EDM, Dance, New age, Trance and similar music genres.
    I have used Fiio BTR3, BTR5, Q1 Mk2, but compared to those this has unique warm and enjoyable sound.
    If you are looking for dac amp for your sharp sounding iems like.. KZ, this is it.

    Thanks to HPZ team for fast and safe delivery of the product and making latest audiophile products available in India.

    Hey Gautam,
    We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!

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    Deepak Jena (Mumbai)
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    iFi Hip-Dac2: One of the best budget options

    At first, I was a little bit skeptical about buying it. I had no idea about the performance and I hadn't used anything from iFi before this. But I was pleasantly surprised after using this AMP/DAC. I am not an audiophile (at least not yet) but I now know that music sounds natural, clean and wide (better sound stage). The X-Bass feature really adds that oomph and the vocals pop-up cleanly. Of course the Dragonfly Red surely tops it in sound quality. However, the USP for this Hip-Dac2 is the 4.4,, Pentaconn balanced connector. I use the Sennheiser HD650 (300 Ohm). Just to put things into a little perspective, the Dragonfly Red is good sounding at the highest volume (Sound quality is awesome but volume is okay, not loud by any means), but I wasn't even able to try out the full volume on the Hip-Dac2 (with the 4.4mm Headphone Zone Balanced cable for Sennheiser HD650). I had called up the Headphone Zone team before buying it and they told me the 4.4mm balanced connector sends out almost double voltage to the headphones and I would be able to enjoy the HD650 to it's full potential. And boy oh boy, they didn't lie. The headphone now sounds the best. (The max volume that I am able to hear is about 70% on the Hip-Dac2). Of course, needless to say, I am not going back to the Dragonfly Red with the 3.5mm jack. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the Red, just that the 4.4mm pentaconn connector is way better in terms of sound reproduction. The device itself is a bit large (like another mobile with your mobile) and the battery could use a little more juice (about 6-8 hours, I am told). But all in all, I am quite happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend the iFi Hip-Dac2, especially from Headphone Zone.
    I might have a small complaint about the 4.4mm balanced cable from Headphone Zone, it's too expensive at Rs. 8999. I knew what I was getting into when I decided to ditch my Apple Airpods and board the Hi-res, wired, full-size, studio-grade monitoring headphones train. But still, 9k for a cable really seems high.
    Thanks for the awesome service too guys, you guys would be my first recommendation on that front.

    Hey Deepak,
    Great to know you are loving the hip-dac2 but we'd like to inform you that the prices for products are usually decided by the brand so we hardly meddle with it. Thank you for the awesome review though. Cheers!

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    Rajesh Kumar (Singapore)
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    seems like spring time!

    Tried a highly rated dac before this, could not even make out the difference. Then comes this...and it feels like spring :)
    Awesomely crisp sound and just the right kind of bass you need with ample power at disposal. I accidentally came across the review on Youtube for this beauty of a product (except for connector nightmares), and was pleasantly surprised to find it so promptly available on Headphone Zone just after launch. Highly recommended!

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    Naveen Kumar G (Bengaluru)
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    iFi Audio - hip-dac2

    Good DAC for Headphones with higher impedance.

    Hey Naveen,
    Thank you for the review!

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    RR (Mumbai)
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    Great DAC + AMP

    Powerful DAC/AMP. Power match and bass boost works well. Powerful enough to drive my planar headphones. Marginal upgrade over the Hip DAC v1 (so, would not recommend buying for those who have the v1 of the Hip DAC)

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    A.M. (Ahmedabad)
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    Works as expected!

    I was a little sceptical at first about this dac. I was doing my research and all as a wise man should obviously do before going for any new product, but in the back of my mind I also knew very well that never to trust reviews blindly even from so-called 'trusted' reviewers out there, because everybody has a different choice after all and nowadays rarely anyone is truly honest about the reviews of a certain product.
    But, I really was surprised by the performance of hip dac 2, as it definitely enhances the audio in a very nice way without muffling it up unnecessarily. It makes the sound really warm and gives excellent clarity to the vocals too.
    That bass boost feature also gives just the right amount of bass and actually kind of balances the bass and tonality of the sound.
    I found this feature surprisingly good.
    I have a 5 years old audio technica m50x and a hifiman deva with me and this dac performs phenomenally good on them!
    Although I feel sometimes that a seperate ifi amplifier like zen can coupled with hip dac 2 will make a complete, ultimate package for a divine listening experience. I will go for a zen can sometime in the near future.
    But still with or without zen can this is a superb DAC and definitely highly recommend! Just go for it, because you will not regret buying something good like this at such a price point.

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    Amit Verma (Mumbai)
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    Awesome Buy

    Wanted something that could drive my headphones with iPhone. For in ear 24/48 kHz apple adapter was fine. FiiOs had been too bland and too neutral for me. Not an audiophile but love music. Treble is slightly boosted but that can be fixed with equaliser. Loving it. Amazing delivery on time as well.

    Hey Amit,
    Love how detailed & accurate your review is! Thank you for shopping with us & we are glad to know you are loving your purchase. Cheers!

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    rupak halder (Kolkata)
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    Excellent Comfort, Great Sound.

    The music and the instruments really come alive with this par. Lives up to its name ‘the studio legend’

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    Arpit Gupta (Bhopal)
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    Value for money

    For such a small size it's a power house , the dac although attaches awkwardly to the phones via usb female to usbc / lightining ( for IoS) they do provide you with type c cable but don't give you the lightning on so apple user have to buy a camera dongle for it

    Hey Arpit,
    Thank you for the feedback & we hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!

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