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iFi Audio - hip-dac

EMI Starting from ₹ 1,161.

Buy Headphones on EMI

Go for an easy EMI scheme which allows you to pay for your orders over a convenient period. A minimum purchase value of Rs. 500 is required to avail the EMI facility and the facility can be availed for tenures of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

This payment method is currently only available for customers using credit cards issued by Kotak, Axis, ICICI, IndusInd, HDFC, HSBC, SBI, AMEX, RBL & STANC Banks.

After checking out, Select the "Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / EMI" option, which will then direct you to the PayU Payment gateway. Select your card and check the installment value and the overall interest charged on the transaction. 

The interest rate charged varies from bank to bank. Here is a summary of the interest rates:

Bank Min Amount (INR) 3 Months 6 Months 9 Months 12 Months 18 Months 24 Months
KOTAK 500 12% 12% 14% 14% 15% 15%
AXIS 2500 12% 12% 13% 13% 15% 15%
ICICI 1500 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
INDUSIND 2000 13% 13% 13% 13% 15% 15%
HDFC 3000 13% 13% 14% 14% 15% 15%
HSBC 2000 12.50% 12.50% 13.50% 13.50% 13.50% -
SBI  2500
14%
14%
14%
14%
- -
AMEX
5000
15%
15%
15%
15%
- -
RBL
500
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
13%
STANC
2000
13%
13%
14%
14%
15%
15%

These are annualized interest rates charged on a monthly reducing balance, which means that the principal amount is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.

No processing or convenience fees are charged on any EMI transactions.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Minimum Order value for EMI eligibility varies from Bank to bank. 
  2. EMI purchases need to be made on a single credit card and cannot be split across multiple cards.
  3. EMI monthly schedules begin from the next card billing statement post the transaction date as determined by your bank.

  

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7 Days Replacement

Yay! This item is eligible for replacement.

This product is eligible for a replacement if the return request is raised within 7 days of delivery, and ONLY in the unfortunate event that it is found to be defective. This policy is not applicable to customers who are not happy with the product.

Once the manufacturing defect has been confirmed by our inspection team, we will provide a replacement of the originally ordered product. In case of replacements not being available, you can choose another variant, full store credit or a full refund will be provided.

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Ideal for
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Best Suited for
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1 Year of
Warranty

Metal
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Burr-Brown True Native
DAC Chip

4.4mm Balanced
Output

DESCRIPTION

MEET IFI'S LATEST SUPER-PORTABLE & STYLISH DAC/AMP

Get the best of the beauty and performance with the iFi Audio hip-dac. It has a tiny petrol blue body with a dash of copper which gives it a trendy look while being super-portable. Easily connect it via USB along with a headphone for a rich and dynamic sound. You can stream your music across major websites including Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.
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ADVANCED BURR-BROWN DAC & FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR CERTIFIED HI-RES AUDIO

The hip-dac houses the Burr-Brown True Native chip to give you pitch-perfect and certified hi-res sound. It also supports PCM & DXD up to 384kHz along with DSD256 and MQA for Tidal users. It contains a maxed-out circuitry and easy-to-install firmware. Open DoP256 on your Mac and Linux with 'Limoncello' 5.2A. Add the special GTO filter through 'Cookies and Cream' 5.3C.
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STAY BALANCED WITH THE S-BALANCED® CIRCUIT

The balanced circuits are designed to reduce external noise and promote a clearer sound. Regardless of the single-ended or the balanced headphones, you are assured to get superior performance, thanks to iFi's S-Balanced® circuit. With the PowerMatch switchable cable, you can adjust the input sensitivity to match your headphone capacity. Turn it off while using the IEMs and put it on for low impedance headphones that require more oomph.
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ALL ABOUT THAT BASS

Missing out on bass is the last thing you need to worry about with the hip-dac. 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.
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ENJOY LONG LISTENING SESSIONS WITH A 10-HOUR BATTERY LIFE

The hip-dac comes with an amazing battery life which lasts to up to a day. Even if your headphone consumes a lot of power to run, the hip-dac runs efficiently for 12 hours. It comes with two outputs: 4.4mm for balanced headphone cables and 3.5mm for IEMs.
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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
FORMAT 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)
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. iFi Audio - hip-dac
2. 1 X blue ifi usb male to female cable
3. 1 X usb-c to usb male to female (direct connection to Android/DAP’s)
4. 1 X usb-a to usb male to female

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Warranty
Ideal For Smartphone Desktop Smartphone & Desktop Desktop
Weight 125g 0.8kg 139g
DAC Chip Burr Brown Burr Brown Burr Brown ES9038Q2M
Sample Rate 32bit/384kHz 32-bit/384kHz 32/384 kHz 32bit/768kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life 12 Hours 10 Hours
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 4.4mm & 3.5mm 4.4mm, 3.5mm, RCA Lineout, SPDIF & 3.5mm 6.35mm & RCA
Digital Inputs USB 3.0 USB3.0 B USB 2.0 USB, Optical, Coaxial, Line In
Output level Unbalanced: 280mW@32 Ohm
Balanced: 400mW@32 Ohm
4.4mm 330mW@32 Ohm
S-BAL 230mW@32 Ohm;
285mW @ 30 Ohm 32ohms@560mW
Signal to Noise Ratio 116dB 117dB
MQA Support
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "I love its ability to drive full-size headphones with enthusiasm. If you’re looking for a lightweight DAC/Amp to improve the audio from your laptop or mobile this is a no-brainer."
Hifi Trends
"The iFi Zen Dac is one of the best entry-level DACs you can buy. It sounds great, has a ton of features, and can grow with your system as your tastes evolve."
Tech Radar
"A practical, portable, feature-full DAC with an happily open and balanced sound. Open, detailed and tonally balanced sound with good battery life, Versatile."
What Hi-Fi
"Aune does good work. We all can agree, the X1S is a good DAC that offers a solid selection of possibilities. We can recommend this to middle-tier powered speaker owners foremost."
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    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio hip-dac 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.

    Read more about iFi Audio's warranty in India.

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    APPLAUSE AWARD

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    HIFI CHOICE AWARD

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    May, 2020

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
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    dont trust headphone gurus
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    D.S.
    Superb product for a beginner audiophile
    J
    J.
    Beautiful but only if paired with the right headphone!
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    Chord mojo killer
    Thank you for sharing your review with us!
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    Entry Level DAC/AMP
    B
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    Pocket wonder
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    N.s.G.
    Awesome. Too lazy to type again so copy pasting my FB post on the same. Love tge warm SQ. It is...
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    Monster Dac with complete value for money
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    N.M.M.
    Wonderful product. Xbass makes it stand out!