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Designed in
the UK

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Metal
Build

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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Buying Guide

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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.

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    APPLAUSE AWARD

    Stereonet
    Apr, 2020

    Headfonics

    HIFI CHOICE AWARD

    HiFi choice
    May, 2020

    Trusted

    HIFI CHOICE RECOMMENDED

    HiFi choice
    May, 2019

    Customer Reviews

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    Superb product for a beginner audiophile
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    Beautiful but only if paired with the right headphone!
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    Chord mojo killer
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    Entry Level DAC/AMP
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    Pocket wonder
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    Showstopper.. amazing product
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    Sound and xbase is amazing but has many small Quality of life issues