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GUSTARD

GUSTARD - DAC-X16

Desktop Digital To Analog Converter (DAC)
MRP: ₹ 49,999
Selling Price: ₹ 47,990
Sale Price: ₹ 42,999
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Warranty & Services

This GUSTARD - DAC-X16 comes with a warranty from GUSTARD that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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7 DAY EASY EXCHANGE

The GUSTARD - DAC-X16 is eligible for Easy Exchange within 7 days of delivery. Your exchange request will be accepted only once. We want to make sure that you end up with a product that you 100% love. 

An exchange will be allowed only if the product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

You will receive full Store Credit in your Headphone Zone account so that you may choose another product from our website which would be more suited to your needs. Refunds will NOT be possible under our 7 Day Easy Exchange Policy.

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

Zest Money

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

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  • Use Code :- MBK500 on MobiKwik Payment page to avail the additional cashback.
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  • Offer can be availed on minimum transaction of Rs. 1999/-
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  • Offer valid from 10th January'23 till 31st March'23
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Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0

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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the GUSTARD - DAC-X16 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective 
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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No Cost EMI Options

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
  1. Valid from 1st October to 10th October
  2. Users will get 10% cashback up to a maximum of ₹750 on a minimum order value of Rs 2,999/-
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  5. Offer valid for orders worth ₹2,999 & above.
  6. Users who make the 1st month’s payment (1st installment) will be eligible for cashback.
  7. Eligible cashback amount will reflect in the user's Simpl account within 24 hours of successful transaction. Details will also be communicated through Email and SMS.
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  11. Cashback will be canceled in case of full refunds or cancellation of orders.
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  14. Simpl reserves the right to disqualify the user from cashback eligibility if any fraudulent activity is identified.

100% Buyer Protection

Once you receive your pre loved purchase, you get 48 hours to inspect and let us know if it's not as per the specs and images in the listing.

If the product you received is not functional, we will pick it up and send it back to the seller and you can choose to get a full refund or store credit.

7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

All bundled products are covered by the Headphone Zone 7 Day Replacement Guarantee.

However, you cannot return any item in the case you do not like it. If one item is defective - you will get a free replacement for that item. No refund or store credit will be given.

Please keep the product in its original condition with all accessories & packaging for a successful return. We may contact you to assess the damage or defect before issuing a replacement.

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ABOUT PRAVEEN KAMATH

Praveen, our Headphone Guru is an audio connoisseur and staunch Meze fanboy. He loves the RAI Penta and the Empyrean, equally. When not writing about, thinking about or listening to music: He's an avid beerologist too and staunchly believes that the combination of both beats every music setup out there! You'll often find him listening to The Weeknd, The Score and The Script.

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.

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EMI Options through UPI / Debit / Credit Cards


Tenure available: 3, 6 and 9 Months
Eligibility: Above 18 years of age, Credit Card NOT Required
Transaction value: Available on all orders
Payment Gateway: Please choose Snapmint Cardless EMI at checkout

Tenure Interest% Downpayment Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 10,750 ₹ 10,750 ₹ 0
6 Low Cost EMI ₹ 10,750 ₹ 5,611 ₹ 1,440
9 Low Cost EMI ₹ 10,750 ₹ 3,887 ₹ 2,795

Tenure available: 3 and 6 Months
Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0

EMI Options through Other Credit Cards


Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 14,669 ₹ 1,007
6 14% ₹ 7,462 ₹ 1,773
9 14% ₹ 5,061 ₹ 2,547
12 14% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,330
18 14% ₹ 2,662 ₹ 4,922
24 14% ₹ 2,065 ₹ 6,549
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 5,061 ₹ 2,547
12 14% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,330
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 5,040 ₹ 2,363
12 13% ₹ 3,841 ₹ 3,088
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 5,081 ₹ 2,732
12 15% ₹ 3,881 ₹ 3,573
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 5,081 ₹ 2,732
12 15% ₹ 3,881 ₹ 3,573
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 5,050 ₹ 2,455
12 13.50% ₹ 3,851 ₹ 3,209
18 13.50% ₹ 2,652 ₹ 4,741
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 5,060 ₹ 2,545
12 13.99% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,328
18 14.99% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,282
24 14.99% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,033
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 5,040 ₹ 2,363
12 12% ₹ 3,820 ₹ 2,846
18 12% ₹ 2,622 ₹ 4,200
24 12% ₹ 2,024 ₹ 5,580
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 5,061 ₹ 2,547
12 14% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,330
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 5,081 ₹ 2,732
12 15% ₹ 3,881 ₹ 3,573
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 5,061 ₹ 2,547
12 14% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,330
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 5,061 ₹ 2,547
12 14% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,330
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 14,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 7,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 5,061 ₹ 2,547
12 14% ₹ 3,861 ₹ 3,330
18 15% ₹ 2,682 ₹ 5,286
24 15% ₹ 2,085 ₹ 7,038
Color:Silver
Type:230V

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ESS ES9068AS
Dual DAC Chip

Ideal for Audiophiles

These Amps & DACs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of Amps & DACs like these. You can expect these Amps & DACs to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these Amps & DACs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These Amps & DACs deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

Metal build

The longevity of your headphone/devices is strongly affected by its build quality, and a poorly built pair is more susceptible to breaking in a short amount of time. This is even more important for the listener who travels with their headphones/devices frequently, as wear and tear are more probable.Headphones/devices built with metal and metal components usually tend to last longer and can withstand wear and tear and potential damage. Modern processes allow all kinds of precious and durable metals to be used while making devices and offer a longer lifetime for users.

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

Volume Controls

If your Amps & DACs have volume controls, you will be able to adjust the volume level with a simple touch of a button without having to reach for your source device. Your music keeps playing without being interrupted or accidentally paused during playback. Having volume controls on Amps & DACs or at least in-line controls on the audio cable may seem unnecessary to some people, but they are, in fact, quite convenient.

SUPPORTS HI-FI MQA PLAYBACK FOR A LIFELIKE MUSIC LISTENING EXPERIENCE

Human hearing identifies the direction of the sound and this is exactly what allows our brain to imagine a 3D sonic picture. Like when you are listening to a live concert, you can sense where the sound of the instruments is coming from. This makes your listening experience more lively and powerful and if you take this as a reference for a good music listening experience you would be disappointed listening to most of the recorded music. That's when MQA comes to the picture, a one-of-its-kind technology that gives you an experience similar to that of live concerts.
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HOW MQA WORKS AND HOW DOES IT MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE?

When analogue signals are converted to digital, more often than not, a lot of details and clarity are compromised. That's why digitally your music tends to sound flat as it does not give you the sense of direction or other sonic nuances. Here MQA cleans up the distortion to let you experience a 3D soundstage for a real, life-like experience. While common digital audio filters take away time resolution, leading to 'ringing' before and after the transient, MQA reduces this 'ringing' more than 10 times for better sound transmission. Following the de-blurring process, MQA employs 'Music Origami', a process that makes high-resolution music files compatible with playback devices without losing the resolution.

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EQUIPPED WITH FLAGSHIP ESS E59068AS SABRE CHIPS & HI-END TECHNOLOGIES FOR EXCEPTIONAL SOUND

Powered with the latest Dual ESS E59068AS SABRE chip, the GUSTARD X16 can deliver excellent audio performance of THD+n -120dB and DNR 128dBA. This is the world's first audio DA chip to have a built-in MQA hardware renderer function. This in-build MQA renderer allows the GUSTARD X16 to directly process SPDIF and 12S input signals to achieve ideal, interference-free MQA playback. There are a host of technologies including the self-constructed digital integrated circuits with logic functions, clock management, 2nd PLL, digital shaping, DOP decoder, PCM / DSD depop switch among others that lay the foundation for excellent sound quality. The IV conversation circuit and single-ended outputs adopt an OPA1612 operational amplifier for low distortion, low noise for excellent performance.

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HI-FI XMOS XU216 FOR PCM AND DSD SUPPORT AND RICH DIGITAL FILTERS FOR QUALITY SOUND

Using the XMOS XU216, the GUSTARD A18 adopts IIS-H digital interface and high specification input to support PCM768K, DSD512 and MQA384k. There are 3 digital filters including L-Fast, M-Low and H-Fast. To further support quality audio transmission, the GUSTARD X16 comes with independent voltage stabilization, multiple groups of filtering, left and right channel separation. The GUSTARD X16 uses instrument-level low noise linear regulators—TPS7A47 and TPS7A33 along with American ACCUSILICON femtosecond crystal oscillators—AS318-B.
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ENJOY HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO OUTPUT WITH BLUETOOTH 5.0 & OTHER DIGITAL INPUTS

Installed with a CSR8675 chip, the GUSTARD A18 extends support to HD wireless audio and is compatible with a host of audio codecs like LDAC, AAC, SBC, APTX, APTX LL, APTX HD, LDAC. With a high code audio transmission of up to 24Bit/96k, you can listen to your favourite music in HD wireless audio. However, you can turn off HD wireless audio from the menu. Apart from Bluetooth, you get a range of audio inputs and outputs including XLR & RCA digital outputs along with optical, AES, IIS-H, coaxial and USB digital input.
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PACKED WITH 4 LME49860 DUAL OP-AMPS FOR SOUND ELEVATING LINEAR POWER SUPPLY

The 4 LME49860 dual op-amps are aided with four groups of independent IV circuits. This setup matches the requirement of a high power supply of AK4499EQ DAC chip seamlessly without any shortcomings. Designed to be far better than the ordinary chip resistors, the MELF-resistors offer enhanced function, mechanical structure, electrical characteristics, and safety. The MELF resistors lower noise and have higher electrode strength with accuracy. It is because of the linear power supply that the GUSTARD A18 can supply high-quality audio. The power supply groups do not interfere with each other.

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2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this GUSTARD - DAC-X16 comes with a warranty from GUSTARD that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about GUSTARD's warranty in India.

Major HiFi

"The Gustard’s X16 is a brilliant DAC. It has wide-range of I/O options, it is built to last with good components, it has an over-engineered, neatly and tightly packed inner design."

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Major HiFi

"If you are looking for an instrument grade DAC, that is straight as a line in the frequency response, that will not beautify and sugar coat your music in any way, then X16 seems to be an excellent choice. "

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HiFi+

"Gustard’s DACs are known for their clarity and transparency, but no DAC of theirs has come close to the measurements of the X16. “It produces some of the best measurements I have seen out."

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