Headphone Zone X DDHiFi

Hi-Res DAC

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the Headphone Zone X ddHiFi - Hi-Res DAC 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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The Headphone Zone X ddHiFi - Hi-Res DAC 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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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Headphone Zone X ddHiFi - Hi-Res DAC comes with a 1 Year warranty from ddHiFi that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about ddHiFi's warranty in India.

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A Headphone Zone
Collaboration

Balanced Sound Signature

Amps & DACs with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.


1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

Best Suited for Portable Use

For those who value them, being able to carry their favourite DAC & Amp equipment when they are on the move is invaluable.


These DAC & Amps offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. If you’re someone who appreciates cutting-edge engineering, quality sound and portability, then look no further.


Designed to be trusty companions, these DAC & Amps are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability & Hi-Fidelity!


CX31993 DAC &
MAX97220 Amp

65mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

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.


Connect With
USB-C

Mic Pass-through on
Android Devices

Headphone Zone Collaborates with ddHiFi to create a Hi-Res DAC

Specially created for the audiophiles of India, this is a hi-res USB dongle DAC that has been 1 year in the making with ddHiFi. The goal was to create an affordable DAC under Rs. 2000 specifically for India’s audiophile community and Headphone Zone reached out to ddHiFi to undertake this very ambitious project.

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Turn Your Smartphone into a Hi-Res Audio Player

Most smartphones come with an in-built DAC that either sound terrible or are simply not capable of playing high resolution music. The Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is a simple plug-and-play device that transforms any smartphone into a high resolution audio player, bypassing the in-built DAC. For smartphones with a USB C output, the device works straight out of the box. For iPhones with a lightning port, a Type-C to lightning adaptor would be needed, like the Hidizs LT-03. If you're someone who's just starting your audiophile journey, this is now the easiest way for you to start listening to high resolution music.

For us to be able to put the Headphone Zone brand name on any product means that we stand by the sound quality & performance. I firmly believe that an affordable Hi-Res dongle DAC is exactly what India's audiophiles need at this point of time.

Raghav Somani

Make Your In-Ear Monitors Sound Even Better

The Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC pairs with virtually all the in-ear monitors out there and some full-size headphones. The 3.5mm headphone output is compatible with any IEM that comes with a 3.5mm jack. The high-resolution dongle DAC brings out the best in music no matter what IEM you decide to use with it. Whether it’s a KZ or a Moondrop or a 7HZ IEM, this is the DAC to pair with.

A DAC Chip Engineered for Hi-Res Playback

At the heart of the Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is the formidable CX31993 DAC chip, that effortlessly decodes PCM signals up to 32Bit/384kHz. So whether you’re streaming music in Hi-Res from Apple, or listening to FLAC files in the highest resolution, you can immerse yourself in your favourite music with unparalleled quality.

An Independent Amp Punching out upto 65mW of Output Power

With a dazzling 65mW of output power, IEMs come to life and it can comfortably power even headphones up to 80 Ohms. The dongle utilizes an independent amplification stage with a MAX97220 chip. Taking it a step further, the Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC has an SNR rating of 105db. This ensures a noise free listening experience even with sensitive IEMs.

Conveniently Usable with Laptops/PCs

In addition to your smartphone, Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter to enable usage with a laptop for a desktop setup.

Supports IEMs with In-line Mic & Remote

Thanks to the mic passthrough feature, audiophiles need not switch between calls and music listening. This dongle DAC allows for a hassle-free listening and calling experience on Android smartphones as it comes equipped with a 4-pole 3.5mm output that supports an in-line remote and microphone. NOTE: Mic pass-through is not supported on iOS devices.

Make Your In-Ear Monitors Sound Even Better

The Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC pairs with virtually all the in-ear monitors out there and some full-size headphones. The 3.5mm headphone output is compatible with any IEM that comes with a 3.5mm jack. The high-resolution dongle DAC brings out the best in music no matter what IEM you decide to use with it. Whether it’s a KZ or a Moondrop or a 7HZ IEM, this is the DAC to pair with.

A DAC Chip Engineered for Hi-Res Playback

At the heart of the Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is the formidable CX31993 DAC chip, that effortlessly decodes PCM signals up to 32Bit/384kHz. So whether you’re streaming music in Hi-Res from Apple, or listening to FLAC files in the highest resolution, you can immerse yourself in your favourite music with unparalleled quality.

An Independent Amp Punching out upto 65mW of Output Power

With a dazzling 65mW of output power, IEMs come to life and it can comfortably power even headphones up to 80 Ohms. The dongle utilizes an independent amplification stage with a MAX97220 chip. Taking it a step further, the Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC has an SNR rating of 105db. This ensures a noise free listening experience even with sensitive IEMs.

Conveniently Usable with Laptops/PCs

In addition to your smartphone, Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter to enable usage with a laptop for a desktop setup.

Supports IEMs with In-line Mic & Remote

Thanks to the mic passthrough feature, audiophiles need not switch between calls and music listening. This dongle DAC allows for a hassle-free listening and calling experience on Android smartphones as it comes equipped with a 4-pole 3.5mm output that supports an in-line remote and microphone. NOTE: Mic pass-through is not supported on iOS devices.

65mW

@ 32Ω Punchy Powerful Output

The Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is a portable dongle DAC with enhanced audio circuitry that effortlessly drives IEMs and headphones with a solid output of up to 65mW.

384kHz/32bit

PCM Decoding Capability in the Highest Resolution Available

With full support for decoding high-resolution PCM (384kHz/32-bit), the Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC takes your audio experience to new heights.

Type-C Input

3.5mm Headphone Output

OFC Cable

Designed by Demond Ding from ddHiFi

ddHiFi is a fabulous company that makes some really high quality products. Specifically, their accessories and connectors are the best anywhere in the world. The quality, the craftsmanship, and the attention to detail has made them a favorite amongst the audiophile community. During the collaboration, Headphone Zone took to the drawing board with ddHiFi’s founder, Demond Ding, to spec out and design the Hi-Res DAC. ddHiFi has been a phenomenal partner to work with. Demond certainly is a master of his craft.


Accessories To Get You Started

1. Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC
2. USB-A to USB-C adapter

All You Need To Know About The Hi-Res DAC

Headphone Output
3.5mm (Single-Ended)
Microphone Passthrough
Supported only on Android devices (CTIA standard)
Plug
USB-C/Type-C
Chipset
DAC: CX31993
Amplification: MAX97220
Power Output
65mW (32 Ohm)
Compatibility
Android: Plug and Play
*Not compatible with Samsung S22,S23 and S24
iPhones (USB-C): Plug and Play
iPhones (Lightning): Needs Adapter


1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Headphone Zone X ddHiFi - Hi-Res DAC comes with a 1 Year warranty from ddHiFi that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about ddHiFi's warranty in India.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 149 reviews
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Mahesh Lalwani (Mumbai)
Ok, Ok.

Didn’t make such a difference in the music quality, but made it softer.

Hey there,

We're sorry to hear that the product you've purchased does not match your expectations. As this product is eligible for a 7 Day Easy exchange, we have sent you an email containing the link for creating a return request.

Once we have received your return request, our team will definitely help you further.

K
K (New Delhi)
Really Dope

The DAC quality is so good and premium ... I bought it after watching the RAGHAV YT video... I tell you it was the best decision that day ... DAC made my music experience a whole better ... the Music has better details and clarity now, I was underutilizing my IEMS.
Thanks, Team HEADPHONE Zone for providing such a great product.

QUALITY-10/10
SOUND-10/10
BUILD-10/10

Can't get better

Hey there, thank you for the great review and ratings! So delighted that you are loving your purchase. Hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!

S
Sudip Chatterjee (Kolkata)
An excellent performer

I purchased this as soon as the mail about this dropped in my mail. Although I didn't need this as I already own the Alo Audio Pilot (1st version), I bought this anyway as a gesture of love and respect to the folks at Headphone Zone. Honestly, I didn't expect much, looking at the price point. But I was pleasantly surprised!

While writing or discussing any audio gear, it seems that technical jargon predominates everything else these days. People talk and talk about frequencies and graphs galore.
It seems that everybody is an audio engineer. But, needless to say, they are not. I do not pretend to be that either. Keeping that firmly in mind, let's discuss this DAC.

Build and in-hand feel: superb! Not only at this price but for any price! It is an all-metal construction, except for the wire in the middle, and it feels superb in hand.

My experience with Android phone: the sound of this DAC is lively and fun. The tuning of the sound is not flat but significantly altered to give it slam and punch. The holographic presentation of sound (technical jargon is “soundstage”) is not that wide, but it is not intimate either; it is somewhere in between. The directionality of each sound source in that holographic presentation (technical jargon is “positioning” or “instrument separation”) is superb! Male and female vocals sound true to life and never feel wanting in anything. The sound of disparate instruments like guitar, piano, harpsichord, ukulele, etc are true to life, too. So if you are into Indian and/or Western classical music like me, you can relax and enjoy the music avidly! Some instruments like the oboe or sitar may sound slightly out of tune sometimes, but that ain't a deal breaker in any way.

My experience with Linux desktop: with the provided USB-A to USB-C converter, I used this with my Linux machines (Fedora and Ubuntu). Sound impressions are mostly the same as with Android, but here I found it to be more holographic and the sound sources a bit more widely dispersed. Classical music from Idagio from a web browser sounded phenomenal!

My experience with iPad and MAC: here the sound was the most intimate. The holographic presentation of sound and the directionality of each sound source are less pronounced, lending the sound an “inside my head” feel. But that didn't take the melody away from the sound. ( I suspect Apple is the culprit here. They cripple anything non-Apple connected to their system. Don't they?)

Main strength: the power output (65 milliWatt at 32 ohms) is the main strength of this DAC. The dedicated amplifier chip, MAX97220, does wonders here! And we all know how good that Conexant CX31993 DAC chip is! It is a powerhouse DAC chip used by many manufacturers, and it is a reliable performer. The output is also very clean. (Although I heard some background noise in some tracks, it depends on the IEMs or headphones you are using. It might also be because it is still very new; that's why I’m not counting it as a drawback.)

Drawback (and confusion): the biggest drawback that I found was that it was not forgiving to poorly recorded tracks. Poorly recorded tracks sound bad with this DAC. I call it confusing because any DAC that is tuned as lively and vivid-sounding does not show such characteristics. Flatly-tuned DACs, such as the Alo Audio Pilot, can show such bias. But this shouldn't. This does that anyway and it can be heard on Spotify or Apple Music. And as it doesn't have a flat tuning, correcting the sound of those poorly sounding tracks is very hard, almost impossible. Other than this, there is not much else to carp about.

Comparison with Alo Audio Pilot: the Pilot costs 5 times the price of this. The Pilot has a flat sound, I mean a dead-flat sound. As a result, you can control, tweak, and refine the sound of the Pilot in a precise way(with an equalizer), which is not possible in our reviewed DAC here. The holographic presentation of sound and directionality of sound is much more pronounced in the Pilot, irrespective of the music source. But these are to be expected as this costs five times that of our reviewed DAC here. (By the way, the Pilot, too, exposes poorly recorded tracks badly. But in this case, it is normal because the Pilot has a dead-flat tuning. You can rectify the sound for that track by equalizing, which is not possible in our reviewed DAC).

Conclusion: after about 30 hours of listening to various genres of music through various apps and devices, I can confidently say that it is one of the best DACs that I’ve ever used! I say this irrespective of the price point. Trust me, I have quite a big collection of DACs, IEMs, and headphones and I use them regularly. Unless you have a headphone with high impedance ( 80 ohms or more), or you want more power from a tiny dongle-DAC, this is a very strong performer in all aspects. It gets my full recommendation!

A special request to folks at Headphone Zone: please consider releasing a similar device with a 4.4 m...

Hey there, thank you for the great review and ratings! So delighted that you are loving your purchase. Also, we've noted your suggestion.

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none (Surat)
The Cheap Audiophile

#ddHiFi & #headphonezone It sounds like an exciting collaboration! Providing affordable, high-quality solutions for audiophiles is definitely a win-win.
#raghavsomani your efforts seem commendable, and it's great to hear about the positive reception of the HPZ Dongle and cases. Cheers to more innovations benefiting the community!

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience shopping with us. ️ Your support means the world to us! We can't wait to serve you again soon. ✨

C
Chintan D K (Bengaluru)
There is no going back!!

After using my KZ - ZSN PRO X with ddHiFi DAC the audio quality has turned out to be so crisp. Would recommend them in this budget.

Hey there, thank you for the great review and ratings! So delighted that you are loving your purchase. Hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!