iBasso - DC-Elite

Flagship USB DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 39,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 44,999

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In case you receive the iBasso - DC-Elite 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
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- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
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Warranty & Services

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

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Why iBasso is Special


Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.


Born in 2006

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 

This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.

If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.

If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.

If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

For Audiophiles On-the-Go

Are you an audiophile looking to carry your music with you wherever you go?

This headphone or gear is portable and is designed to deliver top-notch audio quality on the move, ensuring your favourite tracks sound their best no matter where you are.

If you see a product marked "🛺 For Audiophiles On-the-Go", it means this product is perfectly portable, turning every journey into a musical adventure with studio-quality sound!

Audiophile Community Favourite

This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.

It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.

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Incredibly Popular

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If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

Works Great with Type-C

Don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your phone? Don’t worry we got you covered.

This headphone or gear is fully compatible with Type-C USB connectors. Not only do they seamlessly connect to your device without needing an additonal dongle or adapter and ensures optimal performance without any hassle.

If you see a product marked as “📱 Works Great with Type-C”, you can be confident that you'll experience seamless connectivity with a universal connection standard that simplifies your audio setup.

Built like a Tank

No need to worry about durability.

If you're seeking a headphone or gear with a strong, rugged build, this snapshot indicates that this is the one for you.

If you see a product marked with “🪖 Built like a Tank", it means this product is crafted with metal in its design, ensuring exceptional robustness and durability.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.

This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.

If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.

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Balanced Output

Upgrading from single-ended to balanced can be the easiest way to improve your sound.

This DAC, Amp or Hi-Res player offers a balanced output, ensuring pristine audio quality with minimised interference and enhanced clarity for your listening pleasure.

If you see a product marked as "⚖️ Balanced Output”, get ready for a symphony of crystal-clear tunes, free from any unwanted noise drama!


Inspired by the groundbreaking DX320MAX, the iBasso DC-Elite stands at the summit of flagship dongles, embodying the pinnacle of audio innovation. Boasting cutting-edge technology and premium materials, such as the ROHM BD34301EKV DAC chip, a sophisticated 24-position 4-section stepped attenuator, and a titanium exterior, the DC-Elite is a testament to iBasso's unwavering commitment to audio excellence. Notably, in the Japan VGP2024 selection, the DC-Elite achieved unprecedented success, securing the Gold Award in the Portable Amp and DAC division and earning the prestigious Portable Audio Grand Award, a remarkable feat for a Chinese HiFi product. This accolade further solidifies the DC-Elite's position as a groundbreaking and award-winning audio solution in the global market.
DC Elite



The iBasso DC Elite employs cutting-edge technologies and advanced components to deliver pristine audio quality. At the heart of its capabilities is the integration of a flagship current output DAC chip, specifically the groundbreaking ROHM BD34301EKV. This marks a historic milestone as the first instance of such technology being incorporated into a dongle. The DAC, complemented by carefully crafted circuitry, contributes to an enhanced dynamic range, an expanded soundstage, and elevated high-fidelity audio performance for the DC-Elite. Furthermore, the device harnesses iBasso's in-house developed FPGA algorithm, leveraging the NDK femtosecond oscillator to achieve remarkably low jitter. This meticulous engineering results in minimal distortion, offering a substantial improvement in the overall quality of the musical sound.



The iBasso DC Elite features a comprehensive player architecture, sequencing from FPGA to DAC, I/V, LPF, VOL, and AMP. With its core built around the flagship DAC chip BD34301EKV and equipped with 6 dual OPAMPs, this compact device achieves outstanding playback performance. Its innovative structural design, adopting a distinctive arrangement, sets it apart from competitors and represents a substantial leap in sound quality. iBasso has redefined the traditional 24-position, 4-section stepped attenuator by compressing its volume to one-tenth of the original size, ensuring channel imbalance tolerance below 0.1dB. Pioneering the use of this attenuator, crafted for DX320MAX, in the DC-Elite eliminates the bit reduction issue in digital volume adjustment. The DC-Elite excels in the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at regular volume with a 320 load, ranging from approximately 50mV to 100mV output, surpassing other dongle products in this aspect.



The iBasso DC-Elite excels in its high-efficiency power supply featuring a synchronous DC-DC converter and in integrating ultra-low noise LDOs from Linear Technology, a hallmark previously reserved for flagship audio players. With noise levels as low as 0.8μV, surpassing those of battery power supply in most cases, and an impressive output current of 500mA, the DC-Elite ensures a robust and pristine power supply for the DAC. Despite its inclusion of a desktop-level flagship DAC and a comprehensive player architecture, the DC-Elite stands out with remarkable power consumption, offering a balanced 690mW and single-ended 630mW, providing a competitive edge over other flagship models. Additionally, the DC-Elite features 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended dual output ports, accommodating both balanced and single-ended headphones. The 3.5mm interface supports SPDIF coaxial output, facilitating the transmission of digital output signals to an external DAC. A long press of the PCM volume reduction button transforms the 3.5mm port into the coaxial output port, marked by a change in indicator colour to white.



The iBasso DC Elite ensures a hassle-free experience, effortlessly connecting to iPhones, Android smartphones, and tablets operating on Android 5.1 and above, eliminating the need for driver installations or third-party apps. However, potential compatibility issues may arise with certain smartphones or tablets due to system or hardware limitations of Android devices. In such cases, users may need to activate the OTG function in the settings. The DC-Elite integrates with Mac, Win10, and Win11 computers, offering a straightforward plug-and-play experience. For users of WinXP, Win7, and Win8, iBasso provides a downloadable driver on their website, enabling the DC-Elite to function as a USB sound card. To unlock additional features and settings, users can enhance their experience by downloading the dedicated iBasso UAC companion app, which has been updated to align seamlessly with the DC Elite, providing convenient options like four steps of PCM volume reduction, a 20-step L/R balance adjustment, and two digital filter choices.



The iBasso DC Elite boasts a refined exterior crafted from aerospace-grade titanium alloy, delivering an exquisite shell that, when coupled with tempered glass on its top and bottom panels, exudes an unmatched sense of elegance. Titanium, renowned for its superior strength-to-weight ratio, surpasses both stainless steel and aluminium alloys in terms of being lighter and more robust. The DC Elite is equipped with a multi-colour indicator, with red denoting standby, blue indicating DSD, green representing PCM, and white signalling coaxial output. The comprehensive package includes the dongle, USB-C cable, C to Lightning Cable, USB-C to USB-A converter, leather case, and a user manual, ensuring users have all the essentials for an exceptional audio experience.
DC Elite

1 Year Warranty

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

Read more about iBasso's warranty in India.

Great Products with Outstanding Performance

Founded in 2008, iBasso is a digital audio product manufacturer from China. The company started by manufacturing digital audio players and amplifiers and today even manufactures DACs and IEMs for audiophiles. iBasso, over time, has become one of the most acclaimed brands for those seeking budget-friendly, yet high-performance gear. iBasso DACs have gained popularity over the years and are a part of many music enthusiasts' collections.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
M (Thiruvananthapuram)

Provides wide neutral sound stage. Helps in details retrieval without any colored sound. Well build. Ifi gold bar provides colored sound with higher power output. So it depends on individual choice.

Hey there,

We really appreciate the genuine feedback! Your review will definitely help fellow audiophiles to make an informed decision.

Sanjay Mookherjee (Kolkata)

The definition of Grandeur, Perfection, Addiction. Words are not sufficient to describe this masterpiece, this Gem of a gadget.
My advice and recommendation to all connoisseurs of quality audio - Just go on and grab it and get lost in Audio Nirvana.
One more Grand Endeavour from the team of HPZ and it has coincided with CEO Sir's Happy Birthday.

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!

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