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iBasso - DC02

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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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Designed in
China

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Metal
Build

AKM AK4493 DAC
Chip

DESCRIPTION

MEET THE ULTIMATE PORTABLE DAC/AMP

The iBasso DC02 uses a stereo DAC chip with the latest AKM AK4493. As compared to the previous AK4490, the signal-to-noise ratio has been improved. It uses a true balanced circuit with dual ultra-low distortion LDOs to give a truly balanced amplifier, providing high power output with improvised dynamics and resolution.

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CERTIFIED HI-RES WITH NATIVE DSD DECODING

The DC02 supports up to PCM 32-bit/384kHz and Native DSD256 decoding. With it, you can connect your 3.5mm balanced IEM or headphone to any USB-C device. It is certified Hi-Res by the Japan Audio Society.
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DURABLE CABLE & CONNECTORS FOR BETTER SIGNAL TRANSMISSION

iBasso has picked the 8-wire braided audiophile cable after numerous tests and samples. This cable provides a better signal transmission as well as better durability. It uses a USB-C connector and standard UAC2.0 USB receiver. It is compatible with almost every Android smartphone, computer and tablet, also doubling-up as a USB Soundcard for PCs.

UAC2.0 VOLUME CONTROLLER APP FOR BETTER VOLUME CONTROL

Use the UAC2.0 Volume Controller App along with the DC02 to get 64-step hardware volume control that reduces the noise floor and also achieves a better audio performance. PS: The iBasso DC02 is not compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S10/Note10 series.

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
DAC CHIPSET AK4490EQ
THD+N < 0.001%( 32ohm load, 0.9Vrms)
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 900mV (32 Ohm load)
OUTPUT POWER 113mW@32ohm
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz~40kHz +/-0.5dB
PCM Up to 32bit/384kHz
DSD Native DSD up to 256x
WEIGHT 8g
LENGTH 120mm
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. iBasso DC02 3.5mm Balanced DAC Cable Adapter
2. User manual
3. USB C to USB A adapter
4. Warranty Card

COMPARISONS

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Warranty
Ideal For Smartphone Smartphone Smartphone Smartphone & Desktop
Weight 8g 11g 26g 37g
DAC Chip AK4490EQ AK4493 ESS Sabre ES9218P ESS Sabre ES9218P X2
Sample Rate 32bit/384kHz 32bit/384kHz 24bit/96kHz 24bit/96kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life 11 Hours 15 Hours
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 3.5mm 2.5mm 3.5mm 2.5mm & 3.5mm
Digital Inputs USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
Output level 113mW@32ohm 113mW@32ohm 67mW@32 Ohms Unbalanced: 91mW @ 32 Ohms Balanced:160mW @ 32 Ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 116dB Unbalanced:120dB Balanced:120dB
Bluetooth Version V5.0 V5.0
Bluetooth Codecs LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, AAC & SBC HWA, LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, AAC & SBC
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "The DC02 does seem in general to provide a slight amount more power and detail resolution and I found that each hit of the drum had a small amount more impact and natural decay."
head-fi
"Everyone has a phone these days and plenty are Android. Introduce them to a good quality sound from their jack-free smartphone if you can. It won’t break the bank."
Headfonics
"UP2 is lovely. It’s a smart answer to the search for a small and portable Bluetooth source. Size does not always matter, the UP2 is diminutive in size, yet its a compelling device for audiophiles."
Soundphile

INSTRUCTIONS

The iBasso DC02 uses a stereo DAC chip with the latest AKM AK4493. As compared to the previous AK4490, the signal-to-noise ratio has been improved. It uses a true balanced circuit with dual ultra-low distortion LDOs to give a truly balanced amplifier, providing high power output with improvised dynamics and resolution.

The DC02 can be plug-and-play on Android Smartphones and tablets with Android5.1 and above, without installing drivers or third-party APPs(due to the Android device’s system or hardware limitation, there may be a low compatibility issue with some smartphones or tables). On some Android devices, it may be necessary to manually turn on the OTG function in the system settings.

The DC02 uses a standard UAC 2.0 sound card chipset for plug-and-play on Mac and Win10 computers. For WinXP, Win7 and Win8 system, please download the driver.

There is no built-in battery so the DC02 receives its power through the USB interface from the master device. The actual power consumption is related to the operation and the device system. Because DC02 has an audiophile DAC chip it is normal for the DC02 to get warm during use.

*So far, we found that the DC02 has compatibility issues with the Samsung S9 and S10 smartphones. It works flawlessly with other Android smartphones.

*The DC02 can be used with the UAC volume control APP. With our APP, you can use our 64-step hardware volume control.

Buying Guide

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Warranty & Media reviews

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iBasso DC02 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
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A.M.
Very good audio companion for your smartphone
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K.S.
Excellent products value for money
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d.
good
Appreciate your feedback.
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P.B.
The unleash of amazing sound!
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R.M.
Small Device but So Much Fun
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.
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A.B.
Not worth it.
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I.G.
Fantastic for the price
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All rounder
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S.T.
No magic