iBasso - DC03

Portable DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 4,999
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Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Yashwanth (Hyderabad)
A must have for any muisc lover in these days

Coming from LG G7 to Oneplus 8T, i felt a dire need for a external DAC as sound quality with oneplus usb dougle is just unacceptable. I purchased ibasso dc03, recently released, without any second thoughts as i found no other budget friendly feature rich DAC out there. The DAC is excellent in handling wide range of headphones/earphones like KZ ZSX, Sennheiser HD598, ATH M40x.. turning up the volume is not fatiguing but enjoyable as all frequencies are elevated evenly. I'm thoroughly enjoying this product. Thanks to headphonezone for quick delivery and making available these hard to find products.

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again. Happy listening!

Sasikumar R (Bengaluru)
Great DAC for headphones

If you are planning to buy this, please remember this : It has problems working with Samsung Note 10 Plus mobile. Each time you connect this DAC, you need to restart the phone. Of course it's not the DAC's problem, bit Samsung's. It worked flawlessly with OnePlus 8. My 1More Quad driver sounds awesome, and I have clean, high definition, loud audio. The DAC gets heated up a bit, and also drains the battery slightly faster. Bit these are expected from a high res component.

So glad to know that you love them. We really appreciate your review, we hope it will help other potential customers to make an informed decision.

Gaurav Singh (Banka)
Dramatically improved my listening experience

I have been wanting to get a quality DAC to improve my listening experience when I heard my ATH M-50x on brother's LG G7. The difference was so huge compared to my MBP mid-2012 and OnePlus 7 that I couldn't believe how much I was missing and how less I was getting out of my phones.

I don't have much idea about DACs and stuffs except few names I heard on headfi and other audiophile forums like Fiio and some from past.
But I have been iPhone fan since I first used iPhone 3Gs. Those days there was competition between Cirrus Logic DAC (iPhone) and Wolfson (Galaxy S series). And since I always liked iPhone, iPod Classic's sound tuning/quality I quickly made my decision when I saw DC03 mentioning "Dual CS43131 DAC". Although it was ESS sabre chip (LG G7) that impressed me most but I like the tuning of iOS device which mostly use Cirrus Logic Chip (clean tight bass, sweet strong treble).

Now I have been using Audeo PFE 022, Sennheiser IE 80S, Shure SE215, Fiio FH1 and ATH M-50x. And I have been overwhelmed my IE 80S bass on my Mac and OP 7. I found it to be too much for my taste even at lowest dial setting. I used IE 80S with iPod Touch (Latest with A10 Chip) and once again it was Apple like sound quality. Here my IE 80S has controlled and very tight bass. And since the bass was too much for me on non-iOS device I didn't go for ESS chip DAC which is known for (good quality) high bass.

Now coming to sound. IE 80 S has been my primary and fav Earphones out of all those I have because of its unbelievably deep soundstage (X-axis), mind-blowing Imaging, amazing instrument separation and very Deep Bass. The bass was too much but it never bled into other frequencies and always delivered very clear & detailed sound that's why I put up with IE 80 S.

This iBasso DC03 once again gave new life to IE 80 S and pushed it to its full potential.First thing I noticed was the soundstage, I was already impressed by IE 80 S Soundstage on my Mac and OP7 but this DC03 took it to whole another. Now it sounds like Open back headphone. You need to hear IE 80S to believe it. Bass has become much deeper now (going towards sub bass region ) and also became cleaner. Instrument separation became much better, micro details became more apparent now and pops up better. I could already hear new sounds before but with iBasso I don't have to try to focus, it's just there. Treble became more musical and engaging too without any harshness. Also the imaging became better too which can be easily noticeable since soundstage expanded alot so it was obvious. It sounds much smoother than I expected which is a good thing for casual relaxed listening. I will be leaving link to the review on HiFiage which accurately describes my experience deeply in more details:

Hey, this makes us super happy! So glad to know that you love them:) Happy listening !!

Rohit (New Delhi)
Worth the Money

Time to say goodbye to my phone's 3.5mm jack. They put so much clarity to your music. Installation was slightly tricky. Had to fiddle/reboot my phone a couple of times to get UAPP to recognize them. Windoz refuses to recognize it so laptop is no go for me. Best sound pairing was with Ibasso IT00 (rich bass). If you are treble fan, go for KZ Z10 pro. For anyone wishing to get into the super expensive world of audiophile, this is a very cheap option to get started.

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again. Happy listening!

Prateek Kumar (Hyderabad)
Scratches my CirrusLogic itch!!!

A nifty little device with a powerful and open sound. I have Dx220 and Cayin N3 Pro. Still, I enjoyed the sound from DC03. Able to drive Sundaras adequately. Dual DAC in USB dongle dac is a first. Worthy buy. Recommended.

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again. Happy listening!


1 Year of

Best Suited for Portable Use


Cirrus Logic CS43131
Dual DAC Chip

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.

Works with Android

The way we listen to our music has evolved, and streaming services have replaced the USB cable for almost everyone. Understanding this shift in how people consume music, these headphones and devices are designed to offer straightforward connectivity, and if you’re someone who uses an Android device to listen to music and watch videos, then these are for you. Many headphones and devices have been engineered to shine when paired with an Android system and offer Android-specific functionality. Headphones and devices designed to work with Android come in wired and wireless formats. Quite often you will also find Hi-Fi equipment offering direct connectivity to devices with Android OS to offer a convenient operating experience.

Super Lightweight


iBasso is powerful and can drive a wide range of headphones and IEMs efficiently. It offers a powerful output of up to 2vrms at 300 Ohms while offering 1.61Vrms at 32 Ohms of the load. DCO3 has a power of up to 80mW at 32 Ohms of load which can efficiently drive In-Ear Monitors.
Hi Res



Take better control of your volume with a dedicated application designed for Android users. Volume on your smartphones is limited to 10 or 12 levels which will make your music sound loud even at lower volume levels. But by using the application your smartphones will support UAC 2.0 volume adjustment giving you access to 64 volume levels for precise volume control.



iBasso DC03 ports a combination of type-C interface and UAC2.0 sound card which makes it compatible not only with a wide range of Android phones and tablets but also with Apple and Windows computers via C-A adapter which realises external coding quickly. This gives you the ease to plug and play, anytime, anywhere.



Even with its compact size, DC03 delivers a powerful output and detailed channel resolution, thanks to two HIFI decoding chips. DCO3 sports double DAC design and have a second-gen decoding cable for high-quality sound. DC03 has a bottom noise less than 0.9μV(900nV) offering a more immersive music listening experience.



iBasso DC03 is compatible for plug and play with android devices running on Android 5.1 or more. However, the device system or hardware may result in differences in the compatibility. It is recommended to use Android APK-iBasso UAC for better volume control.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iBasso - DC03 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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