iBasso - DC03 PRO

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In case you receive the iBasso - DC03 PRO 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 iBasso - DC03 PRO 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)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this iBasso - DC03 PRO 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.

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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!


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!


Ideal for
Gaming

Metal
Build

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.


98mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

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
Design

iBasso Introduces DC03 Pro, An Upgrade To The DC03

iBasso is a renowned brand known for its wide range of portable audio gears. The DC03 Pro, an upgraded version of the popular DC03, is a powerful and durable portable USB DAC & Amp. It features premium CS43131 DAC chips from Cirrus Logics for flagship-level performance and incorporates a high-performance KDS femtosecond crystal oscillator for clear and accurate audio signal decoding.

Dual Cirrus Logic Dac Chip

The DC03 Pro features the high-caliber Cirrus Logic CS43131 dual DAC chips, providing unmatched digital-to-analog conversion. With Master HiFi™ technology, this flagship DAC delivers amazing performance and fantastic sound. It supports PCM up to 32bit/384kHz and Native DSD up to 256x, promising ultimate high-resolution audio performance.

Femtosecond Oscillator Embedded

The DC03 Pro by iBasso features dual CS43131 DAC chips for class-leading performance. With a premium 32-Bit Hi-Res signal decoding, it delivers pure and transparent music reproduction. The inclusion of a KDS femtosecond oscillator ensures accurate clock reference and reduced phase noise.

Nanovolt Level Noise Floor

iBasso's precision-designed circuitry in the DC03 Pro achieves an exceptionally low noise floor at the nanovolt level. Unlike other similar products with noise floors between 3-10uV, the DC03 Pro boasts a noise floor of less than 0.9uV (900nV) according to AP measurement. This results in a clean and immersive music experience.

Lower Power Consumption

The DC03 Pro excels in its measurements, surpassing even more expensive dongles. It features an industry-leading power management chip and an asynchronous DC-DC converter, resulting in minimized power consumption. While other dongles typically consume 600mW or more, the DC03 Pro saves 36% of power for your smartphone or other sources.

Support For Companion App

The iBasso DC03 Pro supports the latest UAC application with advanced features including digital filters, gain levels, volume adjustment, EQ functions, output mode options, and L/R balancer. It has a detachable cable design and comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable for Android devices. It can also be used with iOS devices using a separate USB-C to lightning cable.

Dual Cirrus Logic Dac Chip

The DC03 Pro features the high-caliber Cirrus Logic CS43131 dual DAC chips, providing unmatched digital-to-analog conversion. With Master HiFi™ technology, this flagship DAC delivers amazing performance and fantastic sound. It supports PCM up to 32bit/384kHz and Native DSD up to 256x, promising ultimate high-resolution audio performance.

Femtosecond Oscillator Embedded

The DC03 Pro by iBasso features dual CS43131 DAC chips for class-leading performance. With a premium 32-Bit Hi-Res signal decoding, it delivers pure and transparent music reproduction. The inclusion of a KDS femtosecond oscillator ensures accurate clock reference and reduced phase noise.

Nanovolt Level Noise Floor

iBasso's precision-designed circuitry in the DC03 Pro achieves an exceptionally low noise floor at the nanovolt level. Unlike other similar products with noise floors between 3-10uV, the DC03 Pro boasts a noise floor of less than 0.9uV (900nV) according to AP measurement. This results in a clean and immersive music experience.

Lower Power Consumption

The DC03 Pro excels in its measurements, surpassing even more expensive dongles. It features an industry-leading power management chip and an asynchronous DC-DC converter, resulting in minimized power consumption. While other dongles typically consume 600mW or more, the DC03 Pro saves 36% of power for your smartphone or other sources.

Support For Companion App

The iBasso DC03 Pro supports the latest UAC application with advanced features including digital filters, gain levels, volume adjustment, EQ functions, output mode options, and L/R balancer. It has a detachable cable design and comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable for Android devices. It can also be used with iOS devices using a separate USB-C to lightning cable.

3.5mm Single-Ended

 iBasso has included a 3.5mm stereo output, which enables you to turn your smartphone into a Hi-Res audio player.The DC03PRO was born for HiFi enthusiasts who are accustomed to listening to music on smartphones and wish to have no compromise on sound quality. The 3.5mm universal interface has excellent compatibility, convenience, and support. T

Wide Compatibility With Sources

The iBasso DC03PRO features a type-C interface and a standard UAC2.0 sound card chip, making it compatible with most Android devices, Windows PCs, and Macs. It can be used as a USB DAC and supports external decoding. The interchangeable cable design allows for easy adaptation and plug-and-play functionality.

Expertly Build And Visually Appealing

The DC03PRO case is made from a solid piece of CNC-machined aluminium alloy. The hollow design of the volume guard requires complex steps during machining to achieve its good form and function. With the tempered glass panels, the DC03PRO is visually appealing and conveys the quality of its build.

Three Colour Indicator

The iBasso DC03PRO also has a multi-colour indicator that indicates various operation modes: Red - Standby, Blue - DSD, and Green - PCM.

Accessories to Get you Started

1. USB-C To C Cable
2. USB C To USB A Converter
3. User Manual


All You Need To Know About The iBasso DC03 PRO

Headphone Output
3.5mm Single-Ended
Input
USB-C
Microphone Pass-Through
Not Supported
DAC Chipset
Dual Cirrus Logic CS43131
Output Voltage
2Vrms (300Ω)
1.77Vrms (300Ω)
THD+N
-114dB (300Ω)
-111dB (32Ω)


1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iBasso - DC03 PRO 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.

The iBasso DC03 Pro is a highly capable device. It boasts excellent build quality and impressive sound performance, and despite its compact size, it delivers enough power to drive a wide range of IEMs and headphones.

RAGHAV SOMANI

The iBasso DC03Pro is a very compelling device. Build quality is exquisite, the sound is impressive and, despite its compact size, it packs enough punch to drive most IEM and headphones 
iBasso DC03PRO is literally a musical revelation. Despite the lack of balance, the quality, musicality and naturalness of the sound are at an extremely high level. Very spacious and grand sized soundstage.
It is a well priced dongle DAC AMP, with super good build quality, good driving power and it is better than most dongle DAC AMPs around the price point, iBasso delivering exceptional products with their exceptional support behind.
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DAC Chipset

Dual Cirrus Logic CS43131

Dual Cirrus Logic CS43131

Dual ES9219C QUAD DAC+ (TM) Chips

Headphone Output

3.5mm Single-Ended

3.5mm Single-Ended, 4.4mm Balanced

3.5mm Single-Ended, 4.4mm Balanced

Output Power

98mW @ 32Ω

3.0Vrms @ 32Ω

320mW @ 32Ω

Our Verdict

The iBasso DC03 Pro is a highly capable device. It boasts excellent build quality and impressive sound performance, and despite its compact size, it delivers enough power to drive a wide range of IEMs and headphones.

The iBasso DC04Pro has secured a leading position within its price range due to its outstanding build quality, remarkable power output, and excellent sound performance. The inclusion of dual output options adds significant value to this device. Given its affordability, the DC04Pro emerges as a clear and attractive choice.

The iBasso DC06 Pro is created to deliver a clean and detailed sound with its enhanced high-power output and precise volume adjustments. The Dual ES9219C Quad DAC unit allows accurate audio signal decoding. It provides layered and nuanced sound detail in your listening experience. This Hi-Res USB DAC and Amp drives well with any IEMs and most headphones.

Microphone Pass-Through

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported



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Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
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Rohan Debnath (Imphal)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
I was about to give it 4 stars.

I configured the dongle with ibasso UAC app and set it to NOS ( No over sampling). NOS is supposed to give you the raw output without any coloration Or sample rate conversion and that's what I prefer.

But for some reason it coloured all my tracks by adding a bit of energy in the upper mids and treble region. It made all my iems analytical, I tried other filters on the app thinking it will fix the issue but nothing helped. I also tried it on my pc and the sound was same. I was pretty frustrated.

Next day, after digging around on reddit I found the solution. All you have to do is go to device manager and uninstall the firmware named "Savi audio" by right clicking on the dongle and going into its properties. By doing that you will achieve true NOS. And also uninstall the UAC app from phone. The sound is pretty good once you do that.

Pros of this dongle-
1. Very cold during operation.
2. Not power hungry.
3. Very impressive imaging and soundstage.
4. Resolution is pretty good.
5. Faithfully uncoloured once you achieve NOS.

Cons of this dongle -
1. preinstalled firmware and ibasso UAC app doesn't let you achieve NOS causing analytical sound.

Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!

V
Venkatesh Chandrasekharan (Boston)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
First time DAC owner's view - Pocket sized powerhouse

I'm a first time DAC buyer and I dont know fancy audiophile language . So do forgive my layman language.
Gear : using iBasso DCO3 Pro with Note 20 and ATHM50X or Presonus 3.5 BT(over aux).
This is an early review after only a few days of use.
Gotchas - Make sure your phone audio-quality effects are all turned OFF. Phone's Dolby atmos are turned OFF, graphic equalizer presets are all set to flat.
Build and features - Its well built and feels unbreakable. BUT. do take care to not unplug this along with your headphone wire. Its likely get banged around along with the dangling wire. Should be avoided to avoid needless abuse of the tiny device.
The iBasso UAC app provides a few tuning options like Gain, 100 step volume and filters. Honestly other than the volume and Gain, i have no idea how to use the filters. I'm not able to make any discernable difference in music between the filter settings.
Input quality - I use Apple Music Hires lossless settings and it plays music with a minimum lossless quality. Not all content is available in Hires Lossless.

Performance - I used to think Macbook Pro and iPad DACs were solid. This goes above and beyond! Be prepared to shocked if all your old songs sound different. It somehow boosts all instruments /sounds to the same level as vocals and yet maintains clear separation. So if there are some techno sounds going non stop in the background when ARR is singing Mental Manadhil (Ok Kanmani) it will sound much more prominent than it used to. All the sounds are brass tack sharp and brighter now. The vocals too. I dont notice bass getting muddy. In fact its muted and to my liking. My ears are sensitive to bass and i dont notice it much (at least in my gear) . Its like salt. Its present but you dont notice it.
The clear separation of all sounds is what makes the music enjoyable. So if you are hearing the sitar in Aaj Ibadat (Bajirao Mastani) along with the bass and some chorus. The sitar will be crystal clear and sharp and will not be muddied by the bass or other sounds. That's what makes it enjoyable.
I did not notice any change in temperature of the unit even after 1 hour.
Overall its worth the money paid for it. I'm sure there are better gear but this is the only one i've listed to and i like it.
The subject matter expertise that reflects in the headphonezone website is what gives the confidence in buying from this site. This is my first purchase from them.. I'm now convinced that this is the place to go to and I'll probably tell my friends to buy from here when opportunity presents.
I'm glad that my first shot at a DAC is turning out to be a good experience. Thank you headphone zone.

Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!

M
Manu Roy (Chennai)
First impression is the best impression

I'm not a big audio guy but using this dac with my Sennheiser HD599 SE has given a different perspective in audio listening. Didn't knew my headphones were capable to this kind of output before using this dac.

Great review! Thanks for taking the time to write it. We're glad to hear that our product has helped you improve your sound quality.

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Sandip Roy (Kolkata)
Ibasso dc03 pro is very good dac, good tuning, beware if you plan on using for calling too..

This little dc03 pro is like a racehorse...a little powerhouse to juice up even demanding cans. The ibasso uac app is only good for using digital filters and tuning gain control. But, i feel , the app interferes with hardware volume control.. now, for the part which audiophiles usually don't talk about... Get this dac if if only you have high impedence headphone/iem.. like for my blon one with 32 ohm, this is overkill, i do not find any difference with this and cx pro dac. Gain needs to be minimum or all sounds mix up, soundstage distorts..Even my monk plus sounds good with medium gain... Good headphone sounds even better. Hiby music or neutron player with exclusive usb mode and dsd file....just perfect! Anyway, keep expectations in check while ordering, as this will not magically transform anything you throw at it sound better. File, device everything playes a role to the output. And lastly, headphonezone is good man... My bundled usb c cable was faulty... I asked them for replacement of the cable as the dac is ok. And they sent me a cable free of cost! Not to be expected from likes of other e com sites.. thank you HPZ for the friendly touch.
For the cons, it will not transmitbmic signals well to mobile, so forget calling with this. Sometimes other person can hear, sometimes they don't. For calling look for the cheap ones like abigail/cx pro.

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Aryan (Kolkata)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Old dac chip recycled

I own ibasso dc05, ibasso IT01x, zen signature stack hfm, hifiman headphones and my review will be referenced on these. I have reviewed quite a number of products here.

I would say from my experience that the cirrus logic dac chip used is not that good, sterile sound signature. Overall music sounds boring. The bass has no slam, the upper treble is recessed and absent soundstage. The mids is the only thing very good. The vocals r forward and intimate with a little thickness(opposite of lean). Use of silver plated cables recommended with very V shaped headphones/iems with thinner Treble.

Moreover the amp is disgusting H class🤣
In comparison, last year's dc05 is much better than this, at same launch price but those who haven't tasted a good dac amp can't feel this. So for beginners it's okay. Use this with less than 6k iems should be fine

But for the positives, I guess it has correct note weight and accurate reproduction of music, didn't feel wrong, so will do the job with a necessary clarity. Therefore recommended as the very first dac for a beginner