iFi Audio - GO Bar

Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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In case you receive the iFi Audio - GO Bar with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

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- 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 iFi Audio - GO Bar comes with a 1 Year warranty from iFi Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Designed in the
UK

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!


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!


4.4mm
Balanced Output

Metal
Build

DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.
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.


Upto 475mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Super Lightweight
Design

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


EVOLUTION IN THE GO SERIES, GO BAR BY IFI AUDIO IS A POCKET-SIZE HIGH-RESOLUTION USB DAC, PREAMP, AND HEADPHONE AMP.

The next in the line of portable amp and DAC from the Go series, iFi Audio has introduced another pocket-size high-resolution USB DAC, preamp, and headphone amp, Go Bar. Given its size, the portable amp and DAC is known as the world's most power-driven headphone amp. It is embedded with a 32-bit Cirrus Logic DAC chipset for advanced digital audio support. It also features four digital filter options and XBass+ and XSpace analog processing modes to tailor sounds to your liking. iFi Go Bar also features an IEMatch and Turbo power tuning for power-hungry headphones enabling you to enjoy your music with whichever headphones you prefer. It also consists of a true balanced circuit design with a symmetrical twin-channel output stage and a USB-C socket input decoding high-resolution audio files. It is crafted with precision, consisting of a robust, lightweight alloy enclosure with accurate volume control and LED indicators. iFi Audio's Go Bar, is engineered with premium quality materials and features that allow you to enjoy sensational music wherever you go.
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EMBEDDED WITH 32-BIT CIRRUS LOGIC DAC CHIPSET WHICH IS POWERED BY A 16- CORE XMOS MICROCONTROLLER

The DAC chip is powered by a 16-core XMOS microcontroller, which processes the audio data received at the USB input. iFi’s in-house engineers have programmed the XMOS firmware in the Go Bar to optimize the sound quality and ensure an excellent partnership with the Cirrus Logic DAC. The high-resolution Amp and DAC support PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz and single- and double-speed DXD. Unlike other DACs that convert DSD to PCM, the DAC’s design in the Go Bar maintains DSD data in a true native form providing you the support of DSD64, 128, and 256, allowing you to enjoy your music in a high-quality audio format. In addition to the versatility, the GO bar incorporates two power-tuning technologies, enabling adjustment of its output to suit specific requirements. The iFi GO Bar’s digital audio circuitry is built around a 32-bit Cirrus Logic DAC chipset with advanced multi-bit modulation. The iFi Go Bar allows you to hear even the minutest detail within your music and have an energetic listening experience.
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PACKS IN PREMIUM QUALITY COMPONENTS WITH EXCELLENT CHARACTERISTICS FOR ALL AUDIO DEVICES.

Rather than using cheap space and cost-saving materials, the GO bar’s circuitry packs in premium quality components such as TDK C0G ceramic capacitors and Panasonic OS-CON aluminum polymer capacitors. It also embeds high-density tantalum capacitors, plus Taiyo Yuden and MuRata inductors. The DAC chip is coupled with a customized digital filter to minimize pre-echoes and ringing. Go Bar also embeds the iFi’s GMT (Global Master Timing) precision clock system to ensure low jitters, reducing distortions for a smoother listening experience. All these components have excellent characteristics for HiFi audio devices. Detailed attention has also been paid to power supply filtering that dramatically reduces signal noise which can be enabled through the USB input.

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OFFERING YOU AN ENGAGING LISTENING EXPERIENCE WITH AMPLE AMPLIFICATION AND MQA SUPPORT

The amp architecture is designed by combining sonic purity and extraordinary power, with an output of 550mW (into 64 ohms) and 7.5V (into 600 ohms). This output level has never been embedded in a headphone amp of this miniature size. It is incredibly engineered, with an impressive ability to drive power-hungry headphones. The iFi Go bar combines sleek looks with charming refinement making them sound amazing with a wide range of headphones and earphone types. iFi Go Bar also delivers full decoding of MQA files. MQA rendering technology can connect to an MQA Core signal like Tidal Masters and complete the final stage of the three unfold decoding processes of an MQA file. The iFi Go Bar offers you a highly engaging experience with a detailed and immersive sound. This MQA support makes the GO bar a perfect choice for subscribers to Tidal’s ‘HiFi Plus’ tier, which includes the MQA files. iFi Go Bar also features a Turbo Mode that increases the gain by 6dB which helps satisfy even the power-hungry headphones, this mode is indicated by 2 white LED lights.
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SONIC TAILORING OPTIONS WITH TWO ANALOG MODES; XBASS+ AND XSPACE, AND FOUR DIGITAL FILTERS

The iFi Audio GO Bar offers sonic tailoring options with two analog and four digital filters. The digital filter has the options of Standard, Bit-Perfect (non-oversampling), Minimum Phase, and GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimised), which can be selected according to preference. Alongside iFi’s familiar analog processing modes, Go Bar offers XBass+ and XSpace, which can be switched in or out of the signal path according to your choice, offering you a personalized listening experience. The first is XBass+, a sophisticated form of bass boost that enhances low frequencies without muddying the midrange, particularly useful with earphones and open-back headphones that may lack deep bass. The second is XSpace, a setting designed to compensate for the in-head localization effect which can occur when using headphones to listen to music, effectively widening the headphone soundstage to deliver you a spacious and speaker-like listening experience.

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FEATURING 4.4MM OUTPUT AND A 3.5MM OUTPUT, MAKING IFI GO BAR COMPATIBLE WITH MOST OF YOUR DEVICES

Given its miniature size, the GO bar’s analog circuitry features a balanced design with a symmetrical twin-channel output stage. One of the outputs is a fully balanced 4.4mm output, and the other is a 3.5mm output utilizing iFi’s ‘S-Balanced’ technology which makes this portable Amp and DAC compatible with most of your devices. Both these outputs are gold plated to maintain durability and quality over time. Owing to its complexity, these outputs accurately reduce noise and crosstalk by accurately separating the left and right channels. iFi Go Bar has a new and unique feature of IEMatch that reduces the output level to suit high-sensitivity headphones and IEMs, removing potential background noise and increasing the usable volume range.
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ROBUST ALLOY ENCLOSURE DESIGN SPORTING PHYSICAL BUTTONS AND A COLUMN OF COLOURED LED LIGHTS MAKING IT AESTHETICALLY PLEASING

The GO bar has a robust yet lightweight alloy enclosure that sports a range of useful LED indicators, controls, and even a balanced output capacitor making the portable amp and DAC aesthetically pleasing. The Go Bar is the most ultraportable USB DAC and headphone amp that offers volume adjustments via software running on the connected source device, making it convenient for you. Its smart alloy case sporting physical buttons for precise volume adjustments can be synchronized with the volume controls on the source device, together with controls to select between the various tuning options. A column of colored LEDs provides a handy guide to the sample rate of the digital audio currently playing and whether XBass+ or XSpace are engaged. A leather travel case is also included, with pockets for the GO bar and connecting cables, for your convenience and secure portability.

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1 Year Warranty

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

Read more about iFi Audio's warranty in India.

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous (Trivandrum)
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IFI Go Bar

Pros:
It sounds spacious, smooth and detailed. The digital filter modes, the XBass and the XSpace add subtle changes to the sound. The sound changes by XBass and XSpace are more apparent than that of the digital filters. I personally like the GTO filter. The volume control option is handy. I listen by setting the source volume to 100% and changing the volume using the volume keys. There is no EMI noise or other noise even with my sensitive IEM.

Cons:
The writings on the front are hard to see.
The volume and filter buttons on the side are short and are not easy to feel.

Comparison with Cayin RU6:
I feel that the feature switching option using the OLED screen on RU6 is more intuitive than the LED option provided by the Go Bar.
I feel that the GO Bar has better high frequency and low frequency extension and better detail retrieval than the RU6.
The RU6 is less fatiguing than the Go Bar for longer listening sessions.

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product with a comparison. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

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Vikas khandelwal (Indore)
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Excellent DAC

With Apple launching the HD streaming service, I was looking for a DAC and IEM. I was searching for a portable DAC for my iPhone and iPad and came across this new launch. Claiming to be the most powerful in its class and with specs such as cirrus logic DAC chip, Balanced 4.4 output, and four selectable filter and IEM match features, I was hoping it would be good. Going with positive reviews, I bought this immediately when it was again in stock.

What a massive difference in sound compared to the tiny sounding apple 3.5 dongle. This is one beautiful sounding DAC. I have paired it with moon drop Blessing 2, and this combo is very musical and satisfying. I am discovering new nuances of music from the same tracks, which the musician in me appreciates a lot...

The only issue I have found till now is the visibility of what is printed on the body, but once you are used to which led means what, it is not a big issue. The rest of the design feels premium.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to buy an excellent portable DAC for his phone for IEM or headphones. You are not going to regret it.

Thank you for your accurate feedback on this product, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product.This will also help our fellow customers to make the right choice.

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Prakash Krishnan (Kochi)
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Portable power!!! Soild Build...!

Was looking for an amp to power my iems while listening losseless from apple music . IFI go bar completed the search for now. The sound is spacious. Able to listen to details through my FIIO 5hs . Happy with the purchase. Initially the 'bar' was getting warm.During continuous usage it became normal. Battery consumption from mobilephone while using the GO Bar is not at worrying levels. Able to have a peaceful listening experience.

Hey Prakash, thank you so much for the awesome review. We are glad you are enjoying the iFi Audio - GO Bar! Keep the music playing.

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Kartikeya Parmar (Bengaluru)
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iFi Audio - GO Bar

Hey Kartikeya, thank you so much for the lovely ratings!

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RK (Adoni)
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AWESOME DONGLE DAC . . .

Good DAC with a lot of features to explore.

IT HAS IE MATCH integrated to take care of your SENSITIVE IEM(S)

The included accessories are good.

Build quality is good.

Bit costly when compared with what the competition offers.

Text written on the back is difficult to read.

Finally, thank you HPZ for making this product available in the Indian market. . .

Hey there, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

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