iFi Audio - GO Bar

Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

₹ 23,999
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Why iFi Audio is Special

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Designed in UK

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.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

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Born in 2012

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!

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.


This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.


If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.

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!

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.

Award-Winning Audio Technology From The UK

Established in 2012, iFi Audio is committed to revolutionizing music enjoyment through cutting-edge audio technology. Based in Southport, UK, they design and manufacture a diverse range of high-quality portable audio devices, including DACs, amplifiers, and digital enhancers. Globally sourcing parts ensures top-notch quality and studio-grade sound reproduction, eliminating noise and distortion. With acclaimed products like the Zen DAC and Hip DAC, iFi Audio has earned numerous awards for its superior performance and innovative features such as Burr-Brown DAC Chips and Custom Op-Amps. Their dedication to audio excellence continues to redefine the music listening experience for audiophiles worldwide.

Fun fact: iFi products and their packaging are made from recyclable materials, including Aluminium, Paper and Recycled plastics. There are no hazardous toxins in their components, and ensure every product released meets environmental standards. iFi Audio prides itself on being an eco-friendly company.

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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.