iFi Audio - GO blu

Portable Bluetooth DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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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!


Ideal for Taking Calls

Sometimes, DAC & Amps embed a built-in microphone so you can make calls while on the go. If you are someone who is working from home and needs to do a conference call or a video call, you'll benefit from a DAC & Amp with a microphone.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to offer brilliant microphone quality and clear audio without connecting additional peripherals. Just plug them in, and express yourself!


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!


Bluetooth with
aptX HD, aptX LL & LDAC

Battery Life

DAC & Amps with built-in batteries offer easy operation without the annoyance of wires.


Battery life is a measurement of battery performance. It is the amount of time your DAC & Amps will still have enough juice to power your headphones or IEMs. It can be summed up; as how long a battery will last before your DAC & Amps need to be recharged.


Nothing interferes with your music, thanks to the high-performance and long-lasting battery. No interruptions, just pure sonic bliss!


4.4mm
Balanced Output

Cirrus Logic CS43131
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.


245mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Battery Capacity of
450 mAh

There are Bluetooth DACs, and then there is the IFI Go Blue. It's in a league of its own, honestly. Its build quality immediately tells you - this is premium. The specs do it justice too. LDAC, AptX HD, your guaranteed the highest resolution. The 4.4mm balanced output is super powerful, you can pair it even with headphones.
RAGHAV SOMANI

About RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

DEDICATED DAC, AMPLIFIER AND BLUETOOTH STAGES FOR OPTIMISED AUDIO

Most portable Bluetooth DAC/Amps incorporate an all-in-one ‘system on a chipsolution to deliver input signal processing, digital-to-analogue signal conversion and amplification. Theseare simple and cost-effective, but they cannot compare with expertly designed, individually optimisedcircuit stages when it comes to sound quality. The iFi Audio GO Blu showcases a clever design that packs inseparate Bluetooth + DAC + Amp stages, each engineered in distinct blocks to deliver the ideal combinationof cutting-edge specification and superb sound. The GO Blue utilises the latest Cirrus Logic CS43131 chipfor all audio conversion.

EMBEDDED WITH QUALCOMM BLUETOOTH CHIP AND DIRECT DRIVE AMP CIRCUIT

The Bluetooth stage in the iFi Audio GO Blu makes use of Qualcomm’s latestfour-core QCC5100 Bluetooth chip. This chip feeds the DAC stage with a Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC chip at itsheart and is coupled with a customized digital filter to minimize pre-echoes and ringing artefacts. Aprecision clock system is embedded to ensure ultra-low jitter, reducing errors and distortion in the digitalaudio signal. The Amplifier circuitry benefits from symmetrical twin-mono signal paths and utilizes iFi’sDirect Drive design to ensure a clean signal path without distortion-inducing output coupling capacitors.The amplifier stage delivers up to 5.6V, handling tough headphone loads with ease. To ensure signal strengthis suitable for sensitive headphones and earphones, auto-gain adjusts output up or down by 6dB.

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OFFERS BLUETOOTH 5.1 CONNECTIVITY WITH SUPPORT FOR HI-RES CODECS

iFi Audio GO Blu embeds Qualcomm’s latest four-core QCC5100 chip with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Bluetooth 5.1 ensures the best possible connectivity range, stability and overall performance. The latest four-core QCC5100 processing chip also offers support for various high-definition Bluetooth audio codecs, including aptX Adaptive and aptX HD, LDAC, HWA and LHDC. Other codecs covered include regular aptX and aptX Low Latency, AAC and SBC. You can also use the USB-C connection and enjoy High-Res USB audio too, with PCM audio up to 24-bit/96kHz.
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CUSTOMISED SONIC TAILORING OPTIONS WITH XBASS AND XSPACE FEATURES

The iFi Audio GO Blu offers sonic tailoring options with two user-selectablefeatures - XBass and XSpace. The first is XBass, a sophisticated form of 'bass boost' that enhances lowfrequencies without muddying the midrange, particularly useful with earphones and open-back headphonesthatmay lack deep bass. The second is XSpace, a setting designed to compensate for the 'in-headlocalisation'effect that can occur when using headphones to listen to music that was mixed using a pair of speakers,effectively widening the headphone soundstage to deliver a more spacious and speaker-like experience.Boththese settings operate entirely in the analogue domain rather than messing with the digital signal viaDSP(Digital Signal Processing) and may be switched in or out of the signal path.


DUAL OUTPUTS WITH PENTACONN CONNECTOR AND S BALANCED CIRCUITRY

The iFi Audio GO Blu offers easy connectivity with dual headphone connectors. Whether you use balanced or unbalanced headphones, you get the low noise and best channel separation for the most enjoyable experience. The GO Blu boasts a Pentaconn 4.4mm output enabling headphones equipped with balanced connectivity to take full advantage of the GO Blu's balanced amp design. In addition, the 3.5mm output benefits from iFi's proprietary S-Balanced circuitry. This circuitry cuts crosstalk and related distortion in half when used with regular, single-ended headphone connections, this is especially beneficial with high-sensitivity in-ear monitors.
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PORTABLE LIGHTWEIGHT BUILD WITH SWISS CHRONOGRAPH DESIGN

iFi Audio GO Blu weighs only 26g and with its lightweight, soft-touch polymerenclosure, copper-coloured trim and ChronoDial watch crown-style control. iFi Audio has evenincorporated ahigh-quality chip-based (CMOS-MEMS) microphone, enabling hands-free calls, voice chat for gaming andaccessto voice assistants such as Apple Siri and Google Assistant. The ChronoDial on the GO Blu is amasterpieceof precision engineering, just like a chronograph watch. The ChronoDial offers precise, analogue volumecontrol and you can also use it to play, pause and skip tracks forward and backwards. You can evenactivatethe voice assistant on your Bluetooth connected smart devices.


1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - GO blu 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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Nov, 2021

Headfonia

"Let’s make it short: for the price, the iFi GO blu is a very compelling device. Build quality is great, the sound is impressive, and it can virtually work with everything you own, as a DAC/Amp."

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Moonstar Reviews

"Pocket-size DAC/amp delivers heavenly headphone sound on the go. Connect wirelessly to phones, tablets and computers via high-definition Bluetooth."

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Major HiFi

"This is the easiest portable DAC to use, and the most friendly due to its size. Sometimes portable DACs can be cumbersome, but the GO Blu makes high-fidelity audio accessible to everyone."

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Head Fi

"Small, convenient, uniquely specified and great sounding, the iFi GO blu is the ultimate go-anywhere upgrade to elevate your headphone experience."

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Headphones-com

"With its lightweight, soft-touch polymer enclosure, copper-coloured trim and ChronoDial watch crown-style control, the GO blu is a pleasure to use wherever you go."

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what hifi

"When portability is paramount, the iFi Go Blu is every millimetre the convenient sonic upgrade your phone needs. It levels up your phone’s sound with very little effort."

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Trusted Reviews

"If you’re after a means of improving the sound from mobile and computers, then iFi Audio has a solution for when you’re out and about. Pocket-sized GO blu boosts audio on your travels."

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Customer Reviews

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Amit Karir (Chennai)
Design and Comfort:
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Sound Quality:
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Value for Money:
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Powerful Sound!!

I have been a huge fan of portable DAC/AMPS ever since I started using FIIO BTR5 which have ruled this market segment until now. Although the BTR5s are a feature juggernaut as compared to these where you get much more control for fine tuning the sound at a granular level, the Ifi GoBlu emphasises on simplicity. No app, no confusing feature sets but pure powerful sound at your fingertips with minimal physical controls to fine tune. I love the Xbass that add just a touch of bass needed to change the entire spectrum of the music. I’m a typical metal head and I love these with my Hifiman Sundaras and my Audeze LCD 2cs, both of which are not easy to drive headphones. And the best of all is the volume knob which is a bliss to have which I really missed with the BTR5s. Overall a super tiny, light and powerful companion for your hard to drive audio gear featuring as good a sound as tbe BTR5s and even better with the addition of Xbass. And forgot to mention, Xspace is just mind blowing with QCODE podcasts.I love em. ❤️❤️

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Bivin (Delhi)
Disappointed 😥

Aesthetically, design looks premium.
However, output is pathetic using usb connection. It's really low on volume and no details are present. I was using a simple usb c to 3.5mm dongle which gave lot of details, loudness compared to this expensive product. My devices internal dac performed far better. Even Bluetooth performance is really poor. Money 💷 wasted. I tried with Samsung S22 Ultra, Ipad and Asus Zenfone. All had the similar issues listed above.

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Seby Mathew (Alappuzha)
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Really good dac

One of the best Bluetooth experiences I have had

Thank you for the awesome review & ratings, Seby Mathew!

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Utkarsh Naithani (Mumbai)

iFi Audio - GO blu

Thank you for your awesome ratings, Utkarsh Naithani!

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Abhishek Shukla (Lucknow)
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Worth it

This wasy first foray into the world of DAC Amps, and I must say I am pleasantly surprised. A few things I liked about this product are the exceptional sound quality, good audio resolution, and good power out (can power DT 990 Pros just enough).

We're really happy that you have such great thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!