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The Hip-Dac 2 is probably the best value DAC & Amp out there. It offers a beautiful warm sound, good battery life, and powerful amplification in a super cool design. The new Hip-Dac 2 is slim, so it’s a perfect companion for smartphone users. Use the 4.4mm balanced output, turn on the xBass, and you are in for a real treat.
INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW UPGRADED PORTABLE DAC/AMP
The team at iFi Audio have introduced the all-new upgraded Hip DAC 2. The device has been upgraded to give you an even more pleasurable portable audio experience. Now capable of MQA decoding with an upgraded GMT clock and an extruded aluminium enclosure with a vibrant 'sunset orange’ finish. Easily connect the device via a USB-C connection and replace inferior DAC and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to offer rich and dynamic sound. You can stream your music across major websites including Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.
EMBEDDED WITH THE LATEST COMPONENTS DELIVERING HI-RES AUDIO
The iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 houses a high-quality Burr-Brown MultiBit chip to give you pitch-perfect and certified hi-res sound. Hip DAC 2 also features a powerful 16-core XMOS chip to process data over the USB connection. With the Hip DAC 2, you now have full MQA decoding capability with 3X unfold to deliver the highest possible sound quality. These upgrades allow support for PCM & DXD up to 384kHz along with DSD256.
BALANCED ANALOGUE CIRCUITRY WITH GMT CLOCK FOR JITTER-FREE AUDIO
The balanced circuit embedded in the iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 is designed to reduce external noise and for ultra-low distortion. Featuring outstanding components including iFi OV op-amp, TDK C0G capacitors and a high-quality rotary volume pot along with Pentaconn connectors. The master clock on the device has also been upgraded to house the new GMT clock which features upgraded global master timing clock circuitry to eradicate jitter and enhance sound quality. Regardless of the single-ended or the balanced headphones, you are assured to get superior performance, thanks to iFi's S-Balanced® circuit.
UNIQUE SONIC TAILORING WITH ANALOGUE BASS BOOST FEATURE
The iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 offers a unique solution to customising the sound to suit your liking. Hip DAC 2 features a unique sonic tailoring option to suit your headphones and personal sonic taste with an Analogue bass boost. It comes with xBass®—an optional sonic adjustment from iFi that makes up for the low bass which is encountered in in-ear or open-back headphones. With this enabled it enhances low frequencies without muddying the mid-range.
DUAL OUTPUT OPTIONS WITH AN 8-HOUR BATTERY LIFE
The iFi Audio Hip DAC 2 comes with a long-lasting battery life that powers the device for 8+ hours. Even if your headphone consumes a lot of power to run, the Hip DAC 2 runs smoothly while providing the required output power to the headphone. The Hip DAC 2 also comes equipped with two outputs to choose from - 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced analogue output and a 3.5mm S-Balanced analogue output, which cuts distortion by 50% for single-ended headphones. This implementation is thoughtful and allows you to use various headphones without worrying about connectors and plugs.
|FORMAT SUPPORTED||DSD: DSD256/128/64, Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
|DIGITAL INPUTS||USB 3.0 type 'A'
|DAC||Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown|
|HEADPHONE OUTPUTS||Balanced 4.4 mm
S-Balanced(S-E) 3.5 mm
|POWER OUTPUT||Balanced 400 mW @ 32Ω; 6.3V @ 600Ω
S-Balanced(S-E) 280 mW @ 32Ω; 3.2V @ 600Ω
|BATTERY||Lithium-polymer 2200mAh approx. 8 hours|
|POWER SYSTEM||Charging via USB-C
BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current
|POWER (MAX)||<2W idle, 4W max|
|MICROPHONE PASS-THROUGH||Not supported|
|DIMENSIONS||102 x 70 x 14 mm
4.0" x 2.8" x 0.6"
|WEIGHT||125 g (0.28 lbs)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. iFi Audio hip-dac2|
|2. 1 x OTG Cable|
|3. 1 x USB 3.0 Cable|
|4. 1 X USB-A to USB-C Cable|
|5. 1 X User Manual|
|6. 1 X Instruction Manual|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The iFi Audio Story
From live experience for your home to on-the-go music for your ears, iFi Audio has a wide range of audio products for every music enthusiast. Ever since the beginning of iFi Audio in the year 2012, it is the love of music lovers that have been encouraging iFi audio to develop audio products that make a difference in how music is heard. The products are designed, developed and manufactured in iFi Audio headquarters in Southport, UK. The materials are sourced from across the globe including from countries like Germany, USA and Japan. iFi Audio has its distribution centre in the USA and is working hard on increasing its global network of distributors.
The High-Octane Audio
iFi Audio is an award-winning company focussed to deliver audio products to enrich music listening experience. iFi Audio understands how important music is to people and therefore all of their products are centred towards delivering amazing sound that is free of noise, distortion and other kinds of hiss. A studio-quality sound which is close to how the artist intended the music to sound. The materials that are used in most of the iFi products are used to enhance the sound performance of the product by eliminating echo and disturbing jitter.
A Proud Eco-Friendly Company
iFi takes the environment safety sincerely and recognizes their role to contribute to the cause. Therefore all the iFi products including their packaging are made of eco-friendly materials like aluminium paper and recycled plastics which can be recycled and reused in the future. iFi Audio makes sure that no hazardous toxins or materials are used in the products and that they meet the standards of environmental safety
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - hip-dac2 comes with a warranty
from iFi Audio that covers manufacturing defects.
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"Now the colour of a single malt Scotch and boasting a sound just as flavoursome. iFi hip-dac 2 presents a neat gateway to fully enjoy Apple Music's new Lossless and Hi-Res Lossless tiers, too."Read More
"The hip-dac 2 now has an anodized aluminum enclosure in a stunning Sunset Orange finish. the hip-dac 2 ideal for anyone who subscribes to TIDAL’s Masters tier, which uses the MQA codec for hi-res music."Read More
Yes, hip dac2 is absolutely stunning in looks and functionality.
Very powerful device. Can easily drive big cans. Power match button works really well with attached earphones or headphones and feeds them with required power. I recommend them to keep them on always.
Good resolving power (sopports MQA also), warm sound signature and goes well with most popular music.
Xbass feature is absolute dope for enjoying party songs, EDM, Electronic.
Recommended for bollywood, electronic, EDM, Dance, New age, Trance and similar music genres.
I have used Fiio BTR3, BTR5, Q1 Mk2, but compared to those this has unique warm and enjoyable sound.
If you are looking for dac amp for your sharp sounding iems like.. KZ, this is it.
Thanks to HPZ team for fast and safe delivery of the product and making latest audiophile products available in India.
We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!
At first, I was a little bit skeptical about buying it. I had no idea about the performance and I hadn't used anything from iFi before this. But I was pleasantly surprised after using this AMP/DAC. I am not an audiophile (at least not yet) but I now know that music sounds natural, clean and wide (better sound stage). The X-Bass feature really adds that oomph and the vocals pop-up cleanly. Of course the Dragonfly Red surely tops it in sound quality. However, the USP for this Hip-Dac2 is the 4.4,, Pentaconn balanced connector. I use the Sennheiser HD650 (300 Ohm). Just to put things into a little perspective, the Dragonfly Red is good sounding at the highest volume (Sound quality is awesome but volume is okay, not loud by any means), but I wasn't even able to try out the full volume on the Hip-Dac2 (with the 4.4mm Headphone Zone Balanced cable for Sennheiser HD650). I had called up the Headphone Zone team before buying it and they told me the 4.4mm balanced connector sends out almost double voltage to the headphones and I would be able to enjoy the HD650 to it's full potential. And boy oh boy, they didn't lie. The headphone now sounds the best. (The max volume that I am able to hear is about 70% on the Hip-Dac2). Of course, needless to say, I am not going back to the Dragonfly Red with the 3.5mm jack. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the Red, just that the 4.4mm pentaconn connector is way better in terms of sound reproduction. The device itself is a bit large (like another mobile with your mobile) and the battery could use a little more juice (about 6-8 hours, I am told). But all in all, I am quite happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend the iFi Hip-Dac2, especially from Headphone Zone.
I might have a small complaint about the 4.4mm balanced cable from Headphone Zone, it's too expensive at Rs. 8999. I knew what I was getting into when I decided to ditch my Apple Airpods and board the Hi-res, wired, full-size, studio-grade monitoring headphones train. But still, 9k for a cable really seems high.
Thanks for the awesome service too guys, you guys would be my first recommendation on that front.
Great to know you are loving the hip-dac2 but we'd like to inform you that the prices for products are usually decided by the brand so we hardly meddle with it. Thank you for the awesome review though. Cheers!
Wanted something that could drive my headphones with iPhone. For in ear 24/48 kHz apple adapter was fine. FiiOs had been too bland and too neutral for me. Not an audiophile but love music. Treble is slightly boosted but that can be fixed with equaliser. Loving it. Amazing delivery on time as well.
Love how detailed & accurate your review is! Thank you for shopping with us & we are glad to know you are loving your purchase. Cheers!
Tried a highly rated dac before this, could not even make out the difference. Then comes this...and it feels like spring :)
Awesomely crisp sound and just the right kind of bass you need with ample power at disposal. I accidentally came across the review on Youtube for this beauty of a product (except for connector nightmares), and was pleasantly surprised to find it so promptly available on Headphone Zone just after launch. Highly recommended!
I was a little sceptical at first about this dac. I was doing my research and all as a wise man should obviously do before going for any new product, but in the back of my mind I also knew very well that never to trust reviews blindly even from so-called 'trusted' reviewers out there, because everybody has a different choice after all and nowadays rarely anyone is truly honest about the reviews of a certain product.
But, I really was surprised by the performance of hip dac 2, as it definitely enhances the audio in a very nice way without muffling it up unnecessarily. It makes the sound really warm and gives excellent clarity to the vocals too.
That bass boost feature also gives just the right amount of bass and actually kind of balances the bass and tonality of the sound.
I found this feature surprisingly good.
I have a 5 years old audio technica m50x and a hifiman deva with me and this dac performs phenomenally good on them!
Although I feel sometimes that a seperate ifi amplifier like zen can coupled with hip dac 2 will make a complete, ultimate package for a divine listening experience. I will go for a zen can sometime in the near future.
But still with or without zen can this is a superb DAC and definitely highly recommend! Just go for it, because you will not regret buying something good like this at such a price point.
Man my first impression with my first ifi hip dac 2 dac/amp Sounds soooooo great ,warm,powerful and with the power match and xbass ON it's some where else with DT 770 pro for me.But I feel like some power is lacking to drive my DT 770pro 250 ohms due to 3.5mm Single ended i guess and that's okay you will really enjoy what you hear! And yeah am waiting to listen with 4.4mm balanced one.Lastly the product delivered in just 2 days.I appreciate the Headphone zone team.
Thanks a lot to Headphone zone.
Hey Sagar, we are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!