iFi Audio - iDSD Diablo 2

Portable DAC & Amplifier
Sale price₹ 119,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 129,999
Sold out
GET 18% GST INPUT

One of the reasons headphones and earphones in India are more expensive than overseas is because of the Goods & Services Tax in India.

Don't let the GST input go to waste especially if you can avail an offset.

All products sold on Headphone Zone carry a GST compliant invoice and all products sold include an 18% GST.

Simply enter your GST number at the time of checkout.

Browse EMI Plans

Low Cost EMI Options through Credit Cards


Other EMI Options through Credit Cards

Talk to a Headphone Guru

Club Audiophile

Join Club Audiophile to begin your pursuit of great sound. Earn points and save on every purchase.

READ MORE

Why iFi Audio is Special

🇬🇧

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.

🐣

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!

Use Wirelessly with Bluetooth

Enjoy the convenience of seamless wireless connectivity


This headphone or gear indicates that the product supports wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, freeing you from the tangles of cords and cables.


If you see products marked as “✂️ Use Wirelessly with Bluetooth”, enjoy the freedom to stream music, make calls, and more, all without being tethered to your device, giving you the flexibility to move around and multitask with ease.

Battery Capacity

Power that keeps your music going.


This headphone or gear has ample battery capacity, promising you plenty of juice to power through your day with gusto.


If you see products marked as “🔋 Battery Capacity”, rejoice in the knowledge that your device is equipped with a robust battery, providing you with extended usage time and reducing the frequency of recharges, so you can focus on your favourite tracks.

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.

Connect With Cable

This device comes with multiple connectivity options. Be sure to check if your source and output support these input and output options.

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!

IFI AUDIO IS BACK WITH THE ALL-NEW AND UPGRADED DAC & AMP - THE DIABLO 2

iFi Audio, an acclaimed audio technology company dedicated to enhancing music enjoyment, consistently develops products that elevate sound quality while eliminating noise, distortion, and hiss from various audio devices. Their latest offering, the Diablo 2, succeeding the Diablo-X and adorned in Devilish Red, introduces several enhancements. These include increased headphone output power, support for lossless Bluetooth codecs, xMEMS technology, iEMatch, a USB-C input, enhanced circuitry, and more. Designed for audiophiles using different systems in both home and mobile setups, the Diablo 2 delivers a remarkable 5,180mW output and features balanced dual-mono circuitry, establishing itself as the most potent headphone amplifier in its compact size.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD Diablo-2

FEATURING DUAL CORE BURR-BROWN DAC CHIPS ALONG WITH A NEW 16-CORE XMOS CHIP

Employing dual core Burr-Brown DAC chips and a new 16-core XMOS chip for USB and S/PDIF digital inputs, the iDSD Diablo supports PCM 768, DSD 512, and 2xDXD, ensuring 'bit-perfect' fidelity. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset maintains the original file formats, delivering a natural and musical sound. iFi consistently opts for Burr Brown due to its renowned natural sound quality. The XMOS 16-core chip, with double the speed and four times the memory of eight-core chips, processes USB audio data and adheres to the latest SuperSpeed USB standard. iFi's in-house digital development team has fine-tuned the XMOS firmware for optimal sound quality, seamlessly integrating it with the Burr-Brown DAC. The iDSD Diablo provides full MQA decoding for platforms like Tidal, Roon, and Audirvana, supporting MQA over S/PDIF for CDs.
Diablo-2

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD Diablo-2

POWERFUL AND CLEAN AMPLIFICATION WITH THREE POWER MODES AND IEMATCH TECH

Tackle the challenge of efficiently powering your headphones with the iFi Audio Diablo 2. Activate the NOS button, and witness the Diablo 2 transform into a powerhouse, featuring three distinct power modes: Normal for IEMs, Turbo for mid-sensitivity headphones, and Nitro for demanding headphones, providing an impressive 19.2V maximum output. Engage the switch below to harness iFi’s iEMatch technology, meticulously designed for high-sensitivity headphones and earphones, enhancing the performance of your in-ear monitors (IEMs) by eliminating background noise and expanding the usable volume range. True to iFi's commitment to quality, the Diablo 2 incorporates a custom OV Series operational amplifier, ensuring extremely low noise, minimal distortion (0.0001%), and a wide bandwidth. This versatile device accommodates a wide array of headphones, from IEMs to power-hungry over-ears, equipped with a 6.3mm single-ended headphone socket, a 4.4mm balanced output, and a 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter for flexible connectivity.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD Diablo-2

EMBEDDED WITH VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES TO ELEVATE THE AUDIO PERFORMANCE

The iFi Audio Diablo 2 incorporates cutting-edge technologies such as PureWave, Servoless DirectDrive, OptimaLoop, and Advanced Jitter Reduction to deliver an exceptionally pure, detailed, and emotionally engaging sound, rivalling even desktop DAC and Amps. The fully balanced dual-mono circuitry of PureWave enhances clarity by separating channels and minimising noise. DirectDrive eliminates the need for coupling capacitors, ensuring a purer audio signal. OptimaLoop utilises tailored feedback paths in amplifiers, refining gain control and reducing distortion. The enhanced GMT femto-precision clock, coupled with a Smart storage cache, minimises phase noise for a cleaner sound. The Diablo 2 stands as the most formidable DAC/Amp globally, making your headphones quiver in awe.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD Diablo-2

INTEGRATING XMEMS TECHNOLOGY ALONG WITH BLUETOOTH 5.4 CONNECTIVITY

The predecessor of Diablo 2 pioneered the integration of xMEMS solid-state micro-speaker technology, revolutionising IEM and headphone performance with distinctive advantages. Recognising the high voltage demands of xMEMS, iFi has collaborated with them to incorporate this technology into the new Diablo 2. Leveraging the piezoelectric effect, xMEMS creates ultra-thin solid-state speakers by transforming electrical energy into mechanical energy, activating an integrated silicon membrane to produce robust acoustic sound waves, elevating the overall audio output. Diablo 2 adopts the latest Bluetooth 5.4 technology, endorsing the new aptX Lossless codec with a maximum bitrate of 1,200kbps. Powered by Qualcomm’s advanced QCC518x Bluetooth audio chip, certified for Bluetooth 5.4, it supports a comprehensive range of Bluetooth formats, including aptX Lossless, aptX Adaptive, aptX, LDAC, LHDC/HWA, AAC, and SBC.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2

CAREFULLY ENGINEERED CIRCUITRY WITH QUALITY COMPONENTS FOR CLEAN SOUND

The iFi Audio Diablo 2 is meticulously designed with premium components for an optimised music-listening experience. Advanced trench technology MOSFET serves as a muting switch, controlled by a micro-controller, ensuring seamless transitions between settings without sonic interference. TDK C0G capacitors minimise distortion, approaching the theoretical ideal of pure capacitance. Vishay MELF resistors offer exceptional accuracy and stability with low noise. Panasonic OS-CON capacitors (5,410uF) provide low ESR, excellent noise reduction, and consistent frequency response, even in low temperatures. Texas Instruments low-noise ICs contribute to unity-gain bandwidth and minimal distortion. muRata control-type capacitors offer effective noise suppression with notable 'ESR control'.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2

VERSATILE OPERATION WITH THE CHOICE TO RUN BATTERY-POWERED OR ON MAINS

The iFi Audio Diablo 2 offers versatile power options, allowing it to be powered by either a battery or mains. While battery power ensures clean and stable DC, avoiding issues associated with mains electricity, it can introduce sonic downsides such as low output voltage and inconsistent impedance as the battery discharges. To address this, the included iPower2 power supply features Active Noise Cancellation II, effectively eliminating EMI and RFI noise, making it more than 10 times quieter than typical audiophile power supplies. Additionally, for less efficient headphones like planar magnetics, a step-up converter is used to increase the voltage from 3.7V to +/- 15V, operating at a frequency beyond audibility and ensuring high linearity with ultra-low noise.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD Diablo-2
Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2

DESIGNED WITH A WELL-THOUGHT-OUT I/O AND COMES BUNDLED WITH FOUR WINGS

The iFi Audio Diablo 2 features a 6.3mm single-ended headphone socket and a 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced output at the front. At the rear, it includes USB-A and S/PDIF inputs for both electrical and optical signals, a USB-C charging port, and a 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced output for an external amp connection. The front panel introduces a Volume Lock switch to prevent accidental adjustments during transport. The back panel has a mode selection and Bluetooth pairing switch on the left, and two USB-C ports for audio and charging on the right. The Diablo 2 offers customisable positioning with four wings and improved cooling with twenty-two rails, eight of which are compatible with the wings for desktop stand use.

Headphone-Zone-iFi-Audio-iDSD-Diablo-2
1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - iDSD Diablo 2 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.

Explore Collection
Major Hifi

"If you want to experience what xMEMS is capable of, or what lossless Bluetooth could sound like, then I would say that’s worth the higher price depending on the headphones you’re looking to pair it with."

Read More
Audio 46

"If you own a bunch of cans and IEMs with varying impedances, you can rest assured that the Diablo 2 will comfortably drive them all. So, especially if you plan on investing in only one DAC/amp, maybe this should be it."

Read More



Have a question? Get in touch!

Check out the most common questions our customers ask. Still have questions? Talk to our Headphone Gurus.

Our customer support is available Monday to Saturday: 10am - 7pm.Average answer time: 2-3 hours

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Antony John Charles S (Chennai)
You get…what you Pay for…!

Excellent. Comes with hefty price. All features in one. Drives every IEM & Headphones. Redeemable points are of great help in getting discounts.

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you're enjoying the iFi Audio iDSD Diablo 2 and that it's able to drive all of your IEMs and headphones.