The iFi Micro iDSD Black Label is capable of true Hi-Res playback like its predecessor. This means it's capable of native playback of all music formats from basic MP3, all the way up to 512DSD/768PCM/2xDXD.
The Micro iDSD BL uses dual Burr Brown DAC Chips, dedicated to each channel separately. The chip used is one of the last models produced independently by Burr Brown Japan after having merged with Texas Instruments. It is considered as their "swansong" and is seemingly unrivalled in musicality.
The Micro iDSD BL uses the latest iteration of iFi's 3D+ and XBass+ technology. Consider them as magic soundstage setting and magic bass setting. 3D+ allows you to improve soundstage and add a holographic effect and the XBass+ setting allows you to make the bass tighter and deeper. All this with some flicks of a switch.
iFi uses Premium Custom Op-Amps, the OV 2627 and OV 2628. OV stands for Operationverstärker, which is German for Operational Amplifier, or Op-Amp. These Op-Amp IC's use HCOFC copper lead-frames and 4N Gold bond-wire which are considerably better than mainstream commercial chips which use lower grade materials.
Such chips are rarely used are they require an entire custom configuration for manufacturing and can't be made out of regular wafers, used for making mainstream chips. Which goes to show the attention to detail that iFi has put into making the iDSD Black Label.
Sanyo's OS-CONS are some of the highest quality capacitors available on the market. Originally designed and manufactured by Sanyo, now by Panasonic. The Micro iDSD Black Label is the first product <$1,000 to use these capacitors.
The Micro iDSD Black Label comes with three power modes, Eco, Normal and Turbo. This allows the iDSD to sound clean with incredibly sensitive Balanced Armature IEMs(when the internal iEMatch is turned on) and can power inefficient Planars with ease on Turbo.
The Micro iDSD Black Label has an SPDIF In/Out socket for some added flexibility. If you feel like your DAP isn't enough, you can simply use it as a transport in conjunction with the iDSD BL, by simply using the SPDIF socket. And when you're home, you can use it with your home system with the SPDIF output.
The iDSD BL has a built in battery pack for portability, allowing it to rock on easily for 6-12 hours(depending on power mode). You can also use it to completely charge your phone when in need.
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