iFi Audio - xDSD Gryphon

Portable DAC & Amp

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In case you receive the iFi Audio - xDSD Gryphon with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

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Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - xDSD Gryphon 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.

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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!


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Born in 2012

Why we love this DAC/Amp

I Am Worth It

Only for the most passionate and discerning audiophiles who want the very best.


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Enjoy the convenience of seamless wireless connectivity


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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 Life

No need to be connected to the power socket with these devices.


This headphone or gear promises long-lasting battery performance, ensuring your device keeps up with your adventures without missing a beat.


If you see products marked as “⏳ Battery Life”, be rest assured that you'll enjoy extended usage time, whether it's for uninterrupted music playback, extended gaming sessions, or all-day productivity, keeping you powered up throughout your day.

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.

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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.


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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!

The iFi xDSD Gryphon is a versatile and durable device that fits perfectly in your pocket. The inclusion of a screen and enhanced build quality are standout features. It offers a high degree of flexibility and performs flawlessly. Despite its compact size, it delivers impressive power and, most importantly, exceptional sound quality. If you're seeking the ultimate portability without compromising on high-grade audio, the xDSD Gryphon is the ideal choice for you.
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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.

ADVANCED AUDIO ARCHITECTURE WITH BURR-BROWN CHIPSET AND PUREWAVE POWER

Portable DAC/Amps tend to be compromised because they focus on either the digitalor analogue section. But not both. The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is engineered differently. Just like itsmythical namesake, it is two beasts in one. From the Ultra-Res digital stage using the Burr-Brown MultiBitchipset at the core, to the PureWave analogue power section pumping out 1,000mW, it offers serious outputpower. The Burr-Brown True Native chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect. This meansyou are listening to music as the artist intended. PureWave is a new, balanced, symmetrical dual-monotopology with short, direct signal paths. The name refers to the sonic purity it achieves thanks toexceptional linearity and infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion.

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FEATURING A BALANCED AUDIO CIRCUIT WITH A NEGATIVE FEEDBACK SYSTEM

The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon utilises a superior method to the traditionalsingle-ended circuit approach to deliver pristine audio. xDSD Gryphon features a Balanced, differentialanalogue circuit to reduce noise and crosstalk within the signal path by separating the left and rightchannels, leading to less interference and clean sound. This Balanced circuit design is usually implementedin higher-end products, but iFi Audio is now using this across its product range to produce the best qualityaudio for all its users. The team at iFi Audio recognised that different parts of a circuit benefit fromspecifically optimised feedback loops and have developed a Negative Feedback System that is much moreaccurate than the usual approach. This system incorporates multiple feedback paths instead of a global loopallowing every path to be optimised for a particular function that works synergistically with the others todeliver optimal performance.

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DELIVERING RAW POWER WITH DUAL OUTPUTS AND S-BALANCED TECHNOLOGY

The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon uses PureWave amplification circuitry to drive yourconnected headphones or IEM’s. It has 1,000mW at 32 Ohms. With a whopping max 6.7v output, bring on the highimpedance headphones because the xDSD Gryphon will not break a sweat driving them. The device also featuresa 4.4mm Pentaconn connector for balanced playback along with a 3.5mm single-ended connector with S-Balancedtechnology for use with single-ended headphones. S-Balanced technology delivers maximum performance fromboth single-ended and balanced headphones. You can also use premium high-sensitivity IEMs with the 3.5mmconnector.

UTILISING THE LATEST QUALCOMM 5100 SERIES BLUETOOTH CHIP FOR HD AUDIO

The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon uses the latest QCC 5100 series chip that offersBluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Utilising Qualcomm’s new QCC5100 Bluetooth processing IC in combination withproprietary circuits createS an audibly superior ‘Bluetooth engine’. All the current high-definitionBluetooth audio formats are supported – Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive and aptX HD, Sony’s LDAC and HWA’s LHDC,regular aptX and aptX Low Latency, AAC (Apple iOS devices) and SBC. Of the 24-bit-capable codecs, aptXAdaptive and aptX HD support up to 48kHz, while LDAC and LHDC reach 96kHz. iFi’s ‘Bluetooth engine’ can alsobe updated over the air, allowing for future codecs to be added.

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FULL MQA ENCODING & DECODING FUSED WITH BUILT-IN USB AND S/PDIF CONNECTIVITY

The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon comes with Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) support,enabling you to hear music exactly as recorded. MQA authentication is a badge of approval and guarantees thedevice master-quality audio output. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to streamor download. To further enhance the signal path, iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is equipped with a USB and S/PDIFconnector that allows the xDSD Gryphon to handle all pro audio formats. All the following latest formats arecatered for but most importantly, are pushed to their zenith.
PCM(768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz), DSD (512/256/128/64), DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz),MQA (Decoder) On S/PDIF, PCM (192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz) and DoP.

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ENHANCED WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES THAT ALLOW YOU TO PERSONALISE AUDIO

iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon features a digital platform where each section of thecircuitry is distinct. It features a QC5100 chip for Bluetooth reception, a Global Master Clock for jitter,Burr-Brown chipset for DAC conversion. The xDSD Gryphon is also equipped with XSpace, XBass II, iEMatch andCyberSync technologies to elevate your audio. With XSpace enabled, it adds back the actual sound stage ofrecordings. Bass II reinstates the missing bass from open-backed headphones. Under XBass II you can select‘Bass’ or ‘Presence’ so that the upper midrange frequencies are added back into your favourite recording.iEMatch is iFi Audio's proprietary tech that reduces the annoying hiss from high-sensitivity headphoneswithout losing any dynamic range.

COMES EQUIPPED WITH CYBERSYNC TECHNOLOGY AND THREE BESPOKE DIGITAL FILTERS

CyberSync is a software-driven volume control that operates in the analogue domain.It provides perfect volume synchronisation between the source and the DAC. It detects which operating system(OS) the DAC is connected to – iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS or Linux – and instructs the source’s OS tobypass its software volume control. Whether the volume is adjusted using the xDSD Gryphon’s rotary controlor on the source device, CyberSync ensures the change is performed purely by the iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon’ssuperior analogue control chip, while also displaying the adjustment on the source device’s screen. Withdigital sources, users can choose between three bespoke digital filters via the on-screen menu: Bit-Perfect,Standard and GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimised), each having a fine-tuning effect on the sound.

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EMBEDDED WITH A OLED SCREEN THAT FEATURES SILENTLINE TECHNOLOGY FOR LOW NOISE

iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon sports a high-quality OLED display that helps you view thechanges on your device. The OLED screen in the xDSD Gryphon features a SilentLine design. This ensures thatthere is no electrical noise to interfere with the audio signal. The way its switches between settings hasbeen engineered to ensure sonic transparency. FET-based switching is handled by a microcontroller, whichonly ‘wakes up’ when the user changes the setting, thus eradicating any sonic interference. The OLED displayand iFi’s CyberSync operating system combined, usher in a whole new world of user enjoyment – allinformation from format to battery life is there.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - xDSD Gryphon 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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DAC Chip

Burr-Brown

FPGA

FPGA

Headphone Output

3.5mm (Single-Ended), 4.4mm (Balanced)

3.5mm (Single-Ended)

3.5mm (Single-Ended), 6.35mm (Single-Ended)

Power Output

Upto 1000mW @ 32 Ohms

600mW @ 30 Ohms

740mW @ 32 Ohms

Input

USB, Bluetooth

Coaxial, Dual-Data Coax, Optical, Micro-USB & USB-C

Bluetooth, USB, Coaxial & Optical

Sampling Rate

DSD: DSD512/256/128/64
Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
PCM: 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
DXD: 768/705.6/384/352.8kHz
Double/Single-Speed DXD
MQA (Decoder): 384/352.8kHz
Bluetooth: Up To 96kHz

768 KHz 32- Bit And DSD 256

44.1 KHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 717.6kHz, And 768kHz. 16 – 32 Bit Native Playback Supported. DSD64 (Single) To DSD512 (Octa-DSD)



Customer Reviews

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Kamran (Warangal)
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Great portable DAC/Amp

I've tried a lot of portable DAC/Amps and Gryphon is definitely one of the best AIO product under 1 Lakh. I can think of 2 other products (iDSD Signature, Dethonray Honey H1) that sound better than the Gryphon but at the cost of being less portable, less feature rich, large and at extra cost.

Build: Solid, and feels great in hand. The LEDs and display add to the already great looks and all the switches and connectors feel solid and tactile. It's also shaped in a way that it's very nice to hold with no sharp edges or odd bumps.

Sound: Deviates from the iFi house sound a bit, more neutral & smooth rather than warm & smooth like the Zen DAC, micro iDSD Signature... this could be a good or bad thing depending on your headphone and subjective preferences but in my listening, what I found was that the Gryphon paired with a wide variety of Headphones & IEMs compared to older iFi devices. On the other hand Brighter great paired well with older iFi devices.

Overall there's not much to complain, the analogue DSP works great and Bluetooth works without any drops. I've tried Pre-Amp functionality with my Active Speakers and it works without any issues and being able to use xBass in Pre-Amp is a good bonus. I've also used Gryphon as an Amp connected to Cayin RU6 with interesting results.

If I'm nit picking, Gryphon can sound a bit too smooth at times, at least with my Headphones and I would have like a bit more battery life (I get ~6 Hours). Final thing would be the price, at 53k (my purchased price) it get's close to the iDSD Signature which sounds slightly better but if you want any of the other features then I'd highly recommend Gryphon.

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Pradeep Kumar (Hyderabad)
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Great little beast. Best portable DAC. (Swiss army knife of DACs)

I upgraded to this from the iFi Zen DAC v2. It's definitely a step-up from Zen. It has all the connectivity options you would ever need. The sound is less warm than the regular iFi sound signature (zen dac, hip dac).
This might not be able to perform at the level of dedicated HiFi setups. But, for a mid-fi device, with similarly priced headphones, it's a great deal as a portable unit.
It has a better XBass boost. Build quality is solid. The OLED panel helps very much to flick through the options. I'm getting around 6-7 hours of battery life. have tried it with a separate tube amp and sound signature becomes much warmer, smoother and overall fun to hear. So, it can function as a standalone DAC fairly well. Bluetooth quality, although not at par with wired is entirely usable and makes this device a fun, portable go-anywhere and plug into anything sorta DAC.

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Dr Gajanan Pendkar (Pune)
IFi Gryphon DAC... MOJO killer.

The iFi Audio DAC Gryphon, procured from Mr. Raghav Somani via headphonezone.com, has proven to be an absolute delight for my IE900 IEM buds. First and foremost, I must extend my gratitude to Mr. Somani for bringing this exceptional product to India.

From the moment I plugged it in, the Gryphon mesmerized me with its impeccable sound quality. The balance it achieves is remarkable, offering a rich and immersive audio experience that's second to none. The clarity and precision in instrument separation elevate the listening experience to new heights, revealing nuances in my favorite tracks that I hadn't noticed before.

Not only does it excel in sound performance, but the Gryphon also impresses with its robust build quality, ensuring longevity and reliability. It's evident that iFi Audio has spared no expense in crafting a product that not only sounds fantastic but also feels premium in every aspect.

In conclusion, I couldn't be more satisfied with my purchase. The iFi Audio DAC Gryphon has truly exceeded my expectations, delivering a sonic experience that has left me thoroughly impressed. If you're in search of audio excellence, look no further than the Gryphon.

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nafil ahamed (Tirunelveli)
Ifi gryphon

This good that I expected

Thank you for the review! we appreciate it.

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Abhay Phadke (Virar)
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the iFi Audio - xDSD Gryphon

Nice connectivity
Smooth Bluetooth connection
Display of audio frequency & volume level is helpful
Sturdy body
Good battery life. I have used for 8 hours without recharging 👍👍

Hey Abhay, thanks a lot for your amazing review!

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