iFi Audio - ZEN Air Blue

Desktop Bluetooth DAC

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

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

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- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - ZEN Air Blue 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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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
Indoor Use

Bluetooth with LDAC,
LHDC/HWA, aptX LL & aptX HD

DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.
If you want to add Bluetooth connectivity to your system, it doesn’t get better than Zen Air Blue. This device assures rock-solid connectivity without compromising audio quality.
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.

IFI AUDIO INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW ZEN AIR BLUE BLUETOOTH STREAMER AND DAC

iFi Audio presents the ZEN Air Blue based on the award-winning ZEN Series. The ZEN Air range makes high-performance audio more accessible than ever before. The iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue is a Bluetooth receiver and DAC with iFi Audio's next-generation HD Bluetooth engine built-in. The ZEN Air Blue comes with support for Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and offers playback for a variety of high-quality codecs like LDAC, LHDC/HWA, aptX LL and aptX HD. This latest addition to iFi Audio’s lineup is well thought out and allows you to enjoy your music at the highest quality.

ZEN Air Blue



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EXPERIENCE SEAMLESS BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY AND ENJOY HD QUALITY STREAMING

The team at iFi Audio have embedded the ZEN Air Blue with the latest Bluetooth technology to enable a stable and seamless connectivity experience. The iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue has iFi's next-generation HD Bluetooth engine built-in and this implementation avoids the typical 40% quality drop found with standard Bluetooth. The ZEN Air Blue is Bluetooth v5.2 compliant and this enables excellent wireless range, superior stability and smooth performance without any audio degradation. The ZEN Air Blue supports all the latest hi-res codecs like aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC and upgrades the sound quality of any speaker or system that uses older Bluetooth technology and enables audio streaming from smartphones, tablets and more. Any jitter is eliminated using GMT Femto-precision clock system to deliver Bluetooth® that is a cut above.
ZEN Air Blue

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EMBEDDED WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPONENTS TO DELIVER SUPERIOR AUDIO QUALITY

The iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue is engineered to offer performance that is pristine and to enable this, the team at iFi Audio have embedded it with high-quality components. The ZEN Air Blue’s high-performance circuitry delivers smooth, detailed and dynamic sound. The ZEN Air Blue features an ESS Sabre Hypertstream DAC chip with time-domain jitter eliminator, discrete oscillator and 112dB dynamic range working in conjunction with the Qualcomm QCC5100 chip for high-quality audio. An advantage of the ESS Sabre DAC chip is its Hyperstream architecture with integrated Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, which delivers vanishingly low distortion and a high dynamic range. Adding to this, the ZEN Air Blue embeds TDK COG capacitors, Gold Plated RCA sockets, low jitter clock and DC 5V Texas Instruments precision low-noise power supply - all adding to the superior performance of the device.

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EASY TO PAIR AND OFFERS ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONALITY FOR EFFORTLESS OPERATION

iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue is designed to offer easy connectivity with an effortless pairing process. To enable this, the ZEN Air Blue blinks after powering on as it searches for a previously paired device. When a stored device is not found, it automatically enters pairing mode with the LED blinking blue and red. You can also enter pairing mode manually by pressing and holding the pairing button on the front panel until the LED blinks. ZEN Air Blue can store up to 8 previously paired Bluetooth devices. ZEN Air Blue also offers a Voice announcement feature that can be turned on or off easily.

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EXPERTLY BUILT WITH INDICATIVE LED LIGHT AND SINGLE-ENDED RCA FOR OUTPUT

iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue comes equipped with a powerful LED that lights up the iFi logo on the front panel. This LED light is RGB enabled and doubles as an indicator light to display the file format of the played file. The specific colour of the LED are as follows - SBC Off, AAC Yellow, aptX Blue, aptX HD Magenta, aptX Adaptive Green, aptX LL Red, LDAC Cyan and LHDC/HWA White. Along with the format LED light, you also get a Sample Rate LED that lights up Blue when 44/48 kHz are being played and lights up White when 88/96 kHz sample rate is played. Lastly, for connecting your devices to the ZEN Air Blue - it comes with Single-Ended RCA output on the rear panel.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - ZEN Air Blue 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.

AVForums

Best Buy

AVForums
Aug, 2022

StereoNET

Applause Award

StereoNET
Jan, 2023

Headfonics

"I would recommend the iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue to anyone who wants a simple way of injecting some Bluetooth connectivity to an existing setup that has an RCA analog input."

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Head-Fi

"The ZEN Air Blue is a potent entry-level high-resolution Bluetooth Streamer. With the large array of codecs and the easy use of the device. Easy to update, Has a sleep mode."

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Bloom-Audio

"If iFi’s ZEN series is all about providing an affordable entry point into HiFi audio, than ZEN Air Blue succeeds in taking that a step further than previous generations."

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Customer Reviews

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Surja Shekhar Bose (Kolkata)
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New Life to Old Music System

First a big thank you to Headphone Zone for delivering the product in record time (by next day).
As we are constantly evolving from LP to cassette to cd to mp3 to streaming, with these kind of devises our old wonderful sounding hi-fi, home theater get a new lease of life.
Since iFi Audio Zen Air Blue supports nearly all Bluetooth codes, it's future proof. Though there are cheaper alternatives (I tried) no match.
And regarding sound you have to listen to believe. It's simply fantastic. The sound stage is neutral. Separation of each instrument is clear and well spaced. Only downside it doesn't come with power adopter.(as per the trend)
It is a must buy.

Hey Surja,
Nothing makes us more happy than to know you had a comfortable shopping experience. The Zen Air Blue indeed is future proof.

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Kai De (Kolkata)
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Great sound

Great sound, but zen blue V2 is better'

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Saurabh Jaywant (Pune)
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Zen Air Blue

Does what it says on the tin. Was easy to connect and used the higher bitrate. Reasonably up-to date BT standard and no frills, exactly what I was looking for. A headphone jack would have been useful and type c or even mini-usb instead of the round power inlet - but these are minor niggles and I am happy with it. Not competent to assess "audiophile" quality, but I have no complaints about the quality of sound.

Thank you for your genuine feedback on this product, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product.

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Lakshmanan R (Coimbatore)
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Sorry Gee ! I have got AirDac of Arcam it’s a topping than ZENAirDac

We appreciate the genuine feedback and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well.

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Prijesh Antony (Kollam)
Good

Good sound quality

Thank you for the review! we appreciate it.

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