Designed in the
1 Year of
Bluetooth with LDAC,
LHDC/HWA, aptX LL & aptX HD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT||DC 5V, ≥ 0.5A (centre +ve)|
|CHIPSET||Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series|
|INPUT||Bluetooth 5.1TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec|
|OUTPUT||Audio RCA L/R|
|OUTPUT VOLTAGE @ 0DBFS||2.05V (±0.05V)|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||109dB (A)|
|SIGNAL/NOISE RATIO||109dB (A) @ 0dBFS|
|THD & N||<0.0015% 10k Load @ 0dBFS|
|DIMENSIONS||158 x 100 x 35 mm (6.2" x 3.9" x 1.4")|
|WEIGHT||295g (0.65 lbs)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue|
|2. 1 x USB to DC Cable|
|3. 1 x Quick Start card|
|4. 1 x Assistance card|
|GENERIC NAME||Digital Audio Converter|
|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 - ZEN Air Blue comes with a 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.
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.
Nothing makes us more happy than to know you had a comfortable shopping experience. The Zen Air Blue indeed is future proof.
Great sound, but zen blue V2 is better'
Sound quality excellent , heavy duty built , good connectivity , just buy it without any doubt.
Thank you for your amazing ratings!
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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