iFi Audio - ZEN Air CAN

Desktop Headphone Amplifier

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Warranty & Services

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

4.4mm Balanced
Output

Metal
Build

Connect With
RCA and 3.5mm

Upto 1200mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


iFi Audio Presents The All New ZEN Air CAN From The Zen Air Series

The successor to the award-winning ZEN CAN, iFi audio introduces the all-new ZEN Air CAN. The ZEN Air CAN presents a unique sonic character and comes embedded with an array of features. This high-resolution, headphone amplifier provides a great listening experience with any source, be it PCs, Macs, or even a streamer. It offers settings to dial in the perfect sound for a variety of headphones. The new ZEN Air CAN can drive the most demanding headphone due to its balanced circuit design and versatile sonic tailoring options to optimise audio performance.

An Amp With Advanced Audio Architecture

The ZEN Air CAN is designed with audiophiles in mind, featuring asymmetrical channel layout for clean and artefact-free audio. It amplifies the original audio signal to provide a larger and enhanced listening experience. With three gain settings, it is compatible with a wide range of headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs). iFi Audio utilises custom OVA-series op-amps with low distortion and Texas Instruments low-noise ICs for excellent performance. The inclusion of TDK C0G capacitors ensures stability and minimal losses in resonant circuit applications.

Expertly Designed. Practical To Use.

The ZEN Air CAN has easy-to-use features along with a sleek design, making it aesthetically pleasing and practical to use. It has dual headphone outputs – 6.3mm and 4.4mm S-Balanced. At iFi Audio, they realised that not everyone has balanced headphones, they embedded the S-Balanced technology. This gives you all the benefits of a balanced connection – lower noise, less crosstalk – but without the need for balanced headphones.

Thoughtful Connectivity Implemented.

The ZEN Air CAN offers three analogue inputs, including two stereo RCA inputs and one 3.5mm S-Balanced connection. It features an alloy shielding within the outer case to protect the signal path and maintain signal integrity. The switching between settings is designed for sonic transparency, with a FET-based switching micro-controller that minimizes distortions by only activating when settings are changed. iFi's meticulous attention to detail in creating this headphone amp is truly impressive.

An Amp With Advanced Audio Architecture

The ZEN Air CAN is designed with audiophiles in mind, featuring asymmetrical channel layout for clean and artefact-free audio. It amplifies the original audio signal to provide a larger and enhanced listening experience. With three gain settings, it is compatible with a wide range of headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs). iFi Audio utilises custom OVA-series op-amps with low distortion and Texas Instruments low-noise ICs for excellent performance. The inclusion of TDK C0G capacitors ensures stability and minimal losses in resonant circuit applications.

Expertly Designed. Practical To Use.

The ZEN Air CAN has easy-to-use features along with a sleek design, making it aesthetically pleasing and practical to use. It has dual headphone outputs – 6.3mm and 4.4mm S-Balanced. At iFi Audio, they realised that not everyone has balanced headphones, they embedded the S-Balanced technology. This gives you all the benefits of a balanced connection – lower noise, less crosstalk – but without the need for balanced headphones.

Thoughtful Connectivity Implemented.

The ZEN Air CAN offers three analogue inputs, including two stereo RCA inputs and one 3.5mm S-Balanced connection. It features an alloy shielding within the outer case to protect the signal path and maintain signal integrity. The switching between settings is designed for sonic transparency, with a FET-based switching micro-controller that minimizes distortions by only activating when settings are changed. iFi's meticulous attention to detail in creating this headphone amp is truly impressive.

6.35mm SE Headphone Output

The iFi Audio ZEN Air CAN has a dual headphone output. It can output >6.7V/75 mW at 600Ω, >6.5V/660 mW at 64Ω, and >6.2V/1200 mW @ 32Ω.

4.4mm Balanced Headphone Output

The Balanced connection reduces crosstalk and interference, improving signal integrity. This results in better channel separation, increased dynamic range, and cleaner, more accurate sound reproduction.

Sonic Tailoring With XBass+ & XSpace

ZEN Air CAN provides customizable sound with XBass+ technology and Analogue Bass Boost, enhancing the bass response according to your preferences. It also features XSpace, an analog headphone spatializer that adds a concert-like spaciousness to your music.

Three Gain Settings

The ZEN Air CAN comes with three gain settings so that it works well with every pair of headphones or in-ear monitors (also known as IEMs).

Accessories to Get you Started

1. USB To DC Cable

2. Quick Start Card

3. Instruction Card

All You Need To Know About The iFi Audio ZEN Air CAN

Headphone Output
6.35mm Single-Ended 4.4mm Balanced
Max Output
>6.7V/75 mW(@ 600Ω)
>6.5V/660 mW(@ 64Ω)
>6.2V/1200 mW(@ 32Ω)
THD & N
0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.27V 16Ω)
SNR
>114dBA (@ 6.7V)
Max. Input
RCA : 3.8V RMS
3.5mm : 1.92V RMS
Gain
0dB
9dB
18dB


Manuals & Guides



User Manual | ZEN Air CAN

Desktop Headphone Amplifier

High-Power Headphone Amplifier | ZEN Air CAN

HD Bluetooth receiver/DAC

Quick Start Guide | ZEN Air CAN

Connection Guide

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - ZEN Air CAN 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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iFi Audio has accomplished something remarkable by offering exceptional performance at an outstanding value with the ZEN Air Can. Ultimately, the ZEN Air Can elevates the value of the ZEN series to new levels.

RAGHAV SOMANI

Applause Award
Stereonet
Jan, 2023

Best Buy Award
AVForums
Aug, 2022

The ZEN Air CAN is an excellent value-for-money, feature-rich, and versatile single-ended headphone amplifier. I highly recommend considering the ZEN Air CAN for an affordable desktop singled-ended solution.
It offers so much for such little money. I highly recommend considering the ZEN Air CAN for an affordable desktop singled-ended solution.Expansive, detailed, sound, High-end feature set.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
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P. (Delhi)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Does what it Says but for Half the Price.

I was buying HE400SE and I was confused between Zen Air DAC and Air Can,
I went ahead with the Zen Air Can as I already had a clean DAC (iPhone USB-c dongle). It provides enough power to run my HE400SE on the low gain at 2'o clock.

While HE400SE isn't power hungry, when you EQ it, it adds -6.2db pre-gain which makes them really hard to drive. After EQing I have to use high gain which is why I am thankful I went with Zen Air Can instead of DAC.

The Amp is really clean. I tried using it with Moondrop CHU and I cannot hear any noise out of it. Moondrop CHU is a very sensitive IEM and will pickup the noise very easily if it Exists.

Features: Xbass+ and Xspace really work. And if you have an Open back headphone, you will love X-bass+ as they add the low-end rumble most open back lack.

Do i recommend it? Yes. For 7-9k INR, I think it is the best AMP for the buck and should be a part of your budget build. 1.2W will power most headphones.

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!

k
k.s.c. (Bengaluru)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
OMG! ZEN AIR CAN IS THE NEW BEAST

What shall I begin with, it brought next level power to my DT 990 250 ohms compared to my previous DAC AMP "FX-AUDIO" DAC-X6. All I can say it sounds amazing, even tested the Sennheiser HD598 simply loving it. Its one of those gems in market under 100$ range which simply does what it says. Sounds better with RCA cables as input than 3.5 jack (Single ended) as input. After using different Sample rate and bit depths, 24bit 96000 Hz(studio Quality) sounds best.
Recommended for 300 ohms impedance headphones.
Warm sounding with crisp clarity, no distortion noticed at different gain settings and volume levels. I can finally enjoy the Jon Hopkins - Insides on 990 now. This desktop amplifier does matches the power of its predecessor IFi Zen can and at half the price. If you are not looking for balanced output just go for it, yet they provide 4.4mm slot.
I use to miss the enjoyable sibilance in DT 770 due to lack of power and now it's back.
Using Samsung mobile charger to power 5v 2a, tried Mi charger as well 5v 3a. Both works fine for DC current.
Xbass+ is fine but Xspace doesn't add up much to the sound, even felt like sometimes it killed the neutrality and warmth of sounds. Not recommended to use.

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

S
Shresth (Birbhum)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Ifi Zen Air Can Amplifier.

I connect my headphones (Beyerdynamics DT990 Pro 250 Ohm) to the PC using this as an amp. So here are my two cents.

Pros- 1. Effortlessly powers my 250 Ohm Dt 990 Pro
2. Premium looks-wise and quality-wise.
3. Has a 4.4 mm S-Balanced output
4. Analog volume knob
5. Gain control 0, 6, 9 db
6. Filters ground loop hums and no hissing sound even at max gain & max
volume.
7. No distortion or crackle sound while adjusting volume knob.
8. Xspace is quite good in increasing soundstage especially with dolby
atmos for headphones. Do check out "Tucker Zone" on Youtube with
these and good open back phones. Mind blowing.
9. Xbass is good for open back headphones having sub-bass roll off.
10. Beautiful to look at, imo.

Cons- 1. Why did Ifi not give a power adapter? They are cost cutting, but a not-so-costly adapter could have been tweaked for 5v 2.5 A without static noise and provided in the box.

2. Price is justified for the features, and if it lasts.

Overall, satisfied with the Zen Air Can and impressed by the fast 2 day delivery and prompt technical assistance by Headphone Zone.

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product with a comparison. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

K
Kartik (Bhopal)
XSpace Magic

It brings artists voice and instruments right in front of you.
I am powering it up by Power Bank, so getting a portable experience.

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying your iFi Audio - ZEN Air CAN.

R
R.B. (Kolkata)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Works well

Works well, drives my HD6XX and Hifiman Sundara to distortion, this thing is that powerful. One thing to note, this amp does not come with an adapter, attaching any adapter to this did not work. It works only with the supplied power cable and the cable is pretty short in length, it's annoying. It's almost as if they made a proprietary power cable and i cannot replace it with something else if it ever goes bad.