iFi Audio - ZEN Stream

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Sale price₹ 29,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 39,999
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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the iFi Audio - ZEN Stream 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.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- 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 Stream 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.

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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

Connect With
Wi-Fi, Ethernet & USB HDD

Metal
Build

UPGRADE TO THE STATE-OF-THE-ART HI-RES WI-FI STREAMING EXPERIENCE

If you are new to music streaming and willing to get into the world of audio streaming then the iFi Audio Zen Stream is a perfect match for you. Featuring a powerful 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex microprocessor, the ZEN Stream is Hi-Res compatible and provides up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 11.2MHz DSD256 over Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection. It is a flexible open-source Wi-Fi audio transport that acts as a bridge between your audio system and the Wi-Fi network to deliver high-quality wireless sound. It also houses High-PSRR, low idle current, low-dropout voltage regulators with soft start, that empowers the ZEN Streamer to enhance efficiency and reduce the system noise. Pair the Zen Stream with the Zen DAC and ZEN CAN or any other DAC for a high-performance Wi-Fi streaming audio system.

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A VERSATILE, POWER-EFFICIENT AND FUTURE-READY HI-RES AUDIO STREAMER

Being a Volumio open-source streamer, the ZEN Stream is coded and optimised for purest streaming. It is compatible with almost any streaming platform or application and is carefully designed to be future proof, ensuring that additional features and functions can be added to the Streamer over time with OTA (Over-The-Air) updates. Access optimised power supply with a Synchronous 1.5MHz high-speed precision power supply controller. Engineered thoroughly with custom-designed hardware & software, the ZEN Stream is your one-stop solution for high-quality audio streaming.
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DEDICATED NETWORK STATUS & AUDIO FORMAT LED INDICATOR

You can keep a constant check on the status of your Wi-Fi network with the dedicated Network status LED that changes the colour based on the strength of your network. Similarly, there is an audio format LED indicator that changes colour based on the format of the audio that you are currently playing.

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TRANSFORM ANY DAC INTO A ROON-COMPATIBLE DAC USING THE ZEN STREAMER

Using a DAC that isn't Roon compatible? The ZEN Streamer has got your back. Using the ZEN Streamer is the convenient way to transform any DAC into a Rooncompatible DAC. To make it more seamless, the ZEN Streamer supports Roon Bridge software making the entire setup suitable for the Roon environment. Full Roon certification is a work in progress. While you can easily stream music from Apple and Android devices, the ZEN Streamer is compatible with NAA and DLNA as well.

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FEMTO-PRECISION GMT CLOCK, ANC AND PURIFIER TECH FOR NOISE AND JITTER-FREE AUDIO

The use of the Femto-precision GMT (Global Master Timing) clock plays a crucial role in managing dual SuperSpeed asynchronous USB3.0, coaxial S/PDIF interfaces and eliminating jitter. The USB3.0 is equipped with Active Noise Cancellation, while the SPDIF comes with iPurifier built-in, allowing the ZEN Streamer to remove any sort of distortion from the audio signal. Additionally, the power supply supports Silent Power tech, leaving no stone unturned for pure and high-quality audio. There is the ‘hotspot’ button on the front of the ZEN Stream to join a Wi-Fi network. Get Dual-band Wi-Fi reception (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac support via future firmware update. Moreover, the ZEN Stream is coupled with TDK C0G multilayer ceramic capacitors and Taiyo Yuden and Murata low ESR inductors.

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FUNCTIONS AS A FUSS-FREE NETWORK AUDIO ADAPTOR

In conjunction with HQPlayer software developed by Sygnalist, the iFi Audio ZEN Streamer can also function as an NAA (network audio adapter). This simply allows the Streamer to deliver audio data, which it gets from the Wi-Fi or the ethernet cable, directly to the DAC without the need for processing.

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ACHIEVE THE PUREST PERFORMANCE FOR ANY GIVEN OPERATION USING 'EXCLUSIVE MODES'

Get the best possible performance out of the ZEN Streamer using ‘exclusives modes’ that are designed for specific modes of operation. 1. All-in-one: For all platforms, audio formats and devices 2. Roon Bridge streaming: For connecting ZEN Stream into the Roon environment. 3. Tidal streaming: For subscribers of Tidal’s Masters Tier 4. NAA streaming: For the Network Audio Adapter mode in conjunction with HQPlayer software. 5. DLNA streaming: For optimised performance with DLNA-compatible apps and devices.

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HOSTS A WIDE RANGE OF INPUTS & OUTPUTS AND EXTENDS SUPPORT TO TIDAL & SPOTIFY

The ZEN Streamer comes with a host of inputs and outputs. This includes the antenna input for Wi-Fi and an intelligent Ethernet switch controller with a low-power integrated 5-Port Giga-PHY, to connect the router. It also has a power input, USB output to pair it with other DACs, USB input to connect with storage devices and a Coaxial SPDIF output for AIO, Roon, Tidal, NAA and DLNA. You can use the ZEN Stream music on Spotify, Spotify Connect Tidal, Tidal Connect, YoutubeMusic, QQMusic, Airplay and Chromecast.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this iFi Audio - ZEN Stream 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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"I think the ZEN Stream fufills a sorely unmet need within the Hi-Fi market, and it’s Highly-Recommended for those looking for a value-priced alternative to megabuck streamers."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
45%
(10)
41%
(9)
5%
(1)
5%
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5%
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Nitin Parmar (Mumbai)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Super Streamer

This is my first dedicated streamer. I have it connected to the Chord Hugo 2 and it really makes it sing! A huge jump in sound quality from the usb out of my laptop- even better than the sp1000 connected by optical to the hugo 2. If you don't need a mobile unit- i don't think this streamer can be beat at this cost.

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Arvind Mathur (Bengaluru)
Sound Quality:
I don't hear a difference
Absolute game changer
Value for Money:
Not even close
Totally worth it
Ifi Zen Stream

Nice little box. Started using it just a week back and presently using for HDD playback of FLAC and WAV files and using as Spotify connect.
Nice clean sound. Still to explore other options.

Hey Aarvind,
We thank you for this lovely review & we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.

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Karthik S (Mumbai)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Excellent streamer

Thanks headphone zone for bringing this product to Indian market. As always excellent service by headphonezone. I received the product the 2nd day.
I primarily use laptop or mobile phone to connect to dac and listen music. I've been reading a lot about streamers and was interested to try it myself. Anyhow i was not expecting this to improve sound drastically. But i was wrong, the moment I connected my dac to Zen Steam and listened to my favorite tracks, I was surprised by what i heard. There is an audible improvement compared to laptop or phone.
Soundstage becomes well define and so is imaging. The background was dead silent (black background) and this improved the details. Details were more evident and clear. Changes are easy audible. I used WiFi and didn't face any dropouts. But make sure to use 5Ghz band. So Zen Stream is actually doing what it claims. I am happy with the purchase.
Cons: iFi app is in initial stage of development and not too stable. Setup was a bit rough as I had to use the web link to set it up as the app was not allowing me to add stream to home network. However once connected I found no issues with Tidal/Spotify connect.

Hey Karthik,
Thank you for the detailed review! Happy to know you are loving the product.

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Sachin Mody (Mumbai)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Typical Volumio teething problems

I spent 2+ hours trying to connect Zen stream with WiFi ( 2.4!& 5 ghz) No success
Then tried another secondary WiFi provider & router ( which my son uses for studies) got connected
Subsequently tried Again the 1st WiFi but again & again it’s failing with a msg “ Poor WiFi or incorrect password but that is not the case at all
Rest SQ, soundstage are all good
Thanks

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J C Pereira (Guwahati)
Good but glitchy

I am using the Zen Stream to receive Apple Music from my iPad via AirPlay. The Zen Stream is connected via USB to my DAC. I’m happy with the sound but find connecting the iPad to the Zen Stream a bit glitchy. If I resume playing music after a while, I sometimes have to switch off and then on the Zen Stream for it to connect. Painful, but all good once it starts.

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you're having some trouble with the Zen Stream connecting to your DAC. We would recommend dropping us an email at direct@headphonezone.in and our customer support team can help you out.

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