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iFi Audio Hip-DAC - Portable Amplifier & DAC - V1 - Open Box

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Original price €194.00
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Original price €194.00
Current price €139.00
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Take the hip-DAC, iFi Audio's mini DAC/headphone amplifier, with you wherever you go. Improved music on the move. Great looks and fabulous sound.

Working with your MacBook in Starbucks? Running in the fresh morning air? Snoozing with your smart device on a flight? iFi Audio's portable hip Amp & DAC is your go-to gear for wherever you go and whatever you do!

Hip, hot and happening

iFi Audio's hip-DAC is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go. Not only will its hi-res specs make your tunes sound fabulous, but its hot, on-trend styling will make them look pretty amazing too. Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the go-anywhere hip-DAC was designed to slip discreetly into your pocket BUT its cool look might mean you want to keep it on display.

For music lovers everywhere

Our miniature DAC/headphone amplifier replaces the inferior DAC and amp in your smart device, PC, or Mac. Simply connect the hip-dac via USB, insert headphones, and away you go. Relax with your favorite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal as the hip-DAC delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement.

Small but mighty

Whether you are curling up in Costa or on your commute, our hip-dac delivers hi-res music with flair. Thanks to the Burr-Brown chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. Music, just as it should be. The hip-DAC supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier.

Balanced. Because you’re worth it.

Balanced audio circuits mean less unwanted noise. The hip-dac boasts a balanced, analogue stage to bring you the best musicality for miles around. It sports a 4.4mm balanced output for balanced headphone cables/connectors. For those ‘hissy’ IEMs, use the 3.5mm S-Balanced. Enjoy all the benefits of balanced from your single-ended connection.

Feel the Force…

Let it guide your actions… Our small but mighty hip-dac sports PowerMatch – switchable gain. Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to a load of your headphones. Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with a relatively low impedance that requires more oomph.

It’s still all about the bass…

xBass – our iFi optional sonic adjustment is still very much in vogue and addresses the lack of bass that’s often apparent with in-ears or open-back headphones. Boost that bass, and “bring the booty back” to your iEMs with the hip-DAC.

Hip and always on trend

Our in-house team has maxed out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install the firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res, native audio that suits your priorities and stays cutting-edge. You will never be behind the times.

Long may it last…

And with the extensive 12-hour battery life, you can take it out with you all day. The hip-DAC can join you at the gym first thing, take you out for lunch, and keep your feet tapping on your journey home.

Burr-Brown DAC chip Inside

The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.

Hi-Res Audio it is!

Hi-Res True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384, and DXD384.

Experience the Top-notch Audio quality with MQA support

Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.

Formats supported DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz), PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) MQA
Digital Inputs USB 3.0 type ’A’ High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
Headphone Outputs Balanced 4.4mm S-Bal (SE) 3.5mm
Power Output (@1% THD) BAL: 400mW@32 Ohm ; S-BAL(SE): 280mW@32 Ohm BAL: 6.3V@600 Ohm ; S-BAL (SE): 3.2V@600 Ohm
Battery Lithium-polymer 2200mAh
Power System Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current
Power (max) <2W idle, 4W max
Dimensions 102(l) x 70(w) x 14(h) mm
Weight 125g (0.28 lbs)
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