Beyerdynamic Impacto Essential Mobile DAC + Headphone Amp

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Impacto Essential is a portable, mobile DAC + Headphone Amplifier and Hi-Res Converter from Beyerdynamic, ideal for Android devices.

- For Apple / iOS devices, please see Impacto Universal.

When using Impacto Essential, a Digital-to-Analogue Converter with an integrated headphone amplifier, you can play high- resolution audio files with up to 384 kHz / 32 bits (PCM) or up to 5.6 MHz (DSD).

The powerful Impacto Essential is compatible with all low impedance and high impedance headphones to which a mini (3.5 mm) jack plug with a shaft diameter of 7.5 mm can be connected to the ear cups on both sides1). In this way, the headphones are provided with a digital interface so that the user does not need a jack socket on mobile devices anymore.

Supplied with three different connecting cables, Impacto Essential can be used with various devices: smartphones, tablets or notebooks / PC / MacBook with USB output. Impacto Essential works with all devices that have a USB host function or USB OTG (On-The-Go).

With buttons, the user can skip tracks and control play/pause as well as the volume of the music playback. Via the Hi-Res LED, the user can check if Hi-Res audio files are transmitted and played back.


  • Digital-to-Analogue Converter with integrated headphone amplifier
  • Buttons to control play/pause, skip tracks and adjust volume
  • Hi-Res LED to display the transmission of Hi-Res audio files
  • Permanently attached cable to connect to Beyerdynamic high-end headphones)
  • Supplied with three cables to connect to smartphones, tablets and notebooks / PCs / MacBooks


  • Maximum Sample Rate: 384 kHz / 32 bits, DSD 5.6 MHz
  • Frequency Response: 4 - 52,000 Hz
  • S/N: 121dB (A)
  • THD: 0.002%
  • Channel Separation: 97dB
  • Channel Power: 50mW at 32Ω / 7mW at 600Ω
  • Output Impedance: 4.7Ω
  • Voltage Supply: 5V, 195mA (via USB)
  • Weight (Without Cable): 12g
  • DAC: ESS SABRE9018Q2C SABRE32 Reference DAC

Supplied Accessories

  • Headphone cable with 2 x 3.5mm jack plugs, 0.4m (permanently attached)
  • Micro USB cable (On-The-Go), 0.8m
  • USB C cable, 0.8m
  • USB A cable, 1.4m
  • Quick start guide

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