Designed for music lovers everywhere, the superb little Hip-Dac by iFi Audio is a miniature DAC/headphone amplifier which replaces and overrides the inferior DAC and amplifier in your smart device, PC or Mac - simply connect hip-dac via USB, insert your headphones and away you go.
Hip-Dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement, so travel as you wish and relax with your favourite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.
The hip-dac supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier, and boasts a balanced, analogue stage to bring you the best musicality for miles around. Balanced audio circuits mean less unwanted noise.
Use the 4.4mm balanced output for balanced headphone cables/connectors, and for those ‘hissy’ IEMs, use the 3.5mm S-Balanced and enjoy all the noise-reducing benefits of balanced from a single-ended connection.
Small but mighty, hip-dac sports PowerMatch – switchable gain. Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to the load of your headphones. Leave it off when using your out and about IEMs, and switch it on for on/over-ear headphone types with relatively low impedance that probalby require more oomph.
If you're all about the bass, xBass – 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 iFi hip-dac.
- Formats supported:
- Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
- DXD (384/352.8kHz)
- PCM (384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)
- Digital Inputs:
- USB 3.0 type A
- High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
- Headphone Outputs:
- Balanced 4.4mm
- S-Balanced (SE) 3.5mm
- Power Output (@1% THD):
- BAL @32 Ohm 400mW
- S-BAL(SE) @32 Ohm 280mW
- BAL: @600 Ohm 6.3V
- S-BAL (SE): 600 Ohm 3.2V
- 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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