The On-the-Go Go-To: Pocket-Sized iFi hip-dac DAC Processes DSD256 and 384kHz, Drives Headphones, Decodes MQA, and Enhances Sound from Phones, Tablets, and Computers
Bypass the inferior, cheaply made DAC and amplifier circuitry in your smartphone, tablet, and computer with the ready-to-travel iFi hip-dac DAC. Simple to use and easy to transport, the portable dynamo fits right in your pocket and connects to your music sources via USB. Inputs that accept both balanced and single-ended headphones add to the flexibility. Most importantly, you'll experience high-resolution sound and significantly enhanced dynamics, details refinement, and fullness. It's that easy.
Able to deliver bit-perfect DSD256 and up to 384kHz DXD, hip-dac even decodes MQA, which means all TIDAL Masters files are successfully processed. Hip-dac's balanced analog output stage, analog volume pot, Texas Instruments low-noise power supply, and TDK C0G Class 1 capacitors speak to its audiophile-minded build quality. Two USB inputs, a lithium-polymer battery that last for upwards of eight hours on a single charge, and a super-compact 4 x 2.75 x 0.55-inch (HWD) footprint help round out a device that will be your on-the-go go-to.