iFi Hip DAC Portable Headphone Amp & DAC


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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 the load of your headphones.

    Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with relatively low impedance that require 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 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 extensive 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 a tapping on your journey home.

    hip-dac. Amazing sound. Stunning looks.

  •  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 True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.
    Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.
    Using Mac or Linux? Then check out our exclusive iFi firmware. Download ‘Limoncello’ 5.2A to unlock DoP256 for Mac/Linux.
    The XBass® analogue bass correction system corrects for the missing headphone/speaker bass response.
    It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound.

    You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers.
    iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.

    See our Tech Note to dig deeper.
    Enjoy high quality sound for up to 12 hours, even if you are using headphones requiring a lot of power such as the HifiMan HE-6 or as little as the Sennhesier IE-800.
  • Formats supported DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
    Digital Inputs USB 3.0 type ’A’
    High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
    Headphone Outputs Balanced 4.4mm
    Single-Ended S-Balanced 3.5mm
    Power Output 2.0V/400 mW @ 16 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)