Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

In stock
£99
Bring the music from your computer to life, with the Cambridge DacMagic XS V2.

Your music, your way

Gone are the days of CD being the only way of listening to a new album. Now it comes in a variety of formats, with downloading a popular choice. Your computer is perfect for storing music, but with playback, less so. Often the quality of the built-in DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and headphone amplifiers leave a lot to be desired, failing to reproduce your music with the soul and character as intended by the artist. The Cambridge DacMagic XS V2 is the answer.

New style
The latest V2 version of the DacMagic XS brings with it a cool new style. The revised finish and logos give this pocket DAC an even more sophisticated style.

Music the way it was meant to be
Don't let the miniature size of the DacMagic XS V2 fool you. Cambridge Audio has managed to bring together a class-leading DAC and powerful headphone amplifier to breathe new life into your digital music in one small casing. Using a low jitter asynchronous USB connection along with support for USB Class 1 & 2 modes, DacMagic XS V2 connects using the highest quality USB connection with the least amount of distortion.

For PC or Mac
Both Mac and PC platforms are supported. Regardless of whether your music consists of MP3 files or high definition 24-bit/192kHz FLAC files, the DacMagic XS V2has all varieties covered. So as your music library evolves over time, the DacMagic XS V2 will have you covered.

Headphone amp
Along with the accomplished DAC, the DacMagic XS V2 is paired with a high quality headphone amplifier. Capable of providing up to 10 times more power than the headphone output found on most PCs and laptops it also has an on-board analogue volume control. Able to reproduce your music as faithfully as possible it provides a dynamic range and audio fidelity that is a league above what's possible on most PCs and laptops.

Compact and robust
Crafted using high quality brushed aluminium, the DacMagic XS is both lightweight and strong. Its streamline design combined with its small size and weight ensures that it's just as suited for music on the go as it is for use at home. With power being provided by the USB connection, there's no need for batteries or an external power supply. As an elegant addition, the built-in LED changes colour corresponding to the input sample rate.

Powerful sounds from a small package - for the best music on the move, don't leave home without one.

Click here for link to our blog review

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Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

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Bring the music from your computer to life, with the Cambridge DacMagic XS V2.

Your music, your way

Gone are the days of CD being the only way of listening to a new album. Now it comes in a variety of formats, with downloading a popular choice. Your computer is perfect for storing music, but with playback, less so. Often the quality of the built-in DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertor) and headphone amplifiers leave a lot to be desired, failing to reproduce your music with the soul and character as intended by the artist. The Cambridge DacMagic XS V2 is the answer.

New style
The latest V2 version of the DacMagic XS brings with it a cool new style. The revised finish and logos give this pocket DAC an even more sophisticated style.

Music the way it was meant to be
Don't let the miniature size of the DacMagic XS V2 fool you. Cambridge Audio has managed to bring together a class-leading DAC and powerful headphone amplifier to breathe new life into your digital music in one small casing. Using a low jitter asynchronous USB connection along with support for USB Class 1 & 2 modes, DacMagic XS V2 connects using the highest quality USB connection with the least amount of distortion.

For PC or Mac
Both Mac and PC platforms are supported. Regardless of whether your music consists of MP3 files or high definition 24-bit/192kHz FLAC files, the DacMagic XS V2has all varieties covered. So as your music library evolves over time, the DacMagic XS V2 will have you covered.

Headphone amp
Along with the accomplished DAC, the DacMagic XS V2 is paired with a high quality headphone amplifier. Capable of providing up to 10 times more power than the headphone output found on most PCs and laptops it also has an on-board analogue volume control. Able to reproduce your music as faithfully as possible it provides a dynamic range and audio fidelity that is a league above what's possible on most PCs and laptops.

Compact and robust
Crafted using high quality brushed aluminium, the DacMagic XS is both lightweight and strong. Its streamline design combined with its small size and weight ensures that it's just as suited for music on the go as it is for use at home. With power being provided by the USB connection, there's no need for batteries or an external power supply. As an elegant addition, the built-in LED changes colour corresponding to the input sample rate.

Powerful sounds from a small package - for the best music on the move, don't leave home without one.

Click here for link to our blog review
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input No
Dimensions WxDxH 30 x 10 x 53.5
Headphone Output 3.5mm Headphone output
Optical Digital Input No
Power Consumption- Normal Use 150mW
USB Input Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Cambridge Audio
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent DAC This is a fantastic product for the price. Especially as it will play 192/24 music files which many Dacs at this price point dont. Very clean sound. I own a few DAC`s including the dragonfly black whcih is a great product in its own right , but I would say the Cambridge audio XS is slightly better.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from headphone amp a good solid product its easy to use and improved the sound from my coputer.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Sound Bought From Newcastle Branch. Hooked up as per instructions to my laptop worked and sounded great, then no sound!! . Read a few reviews since this has happened and found this to be the case with a number of buyers.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cambridge Audio USB DACMAGIC XS V2 - Fantastic I bought three 3 weeks ago. It's a great DAC which compliments my Bose headphones and even improves my standard in-ear ones. Staff at Glasgow shop also great to deal with.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as described I have used this for 2 weeks now and it certainly makes music
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An improvement but not as much as expected. Purchased the DAC to improve the sound quality when playing music through my Macbook Pro via itunes (Apple lossless) and Spotify. Use Philips Fidelio X2 cans and also UE Triple-fi iem's with upgraded cable. The primary improvement related to the volume. Previously always seemed to be playing musc at or near full volume. Not sure now how loud music can be played, but it is now way outside my comfortable listening levels. My disappointment relates to the overall sound quality. I realise that I could improve the sound source by using High Res, but overall the detail is not improved as much as I had expected. Certain tracks sound great, however, next track can sound comparably muffled. The redeeming factor for me was the price. At £39 the product was worth it for the increase in volume alone. I may purchase a Dragonfly DAC soon but uncertain whether or not it would show further improvement based on the sources I use. Finally, service from Richer Sounds was excellent. Delivered sooner than expected and full tracking information provided.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little DAC I bought mine about 3 weeks ago for £39 and for that price I can't complain. It noticeably nicely smooths out the audio for my senhensier headphones.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Improvement The DacMagic XS provides an instant improvement in sound quality over my laptop built-in sound card. I have only been listening to Spotify, so haven't had a chance to try the DAC with higher quality digital music. I didn't listen to much music on my laptop through my headphones before, but now I really look forward to plugging my headphones into the DAC and enjoying the great sound.
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Cambridge Audio USB DAC/Headphone Amp is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 86.
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6 Year Supercare £9.99

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more