iFi Audio hip-dac 3 (Grey)

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iFi Audio hip-dac 3 (Grey)

Portable DAC/Headphone Amp
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”Smart, versatile and a pleasure to listen to, the third-gen iFi hip-dac 3 enhances your audio experience with a sonic profile that feels lively and energetic without ever becoming unrestrained or unwieldy.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Third time winner

Now in its third generation, the iFi Audio hip-dac 3 continues its winning ways. The latest version features a raft of circuit enhancements for even better sound quality and lower distortion. Twin USB-C ports keep connectivity bang up to date. iFi’s iEMatch technology ensures the optimal setting for your headphones. Finished in a new Titanium Shadow hue, the hip-dac looks slicker than ever.

Still the top choice for music on the move
Featuring a built-in, rechargeable battery, headphone amp and DAC, the iFi hip-dac 3 is a top choice for premium sound quality, on the move. Connect to a Hi-Res portable, smartphone, tablet or laptop, plug in your headphones and experience a huge leap in sound quality.

Enhanced circuits for the best sound yet
Inside the hip-dac 3, you’ll find many circuit enhancements for the best hip-dac sound yet. These include using metal film capacitors for improved music dynamics and updated GMT circuitry that reduces phase noise, giving you a purer and less distorted sound.

Tailored to your headphones
For optimal performance from your headphones, the hip-dac 3 uses PowerMatch and iEMatch technologies. PowerMatch ensures that there’s plenty of power to drive even the most power-hungry headphones. Alternatively, iFi’s iEMatch works best with high-sensitivity headphones, reducing background hiss and improving the volume control range.

Optimised core technology
The combination of an XMOS 16-core chip and SuperSpeed USB standard, maximises the sound quality potential. Going further still, iFi’s digital developers have optimised the chip firmware to ensure the perfect partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC – giving a smooth, seamless sound that really makes your Hi-Res music flow.

True Native Burr Brown DAC for high compatibility
Using a bit-perfect, True Native Burr Brown DAC, the hip-dac 3 not only decodes a wide range of formats but sounds as true to the original as possible. The hip-dac 3 supports MQA native file playback, for top quality sound that doesn’t require huge file space. Other Hi-Res music files are supported up to DSD256 and PCM/DXD files up to 384kHz.

Boost the bass
For times when you need a deeper, richer sound, simply switch on XBass. This analogue bass correction system works well with bass-light headphones - subtly boosting the bass without sounding overblown or colouring the rest of the sound.

Choose your output – Balanced or S-Balanced
With its 4.4mm balanced output, the hip-dac3 makes the perfect partner for high-end headphones with balanced connectivity. A balanced connection gives you lower noise and enhanced detail. Alternatively, regular headphones are well served by the S-Balanced, 3.5mm output. This delivers some of the benefits of a true balanced design but works with all types of headphones and AUX inputs.

Longer-lasting battery power
Charge up via the dedicated USB-C charging port and the hip-dac 3 is ready to go. Once on the move, the built-in battery is good for up to 12 hours of playback – enough for the longest journeys.

Enjoy studio-quality sound, wherever you go, with the iFi Audio hip-dac 3.
Connectivity
Headphone Output
4.4mm (balanced) and 3.5mm
USB Input
2 x USB-C (charge and signal)
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 45,000
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
Audio Formats
DSD256 / PCM384kHz / Full MQA Decoder
DAC
Burr Brown
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
70 x 14 x 102
Weight
Weight (KG)
135g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I bought it Connected to my iPad and listening to Apple Music in lossless sounds great I like the simplicity of it    I have AKg 371 and hifiman sundara headphones both benefit from the xbass and power match . My fav came with 3 leads usbA to usbc usbc to usbc and lightning to usbc
Date published: 2024-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little dac amp Paired this little dac with my beyerdynamic 770s (80ohm). It fits easily into pockets, has excellent build quality, and the sound is brilliant. Plenty of power, warm and open, good punch. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2024-01-17
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