iFi Audio ZEN Blue Hi-Res Bluetooth DAC/Streamer

iFi Audio ZEN Blue

Hi-Res Bluetooth DAC/Streamer

In stock
£129
”If you want to add Bluetooth connectivity to your system buy the Zen Blue. You won’t regret it.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Top quality, Bluetooth sound from your smartphone, PC, laptop or Mac to your Hi-Fi

The ZEN Blue offers a simple yet high quality way of wirelessly transmitting the sound from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or Mac to your Hi-Fi or speaker. Whether you use Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal or any other music app, the ZEN Blue sets the sound free from your smartphone’s speaker and truly opens up the sound’s potential.

Hi-Res sound for crystal-clear clarity
Bluetooth isn’t new, but transmitting at such high quality is rare. The ZEN Blue supports the highest quality Bluetooth formats, including HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio) by LHDC, Qualcomm’s aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA. Apple’s AAC is also supported. If you haven’t experienced Bluetooth audio for some time, you might be surprised as to just how much the sound quality has improved over the past few years.

Hi-Fi quality electronics inside
Making the most of HD Bluetooth, the internal electronics offer the highest quality sound – just as you’d find in quality Hi-Fi. The ESS Sabre DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) is the same as in many high-end AV receivers and other digital products. The discrete circuit layout uses top quality audio components, such as OV series op amps, Texas Instruments power supply and TDK (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors.

Ultra-low distortion
The result of using such high quality components on a carefully implemented board is stunning sound quality with ultra-low levels of background noise for crystal-clear detail and clarity. Distortion is kept to the lowest levels, making your music sound its most natural and lifelike.

Output the sound your way
When it comes to connecting the ZEN Blue to your Hi-Fi, AV or speaker system, you really can take your pick. Choose between optical and coaxial connections for hooking up to your digital amp or AV receiver. Alternatively, RCA phono outputs make the perfect connection to your Hi-Fi amp or mini system. For the highest quality sound, there’s even a balanced output.

Balanced output option
Making this top quality Bluetooth DAC even better, the 4.4mm balanced output is yet another standout feature at this price. More usually found in studio equipment, the balanced connection gives vanishingly low levels of noise interference and crosstalk, for professional quality sound. If your amp or mixer is equipped with a balanced input, this is the connection to use.

Maximise your Bluetooth’s potential, with the iFi ZEN Blue.

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 14 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 on orders over £50

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

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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”If you want to add Bluetooth connectivity to your system buy the Zen Blue. You won’t regret it.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Top quality, Bluetooth sound from your smartphone, PC, laptop or Mac to your Hi-Fi

The ZEN Blue offers a simple yet high quality way of wirelessly transmitting the sound from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or Mac to your Hi-Fi or speaker. Whether you use Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal or any other music app, the ZEN Blue sets the sound free from your smartphone’s speaker and truly opens up the sound’s potential.

Hi-Res sound for crystal-clear clarity
Bluetooth isn’t new, but transmitting at such high quality is rare. The ZEN Blue supports the highest quality Bluetooth formats, including HWA (Hi-Res Wireless Audio) by LHDC, Qualcomm’s aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA. Apple’s AAC is also supported. If you haven’t experienced Bluetooth audio for some time, you might be surprised as to just how much the sound quality has improved over the past few years.

Hi-Fi quality electronics inside
Making the most of HD Bluetooth, the internal electronics offer the highest quality sound – just as you’d find in quality Hi-Fi. The ESS Sabre DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) is the same as in many high-end AV receivers and other digital products. The discrete circuit layout uses top quality audio components, such as OV series op amps, Texas Instruments power supply and TDK (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors.

Ultra-low distortion
The result of using such high quality components on a carefully implemented board is stunning sound quality with ultra-low levels of background noise for crystal-clear detail and clarity. Distortion is kept to the lowest levels, making your music sound its most natural and lifelike.

Output the sound your way
When it comes to connecting the ZEN Blue to your Hi-Fi, AV or speaker system, you really can take your pick. Choose between optical and coaxial connections for hooking up to your digital amp or AV receiver. Alternatively, RCA phono outputs make the perfect connection to your Hi-Fi amp or mini system. For the highest quality sound, there’s even a balanced output.

Balanced output option
Making this top quality Bluetooth DAC even better, the 4.4mm balanced output is yet another standout feature at this price. More usually found in studio equipment, the balanced connection gives vanishingly low levels of noise interference and crosstalk, for professional quality sound. If your amp or mixer is equipped with a balanced input, this is the connection to use.

Maximise your Bluetooth’s potential, with the iFi ZEN Blue.
Brand iFi
USB No
Weight (KG) 0.8
Analogue Audio Output Yes (RCA phono)
Remote Control No
App Control No
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 158 x 100 x 35
High Resolution Audio Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 1 - 44,000
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes (4.4mm not XLR)
Optical Digital Output yes
Coaxial Digital Output yes
DAC ESS Sabre
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit Purchased this to add another dimension (streaming) to my separates set up. Simple to set up with a well rounded performance. Music reproduced to a good quality. Anyone who wants to add a Bluetooth connection to their systems will find this unit a great addition. Excellent customer service from Richer Sounds.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought ifi zen blue and got it through a wadia s71 dac /cd could not ask for a better bit of equipent for it price and what it does highly recomend
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluetooth Receiver bought from Richer Sounds Bought headphones, a Bluetooth receiver, and a few small accessories - all doing exactly the job required, and for a reasonable price
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, good build quality. Hi I bought this a week ago and it does a cracking Job. I was all set to go down a far more expensive route to stream music files to my amp, the quality of blue tooth streaming through this is brilliant.
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluetooth can sound good! Higher quality looking product than expected - i had no idea bluetooth could sound this good - so a worth investment for those looking to upgrade their hi-fi.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bluetooth connection and good sound Bought this three weeks ago and the sound quality for the price is excellent. Using iPhone with Apple Music and the connection is very stable and playing back through Marantz mini system with Epos speakers gives a very satisfactory sound.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast fuss free purchase The only place to buy hifi /home cinema etc great prices and quick home delivery fuss free
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REally simple to set up and sounds great. HAve had for a few weeks now and streaming music from the laptop, old albums I have ripped or downloaded and a lot more internet radio. Excellent gizmo.
Date published: 2021-03-18
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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 14 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 on orders over £50

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

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.