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ifi Audio hip DAC

£149.00

Take the hip-dac, our mini DAC/headphone amplifier, with you wherever you go. Improved music on the move. Great looks and fabulous sound.

Hip, hot and happening

Our hip-dac is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go.

Not only will its hi-res specs make your tunes sound fabulous, but its hot, on-trend styling will make them look pretty amazing too.

Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the go-anywhere hip-dac was designed to slip discreetly into your pocket BUT its cool look might mean you want to keep it on display.

For music lovers everywhere

Our miniature DAC/headphone amplifier replaces the inferior DAC and amp in your smart device, PC or Mac. Simply connect the hip-dac via USB, insert headphones and away you go.

Relax with your favourite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal as the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement.

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.

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.

Formats supported DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
DXD(384/352.8kHz),
PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)
MQA
Digital Inputs USB 3.0 type ’A’
High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
Headphone Outputs Balanced 4.4mm
S-Bal (SE) 3.5mm
Power Output (@1% THD) BAL: 400mW@32 Ohm ; S-BAL(SE): 280mW@32 Ohm
BAL: 6.3V@600 Ohm ; S-BAL (SE): 3.2V@600 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)

We use DHL for domestic and international orders by default.

For orders over £150.00, delivery in the UK is FREE.

For all other orders below £150.00, shipping charges are based on weight and/or item size. 

Local collection is available (please contact us to check availability and to book your collection slot) from our demo room.

Certain product(s) are not stock items. Where items are special order - you'll receive your package the next day from when stock arrives. We'll let you know the rough ETA on placing your order but please do contact us if your order is urgent.

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