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iFi Audio Hip DAC Headphone Amplifier


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iFi Hip DAC is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go, designed to slip discreetly into your pocket or to be kept on display.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Colour Black
Brand iFi Audio

Tech Specs

- DSD256/128/64
- DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz)
- PCM(384-44.1kHz)


Digital Inputs
- USB 3.0 type ’A’
- Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
- Headphone: 3.5mm Bal 4.4mm S-Bal


- 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: Li-polymer 2200mAh
- Power System: Charge via USB-C
- BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA
- Power (max): <2W idle, 4W max
- Dimensions (LWH): 102 x 70 x 14mm
- Weight: 125g (0.28 lbs)

Product Description

iFi Audio Hip DAC Headphone Amplifier 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 if you don't want to keep it on display.

DAC/Headphone Amp

The 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, the hip-dac delivers hi-res music with flair. Thanks to the Burr Brown chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. The hip-dac supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier.

Balanced audio circuits

The hip-dac boasts a balanced, analogue stage for less unwanted noise 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

The 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.

iFi xBass

xBass is iFi's optional sonic adjustment which 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.

Always on trend

The 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.

Single Ended Circuit

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. iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.

Long lasting battery

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. Enjoy high quality sound for up to 8 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.

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. Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.

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