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iFi ZEN CAN Signature 2023 | Desktop Headphone Amplifier

Regular price$299.00


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Ifi's ZEN CAN Signature Gives You a Premium Desk-Fi Headphone Amp for Audiophile-grade IEMs and Headphones for Superior Sound

  • Upgraded 2023 version of the original, award-winning ZEN CAN headphone amp 
  • Enhanced circuitry inherited from iFi's flagship Pro iCAN features balanced, dual-mono circuitry
  • Delivers 1890mW (11.0V) into 64Ω loads and 15V+ to 600Ω loads or higher
  • RCA, 3.5mm SE, and BAL 4.4mm inputs
  • BAL 4.4mm and 6.3mm headphone outputs with analog 4.4mm BAL output for active speakers
  • Features PowerMatch for super-sensitive IEM or power-hungry headphone compatibility
  • Features XSpace and XBass analog processors for soundstage and low-frequency response enhancement

Enhanced Circuitry, Premium Components, Signature Sound

The original ZEN CAN, iFi's all-analog headphone amp, excelled at driving demanding headphone loads with its balanced circuit design, extremely low distortion, and exceptional sonics. The ZEN CAN Signature takes this design further, featuring enhanced circuitry and audiophile-grade components.

Its balanced, symmetrical dual-mono circuitry can deliver 1890mW (11.0V) into 64Ω loads and offer over 15V to loads of 600Ω or higher, all through its balanced output.

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More Power Matters

Laptops and smartphones typically have a low power output of less than 1.0V. With a quality pair of headphones, you often find yourself running out of power, never truly experiencing their full potential.

Connect your laptop, phone, or DAC to the ZEN CAN Signature and plug in your headphones. Delivering 50 times more power, you’ll finally hear what you’ve been missing. But the ZC Signature offers more than just power: it delivers warm and exceptional sound quality due to its Class A discrete balanced circuitry, inherited from the flagship Pro iCAN headphone amplifier.

3 In, 3 Out

The ZEN CAN Signature offers a range of input options including stereo RCA, 3.5mm SE, and 4.4mm Balanced inputs, making it versatile enough to connect with your laptops, phones, or DACs.

For output, it provides a 4.4mm Balanced option for headphones that support it. It also features a 6.3mm jack for headphones with standard SE connectors. If you’re using earphones with a 3.5mm plug, a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter is included.

The unit also includes an analog balanced output on the back panel, ideal for connecting active speakers via a 4.4mm to XLR adapter. As the ZEN CAN Signature is fully balanced and dual-mono circuit design, this is the recommended output option.

iFi ZEN CAN Signature connections diagram

Premium Inside and Out

The ZEN CAN Signature employs a military-spec PCB to enhance signal integrity. It also incorporates audiophile-grade components:

  • ELNA Silmic II and OS-CON capacitors offer excellent noise reduction capabilities and frequency characteristics
  • iFi/AMR OV ‘Operationsverstärker’ series op-amps provide low noise and distortion, delivering performance that equals or surpasses many high-end headphone amps.

iFi ZEN CAN Signature PCB circuitboard diagram with component descriptions

Silent Power

Unlike other headphone amplifiers that come with standard power supplies like those for notebooks, the ZEN CAN Signature includes the iFi iPower2 power supply. This features Active Noise Cancellation II to eliminate all incoming EMI and RFI noise, ensuring a clean and clear audio experience. The iPower2 is exceptional being more than 10 times quieter than standard power supplies, but to further reduce system interference, consider the DC iPurifier2 as well as the iPowerX power supply.


  • Input Voltage: 5V/2.5A
  • Max Output
    • Balanced @ 600Ω: >15.1V/385 mW
    • Balanced @ 64Ω: >11.0V/1890 mW
    • Balanced @ 32Ω: >6.2V/1200 mW
    • SE @ 600Ω: >7.6V/98mW
    • SE @ 64Ω: >7.4V/870 mW
    • SE @ 32Ω: >7.2V/1600 mW
  • THD+N: <0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16Ω) | <0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.27V 16Ω)
  • SNR: BAL >121dBA (@ 15.2V) | SE >120dBA (@ 7.6V)
  • Max Output
    • Balanced: 7.4V RMS
    • RCA: 3.8V RMS
    • 3.5mm: 1.92V RMS
  • Gain: 0dB, 6dB, 12dB, and 18dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 200kHz (-3dB)
  • Power Consumption: No Signal ~5W | Max Signal ~12W
  • Dimensions: 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
  • Weight: 1.21 lbs
  • IFi 1 Year Warranty

Line Section

  • Outputs: BAL 6.7V max. (variable) | UnBAL 3.5V max. (variable)
  • Output Impedance: BAL <200Ω | UnBAL: <100Ω
  • SNR: <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD+N: BAL <0.007% @ 0dBFS | UnBAL <0.015% @ 0dBFS

Headphone Section

  • Outputs: BAL 6.7V max. @ 600Ω | UNBAL 3.5V max. @ 600Ω
  • Output Power
    • Balanced: >1000mW @ 32Ω | >74mW @ 600Ω
    • Unbalanced: >320mW @ 32Ω; >40mW @ 300Ω
  • Output Impedance: <1Ω
  • SNR: <116dB(A) +-1 @ 0dBFS
  • THD+N: <0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)

In the Box

iFi ZEN CAN Signature In the Box accessories diagram

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

I bought the original Zen Can from Bloom Audio and loved it! I gave that one to my sister, though, so it gave me an excuse to get the upgraded version 😉. Everything about it gushes quality, while being affordable. From the creamy iFi house sound, to the creamy volume knob, to the KitKat bar in the Bloom Audio packaging, these guys don't disappoint.

Versatile all-in-one DAC

it's an affordable versatile DAC with light warm sound and beautiful build. Easy connected wired or wireless. Happy get it open box, item like new. Quick delivery from Bloom Audio. Thank you !



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