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HIFIMAN EF499 | Desktop DAC and Amp

Regular price$299.00

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The EF499 Desktop DAC and Amp Features Classic HiFiMAN R2R Sound, in a Sleek, Compact Package

  • New R2R DAC design, a perfect match for HiFiMAN's detailed resolving headphones
  • Boasts 4.35W of balanced power output
  • Supports a number of streaming options for lossless wireless connections

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DAC and Headphone Amplifier with Streaming Features

Not only does EF499 provide the pure sound of a HiFiMAN R2R DAC and up to 4.35W of power output, it's ethernet connection allows for lossless streaming from your mobile device or an NAS. The DAC is a new R2R design, based on HiFiMAN's beloved HIMALAYA R2R, providing a similar level of reference sound.

Like it's big brothers in HiFiMAN's lineup, EF499 provides High and Low Gain options for the amplifier output, along with Oversampling or Non-oversampling (NOS) DAC processing options to let you find the sound that's best for you.

Desktop Versatility

For the standard DAC, you can connect via USB-A, USB-C, or digital coax, providing compatibility with a number of devices. Similarly, you can output to RCA or XLR, meaning EF499 can work with an external headphone amp or power amp.

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  • SN/R: 99dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N (Line out): 0.008%
  • Channel Separation: 95 ±3dB
  • Maximum Power Output: 4.35w per channel @ 32Ω BAL | 1.28w per channel @ 32Ω UnBAL
  • Inputs: USB-B, USB-C, Coax, Ethernet
  • HiFiMAN 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Headphone Output

  • 6.3mm SE
  • XLR 4-Pin Balanced

Line Out

  • Dual XLR Balanced
  • Dual RCA SE

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