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HIFIMAN EF500 front over white background
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HIFIMAN EF500 | Desktop DAC and Amp

Regular price$459.00

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EF500 Introduces HYMALAYA LE R2R DAC With Lower Noise, Lower Distortion, and Lower Power Consumption

  • HYMALAYA LE R2R DAC raises the bar for a sub $500 unit
  • EF500 provides 4.5W of power to handle demanding planar magnetic headphones
  • Supports a number of streaming options for lossless wireless connections
  • Vertical design doubles as a headphone stand to save desktop space

HiFiMAN EF500 DAC front left quarter with Macbook, Arya headphones, and cup of coffee

DAC and Headphone Amplifier with Streaming Features

EF500 provides the pure sound of the HYMALAYA LE R2R DAC with up to 4.5W of power output. Along with that, it's ethernet connection allows for lossless streaming from your mobile device or an NAS. 

EF500 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 EF500 can work with an external headphone amp or power amp.

HiFiMAN EF500 DAC front right quarter with books and Arya headphones leaning on side in bright room


  • SN/R: 117dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N (Line out): 0.0025%
  • Channel Separation: 131 +/-3dB
  • Maximum Power Output: 4.5w per channel @ 32Ω BAL | 1.32w per channel @ 32Ω UnBAL
  • Inputs: USB-B, USB-C, Coax, Ethernet
  • HiFiMAN 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Headphone Output

  • 6.3mm Single-ended
  • XLR 4-Pin Balanced

Line Out

  • Dual XLR Balanced
  • Dual RCA Single-ended

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