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While there are plenty of options for sub-$1000 headphones, when it comes to amps and DACs of the same price range, they typically don’t measure up, lacking power or detail, etc. The EF600 has a great balance between features, sound quality, and raw power that makes it excellent for a DAC/Amp combo under a grand with design and ergonomics as a value-add.
It features a unique tower footprint doubling as a headphone stand, with the prominent features being the Hymalaya Pro R2R DAC and the 5.12w per channel power output that’s sure to drive almost any headphone you throw at it. It also provides a healthy mix of both digital and analog inputs.
The EF600 sound presents as reference-like in character, tuned towards soundstage expansion that’s natural and wide. The biggest audible standout is its holographic feeling in its imaging with strong separation.
Put it all together and HIFIMAN EF600 provides an excellent blend of function, performance, and value.
With fully balanced input and output connections, EF600 is highly versatile, and it features an industrial design that is aesthetically appealing and serves as a headphone stand, reducing desktop clutter. EF600 also supports high-resolution Bluetooth connectivity, an independent power supply, and a thermally optimized tower case.
“The EF600 has the power and advanced technology to stand out from a field that too often relies on off-the-shelf technologies instead of incorporating technologies that are truly unique to the category. The Hymalaya Pro DAC module alone represents a giant leap forward from DACs that were considered state-of-the-art only a few short years ago.”
Dr. Fang Bian - President, and CEO, HiFiMAN Electronics
HiFiMAN’s Hymalaya Pro consists of an array of highly accurate resistors that use a “ladder” method of conversion. This approach converts the digital signal with maximum accuracy and overall musicality. Signal-to-noise ratio, total harmonic distortion, and energy consumption are at their musical and efficient best.
Hymalaya Pro supports PCM with a maximum 24 Bit resolution. And with the added support of a new algorithm and 0.01% precision resistors, it reaches a THD (total harmonic distortion) rate of -60dB 2%. In plain English, distortion is greatly reduced with no audible distractions.
EF600 supports Bluetooth multiple codecs including LDAC, delivering lossless sound reproduction for audiophile-level sonics. An array of RCA and XLR inputs allows the EF600 to be used as a high-performance headphone amplifier that is fully compatible with most CD and SACD players.