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iFi GO blu | Portable HD Bluetooth DAC/Amp

Regular price$199.00

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On-the-GO HiFi Audio with iFi's GO Blu Portable Pocket Rocket

  • Pocket-sized DAC & amp delivers heavenly headphone sound on-the-go
  • Connect wirelessly to phones, tablets, and computers via high-def Bluetooth 5.1
  • Separate BT, DAC, and amp stages, individually optimized for max performance
  • Balanced analog circuit design delivers captivating sonic power and finesse
  • Balanced 4.4mm and SE outputs to accommodate all headphone and IEMs
  • Features XBass and XSpace, tailored sound to suit your personal sonic taste

Bloom's Take

We completely admit that at face value, it seems unlikely that such a small product with an incredibly small footprint could pack the kind of power and performance you'd want and need in your headphones or IEMs over a Bluetooth connection. We were wrong. The GO Blu by iFi is simply an incredible piece of technology for on-the-go listening for those times when convenience is king. It delivers amazing convenience and sacrifices very little fidelity for such an extremely tiny and portable device. If you want a pocket-sized DAC/Amp driving your IEMs or easier to drive headphones over a Bluetooth connection to your phone or computer, this award-winning device is the one you want.

Read our full review here.

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Blu Everyday

IFi's GO blu, pocket-rocket portable HD DAC/amp, is diminutive enough to take with you wherever you go! It gives you the best sound from wired with the convenience of wireless as you no longer need to have a cable connection to your smartphone.

Whether you’re exercising at the gym with your Apple watch clocking your every step or catching up on your MacBook at your favorite coffee shop, the GO blu is the perfect companion.

Superior Sound, Unbound

Wireless headphones or earphones of any kind integrate Bluetooth processing, digital to analog conversion, and amplification onto one, standard ‘off-the-shelf’ chip. There is of course a ceiling to the sound quality that can be achieved. When pairing headphones or IEMs with a decent cable and a separate, high-quality portable DAC and headphone amp, your sound quality will beat any pair of wireless headphone or earphones, hands down.

Using the GO blu now means no compromise on sound quality.

iFi GO Blu with Meze 99 CLassics headphones

Go Beyond

With its lightweight, soft-touch polymer enclosure, copper-colored trim, and ChronoDial, crown-style control, the GO blu is a pleasure to use.

iFi has incorporated a high-quality, chip-based (CMOS-MEMS) microphone, enabling hands-free calls, voice chat for gaming, and access to voice assistants such as Apple Siri and Google Assistant.

Further flexibility is provided by the USB-C charging port, which doubles as an audio input enabling USB connection with Hi-res PCM audio data up to 24-bit/96kHz supported.

HD Bluetooth 5.1

The use of Qualcomm’s four-core QCC5100 Bluetooth processing chip ensures that every current high-definition Bluetooth audio format is supported.

  • aptX Adaptive and aptX HD
  • regular aptX and aptX Low Latency
  • AAC
  • SBC (plain vanilla BT)

The GO blu is v5.1 compliant, ensuring excellent range, stability, and performance, and its ‘Bluetooth engine’ can be updated over the air.

iFi GO Blu with Meze customized headphones from Bloom Audio gallery

Three Unique Stages: Bluetooth, DAC, and Amp

Uniquely for a device of this type and size, the GO blu’s clever design packs in separate Bluetooth, DAC and amp stages, each engineered in distinct blocks to deliver the ideal combination of cutting-edge specification and superb sound.

The Bluetooth stage supports every current high definition format and feeds the DAC stage with a Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC chip. The amp circuitry benefits from symmetrical signal paths and utilizes iFi’s Direct Drive design concept to ensure a clean signal path without distortion. The amp stage delivers up to 5.6V handling even relatively tough headphone loads with ease with auto-gain adjusting output up/down by 6dB as needed.


* Note: GO blu USB input is not compatible with some iPhone models and versions of iOS.

  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Inputs
    • Wireless: Bluetooth 5.1 (AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec)
    • Wired: USB-C up to 24/96kHz
  • Outputs: Balanced 4.4mm, SE 3.5mm
  • Power Output
    • Balanced: 245mW @ 32Ω; 5.6V @ 600Ω
    • SE: 165mW @ 32Ω; 2.8V @ 600Ω
  • Output Impedance: < 1Ω
  • SNR: Balanced 111dBA, SE 106.5dBA
  • DNR: 120dB(A)
  • THD + N
    • Balanced: <0.009% (6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
    • SE: <0.03% (100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 45kHz (-3dB)
  • Battery: Li-polymer 450mAh, about ~10 hours
  • Power: Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA current, 6.3 volts
  • Dimensions: 2.2" x 1.3" x 0.5” (55mm x 34mm x 13 mm)
  • Weight: 0.92 oz (26g)

In the Box

iFi GO Blu included accessories

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Alex Hernandez
Perfect device for my fostex

Lets me use my balanced jacked headphones in my pc and gives a nice boost in volume

Yuguang Xiong
Quality Sound and Great Convenience of iFi GO blu

The sound quality of iFi GO blu is not arguable: natural tonality, well balanced and very clear (comparable to iFi HipDac that I owned) together with its XBass button, although the XSapce function is not easily distinguishable. The convenience offered by iFi GO blu is superiorL thanks to its miniature dimensions and excellent Bluetooth connectivity (never dropped off for a single time when pairing with my iPhone 13 over a month of nearly daily use). The wired connection of iFi GO blu with iPad, Mac and PC computers works well too, which makes iFi GO blu a mobile audiophile device that can be used in a variety of settings. One major complaint that I have is that it cannot be used when wiredly connected to iPhone even after the recent firmware upgrade: my iPhone 13 only sent audio signals to iFi GO blu for a second or two after connection and then an error message popped up saying the device is drawing too much power, and then cut off audio signals. Overall iFi GO blu is a quality DAC suitable for daily mobile use.

Mark H

iFi GO blu | Portable HD Bluetooth DAC/Amp


It's small in size but has a huge sound. Well worth the price. Thanks to the Guys at Bloom Audio for reviewing it .

So Far So Great

Just received this item and have been trying it out with both the Hifiman Sundara (with upgraded Eletech Cable (which I also highly recommend)) and Campfire Satsuma. Really happy with it from both a sound and convenience perspective. Losing just one cord between you and your DAC/Amp + Music Source greatly simplifies portable audio. I enjoy it sound-wise as much as the Hip-Dac which I also think is a pretty great product. For those looking to vastly improve convenience and sound … and not move deeply into more costly equipment this is a nice choice.

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