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iFi GO Pod with attached 64 Audio U4s IEM inserted into ear
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iFi GO pod | Wearable Bluetooth DAC and Amp

Regular price$399.00

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World-class. Wireless. Wearable HD Bluetooth DAC and Headphone Amp

  • GO pod + any corded IEMs = excellent wireless sound
  • Separately designed and optimized Bluetooth decoding, DAC conversion, and amplification stages
  • Dual 32-bit Hi-Res Cirrus Logic MasterHIFI DAC chips
  • Includes connectors for both standard 2-pin and MMCX IEMs

iFi GO Pod with attached Campfire Audio Solaris on wood desk from Bloom Audio gallery

Bloom's Take

With the recent craze driving brands to produce better-sounding TWS earphones, iFi looks to do a bit more than jump on board: they’ve dropped an IEM TWS adapter into the fray in the hopes of providing some wireless versatility to customers with expensive, premium-sounding wired IEMs. They feature a minimalist design, 7-hour playback time, balanced output signal up to 120mW @ 32Ω, support LDAC and LHDC (HWA) at 32-bit/96kHz, as well as all of the latest BT codecs, and feature Qualcomm Snapdragon for connection reliability.

It's not 100% feasible just yet to attach an IEM to a Bluetooth wearable DAC and expect a perfectly transparent sound interpretation as if you’re listening with the wire. But iFi gets REAL close with the GO pod adding a small, elevated bass shelf to the sound signature, a touch of warmth to the midrange, and a bit of smoothness to the treble.

They come with both 2-pin and MMCX connectors, so you’ll have what you need out of the box for the majority of IEMs out there, but additional termination types are available in Pentaconn Ear, A2DC, and T2. The $399 price tag may make you hesitate, but their comfort, excellent sound, and class-leading tech make the iFi GO pod a great pairing for your premium IEMs.

Read the full review here.

GO pod + IEMs = Brilliant Wireless Sound

The GO pod is a pair of wearable Bluetooth DAC/headphone amps designed to make any pair of corded IEMs wireless.

Using a pair of GO pods is easy: detach the cable from your favorite IEMs, connect the earpieces to the L and R pods, pair them with your source device (EG. smartphone) and hook the ergonomic ear loops around your ears to ensure a comfortable fit.

Given the quality of the GO pod’s circuitry, when combined with a well-chosen pair of high-performance IEMs, the resulting sound is far in advance of any ‘true wireless’ earbud or Bluetooth headphones.

iFi GO Pods with attached Vision Ears EXT earphones on wood headphone stand from Bloom Audio gallery

Distinctly Different

TWS buds rely on system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions to integrate the required tech into a tiny space. All the crucial stages from decoding to amplification get combined typically resulting in compromised sound quality.

Not the GO pod: each critical Bluetooth, DAC and amplification stage is designed separately and optimized individually to ensure excellent sound quality.

Like top-level Hi-Fi loudspeakers, high-quality corded IEMs are engineered for sonic excellence, combining multiple hi-tech drive units to transmit sound directly into your ear canal. Given the high-level of audio engineering in both, connecting a pair of these IEMs to the GO pod results in sound that is so much better than regular TWS buds.

iFi GO Pods with attached 64 Audio earphones in charging case from Bloom Audio gallery


Voice clarity: built-in mic with Qualcomm noise suppression.

Touch Controls: aluminum panel on front of pod acts as a touch pad with play, pause, and skip controls.

Easy Charging: comes with a smart-designed charging case, softly-lined compartments, and sufficient room to accommodate connected IEMs along with pods.

Hi-Res Bluetooth: Qualcomm’s 24-bit aptX formats are covered, offering sample rates of up to 96kHz.

True Wireless Mirroring: Both left and right pods can receive BT signals, but only the pod with the strongest connection acts as the receiver as the other mirrors.

Cirrus Logic MasterHiFi: GO pod incorporates (x2) Cirrus Logic Master chips, 1 in each pod. This 32-bit hi-res chip is dedicated to single-channel DAC signal conversion.

Balanced Amplification: the amp stage has been carefully designed to ensure ultra-low distortion and silent background with high-sensitivity IEMs. With a power output of 120mW into 32Ω, and an output voltage of 4V into high-impedance 300Ω loads.

IPX5-rated: GO pod is water and sweat-resistant - no issue wearing them in the gym or getting caught in the rain.


  • GO pod User Manual
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • BT Codecs: LDAC, LHDC/HWA, aptX Adaptive, aptX, AAC, SBC
  • Bluetooth Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Auto Impedance Detection: 16/32/64/300 Ω
  • SNR: 32Ω ≥129dB (A) | 300Ω ≥132dB (A)
  • THD+N: ≤0.002% (1kHz/32Ω)
  • Frequency Response: 10-20kHz(-3dB) LDAC
  • Battery: GO pod 180mAh + Case 1500mAh
  • Working hours: GO pod ~7h + Case ~30h
  • Power: 5V/1A or 5V/2A Qi certified charger
  • Dimensions: GO pod 1.7" x 0.6" x 0.4 | Case 4.6" x 3" x 1.5"
  • Weight: GO pod 0.42 oz | Case 4.44 oz
  • IFi 1 Year Warranty

In the Box

iFi GO Pod package and accessories

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Steve Vaccaro
A new friend

The Idea to be able to listen to your world class IEM’s with the freedom of being untethered, Retaining powerful amplification and current tech DAC is nothing short of Brilliant!!
Thank you , Best Steve

Misleading and over priced

The listed specs are inaccurate. If you check the product on Ifi's site you can see they have omitted APTX HD and APTX LL codec support. Despite being listed on bloomaudio and the actual packaging, they are not included. "Specifications are subject to change without notice"

This of course is not the retailer's fault, but it should be noted. People buy this kind of tech for specific reasons.

It should also be noted that you cannot use LDAC in the highest quality unless you are only using one of the adapters.

The touch controls aren't reliable on my left adapter and can be finicky in general. The Gaia app is pretty terrible if you decide to update the firmware. I have also had charging issues similar to the UTWS5 where one of the adapters will not charge despite being seated properly in the case. I typically have to fidget with them until I see the lights change.

The audio will cut out completely on the left adapter at least once a day. This is usually rectified by pausing the audio and starting it again. Occasionally I will have to repeat this process multiple times.

I was hoping these would be a real upgrade from the problematic Fiio UTWS5 adapters. The audio quality is an improvement at LDAC 660kbps, but not $400 worth. The microphones are on par with the UTWS5 which is not a complement. The battery life is better.... but not $400 better.

I have never owned any Ifi gear before and have been disappointed in this purchase in general. On a positive note I did receive the adapters pretty quickly and I cannot fault this retailer for the incorrect specs on this over priced lackluster product.

Hi Donovan. Thanks so much for the honest and thorough feedback on iFi's GO pod. I'm sorry your experience with the product wasn't what you hoped for.

Thank you for letting us know about the aptX codec incompatibility. As you stated, it seems these were printed on their packaging and originally listed as available codecs, but iFi has removed those from their site. We have also removed them from our listing to avoid any confusion.

We do thank you for the positive feedback regarding Bloom Audio's service and for your loyalty to our brand!

Tareq Abou-Samra
Best in class

I received my iFi Go Pods. They are among the best Bluetooth iem modules I have.

They have a slight etch to the treble sound to them. With great bass. They also have great left/right stereo panning.

If you use the iFi app to change the filters the sound becomes much more forgiving in the Treble. After the filter change, it become my favorite playback device.

You need to change the slow filter to Fast. And switch the "phase" option to "phase-compensated".

To get to the filters settings you need to use the iFi Gaia app from their download page:

Other than the playback, they device is of course a lil clunky. More clunky that Fiio UTWS5 modules which are easier to carry around in and out of their case.

Fiio UTWS5 has more treble emphasis and less bass emphasis.
Ifi Go Pods, have great bass playback. And the Treble needs to iFi giaia app filter changes to be perfect.

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