From iFi Audio Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the go-anywhere hip-dac is designed to slip discretely into a pocket and offers an extensive hi-res specification that belies its eminently affordable $149 price tag.
The hip-dac replaces the inferior DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Convertor) and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to vastly improve headphone sound.
Its design and performance set it apart from other DAC/headphone amps in its class. Connect your playback device via USB, plug in your favorite corded headphones or in-ear monitors and the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement, effortlessly engaging the listener with all manner of music.
In the home, in the office, on a train or plane – the hip-dac is the music lover’s inseparable friend.
Enjoy mind-blowing music at your fingertips quickly and easily with the user-friendly, compact hip-dac.
Connect the hip-dac via USB between your smart device, laptop and corded headphones while out and about.
Hook it up to your PC or Mac at home or in the office.
The hip-dac delivers hi-res, ‘bit perfect’ PCM and DXD up to 384kHz and up to DSD256 DSD256 as well as MQA.
Make the most of your balanced headphones wherever you are with the hip-dac’s 4.4mm sockets.
Reap the benefits of balanced even with normal headphones as the 3.5mm single-ended socket uses our unique S-Balanced technology
to cut crosstalk and distortion in half.
The analogue output stage of the hip-dac is a balanced (differential) design which means less interference and crosstalk.
Tailor the sound of the hip-dac to your playback priorities with additional, exclusive iFi firmware.
Benefit from PowerMatch – switchable gain – to cater for headphone sensitivity.
Turn on XBass to add missing bass to open backed headphones or IEMs
Every order ships free, no minimums, no restrictions. 99% of orders placed by 4pm EDT go out the same day. We typically ship UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail, so transit times range from 1-5 days depending on location (we're in NJ). Signature is required upon delivery. If you have any special requests, give us a shout. We're very accomodating.
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