iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio
iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp-Bloom Audio

iFi xDSD Gryphon | Portable Wired/Wireless DAC and Amp

Sale price$599.00


xDSD Gryphon is a versatile portable powerhouse

  • Highly detailed portable DAC with the Burr-Brown Multibit DAC
  • Supports input via Bluetooth, USB, Coax, and analog
  • 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended input and output
  • Supports all major codecs including MQA Decoding

Bloom's Take

Gryphon provides an array of features and connectivity which are all easily managed through the device’s interface, and it uses all that tech to deliver music with a powerful, transparent output. If you want the best in portable connectivity options, but don’t want to sacrifice sound quality to get it, Gryphon delivers both in one marvelous beast.

Read the full review.

Fantastic Beasts. Here’s where you find them.

Portable DAC/amps tend to be compromised because they focus on a great digital OR a great analogue section. But not both. The xDSD Gryphon is different. Just like its mythical namesake, it is two beasts in one.

From the Ultra-Res digital stage using the Burr-Brown MultiBit at the core to the PureWave analogue power section pumping out 1,000mW and other things in-between, it takes serious headphones to tame the Gryphon.

iFi xDSD Gryphon


  • Separate Bluetooth + DAC + amp stages: each optimized for maximum performance
  • Digital sources via USB, S/PDIF or Bluetooth
  • Analogue sources via 4.4mm or 3.5mm inputs
  • xDSD Gryphon from iFi audio
  • Brilliant Bluetooth. Hi-Res Wireless.

Using the latest QCC 5100 series Bluetooth 5.1 chip as the starting point, for wireless connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon is at the bleeding-edge when it comes to the latest formats:

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

Not only this but the above is on the iFi digital platform where each section is distinct. So QC5100 for reception > Global Master Clock for jitter > Burr-Brown for DAC conversion. More effort but that’s why our wireless gives wired a run for its money.

iFi xDSD Gryphon

USB & S/PDIF. Wired to the nines.

In terms of wired connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon handles all the formats using a hybrid Burr-Brown DAC chipset which is the same as used in our £3,000 flagship, the Pro iDSD Signature.

Rest assured that all the following latest formats are catered for but most importantly, are pushed to their zenith.


PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)
DSD (512/256/128/64)
DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz)
MQA (Decoder)

PCM (192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)

Balance of Power

The xDSD Gryphon uses our PureWave amplification circuitry. It has 1,000mW at 32 Ohms. With a whopping max 6.7v output, bring on the high impedance headphones because the Gryphon will not break a sweat driving them.

This is plenty to drive all manner of headphones. The 4.4mm Pentaconn is the best for balanced playback. The 3.5mm S-Balanced will max SE headphones. And your premium high-sensitivity IEMs have not been forgotten either – iEMatch will cut out the hiss.

Tailored to your ears

XSpace adds back the cavernous sound stage of recordings.

XBass II reinstates the missing bass from open-backed headphones or for recordings that you hanker for bass slam. Under XBass II you can select ‘Bass’ and/or ‘Presence’ so that the low and mid-bass respectively, are correctly added back into your favourite recording.

iEMatch – is our proprietary tech which reduces the annoying hiss from high-sensitivity headphones without losing any dynamic range.

OLED. Seen but not heard.

The OLED display and iFi’s CyberDrive operating system combined, usher in a whole new world of user enjoyment – all information from format to battery life is there. Just as importantly, SilentLine technology means the display does not add noise into the system. It can even be set to off if preferred.


Inputs Wireless

Wired (digital)

Wired (analogue)
Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC Codec)

S/PDIF co-axial

Balanced 4.4mm
Single-Ended 3.5mm
Formats DSD
MQA (Decoder)

DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
768/705.6/384/352.8kHz, Double/Single-Speed DXD

Up to 96kHz
DAC Burr-Brown
Battery USB-C charging. BC1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current
Dimensions 123x75x19 mm
Weight 215 grams
0.5 Ibs
Line Section
Outputs Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
6.7V max. (variable)
3.5V max. (variable)
Output Impedance Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
S-Bal (SE)
<110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
S-Bal (SE)
<0.007% @ 0dBFS
<0.015% @ 0dBFS
Headphone Section
Outputs Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
4.4mm Pentaconn
3.5mm SE
Output Power Balanced

S-Bal (SE)
>1000mW @ 32Ω
>74mW @ 600Ω
>6.7V max. @ 600Ω

>320mW @ 32Ω
>40mW @ 300Ω
>3.5V max. @ 600Ω
Output Impedance Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
SNR Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
<116dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<115dB(A) @ 0dBFS
THD+N <0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
A diddly-darned fantastic little device

This can take any headphone I own and tune it to be (situationally) better.

Have bassy cans that you adore but some tracks are just too bassy? There's a fix for that.
Your Grado's just a tad bit too dry? BOOM, there's a fix for that too! (hehe bet ya didn't see that one coming)
You wanna put on IEMatch so you and your significant other can put on the same set of headphones and listen out each of the outputs on the front and back so you can have a sweet moment to enjoy your favorite tunes together? I mean the Chord Mojo can do that, but the Mojo doesn't come with its own Bluetooth chip, which has solid range in its own for the little iFi. Just make sure you're not using anything too difficult to drive. Also, if you don't turn on IEMatch, the front outputs significantly louder than the back. This is the main feature I got this device for btw

Works best with Apple devices if you're using just USB, but I am very satisfied functionality with my Pixel 5a over both USB and Bluetooth. Only issue I have been having is that it does not connect to windows with the USB port set to both charge and data, you have to set it to dedicated data mode. Outside of that small hiccough, this thing is damned fantastic. If you're on the fence, get it. It's easily worth it.

David Doyle
Powerful Little Beastie

Great sound, drives Stellia well, works flawlessly with iPhone.
I’m quite happy.

Cameron Montes-Murray
iFI Gryphon is Best Bang For Your Buck Portable DAC/AMP

This is basically all you’d need to drive an LCD-X.
Sounds just as good if not better than iFI DSD Signature at $750, and it is more portable and
has Bluetooth if you care about that.

Rob Hawke
A Full Package of Features

Full of useful features including the iFi XBass and XSpace analog EQ type adjustments. Sound quality is very good but not quite at the level of their Signature Zen Can/DAC combo. The Gryphon can do more though.

Willie Manning

An excellent piece of audio gear! I’m having all kind of fun listening to music.

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