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

Regular price $599.00
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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

Well-connected

  • 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
  • LDAC and HWA/LHDC
  • 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.

On USB:

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)
On S/PDIF

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

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.

Specs

Inputs Wireless

Wired (digital)


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

USB-C
S/PDIF co-axial

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

Bluetooth
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
384/352.8kHz

Up to 96kHz
DAC Burr-Brown
Battery USB-C charging. BC1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current
Dimensions 123x75x19 mm
4.8"x3.0"x0.7"
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)
≤200Ω
≤100Ω
Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
<110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
Balanced
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)
<1Ω
<1Ω
SNR Balanced
S-Bal (SE)
<116dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<115dB(A) @ 0dBFS
THD+N <0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)

Customer Reviews

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Isaac Garfinkle
This little thing is an absolute powerhouse

The Gryphon is replacing my iFi Zen Can/Zen Blu stack, but I also have the Go BLU (and a Qudelix 5K) this smokes them both. Honestly for some headphones like the Aeon 2C and the Campfire Audio Cascade I think I prefer this Gryphon to anything else I own, regardless of cost. It drove my limited selection of IEMs very well too with zero noise, and even my ZMF Eikon sounded great with its 300ohm. The adjustable XBass options are an awesome improvement over the basic on/off implementation in their other products, and I love the whole aesthetic of this unit from the lights to the form factor to the settings and ports. iFi just keeps getting better!

Customer Reviews

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Isaac Garfinkle
This little thing is an absolute powerhouse

The Gryphon is replacing my iFi Zen Can/Zen Blu stack, but I also have the Go BLU (and a Qudelix 5K) this smokes them both. Honestly for some headphones like the Aeon 2C and the Campfire Audio Cascade I think I prefer this Gryphon to anything else I own, regardless of cost. It drove my limited selection of IEMs very well too with zero noise, and even my ZMF Eikon sounded great with its 300ohm. The adjustable XBass options are an awesome improvement over the basic on/off implementation in their other products, and I love the whole aesthetic of this unit from the lights to the form factor to the settings and ports. iFi just keeps getting better!