4.4mm outputs

The ZEN DAC sports 4.4mm balanced outputs at both the front (for headphones) and back (for output into another amplifier via 4.4mm to dual XLR).

We’ve used a balanced design for the analogue stage – rare and not found at this price point. This makes it pretty special for the best sound quality.

A balanced cable has the same left + and right +, but it has a separate left – and right -, with totally separate wiring. ‘Crosstalk’ is negligible.

Therefore, a balanced connection is the superior headphone wiring configuration.

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