Happiness is hip-case
It’s here! The long awaited and lovingly crafted hip-case has arrived.
However, we know that some of you wanted further protection for the beautifully anodised metallic finish and the hi-res interior.
You can now give your adored hip-dac or hip-dac2 a softer, suede-like feel by wrapping it in a bespoke case from iFi, offering protection both at home and on the go without hindering the control functionality.
Protect the one you love
This snug fitting case is unique to iFi with stitch detail and an distinctive, embroidered iFi logo. It’s a bespoke beauty for your beloved portable DAC/amp.
Whether you are a hip and happening connoisseur of the original hip-dac with its sheek Petrol Blue finish or just about to burst on to the audio scene with the vibrant Sunset Orange hip-dac2, the hip-case is definitely for you.
DACs convert digital information, stored or streamed by computers, into music we can hear through speakers or headphones.
Every device that’s a source of digital sound has a built-in DAC (TVs, games consoles, CD players, phones, portable music players etc). Dedicated external DACs sound much better than standard DACs used in digital devices such as phones.
aptX Bluetooth transmission is found in most Android phones, media players, Apple computers (macOS on iMacs and MacBooks) and on higher-quality Bluetooth headphones. It is not available on iOS (iPhones and iPads use Advanced Audio Codec).
AAC is one of the most commonly-supported Bluetooth codecs in the wireless headphone and speaker markets. It’s also the default audio compression codec used by Apple’s iTunes and YouTube and is supported across both iPhone and Android smartphones.
LDAC is an audio coding technology developed by Sony, which allows streaming audio over Bluetooth connections up to 990 kbit/s at 24 bit/96 kHz (also called high-resolution audio).
It is used in Sony headphones, smartphones, portable media players, active speakers and home theatres.
LDAC is a lossy codec which means is discards some of musical info to make the file smaller.
HWA is Bluetooth® wireless audio powered by LHDC™ and used by Huawei. LHDC™ is codec developed by Savitech and stands for ‘low latency and high definition’ audio. Compared to standard Bluetooth®, it allows 3 times more musical date to be transmitted.
Gain is the amount of increase in audio signal strength. Gain is often expressed in decibels (dB).