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iFi audio hip-case

The hip-case is here!

The must-have accessory for your hip-dac portable DAC/amp.

Happiness is hip-case

It’s here! The long awaited and lovingly crafted hip-case has arrived.

Both the original hip-dac and the new hip-dac2 sport a 102x70x14mm extruded aluminium enclosure which is sufficiently robust to be carried around without fear of damage or  breakage.

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.

iFi audio hip-case

Protect the one you love

Made from ‘faux suede’ in cool Dove Grey, the hip-case fits both the hip-dac and the hip-dac2 like a glove.

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.

DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter)

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

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

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

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

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

Gain is the amount of increase in audio signal strength. Gain is often expressed in decibels (dB).

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