Enjoy high quality sound for up to 8 hours, even if you are using headphones requiring a lot of power such as the HifiMan HE-6 or as little as the Sennhesier IE-800.
Working with your MacBook in Starbucks? Running in the fresh morning air? Snoozing with your smart device on a flight?
Take the hip-dac, our mini DAC/headphone amplifier, with you wherever you go. Improved music on the move. Great looks and fabulous sound.
Hip, hot and happening
Our hip-dac is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go.
Not only will its hi-res specs make your tunes sound fabulous, but its hot, on-trend styling will make them look pretty amazing too.
Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the go-anywhere hip-dac was designed to slip discreetly into your pocket BUT its cool look might mean you want to keep it on display.
For music lovers everywhere
Our miniature DAC/headphone amplifier replaces the inferior DAC and amp in your smart device, PC or Mac. Simply connect the hip-dac via USB, insert headphones and away you go.
Relax with your favourite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal as the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement.
Small but mighty
Whether you are curling up in Costa or on your commute, our hip-dac delivers hi-res music with flair.
Thanks to the Burr Brown chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. Music, just as it should be.
The hip-dac supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘HiFi’ tier.
Feel the Force…
Let it guide your actions…
Our small but mighty hip-dac sports PowerMatch – switchable gain.
Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to the load of your headphones.
Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with relatively low impedance that require more oomph.
It’s still all about the bass…
xBass – our iFi optional sonic adjustment is still very much in vogue and addresses the lack of bass that’s often apparent with in-ears or open back headphones.
Boost that bass, and “bring the booty back” to your iEMs with the hip-dac.
Hip and always on trend
Our in-house team has maxed out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res, native audio that suits your priorities and stays cutting-edge.
You will never be behind the times.
Long may it last…
And with extensive battery life, you can take it out with you all day.
The hip-dac can join you at the gym first thing, take you out for lunch and keep your feet a tapping on your journey home.
hip-dac. Amazing sound. Stunning looks.
The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or ‘bit-perfect’. This means you are listening to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.
At iFi we use Burr Brown extensively in our products having selected it for its natural-sounding ‘musicality’ and True Native architecture. Our experience with this IC means we know how to make the most of it.
It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound.
You normally find this set-up in products at the higher end of the price spectrum such as the Pro iCAN but iFi is now using this across its range to produce the best quality audio for all our customers.
|Formats supported||DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
|Digital Inputs||USB 3.0 type ’A’
High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
|Headphone Outputs||Balanced 4.4mm
S-Bal (SE) 3.5mm
|Power Output (@1% THD)||BAL: [email protected] Ohm ; S-BAL(SE): [email protected] Ohm
BAL: [email protected] Ohm ; S-BAL (SE): [email protected] Ohm
|Power System||Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current|
|Power (max)||<2W idle, 4W max|
|Dimensions||102(l) x 70(w) x 14(h) mm|
|Weight||125g (0.28 lbs)|
It’s just great!
I use them to drive a pair of $400 headphones and the sound quality is great. Imaging is good and clarity excellent especially for the money. Very portable!
This is a winner
IFi provided another winner. This unit with the Bur Brown DAC chip out performs my $299 AQ Red Dev and $5000 McIntosh DAC / Headphone amplifier in power and musical sound quality. AQ Red with the ESS chip rounds edgy and a bit rough in comparison. The McIntosh does not come with a balanced headphone jack, and easily out powered by IFi Hip. What a steal at $149 ! Plus it decodes Tidal HiFi MQA up to 24/352 resolution.
Fantastic sound in a portable package at an unbelievable price
Sound quality is amazing. Great clarity and detail with great soundstage. It even improves soundstage on IEMs that are usually lacking this feature; I experienced this with FiiO FH7 IEMs which are great headphones but really come to life with the iFi Hip-DAC. I mainly use iFi Hip-DAC though to drive my Sennheiser HD800S open headphones and it does an amazing job.
The xBassII does an amazing job of making the HD800S sound fuller with a great low end. Kick drums sound tighter and louder and you get a great accurate/detailed low frequency rumble. The only complaint is the battery life could be better but that is part of the trade off with a very portable device (small battery). At this price, you can’t go wrong – highly recommend!!!
A most amazing product
This iFI Hip DAC and Amp combo is one of the most incredible electronic accessories I ever purchased! When I heard the review by the Audiopheliac Steve Guttenberg on YouTube and scores of other great reviews on YouTube and elsewhere, I ordered this product late Thursday night with free delivery scheduled for the following Monday. The product arrived two days early, on Saturday! Right out of the box I hooked it up with the Sennheiser HD450BT headphones I just got 2 days before and connected them to my iPhone. The Hip DAC made my headphones an equivalent to a pair costing 4 times as much!
There are so many features and capabilities packed into it and the sound is just terrific. I listen to my music through an iPhone app called “Equalizer” so I can fine tine it even more precisely. This is an incredible way to listen to your music. I gave it to my wife to listen to, and she kept it for hours. She may get her own set of headphones and Hip DAC…
Great product. Astonishing value.
While listening even for several hours the IFI does not tire, because it gives a dynamic sound thanks to the two XBass and PowerMatch features, giving the device a great added value.
* XBass provides the ability to adjust the density of the bass, depending on your taste and the song you go to listen to.
* PoweMatch instead provides a different listening power, thus being able to better appreciate the result depending on the taste and headphones you use. In fact using my Sundara the XBass function often has to be turned on; conversely by mounting the Sennheiser HD471 closed, depending on the listening song, it should be disabled.
MP3 – this is the most popular format, every device in the world can use it.
DSD – Direct Stream Digital is a very high-quality audio format, better than CD quality. The higher the number (sample rate), the better the recording – DSD64, 128, 256, 512 and 1024.
PCM – Pulse Code Modulation is the most common format for CDs and DVDs.
DXD – Digital eXtreme Definition is a very high-quality PCM format. It was developed to edit hi-res (high quality) recordings recorded in DSD.