Is the music from your headphones or speakers uninteresting or flat? Then the micro iDSD Black Label is for you.
It adds warmth, depth and smoothness to your favourites tunes. Put simply, your music will sound better than it ever has.
The micro iDSD Black Label is the world’s most powerful, battery-powered DAC and headphone amplifier, capable of unrivalled native playback in DSD, PCM and DXD file formats. Now with added MQA! And Roon tested!
And we added our optional ‘sonic enhancements’ to add that little bit extra to your listening…
XBass+® cleans and restores the bass to give you a richer, deeper sound and 3D+® opens up your music to create a live-concert atmosphere.
Sense and sensitivity
The headphone amplifier is a force to be reckoned with.
With 4,000mW, the micro iDSD Black Label can drive from the most sensitive IEMs up to the most power hungry headphones out there.
It comes with 3 power output settings so that it can be adjusted to work with any ear buds or headphones.
She’s once, twice…
The micro iDSD Black Label has a battery life of up to 12 hours, and should your phone need a boost, the micro BL can charge it from 0% to 100% through the USB charging port on the side — not once, but twice!
And finally, we should mention the sleek black and orange design. She’s funky, fun and a flattering addition to any music lover’s system.
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.
Native playback simply means that the file format has not been changed.
You wanted to listen in PCM, you’ll still be listening in PCM. The DAC does not change the format of the original file.
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.
IEMs stands for In-Ear Monitors.
These fit inside your ear. You’ve been using them for years. You just called them something else.
You will also see these referred to as earphones, ear buds and CIEMs. CIEMs are Custom In-Ear Monitors – IEMs made specifically to fit your ear shape.
Gain is the amount of increase in audio signal strength. Gain is often expressed in decibels (dB).