The iFi nano iDSD Black Label is the heir to the global best–seller; nano iDSD. It has the same MultiBit Burr-Brown DAC with True Native DSD256/PCM384/DXD as the rest of the iFi range.
nano iDSD Black Label
Take centre stage.
Ever dreamed of being a Rock ‘n’ Roll star?
To feel the rush as you step out on stage before thousands of adoring fans?
The nano iDSD Black Label, with its Hi-Res DNA and crystal-clear sound, brings that experience to your ears.
The nano iDSD Black Label is a powerful piece of kit.
It’s six times more powerful than an iPhone, drives almost any set of headphones and with up to ten hours of battery life, makes listening on the go stress-free.
And with its advanced engineering and balanced wiring, it’s ideal for single or balanced earphones alike.
A step closer to stardom.
Even if you’re listening through low-spec earphones in the gym or on large cans at home, the nano iDSD Black Label delivers rich, clean sound no matter what.
Tonight, you’re a Rock ‘n’ Roll star.
The tech spec.
The nano iDSD Black Label has two other iFi products built in:
- The iPurifier – To isolate sound and deliver clean, quality music,
- The iEMatch – To attenuate high-powered earphones and sensitive in-ear monitors
They take away hiss, buzz and distortion and provide studio-quality audio.
You’ll feel like you’re playing right alongside the biggest artists.
True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.
Listen to MQA straight out of the box.
For MQA tracks, simply connect to Tidal (on your computer) and check the options to stream MQA.
Hear music as the artist intended. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged for the truest sound.
The iFi exclusive S-Balanced technology delivers the maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.
Reap the benefits of balanced, enjoy lower distortion and reduced crosstalk.
Visible analogue volume control. Its smooth action and smooth sound deliver the sonic goods with precision.
Choose between the ‘Listen’ (Minimum Phase Bezier Filter) and ‘Measure’ (Linear Phase Transient Aligned Filter) options.
It’s the only portable DAC to give you so much control.
With up to ten hours of battery life, you can max out your on-the-go listening. Just switch it on and then plug in your device. Plus it boasts a USB Type A connector for a stable wired connection.
Just use an Apple CCK cable or Android OTG cable and away you go.
|Input(rear):||USB2.0 type A “OTG” Socket (with iPurifier® technology built-in)|
|Output(rear)；||1 x Audio fixed line out L+R 3.5mm|
|Digital Filter:||2 positions, 2 filters|
|Outputs(front):||2 x Headphone Audio 3.5mm one direct and one with iFi iEMatch® integrated|
|DAC:||DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect DXD processing|
|Clock:||Low-jitter crystal clock|
|Audio Formats:||DSD 256/128/64/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8|
|MQA 88.2/96/176.4/192kHz filters|
|Filter–PCM:||Listen(transient optimised minimum phase)|
|Measure(frequency response optmised)|
|–DSD:||Listen(extended bandwidth transient optimised)|
|Measure (narrow bandwidth, low output band noise optimised)|
|–DXD:||Fixed Bit-Perfect Processing|
|–MQA:||Fixed MQA Filter|
|Amplifier:||Dual Mono 2 x 285mW Direct Drive, coupling capacitor free circuit for highest fidelity|
|Volume Control:||3.5mm TRRS with Balanced compatible wiring|
|Dynamic Range(including DAC):||> 109dB(A) @ 3v (Direct)|
|> 107dB(A) @ 0.5V (iEMatch®)|
|THD &N (@ 125mW/30R):||< 0.005%|
|Max. Output (<10% THD):||> 3.5V @ 600Ω Load (Direct) (20mW/600Ω)|
|> 2.9V @ 30Ω Load (Direct) (285mW/30Ω)|
|> 1.7V @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (200mW/15Ω)|
|Output Impedance :||< = 1Ω (Direct)|
|< = 4Ω (iEMatchsup>®)|
|Channel Separation:||> 79dB @ 600Ω Load (Direct)|
|> 79dB @ 15Ω Load (Direct) (1kHz, TRRS plug Balanced wiring)|
|Dynamic Range(Line):||> 109dB(A)|
|THD & N(0dBFS Line):||< 0.004%|
|Output Voltage(Line): :||2.15V (+/-0.05V)|
|Output Impedance:||< 240Ω|
|Channel Separation:||> 99dB (@ 1kHz)|
|Jitter(correlated):||Below test set limit|
|Dimensions:||96(l) x 64(w) x 25.5(h)mm|
|Weight:||139g (0.31 Ibs)|
I think its one of the best devices ifi Audio have produced and at its price is a bargain
I received the Nano iDSD Black from dukkanhifi, the official distributor of iFi Audio in Turkey. Special thanks to them for sending out the device. It goes for 200$ on the market. I’m not affiliated with the iFi brand and this review reflects my own, unbiased thoughts like always.
A mobile rechargeable battery powered headset AMP/DAC is good
Rarely, if ever, have I classified a piece of gear, in this case a transportable rechargeable battery powered headphone amp/DAC as a no brainer. Sure, the unit has some flaws, nobody’s prefect, but at the price £199 you cannot fault it for what it is able to do in such a small package. I’m well aware of the gravity of that opening statement, but I stand by it.
Good workmanship, general hand feeling, rich function and omnivorous food
nano BL in general is a more sincere product, the main advantage is that the function is rich, in the outside phone, in the home to pick up the computer is more convenient, there are no sorry portable decode the name of the decode, the sound quality is also the value of this price.
Micro Black Label Contender
Have a lot of gear at work and at home? Worried if the iFi Nano iDSD Black can work with all your gear? Well here’s a post of the Nano Black and all the gear I connected it to.
Micro Black Label Contender
I don’t want to make it controversial but that’s what I heard. Whether it holds or not, it’s really up to you to decide. The question is, where do I stand by I’ll let you guys know at the end. Let see if this small black box lives up to the hype.