The last word in portable amplifiers
The xCAN is a portable amplifier above all else and is for anyone who wants to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their expensive headphones.
Using a high-end DAP that has an adequate onboard DAC but lacks power? Happy with your existing source but need more juice?
Just add the xCAN to drive bigger and better headphones and boost your tunes.
The xCAN delivers CD-Quality Bluetooth via AAC, aptX and aptX LL with added iFi magic.
Stream wirelessly from your smartphone. Bluetooth from your TV to the xCAN. No need for wires. Just plug your headphones into the xCAN at your side.
Give soundtracks extra energy. Add oomph to your gaming! Hear the whoosh of an arrow or the full throttle of F1 car in all their glory.
Connect via analogue 2.5/3.5 connection. iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced technology means that you gain the advantages of a balanced connection even when using an unbalanced one.
On headphones this means lower distortion, less interference and less crosstalk.
And it enables you to take advantage of the growing number of balanced sources, such as high-end DAPs.
A pure power house
The xCAN is a dual-mono headphone amplifier with 1000mW of power per channel. It will happily drive your favourite headphones.
And we added our signature sonic extras as well.
3D+® opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere.
The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the midrange frequencies.
The xCAN smart battery provides up to 18 hours of playback time (analogue) or 12 hours (Bluetooth) depending on your choice of headphones. That’s one very long train journey!
And finally, check out the curvy chassis and lush LEDs. The xCAN is one lovely lady.
A DAP is a device like an iPod or an MP3 player that stores and/or plays back music digitally.
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.
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.
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).
aptX™ Low Latency audio ensures your Bluetooth® wireless enabled device can deliver sound in sync with visual media. It reduces delay and improves end-to-end speed of the audio transmission, resulting in a high-quality, synchronised user experience.
With aptX™ Low Latency you can enjoy the freedom of wireless for applications such as gaming and watching videos.
Let’s talk headphone cables.
An unbalanced headphone cable has a left + and right + wire, for each respective side. The other, the third – wire is shared by both left & right channels. As this is shared, this gives rise to undesired coupling noise which is commonly referred to as ‘crosstalk.’
A balanced cable has the same left + and right +. But it has a separate left – and right -. With totally separate wiring ‘crosstalk’ is negligible.
Therefore, a balanced connection is the superior headphone wiring configuration.