British Hi-Fi company iFi audio, based in Merseyside, wants you to squeeze the ultimate sound, both in loudness and quality, from the device most of us use for all of our music – the mobile phone
Touring with your favourite band. Listening to them play live. Living an experience that stays with you forever.
Few are lucky enough to live their dream.
The xDSD, our latest portable DAC/amp, will make you believe it’s real.
The xDSD delivers CD-quality Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your favourite music from:
- Apple Music
As well as your laptop and TV, straight to your earphones. And with the option to stream MQA audio tracks, the xDSD steps it up a notch.
Working with almost every set of headphones out there, from everyday models to high-end iEMs and over-ears, the xDSD produces high-octane audio that leaves you breathless.
The xDSD has two modes:
Which means you can listen at home, but with its cool slimline metallic design you’ll want to take it everywhere.
And with up to ten hours of battery life, you’ll enjoy admiring glances as you do.
The X factor.
The xDSD includes the new iFi Cyberdrive which enhances the sound quality of instruments and vocals to a level beyond its rivals.
The xDSD, live the live experience.
The tech specX.
The xDSD is loaded with the latest technology, including:
- XBass+ To clean up and restore a rich, deeper bass line
- 3D+ To recreate the recording’s original sound field
This is Hi-Res music as the artist intended.
Deliver CD-Quality music wirelessly to your headphones from your smartphone (Apple iPhone or Android), DAP (Apple iPod and similar), laptop or smart TV.
Wired, the USB type A OTG/CCK connector offers the ultimate High-Res audio performance for smartphones, laptops and USB enabled DAPs. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo S/PDIF input gives older DAPs and CD players a new lease of life as a transport to serve High-Resolution audio.
Hear music as the artist intended. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged for the truest sound.
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.
True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.
The iFi exclusive S-Balanced topology makes its debut in the flagship Pro iCAN. It delivers the maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.
Reap the benefits of balanced, enjoy lower distortion and reduced crosstalk on headphones.
Our 3D+ Holographic® dual-analogue matrices create a more immersive, deeper soundstage that puts the artist with you in the room, not just in your headphones.
XBass+® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a deep, tight and prodigious bass.
With a separate power input (micro USB) to charge its own internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone. Playback time is up to ten hours.
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.
The Cyberdrive headphone amplifier stage is one of the pivotal new circuit designs in the x-series. This new design places all parameters of the fully analogue system under digital control for a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario.
The Cyberdrive design incorporates the iFi exclusive OV4627 ultra low noise FET input Op-Amp and W990VST digitally controlled stepped attenuator to deliver a new level of sound-quality.
|USB Input:||up to PCM768kHz & DSD512 (24.6/22.6MHz)|
|S/PDIF Coaxial and Optical Input:||up to 192kHz/24Bit|
|Dynamic Range:||> 113dB (A)|
|Volume Control:||-101dB…0dB in 1dB steps|
|Output power:||> 2.82V/500 mW @ 16 Ohm
> 3.7V/270mW @ 50 Ohm
> 3.8V/48 mW @ 300 Ohm
> 3.8V/24 mW @ 600 Ohm
|Line out Level:||> 2.1V @ 0dBFS (& 0dB Volume)|
|THD &N (1V/16R):||< 0.005%|
|Output Impedance:||< 1 Ohm|
|Dimensions:||95 (l) x67 (w) x19 (h) mm|
|Weight:||127g (0.28 Ibs)|
|Warranty period:||12 months|
iFi Audio xDSD Review – Portable Hi-Res DAC & Headphone Amp
Quick review of the iFi xDSD
I really love the convenience & freedom that comes from not having to deal with holding up a cable from my phone anymore. Having the cable going from my headphone to the xDSD off to my side was hardly noticeable as well. Some people in the official xDSD thread on here (and/or elsewhere) have claimed that the xDSD using aptX (Note: iPhones will connect via AAC) still sounds significantly better than cheaper devices do with Sony’s superior LDAC codec. I am inclined to agree with that.
An audio turbocharger for a smartphone, tablet, laptop…
I’m glad I pursued it, because this gizmo is nothing less than an audio turbocharger for a smartphone, tablet, laptop and more. You can use it wired, like other DAC/headphone amps, but the fabulous USP is that the xDSD works via Bluetooth. Here’s the scenario: you connect it wirelessly to your music source; you plug your headphones into the xDSD; you can then roam around most of your office or home (or plane or train) with just the xDSD in your pocket, listening to music not only with the last molecule of quality squeezed out of it, but amplified as loud and as bold as you like.
iFi Audio xDSD Bluetooth DAC and Headphone Amp Review
The overall audio quality is very good. When you try listening to he higher quality audio you can tell there is a slight difference and it’s all in the detail. I listened to a lot of live instrumental audio when testing out the xDSD and switching back and forth from the Windows 10 built in sound to the xDSD pass through sound, it was clear that the xDSD was making a difference.
iFi Audio xDSD Review
The quietness and tranquility of xDSD left the instruments freely breathtaking and distinct, along with the echoes and features of the recorded space.Extremely tremendous, from the top octaves of the violins, the tails from the pilasters to the end of the spectrum and the air that characterizes it.Voices, female and male, were natural and dynamic, beautiful presentation and the lyrics were distinct.
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