I love the Ifi Zen Can!
I pair it with the Ifi Zen Dac using a short 4.4mm balanced pentaconn cable.
THE SOUND IS FANTASTIC!!!
Easily powers my Focal Elex, Sennheiser 6xx, Hifiman 4xx and Sundara either through the balanced pentaconn output or the 1/4 inch jack.
The difference I hear between this pairing and just using the Zen Dac on its own is in the increased clarity and frequency response. When I switch back to the Zen Dac on its own (a quality product) I notice the sound is a bit muddy (but I couldn’t tell until I compared it to the Zen Can). Listening to Amber Rubarth’s “Strive” is so much clearer, brighter and more spacious than ever. If you’re looking for a wonderfully balanced, quality budget amp with loads of power – this comes highly recommended! It’s even better paired to the Zen Dac.