1. adrianambriz

    Newbie in need of advice,My Situation with ifi DACs

    I bought my first DAC ever after reading for weeks about how to improve audio quality so landed into de Ifi Zen Dac V2, also moved to Tidal. This set up changed the way how I thought I knew about music, silly me, how come in 37 years old of existence I never thought that a DAC and Service...
  2. AmericaHiFi

    iFi Micro iTube2

    Hello Head-Fi Members, This new thread is specifically for the iFi iTube2. On the rare occasion that we receive stock of these units (USED), we will create a post in this thread... December 1st, 2021: We have just received stock of the hard to find iFi iTube2 Buffer by iFi Audio. In the past...
  3. iFi audio

    iFi audio GO blu - Super small. Super light. Super Sound.

    Super small. Super light. Super Sound. iFi’s uniquely specified mobile Bluetooth DAC/headphone amp – the GO blu – delivers heavenly headphone sound on the go Southport, England – iFi’s acclaimed DAC/headphone amps have formed a cornerstone of the company’s product range since its formation...
  4. Sma0815

    DAC buying advice

    Hello headfiers, I'm looking to upgrade my DAC. Currently I'm using my ifi idsd micro signature, but I'm looking to an upgrade (around 1000€). I already searched a lot, but maybe you have some good advice. Preference: warmer sounding and specially good (sub) bass, I like the xbass function on...
  5. Rose Technics Maria

    Rose Technics Maria

    Rose Maria Maria with second version of stock cable iFi Audio EarBuddy Hiegi black full foamies
  6. Impressed with this little red Devil!

    Impressed with this little red Devil!

  7. H

    Which Dac/Amp would suit my needs? (Dolby Atmos, 360 ,Hifi)

    Apple music is about to support Spatial Audio , Dolby Atmos music files. Tidal already has master quality music archive and 360 Reality Audio. I'm going to use the dac/amp with Senn 598, 600 and Hifiman 400 Planars. IFI AUDIO HIP-DAC and FiiO Headphone Amplifier DAC Q3 DSD are popular...
  8. rocdoc

    One man's Amazon HD vs Tidal impressions

    Hi everyone, I have just started my trial with Amazon HD after about a year of using Tidal. Here is my brief head-to-head set of impressions, with some questions about others’ impressions and thoughts. This is done not blinded, simply switching back and forth on the same song between the two...
  9. G

    ifi Hip-Dac or xDSD for DT 1990 Pro?

    good new year everyone. I am getting the DT 1990 Pro headphones soon and have been looking to get a portable dac/amp combo to pair with it and I am trying to decide between the ifi Hip-Dac and their xDSD. The source for music will be my iPhone with Tidal, so I’ve been looking at options that...
  10. wmischke

    Question re: iFi Zen DAC and 4.4 balanced out

    I have a Zen DAC that sits on my desk. I use it as a DAC/amp for wearing headphones, and also as a DAC in between my laptop and a pair of active speakers (Edifier 1700). I run a RCA cable from the outputs on the Zen to the inputs on the speakers. I was just wondering about the 4.4mm balanced...
  11. H

    Topping NX4 DSD or iFi Hip-dac ?

    I need a portable DAC/AMP to use with my Hifi-man 400i, Sennheiser 598 and Senn 650 (soon to buy). I was advised to buy iFi Hip-dac Portable DAC Headphone Amp, but a few users say sound is warm and it doesn’t go well with headphones that have already warm sound signature like Senn...
  12. iFi Audio iSilencer+

    iFi Audio iSilencer+

    (description taken from product packaging) USB is bi-directional and transfers both power and data. It is plagued by noise/RMI/EFI problems that negatively impact on sound quality. Noise issues MUST be addressed as early as possible, preferably at the source such as the computer. The...
  13. iFi audio hip-dac

    iFi audio hip-dac

    iFi hip-dac warms the soul with intoxicating sound With a sound as flavoursome and richly detailed as a delicious single malt, the hip-dac portable USB DAC/headphone amp delivers the perfect pick-me-up for any music lover on-the-go Southport, England – iFi adds to its award-winning range of...
  14. I

    iFi Hip-DAC Impressions Thread

    A new $149 portable DAC from iFi! It comes in every colour you like, so long as it's blue! Tech Specs: Formats supported DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD DXD(384/352.8kHz), PCM(384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz) MQA Digital Inputs USB 3.0 type ’A’ High-Speed...
  15. Audio46

    Pre-Order the iFi hip-dac at Audio46

    Audio46 is an authorized dealer of iFi. According to iFi: "The hip-dac replaces the inferior DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Convertor) and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to vastly improve headphone sound. Its design and performance set it apart from other DAC/headphone amps in...
  16. A

    ifi idac2 vs ifi micro isds bl

    So I am thinking about a bit more desktop setup that could also sometime travel with me when I stay somewhere for a longer period of time. Since idac2 is still available just like ican micro se and ifi said that idac2 is closer to Pro than idsd bl (and it is also better one despite some...
  17. gaz2613

    ifi xCAN Review

    Hi guys, please take a look below for my take on the ifi xCAN portable headphone amp: https://www.audiosy.net/2019/11/10/ifi-xcan-review/
  18. iFi audio

    iFi audio ZEN Blue - The Official Thread

    Enlightened audio at a down-to-earth price First of a new range of audio components priced at just £129, US$129 and €149, iFi’s ZEN Blue delivers hi-res Bluetooth streaming to any audio system Southport, England – iFi kicks off a new range of high-quality, super-affordable, desktop-sized audio...
  19. S

    Looking for a portable amp for my new headphones (budget: $300)

    Hi! I recently purchased a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PROs and am loving them. I'm currently driving them with a FiiO Q1 Mk2 but I'm not sure whether it's sufficiently powerful enough for 250ohm headphones. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the theory regarding headphones/amp matching...
  20. R

    Portable IEM DAC/Amp Under $1k

    I’m a long time audiophile/enthusiast looking for the best portable headphone dac/amp under $1k For my current setup I use an ifi xdsd to drive the latest ety, audeo pfe 232, and Heir 8.a. (I also have campfire Solaris and Hyla TE-5B on the way). The goal for the next two or three years is to...
  21. Grimbles

    iFi ShootOut - xDSD, xCAN, Nano BL, Micro BL

    This is a ShootOut review of some of iFi's most recent line-up – namely the two black labels and the two new "x" products. Before I start however, I thought worth setting out a few ground rules and my method, followed by a dive into scoring. Slightly differently to normal, I have given my...
  22. H

    iFi iDSD nano Black Label 3.5mm balanced to amp with 2x XLR-3

    So I've ordered the iFi iDSD nano Black label for my new setup. And my old amp only accepts 2x XLR-3 ports as balanced input. Also if I'm not mistaken, the iFi iDSD nano BL will sound best with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. But I haven't seen 3.5mm TRRS to 2x XLR-3 anywhere. All I saw was only 3.5mm TRS...
  23. RockStar2005

    iFi xDSD Quick Review (vs. the LG V30 "Quad DAC")

    Quick review of the iFi xDSD (see pictures below): General info: Just bought the xDSD last week and finally had a chance to audition it last night. The device has a fantastic high-end feel and metallic look to it, and is both very portable and easy to use! The boxing and presentation is really...
  24. ebjarrell

    Help with iFi iDAC

    Hi all, I have the original iFi iDAC (ancient) and the headphone jack is loose. I bought a torx set, hoping that one of the tiniest ones would fit, but they are still too big. Living in Ireland, I can't pop in to a local Home Depot and get what I need, and will have to order it.l So, does...
  25. notorious4163

    Desperately Need Help With Black Label iDSD Black Label

    Hey guys. Question about the black label iDSD micro. You guys are angels. Can someone explain? (EDM Mainly) Is the light supposed to turn solid green (not flashing) when you turn it on/when it’s on? (or is it supposed to be blue?) because mine turns green i’m also havingng trouble but mainly...