iFi Hip-DAC Impressions Thread
Feb 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM Post #377 of 387

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Why UK only! You don't want my money?
 
Feb 17, 2021 at 1:10 PM Post #379 of 387

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Today, we're looking back and feeling proud of the awards our hip-dac has won since launching last year! Here is just a sample. Music on the go has never sounded so good.
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Hello!
Could anyone decribe me the sound difference (lows, mids, highs, soundtage and so on) between 3.5 single and 3.5 balance?
I've got custom cable for my earphones (6-driver balance armature) with 3.5 single and had some thoughts aboout changing jack to 3.5 balance. If it really improves sound qualityt, I'll do it.

P.S. Why not 4.4 balance? Because I read a lot about hiss with high sensitivity earphones from this balance end.
 
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P.S. Why not 4.4 balance? Because I read a lot about hiss with high sensitivity earphones from this balance end.

If a socket/connector is OK, there's no difference in hissing between 3.5mm TRRS and 4.4mm :)
 
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And what about difference between 3.5 TRRS and 4.4? Are they give the same sound quality?

Both rely on the same balanced circuit so the only difference (marginal, if any) are sockets :)
 
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Feb 21, 2021 at 12:10 PM Post #386 of 387

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Do you happen to have B2 Dusk or B2 on hand to test the Pairing? I'm interested.
I'll be able to give you some notes on B2 Dusk in a few weeks! I'm by no means an expert, though.
 
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"The iFi hip-dac, is simply put, the best-looking portable DAC we’ve ever seen... We were impressed by just how much of a difference the hip-dac made to the sound of our headphones; even when using some of the best headphones we’ve ever tested" - @techradar

Read the full review here: https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/ifi-hip-dac
 
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