ifi Hip-Dac or xDSD for DT 1990 Pro?
Jan 1, 2021 at 6:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

greensuperman32

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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 support MQA decoding. i get that these two devices are in rather different price brackets so what I’m trying to figure out is what benefits the xDSD would have over the Hip-Dac in use with the DT 1990 Pros. Is there a significant power difference that would be notice with those headphones? Does sound signature differ in any way?
Thanks in advance!
 
Jan 2, 2021 at 11:44 PM Post #2 of 2

corgifall

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I haven't used an xDSD in forever but the hip dac is a warmer portable DAC/amp compared to most portable stuff. Both should be able to power the DT 1990 to a good volume but idk how well they will do sound quality wise with the lower power outputs. Maybe @iFi audio or @Sebastien Chiu can chime in on the major differences between the two.
 

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