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iFI xCAN Portable Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by xLoud, Aug 18, 2018.
  1. xLoud
    Looks like iFI-Audio is about to bring xCAN to the market.
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    Last edited: Aug 18, 2018
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  2. Koolpep
    Wow, interesting.
  3. gr8soundz

    I see you already have the link to their site
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
  4. gr8soundz
    Been waiting on the xCan for a while. Hopefully, it can output balanced when using SE in.

    iFi originally stated it would have an ESS chip but appears now it'll have their usual Burr Brown chip inside.
  5. SuperNovaGoesPop
    So if I have this straight...it's sort of like the XDSD but without a physical digital connection and more or less has you using their bluetooth tech instead to sync to devices instead to use it as an amp/dac???

    Could be interesting if priced a good bit cheaper, and I like the new bass/presence options.
  6. kukkurovaca
    More interesting (or at least, more strongly differentiating) is that it's a portable amp with balanced in and out and high power output.
  7. gr8soundz
    It also appears to have 3-levels of Bass boost which is good since I'm sick of seeing mostly all other amps with only an on/off switch for the Bass.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  8. ucan
    Here in Canada, I heard from a dealer that it's going to be $399. If it's high power output, I will be looking at it for my LCD-2's...not exactly the ideal portable headphones, but I listen around the house (FiiO X5iii), including front deck and backyard where wearing 'portable speakers' saves having to put up with neighbours' complaints!

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