Introducing the HIFIMAN EF499 DAC/Amp - Now Available on Apos Audio
Mar 29, 2024 at 10:02 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

Here’s an exciting from HIFIMAN. Dive into the future of digital music with the HIFIMAN EF499. At a budget-friendly price, this device combines the best of both worlds—R2R architecture for that warm, analog-like sound and the versatility to stream music in any form, directly from portable devices, apps, or NAS drives. With a powerful 4.35 watts per channel, it ensures your headphones deliver every note with power and precision. Its unique vertical design not only complements your space but also doubles as a convenient headphone stand.


Product highlights
  • Direct NAS drive playability
  • Streaming from portable devices and apps
  • Traditional DAC & headphone amp functionality
  • R2R architecture for a warm, full-range sound
  • Close sonic performance to HIFIMAN’s Himalaya DACs
  • 4.35 Watts per channel balanced output
  • Doubles as a headphone stand
  • 4-level function switch for tailored listening
  • Variety of outputs: 6.35mm single-ended, XLR 4-pin balanced, XLR, and RCA single-ended
  • Comprehensive inputs including Network, Type-C, Coaxial, and USB-B
  • High-quality sound metrics: THD+N at 0.008%, SNR at 99dB

Specs:
  • Architecture: R2R
  • Output Power: 4.35 Watts per channel @32Ω
  • Outputs: 6.35mm single-ended, XLR 4-pin balanced, XLR output, RCA single-ended
  • Inputs: Network connector, Type-C, Coaxial, USB-B
  • Functionality: Coaxial/Net+USB switch, Power switch
  • THD+N: 0.008%
  • Channel separation: 95±3dB
  • SNR: 99dB (A-weighted)
  • Weight: 7.28lbs (3.3kg)

Here's the link to our blog for more information: https://apos.audio/blogs/news/meet-the-hifiman-ef499-dac-amp

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Mar 31, 2024 at 9:00 AM Post #3 of 8
For the price it looks like it wears a lot of hats. Lets hope and see if it wears the hats well. If it does, it is a tempting item for a good price.
 
Apr 1, 2024 at 7:48 PM Post #7 of 8
hi @Apos Audio please inform how to perform streaming? will it be able to steam from Qobuz, Tidal etc?
This is Kunal from Apos. We've the same information that has already been mentioned in this thread. Since the inventory is still on it's way, we cannot confirm by working with the units.

We've a unit out to a reviewer though and we've asked them to confirm. We'll report back. Thanks!
 
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Apr 4, 2024 at 2:33 PM Post #8 of 8
Sorry for the previous post, mi unit was set to 220V and I didn't check (Mexico uses 110V) The device is great, the network capabilities work like a charm, XLR are line level only (4V) , it drives my HD650 with ease, along with my K612 PRO, it takes them to a whole new level
 

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