iFi Audio Hip-Dac 2 (Gold Edition)

New product. Available: 2023-10
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The iFi hip-dac2 gold is a limited edition version of the hip-dac2! This wonderfully compact Hi-Res audio DAC headphone amplifier in the stylish gold colour is shaped in a most modest design with which you will take it anywhere. Connect the all-new hip-dac2 gold with a USB or Lightning cable to your smartphone, plug-in your headphones and listen to your favorite music in a perfect sound quality anywhere you like. Thanks to its size, the hip-dac is perfectly suited for use with a smartphone, but you can also use it with a PC, Mac or laptop.

Balanced enjoyment

If your headphones are equipped with balanced headphone cables fitted with a 4.4mm Pentaconn jack, with this iFi hip-dac2 gold you'll get the best sound quality out of your premium headphones. If your headphones only come with a single-ended headphone cable and a 3.5mm headphone jack, thanks to the S-Balanced technology you can still take full advantage of the low distortion and high sound quality of the fully balanced hip-dac2 circuitry.

Way hipper-dac

No matter which headphones you intend to use with this golden hip-dac2. PowerMatch lets you switch the gain so that virtually any headphone performs perfectly. XBass provides a slight bass-boost to ensure well-balanced sound quality while using open-back headphones and less-boost when using highly sensitive in-ear monitors. For outside use, iFi Audio has equipped the hip-dac2 gold with a powerful battery that provides up to 8 hours of ultimate listening pleasure.

Bit perfect, just like the original

The Burr-Brown DSD/DXD DAC that iFi applied can handle bit-perfect resolutions up to 32bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256, just like its predecessor. Thanks to a powerful16-core XMOS chip, the hip-dac2 gold is now also a full-fledged MQA decoder. This enables you the best possible studio experience while enjoying the Tidal Master collection on the go. In this 2nd generation hip-dac, iFi has implemented an improved and jitter-shy GMT Femto precision clock that provides an even more vivid and sound quality than before. If you are looking for a DAC headphone amplifier that can really do it all and allows you to enjoy your favorite music in studio quality wherever you are, then this iFi hip-dac2 gold would be your perfect choice.

  • Replaces inferior DAC and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs
  • Vastly improves headphone sound – at home and on the go
  • Powerful new 16-core XMOS chip processes audio data over USB
  • Upgraded GMT clock system eradicates jitter
  • Excellent build quality – seamless aluminum enclosure slips easily into a bag or pocket
  • State-of-the-art hi-res audio support – 24-bit/384kHz PCM, bit-perfect DSD, and now, MQA decoding
  • Powerful high-fidelity amp stage drives most corded headphones and in-ear monitors with ease
  • Balanced circuit design delivers ultra-low signal distortion
  • Rotary analogue volume control
  • PowerMatch setting to adjust gain
  • XBass tailors bass response to suit your music and your headphones
  • Two headphone outputs: 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced and 3.5mm S-Balanced
  • S-Balanced output cuts distortion by 50% with single-ended headphone connections
  • USB-A input for audio and separate USB-C input for charging
What's in the box?
  • iFi Audio Hip-Dac 2 (Gold Edition)
  • USB Type-A Female to USB Type-A Male Cable
  • OTG Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C Charging Cable
Inputs 1
Outputs 1
AD Conversion No
DA Conversion Yes
Max. Sampling Rate 384 kHz / 24-Bit (PCM)
AES/EBU Connector No
Word Clock No
Headphones DAC Yes
Remote Control No
Wireless Capability No
USB 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1)
Dimensions 10.16 x 7.11 x 1.52 cm
Weight 135 g

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