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iFi Audio xDSD Headphone Amplifier & Bluetooth DAC

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  • Powerful wireless portable DAC and headphone amplifier

  • AAC and aptX enabled Bluetooth for CD level wireless sound quality

  • Wired Hi-Res audio performance with PCM, DSD and MQA format support

  • Supports MQA high-resolution streaming format

  • Precision analogue volume control potentiometer

iFi Audio xDSD Headphone Amplifier & Bluetooth DAC

iFi Audio xDSD

It's time for genuine CD-quality wireless music enjoyment from portable devices. iFi Audio xDSD Bluetooth DAC powered by AptX and AAC is the key to high-quality wireless listening from smartphones and digital audio players. Wired, the USB connection offers the ultimate Hi-Res audio performance for smartphones, laptops and USB enabled DAPs with DSD and PCM.

Ready to deliver stunning quality music wirelessly from Apple and Android smartphones with streaming platforms on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and similar services. It is able to convey the very highest quality PCM768/DSD512 and MQA formats for downloaded and Tidal streamed music in full studio-quality. With cable connection, the xDSD uses iFi Audio's original S-Balanced amplification stage that delivers pure musical enjoyment to in-ear-monitors or headphones.

To enable limitless compatibility with smartphones and no extra power draw from the smartphone’s battery, the xDSD uses a Micro-USB power input which avoids draining the source devices battery. Depending on the headphones and the connection used, the playback times of the xDSD can reach up to 10 hours for S/PDIF, 8 hours for Bluetooth and 6 hours for USB.

Higher realms of portable music.

 

iFi Audio xDSD

 

Concerted Technologies
To deliver a truly musical performance every technical aspect must be present and correct. From the Burr-Brown multibit DSD1793 DAC Chipset to deliver a realistic, musical sound to the femto precision GMT Clock and intelligent memory buffer system.

Perfected for MQA
Tidal with MQA is defining the future of High-Resolution streaming audio. Ready for MQA out of the box, the xDSD also supports beyond full Hi-Res Audio with 11.289MHz DSD and 384kHz/32Bit PCM. Simply connect to Tidal and check the options to stream MQA ‘like the artist intended’ as the MQA team say.

S-Balanced
The iFi exclusive S-Balanced technology delivers the maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike. Compared to standard balanced circuitry, noise and distortion are lowered by up to 3-fold (9dB). Even with non-balanced headphones crosstalk and related distortion are reduced by 50%.

3D+ Matrix
Most recordings are made for speakers (not headphones). This produces what is technically known as ‘in-head localisation’ as if the music plays inside your head. Which is unnatural and frankly obnoxious. The analogue-signal based 3D+ circuit restores the correct sense of placement that the artist is in the room and outside your head.

Xbass+
Many otherwise excellent and expensive open back headphones lack low bass. XBass+ restores deep, clean and tight bass and puts the ‘meat’ back into the music, without muddying up the midrange. Now EDM or Drum & Bass really plumb the depths of the bass notes.

Pure Line Out
Whether at home or in the car, the Line Out mode means the volume control, 3D+ Matrix and X-Bass+ are bypassed and the output stage is configured specifically for the best line operation, avoiding ‘double-amping’.

Cyberdrive Amplifier
The Cyberdrive headphone amplifier stage places all parameters of the fully analogue system under digital control for a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario. The Cyberdrive design incorporates the iFi exclusive OV4627 ultra-low noise FET input Op-Amp and W990VST digitally controlled stepped attenuator to deliver a new level of sound quality.

Advanced Battery System
xDSD uses a new 3.8V/2,200mAh Lithium Polymer battery that offers 12% greater actual capacity in the same size package. Depending on the headphones and the connection used, playback times of up to 10 hours for S/PDIF, 8 hours for Bluetooth and 6 hours for USB are achieved.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • USB Input: up to PCM768kHz & DSD512 (24.6/22.6MHz)
  • S/PDIF Coaxial and Optical Input: up to 192kHz/24Bit
  • Dynamic Range: > 113dB (A)
  • Volume Control: -101dB…0dB in 1dB steps
  • Output power: > 2.82V/500 mW @ 16 Ohm, > 3.7V/270mW @ 50 Ohm, > 3.8V/48 mW @ 300 Ohm, > 3.8V/24 mW @ 600 Ohm
  • Line out Level: > 2.1V @ 0dBFS (& 0dB Volume)
  • THD &N (1V/16R): < 0.005%
  • Output Impedance: < 1 Ohm
  • Battery: 3.8V/2200mAh
  • Dimensions: 95 (l) x66.5 (w) x19 (h) mm
  • Weight: 127g

 

FEATURES

  • AAC and aptX enabled Bluetooth for CD level wireless sound quality
  • Wired Hi-Res audio performance with PCM, DSD and MQA format support
  • Burr-Brown DAC chip able to handle DSD, DXD and PCM audio formats
  • Supports MQA high-resolution streaming format
  • S-Balanced technology supports headphones and IEMs fitted with balanced wiring
  • Precision analogue volume control potentiometer
  • Lithium-ion polymer battery provides up to 10 hours of continuous operation

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • iFi Audio xDSD
  • USB A Female to B Female cable
  • USB A Female to B Female adaptor
  • USB3.0 A Male to A Female adaptor
  • Toslink optical to 3.5mm adaptor
  • Velcro patches
  • Non-slip mat
  • Storage bag
  • User manual
  • Warranty Card
  • STS card

 

BrandiFi Audio
Product TypeDAC / Headphone Amplifier
ColourGrey
Feature KeywordNo
Recommended UseNo
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Included AccessoriesUSB cables/adaptors, Velcro patches, Non-slip mat, Storage bag, Manual, Warranty, STS
Part NumberNo
GTIN5081313081875

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