iFi Audio Hip DAC 3 Portable DAC/Amp
iFi Audio Hip DAC 3 Portable DAC/Amp
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Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.
DACs and amplifiers can either be carried around or meant for static desktop use
The Legacy Continues with iFi Audio Hip DAC 3
Introducing the iFi Audio Hip DAC 3, a portable hi-res DAC/headphone amplifier that sets new standards in both aesthetics and functionality. Now available in a contemporary Titanium Shadow finish, this device not only looks the part but also boasts features and technology that are bound to elevate your listening sessions.
Exquisite Design Meets Functionality
The Titanium Shadow hue lends a modern and timeless elegance to the hip-dac 3. But it's not just about looks. Its sleek Aluminium casing houses a myriad of innovative features that are geared to enhance your audio experience. Among these is the dual USB-C ports feature, dedicated to audio and charging, respectively. Additionally, for those who love their in-ear monitors (IEMs), the underside switch which activates iFi's iEMatch technology is sure to be a hit, optimizing performance for high-sensitivity headphones.
Advanced Internal Circuitry
At its core, the hip-dac 3 boasts advanced circuit enhancements, including new metal film capacitors that promise an impeccable frequency response. With an updated version of iFi's GMT circuitry and a new crystal oscillator, this device reduces phase noise to deliver an unadulterated, pure sound, enhancing every nuance of your tracks.
Compact Form. Exceptional Performance
Despite its pocket-friendly size, the hip-dac 3 is a powerhouse when it comes to performance. Say goodbye to the subpar DACs and amplifiers in your devices. Connect your hip-dac 3 via USB-C, plug in your headphones, and immerse yourself in rich, dynamic sound. Leveraging the prowess of the Burr-Brown chipset and a 16-core XMOS microcontroller, this device promises a sound experience that's truly high-res.
True to its promise of top-notch sound, the hip-dac 3 features a balanced circuit design that significantly minimizes signal distortion. The result is pure, unadulterated audio that's hard to find at this price point. What's more, its amp stage is tailored to work seamlessly with a wide variety of headphones, ensuring that your power-hungry headphones are satiated with the best sound quality.
Customized Audio Experience
With the hip-dac 3, you're in control. Whether you're using high-sensitivity headphones or IEMs, the PowerMatch and iEMatch technology ensure that you get optimal power and performance. And for those who crave that extra punch in their bass, the XBass feature is a boon, enhancing bass frequencies without compromising on the midrange.
Support for All Audio Formats
From hi-res PCM and DXD to DSD and MQA, the hip-dac 3 supports a wide range of audio data at varying sample rates. The LEDs flanking the rotary volume control serve as indicators, changing colors based on the format and sample rate of the audio you're playing, making it easier than ever to know exactly what you're listening to.
Connectivity and Specifications
The hip-dac 3 offers versatile connectivity options, from its USB-C input that supports high-resolution audio to its dual headphone outputs for both single-ended and balanced headphones. The 2,200mAh battery ensures you get up to 12 hours of playtime, and the included cables make it a breeze to connect your devices.
|Formats Supported||DSD256 / PCM384kHz / Full MQA Decoder|
|Headphone Outputs||4.4mm, 3.5mm|
|Power Output BAL||400mW @ 32Ω; 6.3V @ 600Ω|
|Power Output UnBAL||280mW @ 32Ω; 3.2V @ 600Ω|
|SNR BAL||<109dB(A) @ 0dBFS|
|SNR UnBAL||<103dB(A) @ 0dBFS|
|THD + N BAL||<0.006X% (360mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)|
|THD + N UnBAL||<0.01% (100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)|
|Frequency Response||20Hz - 45kHz (-3dB)|
|Power Consumption||<2W idle, 4W max|
|Battery||Lithium-polymer 2,200mAh up to 12 hours|
|Power System||Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current|
|Dimensions||102 x 70 x 14 mm (4.0" x 2.8" x 0.6")|
|Net weight||135 g|