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iFi Audio ZEN DAC 3

iFi Audio ZEN DAC 3

Regular price $229
Sale price $229 Regular price $229.00

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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.


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DACs and amplifiers can either be carried around or meant for static desktop use

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iFi Audio

iFi Audio ZEN DAC 3

Regular price $229
Sale price $229 Regular price $229.00

Experience a transformative audio journey with 2024's newest release, the iFi ZEN DAC 3 Headphone Amplifier and DAC, the latest iteration in the acclaimed ZEN DAC series. This state-of-the-art desktop DAC and amplifier introduces several enhancements, including a low-jitter clock and improved circuitry to minimize DC offset, ensuring crystal-clear audio quality. Whether for casual or critical listening, the ZEN DAC 3 supports high-resolution formats up to PCM 768kHz, DSD512, and MQA, providing unmatched sonic fidelity.

Plug and Play Connectivity

The iFi ZEN DAC 3 features a modern USB-C input, facilitating seamless plug-and-play connectivity. This feature simplifies the setup process, allowing users to easily connect the DAC to their computing devices without the need for additional drivers or software. Ideal for both novices and audiophiles, this user-friendly interface ensures that you can enjoy high-quality audio with minimal setup time.

Advanced Output Options

Designed to cater to diverse listening preferences, the ZEN DAC 3 offers both 4.4mm balanced and 6.3mm single-ended headphone outputs, along with RCA and 4.4mm balanced line outputs. These versatile connectivity options ensure compatibility with a wide range of headphones and audio systems. Additionally, users can choose between fixed and variable output modes, allowing for further customization of their listening experience.

Enhanced Audio Processing Features

The ZEN DAC 3 incorporates iFi's proprietary XBass+ and PowerMatch features, which are designed to enhance audio performance. XBass+ provides an adjustable bass boost, ideal for headphones with less pronounced low-frequency response, while PowerMatch adjusts the output gain to match the sensitivity of connected headphones. These features enable users to tailor their audio playback to their personal taste, ensuring an immersive and dynamic listening experience.

Robust Amplification for All Headphones

Equipped with a powerful built-in headphone amplifier, the ZEN DAC 3 delivers up to 390mW of output power, sufficient to drive even the most demanding headphones. This robust amplification ensures that whether you use in-ear monitors or over-ear studio headphones, you will receive clear, powerful sound without distortion.

High-Resolution Audio at Its Best

The ZEN DAC 3 not only supports high-resolution audio formats but does so with impeccable precision. Thanks to its True Native® playback, it handles PCM and DSD files in their original form without unnecessary conversion, ensuring that you hear the music just as the artist intended. The advanced Burr-Brown DAC chip used in the ZEN DAC 3 offers superior sound decoding, enhancing your audio experience with its natural musicality and detailed resolution.

Future-Proof Design and Connectivity

The inclusion of the latest 16-core XMOS chip allows the ZEN DAC 3 to process more data at double the speed of previous models, facilitating a smoother and more responsive user experience. Additionally, the USB-C powered device is designed for convenience and can be upgraded with an external power supply for even purer sound quality. Whether you are streaming from Tidal, Roon, or Audirvana, the full MQA decoding capability ensures that you enjoy the best sound quality available.

The iFi ZEN DAC 3 represents a significant leap forward in audio technology, combining high-quality components, advanced features, and user-friendly design to offer an unmatched listening experience.