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- Great for balanced sound
- Moderately powerful balanced output
- XBass and PowerMatch features are handy
- Dynamic, rich sound from the balanced out
- MQA hardware-level decoding
The Best Portable Headphone Amp With Built-In DAC for 2021 | Reviews by Wirecutter
This battery-powered DAC/amp can handle tough-to-drive headphones without draining your music device’s battery, but you may need to purchase a separate cable to use it with your mobile device.
Happy with product and service
Love my Sundaras. They sound particularly amazing paired with the ifi hip-dac. The x-bass works wonders!
The hip Dac is good, I had it for a while but decided to swap it for a BTR 5 since I didn't need the power or mqa support and I like the added convenience of being able to Bluetoothify any pair of headphones I come across. But it's not a bad buy.
iFi Audio hip-dac2 Portable USB DAC/Headphone Amp Combo
Holistically, the iFi Hip-DAC2 is a minor improvement over the original.
Hip dac purchase
Poor to very poor! Cables that were included were either the worst I have ever used or were used previously.
The Hip Dac is excellent ad far as what is expected. Very convenient as well as quite powerful. All aspects of this product is excellent for the money.
I see Ifi Hip DAC, I press Upvote. Great DAC Amp! Been using it myself
Satisfied with the iFi purchased
iFi is a good HiFi sound card, enhancing my music listening experience even more. It’s handy with upgraded Apple Lossless on my subscribed Apple Music. The team at Addicted to Audio making purchasing experience an easy one. Fast response and professional.
Important Tips for NEW BUYERS
I'm using Windows on my laptop and when I used HIP DAC for the first time on my laptop with HD600, the sound from this DAC was rubbish and had alot of clipping. However, I found important tips from iFi official website support. 1. You MUST install 'iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio Driver' from iFi official...
Hilltop Hoods on my ifi Hip-Dac in a nutshell.
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**Your wallet will thank you.**
Up to 384 KHz