With a sound as flavoursome and richly detailed as a delicious single
malt, the hip-dac portable USB DAC/headphone amp delivers the
perfect pick-me-up for any music lover on-the-go . The hip-dac replaces the inferior DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Convertor) and amp
circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to vastly improve headphone sound.
Its design and performance set it apart from other DAC/headphone amps in its class
– connect your playback device via USB, plug in your favourite corded headphones
or in-ear monitors and the hip-dac delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism
and fluid refinement, effortlessly engaging the listener with all manner of music.
In the home, in the office, on a train or plane – the hip-dac is the music lover’s
The DAC section is based around a Burr-Brown DAC chip that iFi uses extensively in
its products, selected for its fluid, highly ‘musical’ sound quality and True Native
architecture. This, combined with custom iFi circuitry, enables the hip-dac to deliver
excellent sound quality across all manner of digital audio formats, including bitperfect PCM, native DSD and MQA – the hi-res streaming codec, as used by Tidal’s ‘Masters’ tier.