New Zealand sourced stock, with full local warranty.
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 inseparable friend.
Small but mighty
Whether you are curling up in Costa or on your commute, our hip-dac delivers hi-res music with flair.
Thanks to the Burr Brown chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. Music, just as it should be.
The hip-dac supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier.
Balanced. Because you’re worth it.
Balanced audio circuits mean less unwanted noise.
The hip-dac boasts a balanced, analogue stage to bring you the best musicality for miles around.
It sports a 4.4mm balanced output for balanced headphone cables/connectors.
For those ‘hissy’ IEMs, use the 3.5mm S-Balanced. Enjoy all the benefits of balanced from your single-ended connection.
Feel the Force…
Let it guide your actions…
Our small but mighty hip-dac sports PowerMatch – switchable gain.
Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to the load of your headphones.
Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with relatively low impedance that require more oomph.
It’s still all about the bass…
xBass – our iFi optional sonic adjustment is still very much in vogue and addresses the lack of bass that’s often apparent with in-ears or open back headphones.
Boost that bass, and “bring the booty back” to your iEMs with the hip-dac.
Hip and always on trend
Our in-house team has maxed out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res, native audio that suits your priorities and stays cutting edge.
You will never be behind the times.
E3000 In-Ear EarphonesSound quality design based on the latest acoustic engineering and psychological research results. With high definition and flat, natural sound quality, this product could be considered a "standard".
We've carried out the sound design of this product based on the latest acoustic engineering and psychological research results. Using the usual method of sound creation whereby certain high frequencies are emphasized, you're given to feel vivid sound when you first listen, but because of this, other ranges become clouded and hard to hear. With E3000, not creating a range that is emphasized makes for high definition and a vast sound stage. With well-balanced sound reproduction from low through to high frequencies, you can experience the same kind of sound spread you would if you listened to music in a concert hall. With this product, we've aimed at natural sound quality for a "standard" whose value you feel the more you use it over time rather than just in its appeal when you first listen to it.
Sound creation based on acoustic engineering and psychology
We've carried out the sound design of this product based on the latest acoustic engineering and psychological research results. Using the usual method of sound creation whereby high frequencies are given a sharp peak and certain high frequencies are emphasized, you're given to feel vivid sound when you first listen, but because of this peak, the anteroposterior ranges are masked and hard to hear. With the E series, making the arc of the frequency response smooth overall ensured that no bands were masked, and we achieved high resolution.
Unique swing-fitting earpiece mechanism
With their swing fit mechanism, the earpieces can be swung left and right and tilted towards the audio canal for a perfect fit. These prevent changes in shape owing to the aperture of the earpiece coming into contact with the audio canal. The sound is transmitted directly to the eardrum, delivering clear sound.
6.4mmφ dynamic driver unit
The precision involved in assembling the parts for the driver unit is of the utmost importance. The small-aperture 6.4mm diameter dynamic driver unit boasts an extraordinarily high level of precision for this price range.
Highly rigid machined stainless steel housing
Machined from stainless steel and with a mirror finish, the housing firmly supports the driver unit and suppresses unnecessary vibrations; it is an important element with respect to sound quality. Fitting of a device for the mature listener, this is a design that has a simple shape and a high-quality texture matched with classic sound quality.
Stainless steel mesh housing back
There is an aperture on the back of the housing which act to extend the reproduction band of low frequencies. To prevent sound leakage from the apertures there is a filter inside, and stainless steel mesh has been added to the outside.
Original ear pieces that come in 5 sizes
Two types of silicon differing in rigidity are employed for the sound conduit and for the earbud that comes into contact with the user's ear. The silicon used for the sound conduit is more rigid than that used for the earbud, and by having groove processing applied to it, combines both strength and flexibility. Soft silicon has been employed for the earbud, making for a comfortable fit and a high level of sound insulation. Comes in 5 sizes – SS/S/M/L/LL
Ear hooks that alleviate cable touch noise
With similar existing products, it was assumed that they would be fitted to ears of differing sizes; not only were they large in size, their appearance was rather too distinct, and it took a lot to get accustomed to fitting them. Having considered what the key to fitting the ear hooks was, we discovered a form that was smaller than existing ear hooks, that didn't utilize metal or resin wires and fit the ears of more people. We've achieved something that is slim and does not have a foreign feel to it, making for the kind of comfort that has you forgetting you're wearing them. Cable noise – the unpleasant noise that occurs when the cable touches the user's body when they are walking – is dramatically reduced.
Original cable that suppresses touch noise
Taking touch noise into consideration, soft, flexible coated material has been employed. When using ear hooks also, it moves flexibly, making for a good fit.
- HIP DAC
- Enjoy mind-blowing music at your fingertips quickly and easily with the user-friendly, compact hip-dac
- Connect the hip-dac via USB between your smart device, laptop and corded headphones while out and about
- Hook it up to your PC or Mac at home or in the office
- The hip-dac delivers hi-res, ‘bit perfect’ PCM and DXD up to 384kHz and up to DSD256 DSD256 as well as MQA
- Make the most of your balanced headphones wherever you are with the hip-dac’s 4.4mm sockets
- Reap the benefits of balanced even with normal headphones as the 3.5mm single-ended socket uses our unique S-Balanced technology to cut crosstalk and distortion in half
- The analogue output stage of the hip-dac is a balanced (differential) design which means less interference and crosstalk
- Talior the sound of the hip-dac to your playback priorities with additional, exclusive iFi firmware
- Benefit from PowerMatch – switchable gain – to cater for headphone sensitivity
- Turn on XBass to add missing base to open backed headphones or IEMs
- 6.4mmφ dynamic driver unit
- Unique swing-fitting earpiece mechanism
- Highly rigid machined aluminum housing
- Stainless steel mesh housing back
- Ear hooks that alleviate cable touch noise
- Original cable that suppresses touch noise
|Formats supported||DSD256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
|Digital Inputs||USB 3.0 type ’A’
High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0, (32bit/384kHz)
|Power Output||2.0V/400 mW @ 16 Ohm|
|Power System||Charging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current|
|Power (max)||<2W idle, 4W max|
|Dimensions||102(l) x 70(w) x 14(h) mm|
|Weight||125g (0.28 lbs)|
|Housing||Stainless steel mirror-finished|
|Driver||6.4mmΦ dynamic driver|
- Male USB A > Female USB A cable
- OTG cable type C
- Male USB A > USB C
- Manual card
- Warranty card
- Silicone pads x4
- Final E3000 In-Ear Earphones
- Silicon ear pieces (E type 5 sizes)
- Ear hook