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iFi Audio Hip Dac 3 Hi-Res Portable DAC & Headphone Amplifier

SKU 95568
Original price £199.00 - Original price £199.00
Original price
£199.00 - £199.00
Current price £199.00

  • Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

    Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

  • Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

    Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

  • 1 Year Warranty

    1 Year Warranty for Peaceful Ownership

iFi Audio Hip Dac 3 Hi-Res Portable DAC & Headphone Amplifier

Say hello to the hip-dac 3, the 3rd generation portable hi-res DAC/headphone amp from iFi Audio. Now available in Titanium Shadow, this sleek and sophisticated device offers an enhanced audio experience with a touch of timeless elegance.

Simplified Connectivity The hip-dac 3 features two USB-C ports for simplified cable management—one for audio and another for charging. An innovative switch on the underside activates iEMatch technology, optimized for high-sensitivity headphones and earphones, making it ideal for your in-ear monitors (IEMs).

Enhanced Circuitry for Superior Sound Inside the sleek aluminum case, the hip-dac 3 boasts circuit enhancements, including new metal film capacitors for improved frequency response. The device incorporates an updated version of iFi's GMT circuitry and a new crystal oscillator to reduce phase noise, resulting in a purer sound.

Pocket-Friendly and Powerful Designed with a robust aluminum enclosure, the portable hip-dac 3 discreetly fits in your pocket or bag. It replaces the subpar DAC and amplifier in smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. Simply connect it via USB-C, plug in your favorite headphones, and immerse yourself in rich, dynamic sound.

Uncompromising Performance The hip-dac 3 features a Burr-Brown chipset for optimal performance. Beyond the DAC chip, it utilizes a 16-core XMOS microcontroller to process digital audio inputs, ensuring a perfect hi-res partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC.

True Balanced Circuit Design A standout feature in its price range, the hip-dac 3 boasts a true balanced circuit design that minimizes signal distortion, delivering a pure and captivating sound. It incorporates high-quality components, including a custom OV op-amp, a low-noise power supply IC from Texas Instruments, and a premium analogue volume pot.

Versatile Headphone Compatibility This amplifier stage can deliver up to 400 mW into a 32-ohm headphone load, making it compatible with a wide range of headphones. It efficiently drives high-impedance headphones with an output voltage of 6.3 V into 600 ohms from the balanced output.

High-Resolution Audio Support The USB-C input of the hip-dac 3 supports up to 32-bit/384kHz audio, compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0. Its asynchronous design ensures jitter-free data transfer. Plus, a separate USB-C charging port allows usage while charging, preserving a pure audio signal path.

Multiple Output Options The hip-dac 3 provides two outputs: a 3.5 mm socket for single-ended headphones and a 4.4 mm balanced output for those with balanced connectivity, taking advantage of the device's differential amp design. The 3.5 mm output uses S-Balanced circuitry to minimize crosstalk and distortion for single-ended connections.

Long-Lasting Battery Life With a 2,200 mAh battery, the hip-dac 3 offers up to 12 hours of playtime (varies by volume and headphone power needs). It includes a USB-C OTG cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable for added convenience.

  • Portable USB DAC + Headphone Amplifier: The device functions as a portable USB DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) and headphone amplifier, ensuring high-quality audio on the go.
  • True Native Hi-Res Audio: Experience true native high-resolution audio playback, providing exceptional sound quality and clarity.
  • Burr-Brown Multibit Chipset: Incorporates a Burr-Brown Multibit chipset, known for its precision and fidelity in digital audio conversion.
  • XMOS 16-Core Processor: Features a powerful XMOS 16-core processor for efficient audio processing and decoding.
  • MQA Decoding: Supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) decoding, preserving the sound quality of the original master recording for an immersive listening experience.
  • Fully Balanced Design: Utilizes a fully balanced audio design, reducing interference and delivering superior audio quality.
  • XBass Analogue Bass Correction System: The XBass analogue bass correction system ensures accurate and enhanced bass response, enriching your music.
  • S-Balanced IEM Circuit: The S-Balanced IEM (In-Ear Monitor) circuit is designed to provide optimal audio performance for in-ear headphones, delivering clear and detailed sound.

Formats SupportedDSD256 / PCM384kHz / Full MQA Decoder
DACBurr Brown
Headphone Outputs4.4 mm, 3.5 mm
Power OutputBAL 400 mW @ 32 Ω; 6.3 V @ 600 Ω / UnBAL 280 mW @ 32 Ω; 3.2 V @ 600 Ω
SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio)BAL <109 dB(A) @ 0 dBFS / UnBAL <103 dB(A) @ 0 dBFS
DNR (Dynamic Range)BAL <109 dB(A) / UnBAL <103 dB(A)
THD + N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)BAL <0.006 % (360 mW / 2.0 V @ 600 Ω) / UnBAL <0.01 % (100 mW / 1.27 V @ 16 Ω)
Frequency Response20 Hz - 45 kHz (-3 dB)
Power Consumption<2 W idle, 4 W max.
BatteryLithium-polymer 2,200 mAh, up to 12 hours
Power SystemCharging via USB-C, BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000 mA charging current
Dimensions102 x 70 x 14 mm
Net Weight135 g

  • 1 x Hip-Dac 3
  • 1 x OTG USB-C Cable
  • 1 x USB-A to USB-C Cable

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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