iFi Audio's hip-dac is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go. Not only will its 4.4mm balanced and regular 3.5mm outputs make your tunes sound fabulous, its hot, on-trend styling will make them look pretty amazing too. Now a 5 ⭐ hit on What Hi-Fi?.
Smartly dressed in petrol blue with a touch of copper, the battery-powered hip-dac was designed to slip discreetly into your pocket but its cool look might mean you want to keep it on display.
Headfonia add that you "get a very natural slightly warm sound with forward mids...technicalities-wise the device is excellent with great resolution, transparency, and separation". With enough power to drive 300 ohm Sennheisers or ZMF Headphones, and 420 ohm Audio-Technicas, hip-dac is there to stay.
Our Price | $217.55
I'm coming from no DAC so all I can say is my experience improved by a lot, it helps that it serves as a portable dac for my phone and laptop so it is really worth the price. It isn't that expensive for a dac either.
Ifi hip dac is definitely a 5star product for the great neutral balanced sound at such an attractive price.
For normal android phone, users need to purchase the USB android player pro app to allow usd digital out to hip dac. For MQA from tidal, users need to purchase the additional MQA option. Overall with the UAPP and MQA option enabled, the sound quality is amazingly good.
Btw, again, great support and good purchase experience from Zeppelin team. 👍🏼