iFi micro iDSD BL

Headphone Amp/DAC

Overview

The micro iDSD Black Label is our flagship desktop digital to analogue converter (DAC) and comes with three power modes: Eco, Normal, and Turbo that inject a kick-ass supercharged edge into your tunes. Say goodbye to flat, dull music.

Feel the power.

Our flagship DAC looks awesome at home, but it’s even cooler when you’re out and about. And with up to twelve hours of battery life, you can show off your musical chops – with enough power left over to charge your mobile phone. Now, you weren’t expecting that!

The tech spec.
The micro iDSD Black Label is loaded with the latest technology, including:

  • X-Bass+ – To clean up and restore a rich, deeper bass line
  • 3D+ – To recreate live stage atmosphere
If you’ve been searching for the pinnacle of sound, you’ve found it.

 

 

True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.

 

 

 

Hear music as the artist intended. The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged for the truest sound.

 

 

 

 

Our 3D+ Holographic® dual-analogue matrices create a louder, deeper soundstage that puts the artist with you in the room, not just in your headphones.

And the XBass+® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a deeper tighter, rich and more prodigious bass.

 

 

 

 

 

Power and style.

With output power at 4,000mW, the headphone amplifier in this iFi powerhouse drives headphones with style and aplomb.

Plus with three power output modes, Eco, Normal and Turbo, it is able to have the power and gain dialed-in perfectly to suit ALL headphones.

 

 

 

Os-Cons, originally from Sanyo (now taken over by Panasonic) have been used in AMR components up to the revered CD-77 Reference Class CD Processor.

Despite costing ten times more than that of common electrolytic capacitors, the micro iDSD Black Label is one of the first products to cost less than US$1000 to feature them.

 

 

 

Top-notch operational amplifier. This is iFi/AMR quality at its best. The 'OV' ICs are streets ahead of mainstream commercial chips and use HCOFC copper lead-frames and 4N Gold bond-wire.

Most commercial amplifiers use inexpensive aluminium bond-wire and low- grade/low-cost copper in lead frames.

 

 

 

Hi-Res on the go, go go!

Even with the hungry Hifi Man HE-6 or Sennheiser IE-800, enjoy your music for 6 -12 hours.

 

iFi OTG cables for Android: USB-C and USB-Micro - $20 CAD

  

  

 

 

 

Perfect for use with Android phones. They extract a digital signal with ease.

We offer the USB-C version at USB3.0 standard and the micro-USB.

 

 

 

The USB 3.0 'A' Female connector provides a much more mechanically reliable connection, a factor that not many manufacturers take into account.

This fits directly into a flat Type A USB port and ensures a strong and steady audio connection.

 

 

 

Our audiophile grade OTG cables are constructed from pure OFHC continuous cast copper, which conducts clean sound between your Android and DAC.

 

 

And it’s not just the insides that get the iFi treatment.

The cables are not only sonically superior but also super smart looking with a sexy ceramic finish to add that touch of class.

Note: iOS users wanting to connect an iPhone must use an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (pictured below), or connect via Bluetooth.

  

  

Formats supported:

  • DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
  • DXD(768/705.6/384/352.8kHz), Double/Single-Speed DXD
  • PCM(768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz)

Filters:

  • PCM - Bit-Perfect Processing/Minimum Phase/Standard
  • DSD - Extreme/Extended/Standard Bandwidth
  • DXD - Bit-Perfect Processing

General

Digital Inputs:High-Speed Asynchronous USB 2.0 (32bit/768kHz), SPDIF Coaxial/Optical
Digital Output:SPDIF Coaxial
Audio Input:3.5mm
Audio Output: 6.3mm RCA Line out (2V fixed/2V-5V variable)

Power Output:

  • Turbo (8.0V max/4,000 mW @ 16 Ohm)
  • Normal (4.0V/1,000 mW @ 16 Ohm)
  • Eco (2.0V/250mW@16 Ohm)
Battery:Lithium-polymer 4800mAh
Power System: USB BCP V1.2 compliant up to 1500mA charging current
Power (max):<2W idle, 4W max
Dimensions: 177(l) x 67(w) x 28(h) mm
Weight: 310g (0.68 lbs)
Warranty period: 12 months

Hi-fi+

"I’m often asked by headphone newcomers to recommend headphone amp/DACs that are ‘not too expensive’, but that also offer very serious high performance. Judging by the performance I observed from iFi’s Micro iDSD Black Label, it perfectly fits that bill—and then some."

Darko Audio

"The iFi micro iDSD will recharge a smartphone (or similar) from its side-mounted Type A USB port. Perhaps this is how we might best think of iFi’s latest portable DAC/headphone amplifier: a smartphone charger that will also extract the very best performance from a nice pair of connected headphones."

Soundphile review

"Given its multiple qualities, the iFi micro iDSD Black Label stands out in the crowd of devices."

Power for the most difficult to drive headphones available, but can be switched to lower output modes for less demanding ones. Plus, with analogue and digital inputs and outputs this becomes an incredibly flexible headphone amp/dac and even preamp! Of course, none of this would matter if it didn’t sound good…no worries there.