iFi xDSD

Headphone Amp/DAC

Overview

Touring with your favourite band. Listening to them play live. Living an experience that stays with you forever.

Few are lucky enough to live their dream.
The xDSD, our latest portable DAC/amp, will make you believe it’s real.

ConneX.
The xDSD delivers CD-quality Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your favourite music from:

  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Tidal

As well as your laptop and TV, straight to your earphones. And with the option to stream MQA audio tracks, the xDSD steps it up a notch.

Working with almost every set of headphones out there, from everyday models to high-end iEMs and over-ears, the xDSD produces high-octane audio that leaves you breathless.

Look seXy.
The xDSD has two modes:

  • Speakers
  • Headphones
Which means you can listen at home, but with its cool slimline metallic design you’ll want to take it everywhere.

And with up to ten hours of battery life, you’ll enjoy admiring glances as you do.

The X factor.
The xDSD includes the new iFi Cyberdrive which enhances the sound quality of instruments and vocals to a level beyond its rivals. The xDSD, live the live experience.

The tech specX.
The xDSD 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
This is Hi-Res music as the artist intended.

 

 

Deliver CD-Quality music wirelessly to your headphones from your smartphone (Apple iPhone or Android), DAP (Apple iPod and similar), laptop or smart TV.

 

 

 

Wired, the USB type A OTG/CCK connector offers the ultimate High-Res audio performance for smartphones, laptops and USB enabled DAPs. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo S/PDIF input gives older DAPs and CD players a new lease of life as a transport to serve High-Resolution audio.

 

 

 

True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD256, PCM384 and DXD384.

 

 

 

Listen to MQA straight out of the box.

For MQA tracks, simply connect to Tidal (on your computer) and check the options to stream MQA.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The iFi exclusive S-Balanced technology delivers the maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.

Reap the benefits of balanced, enjoy lower distortion and reduced crosstalk.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Cyberdrive headphone amplifier stage is one of the pivotal new circuit designs in the x-series. This new design places all parameters of the fully analogue system under digital control for a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario.

The Cyberdrive design incorporates the iFi exclusive OV4627 ultra low noise FET input Op-Amp and W990VST digitally controlled stepped attenuator to deliver a new level of sound-quality.

With a separate power input (micro USB) to charge its own internal battery. It does not draw from your smartphone. Playback time is up to ten hours.

 

 

 

Plus it boasts a USB Type A connector for a stable wired connection. Just use an Apple CCK cable or Android OTG cable and away you go.

 

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.

  

  

General

USB Input:up to PCM768kHz & DSD512 (24.6/22.6MHz)
S/PDIF Coaxial and Optical Inputs:up to 192kHz/24Bit
Dynamic Range:> 113dB (A)
Volume Control: -101dB...0dB in 1dB steps
Output power: > 2.82V/500 mW @ 16 Ohm
> 3.7V/270mW @ 50 Ohm
> 3.8V/48 mW @ 300 Ohm
> 3.8V/24 mW @ 600 Ohm
Line out Level:> 2.1V @ 0dBFS (& 0dB Volume)
THD &N (1V/16R):< 0.005%
Output Impedance: < 1
Battery:3.8V/2200mAh
Dimensions: 95 (l) x66.5 (w) x19 (h) mm
Weight: 127g (0.28 lbs)
Warranty period: 12 months
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Headphonics

"The xDSD has created a new path for iFi and an important one at that. That path is wireless. Just at a time when the competition is pushing out streaming and wireless ready products, iFi has responded."

Headpie

"The iFI Audio xDSD is a stunner: visually lavish, luminous in the right lighting, innovative in its feature set, meticulous and effortless in its sonic presentation, exhilarating when held in ones hand. It is a captivating piece of audio gear with its extensive list of options and functions which could make some earlier dac/amps seem archaic. In short the xDSD is compelling in its basic yet exceptional form and functions."

EISA Award

"With so many mobile audio products on the market, the pressure was on for iFi’s Audio’s new xDSD to sparkle – and so it does."

Jammed packed with features and a sublimely musical sound that does a great job of retrieving detail, but is silky smooth and unfatiguing. Plenty of power for the vast majority of headphones. A great match with the HIFIMAN Sundara