iFi Audio xCAN Portable Headphone Amplifier

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iFi xCAN portable headphone amplifier
£299.00

The xCAN is a portable amplifier above all else and is for anyone who wants to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their expensive headphones.

Using a high-end DAP that has an adequate onboard DAC but lacks power? Happy with your existing source but need more juice?

Just add the xCAN to drive bigger and better headphones and boost your tunes.

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The xCAN is a portable amplifier above all else and is for anyone who wants to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their expensive headphones.

Using a high-end DAP that has an adequate onboard DAC but lacks power? Happy with your existing source but need more juice?

Just add the xCAN to drive bigger and better headphones and boost your tunes.

Blinding Bluetooth

The xCAN delivers CD-Quality Bluetooth via AAC, aptX and aptX LL with added iFi magic.

Stream wirelessly from your smartphone. Bluetooth from your TV to the xCAN. No need for wires. Just plug your headphones into the xCAN at your side.

Give soundtracks extra energy. Add oomph to your gaming! Hear the whoosh of an arrow or the full throttle of F1 car in all their glory.

Wicked wiring

Connect via analogue 2.5/3.5 connection. iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced technology means that you gain the advantages of a balanced connection even when using an unbalanced one.

On headphones this means lower distortion, less interference and less crosstalk.

And it enables you to take advantage of the growing number of balanced sources, such as high-end DAPs.

A pure power house

The xCAN is a dual-mono headphone amplifier with 1000mW of power per channel. It will happily drive your favourite headphones.

And we added our signature sonic extras as well.

3D+® opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere.

The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the midrange frequencies.

Clever. Curvy.

The xCAN smart battery provides up to 18 hours of playback time (analogue) or 12 hours (Bluetooth) depending on your choice of headphones. That’s one very long train journey!

And finally, check out the curvy chassis and lush LEDs. The xCAN is one lovely lady.

The unit boasts a dual-mono headphone amplifier with 1000mW of power per channel which can unleash the full potential of both 32ohm through to 600ohm headphones. It offers balanced in/out to take full advantage of the growing availability of balanced sources and headphones. The 2.5mm balanced headphone jack means the it can be used to boost the amplification of high-end DAPs.

Read more here.

iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.

See our Tech Note to dig deeper.

This unit features the iFi Cyberdrive® headphone amplifier stage. You won’t find it in Star Wars or Star Trek. Unravel its mysteries here.

Our 3D+ Holographic® delivers an immersive, deep soundstage. Check it out here.

Our new XBass ® adds even more musical satisfaction. The XBass ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the upper bass frequency band. More here.

AMR’s Global Master Timing (GMT)/ Memory Buffer System represents a total ‘out of the box’ systematic digital solution that solves the digital SPDIF jitter once and for all.

With a separate power input (USB Type C) to charge the internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone or playback device.

Playback time is 12 (via Bluetooth® as input) to 18 (as analogue amplifier only) hours.

Tech Specifications

Inputs Wireless: ESS Sabre 44.1/48k 16-Bit (AAC, aptX, aptX LL and SBC)

Wired: 3.5mm (TRS or TRRS S-Balanced*) and 2.5mm (TRRS) *ONLY found in iFi components such as nDSD BL. Do NOT feed using normal TRRS Balanced output sources. No USB audio input

Max Output S-Balanced: > 3.8V / 45 mW (@ 300 Ohm); > 3.5V / 380 mW (@ 32 Ohm); > 3.1V / 600 mW (@ 16 Ohm

Balanced: > 7.6V / 90 mW (@ 600 Ohm); > 7.2V / 800 mW (@ 64 Ohm); > 5.7V / 1,000 mW (@ 32 Ohm)

THD & N S-Balanced: < 0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.26V 16 Ohm)

Balanced: < 0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16 Ohm) SNR

S-Balanced: > 121dBA (@ 3.8V)

Balanced: >120dBA (@ 7.6V)

Recommended HP Impedance: 16~600 Ohm

Max. Input S-Balanced: 3V RMS Balanced: 6V RMS

 

  • Gain: -95dB to +18dB adjustable in 114 1dB steps (using volume control)
  • Frequency Response: < 2Hz – > 200kHz (-3dB)

 

More Information
Brand iFi
THD S-Balanced < 0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.26V 16 Ohm) Balanced < 0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16 Ohm)
Frequency Response < 2Hz – > 200kHz (-3dB)
Battery Life/Current 18 hours (analogue) or 12 hours (Bluetooth) (charging via USB port)
Dimensions 95 (L) x67 (W) x19 (H) mm
Warranty 12 month
Maximum Gain -95dB to +18dB adjustable in 114 1dB steps (using volume control)
Output Impedance S-Balanced <1 Ohm Balanced <2 Ohm
Maximum Output Level S-Balanced > 3.8V / 45 mW (@ 300 Ohm)> 3.5V / 380 mW (@ 32 Ohm)> 3.1V / 600 mW (@ 16 Ohm
length 95mm
width 67mm
height 19mm
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