iFi xDSD portable DAC and headphone amplifier

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iFi xDSD portable DAC and headphone amplifier
£399.99

The xDSD is for people who love to listen — on the go or at home.

You choose wireless via Bluetooth® or wired via USB or SPDIF.

Apple or Android, DAP, games console or TV, just connect the xDSD and enjoy the ultimate audio experience.

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The xDSD is for people who love to listen — on the go or at home.

You choose wireless via Bluetooth® or wired via USB or SPDIF.

Apple or Android, DAP, games console or TV, just connect the xDSD and enjoy the ultimate audio experience.

Hi-Res. Future-proof.

The xDSD plays high-quality digital audio file formats up to DSD512. Listen to your favourite tracks as they were meant to be.

In love with Hi-Res streaming? Listen to Tidal HiFi and Spotify Premium with ease.

The xDSD is also MQA ready straight out of the box. Use with Tidal Masters on your computer or mobile.

Bluetooth freedom

The convenience of Bluetooth® means your headphones connect to the xDSD, leaving your phone or chosen device wire free. Pop the xDSD in your pocket and it’s business as usual but with much better sound.

The xDSD boasts both aptX™ and AAC™ Bluetooth® for CD-like quality. With standard Bluetooth®, the sound quality drops by 30%, not so with the iFi Bluetooth® implementation. Just a little iFi magic for you!

Superior sonics

With amazing amplification, driven by 500 mW of power, the xDSD handles almost any headphones and it easily partners up with active home speakers.

And, of course, we’ve included our exclusive optional ‘sonic fine-tuning extras’ to add further nuances to your listening.

xBass+® cleans and restores the bass to give you a richer, deeper sound and 3D+® opens up your music to bring a live-concert atmosphere into your living room

Perfectly balanced

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 reduce crosstalk.

Smart. Stylish.

The battery lasts up to 10 hours and ‘smart’ tech ensures you enjoy optimum listening time adjusted according to your usage. The xDSD has a separate USB charging socket.

And finally, with its metallic chrome finish and elegant, ergonomic design, based upon the Japanese Zen garden, it puts the ‘x’ back into sexy.

The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.

Hi-Res True Native® playback for all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.

Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.

Our video tutorials on You Tube show you how.

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.


Connect your phone or device wirelessly via aptX™ and AAC™ Bluetooth®.  Whatever your device, we’ve got it covered. Read more on iFi’s take on Bluetooth® here.

We use the USB Type-A connector as it provides a more stable audio connection for better playback and because of the OTG cable for Android and CCK Lightning to USB cable for Apple. The 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo SPDIF input allows connection to older DAPs and CD players.

Battery life is up to 10 hours. Charging is via the separate USB charging cable included.

Tech Specifications

  • USB Input: up to PCM768kHz & DSD512 (24.6/22.6MHz)
  • S/PDIF Coaxial and Optical Input: 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 Ohm
  • Battery: 3.8V/2200mAh
  • Dimensions and Weight: 95 (l) x66.5 (w) x19 (h) mm ;127g (0.28 Ibs)
More Information
Brand iFi
Battery Life/Current 3.8V/2200mAh
Dimensions 95 (L) x67 (W) x19 (H) mm
Warranty 12 month
Line-Level Output > 2.1V @ 0dBFS (& 0dB Volume)
USB Input up to PCM768kHz & DSD512 (24.6/22.6MHz)
Output Impedance < 1 Ohm
Output power (16Ω) > 2.82V/500 mW @ 16 Ohm > 3.7V/270mW @ 50 Ohm > 3.8V/48 mW @ 300 Ohm > 3.8V/24 mW @ 600 Ohm
THD+N < 0.005%
length 95mm
width 67mm
height 19mm
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