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iFi Audio - Hip-DAC v2 - Mini DAC/Headphone Amplifier is available to buy in increments of 1

iFi Audio - Hip-DAC v2 - Mini DAC/Headphone Amplifier

iFi Audio - Hip-dac - Mini DAC/Headphone Amplifier

iFi Audio - Hip-DAC v2 - Mini DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Our multi-award-winning portable DAC just got even better!

  • Powerful new 16-core XMOS chip processes audio data received over USB
  • Supports full MQA decoding (original hip-dac supports rendering only)
  • Upgraded GMT clock system eradicates jitter and enhances sound quality
  • Extruded aluminum enclosure now

Working with your MacBook in Starbucks? Running in the fresh morning air? Snoozing with your smart device on a flight? Take the upgraded Hip-DAC v2, our mini DAC/headphone amplifier, with you wherever you go. Improved music on the move. Great looks and fabulous sound.

Hip, hot and happening

Our Hip-DAC is the perfect companion for music lovers on the go.

Not only will its hi-res specs make your tunes sound fabulous, but its hot, on-trend styling will make them look pretty amazing too.

Smartly dressed in sunset orange, the go-anywhere Hip-DAC was designed to slip discreetly into your pocket BUT its cool look might mean you want to keep it on display.

For music lovers everywhere

Our miniature DAC/headphone amplifier replaces the inferior DAC and amp in your smart device, PC or Mac. Simply connect the Hip-DAC via USB, insert headphones, and away you go.

Relax with your favorite music streamer, Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal as the Hip-DAC delivers a sound brimming with bold dynamism and fluid refinement.

Small but mighty

Whether you are curling up in Costa or on your commute, our Hip-DAC delivers hi-res music with flair.

Thanks to the 16-core Burr Brown XMOS chip, audio remains ‘bit-perfect’. Music, just as it should be.

The Hip-DAC supports hi-res PCM up to 384kHz as well as DSD256 and MQA as used by Tidal’s ‘Master’ tier.

Balanced. Because you’re worth it.

Balanced audio circuits mean less unwanted noise.

The Hip-DAC boasts a balanced, analog stage to bring you the best musicality for miles around.

It sports a 4.4mm balanced output for balanced headphone cables/connectors.

For those ‘hissy’ IEMs, use the 3.5mm S-Balanced. Enjoy all the benefits of balanced from your single-ended connection.

Feel the Force…

Let it guide your actions…

Our small but mighty Hip-DAC sports PowerMatch – switchable gain.

Even on the go, adjust input sensitivity to match the level of drive to the load of your headphones.

Leave it off for those those ‘out and about’ IEMs and pop it on for on/over-ear types with relatively low impedance that require more oomph.

It’s still all about the bass…

xBass – our iFi optional sonic adjustment is still very much in vogue and addresses the lack of bass that’s often apparent with in-ears or open-back headphones.

Boost that bass, and “bring the booty back” to your iEMs with the Hip-DAC.

Hip and always on trend

Our in-house team has maxed out the circuitry with bespoke, easy to install firmware to bring you the joyous musicality of hi-res, native audio that suits your priorities and stays cutting-edge.

You will never be behind the times.

Long may it last…

And with extensive battery life, you can take it out with you all day.

The Hip-DAC can join you at the gym first thing, take you out for lunch and keep your feet a tapping on your journey home.

Hip-DAC. Amazing sound. Stunning looks.


  • Portable hi-res DAC/headphone amp – connects to source devices via USB
  • Replaces inferior DAC and amp circuitry in smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs
  • Vastly improves headphone sound – at home and on the go
  • Excellent build quality – seamless aluminum enclosure slips easily into a bag or pocket
  • State-of-the-art hi-res audio support – 24-bit/384kHz PCM, bit-perfect DSD, and MQA
  • Powerful high-fidelity amp stage drives all corded headphones and in-ear monitors with ease
  • Balanced circuit design delivers ultra-low signal distortion
  • High-quality rotary analog volume control
  • PowerMatch setting matches the level of drive to the connected headphones
  • XBass tailors bass response to suit your music and your headphones
  • Two headphone outputs: 4.4mm Pentaconn balanced and 3.5mm S-Balanced
  • S-Balanced output cuts distortion by 50% with single-ended headphone connections
  • USB-A input for audio and separate USB-C input for charging


  • 1 x hip dac2
  • 1 x USB3.0 Cable
  • 1 x USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • 1 x OTG Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Instruction card


Digital Input

USB 3.0 type 'A' (USB2.0 compatible)

Formats supported

DSD: DSD256/128/64, Quad/Double/Single-Speed DSD
PCM: 384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
DXD: 384/352.8kHz
MQA 384/352.8kHz


Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown

Headphone Outputs

Balanced: 4.4mm                                                         
S-Balanced(S-E): 3.5mm

Power Output

Balanced: 400mW @ 32Ω; 6.3V @ 600 Ohms               
S-Balanced(S-E): 280mW @ 32Ω; 3.2V @ 600 Ohms


Lithium-polymer 2200mAh approx. 8 hours

Power System

Charging via USB-C,
BC V1.2 compliant up to 1000mA charging current

Power (max)

<2W idle, 4W max


102 x 70 x 14 mm
4.0" x 2.8" x 0.6"


0.28 lbs (125 g)

Warranty period

12 months

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