iFi Audio Micro iDSD DAC / Headphone Amplifier

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There is nothing like the micro iDSD. It is literally, out of this world. It is the only DAC in the world (at any price) to play True Native Octa-DSD512/PCM768/Double DXD. Its Perfect-Match means it can be fine-tuned to any headgear from IEMs all the way through to large headphones. Its 8v/4000mW output makes it one of the most powerful headamps to drive even the most hungry of headphones with ease.

PowerMode

DualCore

iFi has forged an enviable reputation for being at the forefront of computer audio technology. The micro iDSD has just made another leap, an Octa-Leap to be precise. With its special Dual-Core Burr-Brown native DSD/PCM chipset at the heart, the micro iDSD is capable of True Native PCM768, Octa-Speed DSD512 and 2x DXD; it is simply out of this world.

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HFTurbo

The micro iDSD has 3 different power modes Eco, Normal and Turbo. Capable of 4000mW, 1000mW or 250mW, the micro iDSD is able to drive the full gamut of headphone and amplifiers alike. With iEMatch there to dial to suit any IEM, the micro iDSD has redefined the headphone amplifier class.

Used along with the analogue volume control, the diminutive size of the micro iDSD belies its uncanny ability to drive virtually anything and everything!

 

SmartPower

SmartPower® is the micro iDSD’s onboard recharging feature for Smartdevices. Its 4800mAH battery is able to fully recharge an iPhone two-times. Compatible with Apple and Android, phones and tablets, it is another example of iFi’s commitment to customer needs – enjoy high-end audio on the go without worrying about the phone going flat.

 

iFi’s iCAN and iTube have already achieved widespread acclaim, so much so that their core features including 3D Holographic and XBass have become renowned in their own right and imitated by others. In the micro iDSD, for the first time in an iFi product, it features XBass and 3D Holographic for Headphones and Speakers. All these features are still executed in the analogue, not digital domain to preserve the original music format.

3DxBass

And so much more….with the amazing Crowd-Design program, we are over the moon that you, the customer was central to the development of the micro iDSD. The micro iDSD is literally bursting with features – such as Direct/Pre-Amp, 3.5mm input, SPDIF Input/Output and much, much more. You will have to see it to believe it.

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“Today, we have one of the best DACs I’ve personally tried – the iFi Micro iDSD……We’ll get to the sound impressions later, but as a hint, I’m convinced that the size is worth it……On the underside, there’s generous feature called IEMatch. It’s pretty common these days that earphones (aka In-Ear Monitors or IEMs) are sensitive, meaning that it doesn’t take much volume before they get too loud……But boy did I get a reality check with this one……There are two things that hit you straight away on the first listen – Clarity and Fullness. By clarity, I’m talking crisp, crystal clearness in details you may not have even noticed before. I also mean it in terms of separation. Even when there’s a lot going on, the enunciation of the instruments, vocals, etc. just come through beautifully. And when the music calms and you hear only one or two elements, this allows your brain to focus and adore the minute nuances. You can hear whispering from voices or damping of instrument vibrations. It’s also an eye-opener when you realize what your headphones can really do……I notice the entire spectrum being more impactful and richer than with other DACs I’ve used. The overall sound is more encompassing (like from a sound system), which of course makes the experience more engaging and fun. The sounds are balanced, and elements only hit hard when the recording asks for it. I can tell that iFi does its best to honor the recording and artist’s intent……So there you have it. The superb sound reproduction of the Micro iDSD just left me awe struck. So much that so that I stopped caring about the size – I need this thing in my life.”

 

Thank you Josh and the AndroidGuys.com!
http://www.androidguys.com/2016/03/03/ifi-micro-idsd-mobile-dac-review-go-big-or-go-home/

Head-fi user, Haris Jevad, Vlogs a review of the iDSD micro!
Haris Jevad pens in a few comments on the Youtube video description: “In my eyes this is one of the best dacs on the market. For 499$ USD you cannot go wrong. Good, clean, and powerful sound! – very low THD at any voltage level, and no back ground noise. Ideal for Iem’s and hard to drive headphones. This could be a great starter portable amp/dac setup and also an end game portable setup”

 

Thanks Haris Jevad of Youtube and Head-fi!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLALZZ6VeTE

Youtuber ‘The Best Bass Headphones are…’ reviews the iDSD micro!
From comments from the video;
“I want it to be Bit-Perfect, no DSP affecting the sound, this will do that”
“Finally after 18 months on Head-fi, I just wanted a DAC of high quality, an amp of high power and want it to be compact….it was always right there”
“Never heard anything like this”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT103ouN2rc
Thanks ‘The Best Bass Headphone are…;! By the way, what are the best bass headphones ;-)?