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iFi Micro iDSD

iFi Micro iDSD

$899.00

Free shipping
iFi Audio Zen DAC

iFi Audio Zen DAC

$299.00

$311.00 incl. shipping
Fiio K5 Pro

Fiio K5 Pro

$259.00

Unknown delivery cost
Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt

Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt

“Quality”

$399.00

Free shipping
Chord Electronics Mojo

Chord Electronics Mojo

$899.00

Free shipping
Audioquest DragonFly Red

Audioquest DragonFly Red

$249.00

$258.50 incl. shipping
iFi Pro iDSD

iFi Pro iDSD

$4,999.00

Free shipping
Fiio BTR5

Fiio BTR5

$199.00

Unknown delivery cost
JDS Labs Atom

JDS Labs Atom

$249.00

Unknown delivery cost
Chord Electronics Poly

Chord Electronics Poly

$735.00

$739.00 incl. shipping
Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2

Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2

$8,799.00

Free shipping
Tone/balance controller
Wireless connection
None
Bluetooth
None
None
None
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
High resolution audio formats
DSD
DSD, MQA
DSD
MQA
DSD
MQA
DSD, MQA
DSD
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
1 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
1 pair
1 pair
1 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Balanced input (analogue) XLR
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Balanced input digital XLR (AES / EBU)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Balanced output (analogue) XLR
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Balanced output digital XLR (AES / EBU)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Firewire
No
No
No
No
No
Headphone output
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Headphone output (3.5 mm)
0 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Headphone output (Jack plug 6.3 mm/1/4
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Output power per channel
4000 mW
380 mW
1500 mW
720 mW
240 mW
Pre output (full range)
Yes
No
No
Pre-output (RCA / XLR)
RCA
Tele plug 6.3mm input
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB powered (only via USB)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Available colours
Black, Silver, Blue
Black, Silver, Blue
Black
Blue
Black, White, Silver
Black, Red
Silver
Black, Blue
Black
Black, Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
177 mm
55 mm
57 mm
60 mm
62 mm
11.1 mm
Height
28 mm
130 mm
19 mm
22 mm
12 mm
72 mm
Width
67 mm
120.5 mm
12 mm
82 mm
19 mm
32 mm
Product weight
0.3 kg
0.49 kg
0.44 kg
0.18 kg
0.02 kg
0.04 kg
2.53 kg
Features
Volume control
Volume control
Display, Volume control
Display
Display, Volume control
Built-in D/A converter
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
D/A audio
32 bit / 768 kHz
24 bit / 96 kHz
32 bit / 768 kHz
24 bit / 96 kHz
32 bit / 384 kHz
DAC (audio chip)
Burr Brown DSD1793
Burr Brown DSD1793
AKM AK4493
ESS Sabre32 Ultra ES9016
Can be used as a preamplifier (Preamp)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Release year
2014
2019
2019
2015
2016
2019
Battery operated
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Separate power connector (mains)
No
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
No
No
AC/DC-Voltage (5v/12v/18v/24v/36v)
15 V