USB DAC Headphone Amplifier
Superior conversion, purer sound
Most portable devices include a simplified DAC converter, resulting in slightly compromised sound quality. This dedicated USB DAC amplifier takes over processing from your device, then amplifies sound for headphone listening using a custom-tuned, precision analogue amplifier.
Made for High-Resolution Audio
With this separate USB DAC amp linking your headphones and a compatible PC, smartphone or Walkman®, you’ll enjoy higher quality High-Resolution Audio sound. The amp supports the very latest 384kHz/32-bit PCM and 5.6MHz Double DSD formats.
Two micro USB inputs and charge port
Get connected. Hook up your PC, selected smartphones, or Apple iOS device with two Micro USB inputs, and charge while you listen with a dedicated micro USB port.
Stereo and balanced audio output
Listen through the stereo jack, or connect with a balanced audio cable – left and right outputs ensure authentic, even sound.
Connect to HDD and SACD players with an optical connecter, supporting up to 192Hz/24bit PCM input.
What is High-Resolution Audio?
High Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes allowing the capture and playback of music using higher sampling rates than those used in CDs.
Record at a higher frequency than CD
High-Resolution Audio typically records at 96kHz/24-bit or even 192kHz/24-bit – much higher than CD.
Hear more realistic, emotive sound
While CDs and MP3s top out around 20kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 24kHz (as high as 100kHz on this model) and a wider dynamic range.
Restore all your compressed files
The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales your compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA) and takes it closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the high-range sound lost in the compression process, DSEE HX produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.
Superior sound with a supplied balanced cable
Enjoy clear, precise, dynamic sound with a balanced cable. Two audio channels, each with an independent ground wire, use an inverted phase signal to reduce unwanted noise that is picked up as the signal passes through the wire from source to amplifier. The result – superior sound, delivered with clarity.