ifi Micro IDSD Black Label DAC/Headphone Amplifier

£599.00 Includes free delivery




Product Features

Portable battery-powered headphone amplifier
Digital connection for the highest sound quality
Connect to your phone, PC or tablet
Multi award-winning product


The iDSD Black label is a game-changer capable of delivering a true Hifi experience in a portable package.

Renowned as the world's most powerful battery-powered DAC and headphone amplifier, it packs not only a sonic punch but has jaw-dropping specifications, capable of playing DSD, PCM and DXD not to mention MQA and is now fully Roon certified, you'll find it hard to match this spec at any point!

All this and a 12-hour battery life which makes for an ultra-portable performance system. But the iDSD is not just designed for headphones, it can be used as a digital interface into a pair of active speakers or a power amplifier, this is due to the ultra high-quality preamplifier that is onboard, so the iDSD really is the heart of your system.

Offering a couple of optional sonic enhancements  - XBass+ cleans and restores missing bass from lower-quality recording, do so in a natural never overblown way.
For a more atmospheric presentation, there is 3D+, this feature ads air and opens the sound stage to give a more lively presentation. Both of these features can be simple toggled on or off, no complex menu to navigate!

With 3 power settings to allow you to match to the most sensitive or power-hungry headphones the iDSD is the perfect partner.



Inputs (rear)USB 2.0 type A “OTG” Socket
(with iPurifier® technology built-in)
Compatible with computers (Apple/Win/Linux), iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Devices, camera kit or USB-OTG cable required. (Full USB3.0 port compatible)
 Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial3 Way combo SPDIF port (Coaxial In/Out; Optical In); Up to 192kHz PCM
 SPDIF Optical 
Outputs (rear)Audio RCA L+R 
 Intelligent SPDIF® CoaxialUp to 192kHz PCM
Output (right side)SmartPower® SocketFast charge all portable devices. Compliant with USB Battery Charging Standard 1.2 – 5V @ 1.5A


Controls (front)  
– HP OutputAudio 6.3mm Headphone Jack 
– Volume with Power On/Off switchPrecision analogue volume control<2dB Tracking error
– 3.5mm Input Auto disable the digital section when this is in use
– X-Bass®On/Off 
– 3D Holographic Sound®On/OffAuto-switching for Speakers® and Headphones® (two separate and distinct circuits)
Controls (left side)  
– Power ModeTurbo, Normal, EcoComputer controlled power and gain scaling
– PolarityNormal/Inverted 
– Filter3 positions, 6 filters(see filter section below)
Controls (bottom)  
– Line Direct/PreamplifierPreamplifier function Enable/Disable, 0/9dB gain selectableFixed 2V or variable with up to 5V available
– iEMatch®Perfect-matching circuit for IEMs (eliminate hiss)Off / High Sensitivity Headphone / Ultra Sensitivity Headphone

DAC section

DACDual-core DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown2-DAC Chip; 4-Channel; 8-Signals, custom interleaving for maximum SNR
 Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect PCM processing 
ClockUltra low jitter GMT computer controlled Femto ClockRMS jitter 12kHz – 1MHz < 280 Femtoseconds
Audio FormatsDSD 512/256/128/64
All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
 DXD 2x/1x
All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion
 PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/
All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion


– PCMBit-Perfect Processing/Minimum Phase/StandardDigital filters selectable
– DSDExtreme/Extended/Standard RangeAnalogue filters selectable
– DXDBit-Perfect ProcessingFixed analogue filter

Specifications (DAC Section)

Dynamic Range (Line)>117db(A) 
THD & N (0dBFS Line)<0.003% 
Output Voltage (Line)>2V 
Output Impedance (Zout)< 240Ω 
Jitter (correlated)Below AP2 test set limit 

Headphone Power Output

HP Amp OutputPower (max)Power (continuous.)
– Turbo mode10.0V/4,000 mW @ 16 Ohm>1560 mW @ 64 Ohm
  > 166 mW @ 600 Ohm
– Normal mode5.5V/1,900 mW @ 16 Ohm> 950 mW @ 32 Ohm
  > 100 mW @ 300 Ohm
– Eco mode2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm> 250 mW @ 16 Ohm

Specifications (Headamp Section)

Dynamic Range (HP)>115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out) 
THD &N (HP 500mW/16R)< 0.008% 
Output Voltage (HP)>8V (Turbo Mode) 
Output Impedance (Zout)<1Ω (iEMatch not engaged) 
Maximum Output Power4,000mW @ 16 Ohm Loadwhen using sinewave testing the micro iDSD BL may engage protection circuits
Continuous Output Power1,000mW @ 64 Ohm Load





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