Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order
Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order

iFi Audio

Hip Dac 3 - Upon Order

Sale price$ 4,549.00
*The approximate delivery time is 4-6 weeks after making your purchase.
*Available products marked On Order must be requested in a separate order. If they are grouped with other products, it will be necessary to wait until all products are in stock before shipping can be made.

Hip Dac 3

The legacy continues.

Meet the hip-dac 3: a high-resolution portable DAC/headphone amp, now in Titanium Shadow with more versatility.

Titanium shadow. Innovations that set trends.

Now, our portable, battery-powered, high-resolution headphone amplifier/DAC is decked out in the Titanium Shadow shade, radiating timeless elegance with a touch of modern sophistication. The transformation extends beyond aesthetics. The hip-dac 3's sleek aluminum casing houses new features, designed to enhance your audio experience.

Two USB-C ports simplify cable management: one for audio and one for charging. A switch on the bottom activates iFi's iEMatch technology, which is optimized for high-sensitivity headphones and earbuds, making it especially beneficial for your in-ear monitors (IEMs).

Inside, the device features circuit improvements, including new metal film capacitors for better frequency response. Additionally, an updated version of iFi's GMT circuit, along with a new crystal oscillator, further reduces phase noise and gives you purer sound.


Flask size. Magnum performance.

With its sleek, robust aluminum casing, the portable hip-dac 3 fits discreetly into a pocket or bag. Replaces poor DAC and amplifier in smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs. Simply connect via USB-C, plug in your favorite headphones, and enjoy rich, dynamic sound.

iFi's expertise with the Burr-Brown chipset ensures optimal performance. However, a higher DAC stage involves more than just the DAC chip. A crucial element is the XMOS chip for processing digital audio inputs. The hip-dac 3 features a 16-core XMOS microcontroller, programmed by iFi's in-house team to optimize sound quality and ensure seamless high-resolution pairing with the Burr-Brown DAC.


Hip-dac 3 your power-hungry headphones.

The hip-dac 3 features a truly balanced circuit design, rare in its price range. This design minimizes signal distortion, resulting in purer, more captivating sound for your headphones.

The circuit incorporates high-quality components, including a custom iFi OV operational amplifier, a Texas Instruments low-noise power supply IC, and a premium analog volume potentiometer.

The amplifier stage can deliver up to 400 mW into a 32 ohm headphone load, making it compatible with a wide range of headphones. Additionally, it efficiently drives high impedance headphones with an output voltage of 6.3V at 600 ohms from the balanced output.


Designed for your headphones and earphones

The amplifier stage has switchable gain, called PowerMatch, to ensure optimal power for the headphones you are using.

A switch on the bottom activates iFi's iEMatch technology, optimizing the output for high-sensitivity headphones, especially in-ear monitors (IEMs). Reduces hiss, improves details and dynamic range, and improves volume control range.

XBass is a user-selectable feature that boosts bass without muddying the midrange, ideal for your headphones and open-back headphones. It works in the analog domain, avoiding alterations via DSP.

Play all your files including MQA

High-resolution PCM and DXD audio data are supported at sample rates up to 384 kHz, along with DSD from 2.8 MHz to 12.4 MHz (DSD64, 128 and 256).

Also supported is full MQA decoding, the high-resolution streaming technology, used by Tidal's 'HiFi Plus' tier, which performs the entire 'three-deploy' decoding process (rather than just the final display at the way of an MQA). renderer').

On either side of the rotary volume control are a pair of LEDs that change color to indicate the format and sample rate of the incoming audio.



The hip-dac 3's USB-C input supports up to 32-bit/384kHz audio, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0. Its asynchronous design ensures jitter-free data transfer. A separate USB-C charging port allows use while charging, preserving a pure audio signal path.

The hip-dac 3 provides two outputs: a 3.5mm jack for single-ended headphones and a 4.4mm balanced output for those with balanced connectivity, taking advantage of the device's differential amplifier design. The 3.5mm output uses iFi's S-Balanced circuitry, minimizing crosstalk and distortion for single-ended connections.

The hip-dac 3's 2200 mAh battery offers up to 12 hours of playback, depending on the volume and power needs of the headphones. Includes a USB-C OTG cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable.


Hip-case protects your hip-dac 3

The hip-dac series features a 102x70x14mm durable aluminum housing. For added protection and a suede-like touch.

Our hip pouch in dove gray faux suede is perfect. Fits perfectly on all hip-dac models without compromising function.

Protect your hip-dac 3 with the hip-case.


The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged or "bit-perfect." This means you are hearing music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.

At iFi we use Burr Brown extensively in our products and select it for its natural sounding "musicality" and True Native architecture. Our experience with this IC means we know how to get the most out of it.


The 16-core XMOS chip processes audio data received via the USB digital input.

This new low-latency XMOS microcontroller has greatly improved processing power. Compared to the current generation of eight-core chips, this new 16-core IC offers twice the clock speed (2000 MIPS) and four times the memory (512 KB), as well as the latest USB SuperSpeed ​​standard.

iFi's in-house digital development team has programmed the XMOS firmware to optimize sound quality and ensure a seamless partnership with the Burr-Brown DAC.


MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)

MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The MQA master file is fully authenticated and small enough to stream or download. He hip-dac2 It adopts MQA technology to receive and decode MQA audio and provide master-level sound.

Visited mqa.co.uk for more information.


It is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuitry reduces noise and crosstalk. Less interference: clearer sound.

Normally you will find this product configuration at the upper end of the price spectrum, such as Pro Ican Signature, but IFI now uses it throughout its range to produce audio of the best quality for all our customers.


XBass is an analog headphones. Open your music to give you the feeling of amplitude that is experienced in a live concert.


The S-Balanced® circuit  IFI exclusive  It offers maximum performance of both balanced and single headphones.

See our  technical note  To deepen more.


Input USB-C
Supported formats DSD256 / PCM384KHZ / Complete MQA Decoder
CAD Brown Rebaba
Headphones outputs 4.4 mm, 3.5 mm
Power output Bal 400 MW at 32 Ω; 6.3 V at 600 Ω
Unabal 280 MW at 32 Ω; 3.2 V at 600 Ω
SNR Bal <109 dB (a) at 0 dbfs
Unabal <103 dB (a) to 0 dbfs
DNR Bal <109DB (A)
Unabal <103DB (A)
THD+N. Bal <0.006x % (360 MW/2.0 V at 600 Ω)
Unabal <0.01 % (100 MW/1.27 V at 16 Ω)
Frequent response 20 Hz - 45 kHz (-3 dB)
Energy consumption <2W inactive, 4W max.
Battery 2.200MAH Lithium Polymer
Up to 12 hours
Power system Load via USB-C, compatible with BC V1.2 up to 1000 mA of load current
Dimensions 102 x 70 x 14 mm (4.0 "x 2.8" x 0.6 ")
Net weight 135 grams


 Sku: Hip Dac3