iFi Audio Micro iDSD Signature usb dac / headphone amp- replaces the iDSD Black Label, formerly on this page. Key components have been upgraded to improve the sound quality even further. The most obvious change is iFi redesigned the amplifier and added 4.4mm balanced out, so there are two headphone outputs. Power output is still very strong, able to run almost all headphones with gusto. There are Eco, Normal (which is really strong) and Turbo modes. For earphones, choose from two super low gain options, to provide a wide volume range and clear, noise free background.
iFi Signature is MQA certified - Tidal Hifi subscribers can stream away! iFi Sig. has all digital inputs - usb from a computer or phone, coaxial or optical. There is L/R rca out, to go to a stereo or powered speakers, from the awesome dac built in. The 3D+ and XBASS+ are great options to have, especially when listening at lower volume, or to bring more sub bass out of an open back headphone.
Headfonics.com, Rated 8.8! : The iFi Micro iDSD Signature series DAC amplifier is a fun machine capable of driving practically every headphone out there while at the same time remaining highly musical and hiss free and taking up a minimum amount of space on a desktop doing so.
Headfonia.com RECOMMENDED LIST : It is an excellent performer with a premium build, design, and internal components. It’s also very versatile with outputs and features...The HD800S creates a great wide sound stage with the Signature for instance. The best part of this device is the background though. It just sounds tremendously clean. This creates a situation where the device sounds especially good when it comes to stereo imaging. The positioning is exceptional, the definition of instruments and vocals is great.
Navy finish, up to 12 hours battery life in Eco mode.