iFi Audio Zen Dac V2 is a compact, desktop usb dac and balanced headphone amp. New V2 version has an upgraded XMOS USB interface, is now better with MQA files now that it is a full decoder.
Improve the sound from your computer or phone, via the usb input, out to your headphones. iFi Zen Dac V2 takes a digital signal via usb input and has 2 line outs on the rear panel - rca and 4.4mm balanced; it also has 2 headphone outs on the front - 6.5mm and 4.4mm balanced.
Perfect with Sennheiser HD660s, which includes a 4.4mm balanced cable and the Audio Technica MSR7b. USB powered, optional 5v power supply in our accessory section. Highly recommended to use some type of 5v power supply.
For even better headphone performance, add the optional, matching iFi ZEN CAN headphone amp - makes a perfect high performance stack (shown in last photo)
Whathifi: 5 Stars: Compare the iFi with price rivals and it’s clearly up there with the best when it comes to sound quality. But it also offers a degree of versatility that those rivals don’t. If you’re looking for a well-built, budget desktop DAC, this iFi should be top of your list.
Techradar.com: 4.5 / 5: The iFi Zen DAC is an excellent DAC and amp for the price... sound from the iFi Zen DAC is excellent, providing enough power for power-hungry headphones like the HD600 and DT1990Pro that we used to test... if you’re looking to squeeze out a few extra drops of performance, the optional iFi power supply is worth purchasing.
'TrueNative' Burr Brown dac chip used
decodes mp3 up to 24bit/384khz & dsd 256 natively
MQA full 3-unfold decoder, to unlock Tidal Masters
Dual gain adjustment
Truebass bass adjustment
Variable or fixed output, to use as preamp or line out