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iFi Audio Zen Dac V2

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
  • all metal chassis
  • Output impedance: 1 ohm
  • power output: 280mw @ 32 ohm / balanced 380mw @ 50 ohm
  • Suggested headphones: 12 - 300 ohm / balanced out 12 - 600 ohm
  • THD: 0.005%
  • SNR 113db
  • weight: 491g
  • 12 x 10 x 3 cm H
  • Includes rca cable, usb cable
  • 1 year warranty
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Headphone Bar iFi Audio Zen Dac V2 Review
02/11/2022

iFi Zen DAC V2

Incredible value and superb sound. Next will be the CAN amplifier to make an iFi stack that will certainly drive all of my headphones. Prompt delivery as always.

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Scott K.
Canada Canada
01/17/2022

The reviewers speak truth!

I’m still new at experiencing sound at an entry audiophile level, but the Zen DAC sounds great! The True Bass function does wonders for the low end (I leave it on it sounds so good). I also haven’t had any problems running higher ohm headphones (300 range).

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Ryan B.
Canada Canada
12/19/2021

First DAC

I wish the iFi had more structured and up to date information about the product on their web site. It seems, they assume that the users had used DACs before. Internet search brings many videos describing the nice look of the unit and its parameters. It would be nice to know how to configure Windows 7 Pro for proper operation. I am still not sure if the conversion from Digital to Analog actually happens in my new unit. Quoting the mass of the unit at 491 grams does not help much.

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Anonymous
Canada Canada
07/12/2021

Great starter DAC/Amp combo

Currently have this paired with my Sennheiser HD560s and it has been a great pairing! Love the simplicity of this unit as well as the build quality. Sound is clear and the TruBass functionality is great for adding some bass to my HD560s without it being overwhelming. Totally recommend this to anyone looking for an entry level way of getting into this hobby.

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Marcus L.
Canada Canada
05/31/2021

Great sound at a great price

I bought this to drive some small studio monitors from my iMac. The sound is a huge improvement over external powered speakers. Lovely clarity and a nice sound stage. I really love the analog volume control. Simple to set up - wonderful sound. I couldn’t be happier.

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Bob S.
Canada Canada