What is the opinion of Reddit about the
iFi Hip-dac Portable Balanced DAC Headphone Amplifier for Android, iPhone with USB Input Only/Outputs: 3.5mm Unbalanced / 4.4mm Balanced (Unit only)?

A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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27th Jun 2021

Here you go.

iFi Hip-dac Portable Balanced DAC Headphone Amplifier for Android, iPhone with USB Input Only/Outputs: 3.5mm Unbalanced / 4.4mm Balanced (Unit only) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0842W67F1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TWS8TA1A6WJFZ1R9TK9Q?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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31st Mar 2021

With the impedance at 300, I would recommend you have an amp for the headphones.

A DAC ( Digital to Analog Converter) converts the digital signal from song files (.MP3s, .WAV, .FLAC, etc.) to electrical impulses that the speakers in your headphones create sound with. This is where sound quality comes into play with lossless and MQA quality songs from services like tidal.

An amp is simply the power source for the headphones. You will need to make sure whatever amp you purchase supports the impedance of your headphones.

I recently purchased a ifi hip-dac and I love it. It is not exactly easy to setup and use on a cell phone, but it can be used on essentially any device. I use mine on my Samsung Note20 Ultra and my desktop Windows computer.

FYI I am using my hip-dac with Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones.

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28th Jul 2021

Hey, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is the:

ifi Hip-DAC

But it’s outside your budget.

Just wondering what phone you are using? I tried my own DT770 Pro 80 Ohm and I can get it to uncomfortably loud listening levels off my iPhone SE.