Munich HIGH END Show Report 2017
iFi Audio is at HIGH END 2017 with their new iOne ($199) wireless / wired USB audiophile grade DAC. The iOne is designed with the usual iFi dedication to detail and trademark cutting-edge technology. It is versatile yet simple. It is for the Spotify listener and the dedicated audiophile. It elevates home systems to their full potential. The iOne works with stereo systems, phones, tablets, CD, DVD and Blu-ray players, TVs, gaming consoles, streamers and computers. This makes it the perfect upgrade to bring any audio configuration into the digital age.
Nano iOne has an extended range – 360° and longer reach. The iOne is the DAC for the modern homeas it combines many different digital audio devices and input options in ONE complete unit. With Bluetooth, S/PDIF or USB inputs, it upgrades the listening experience with smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, gaming consoles, media streamers and more.
The iOne ER can be placed in any orientation as it now has a 360° Bluetooth signal. The operational range has been extended to over 10m 'line of sight.' In addition, the new iOne will include a 5v USB power supply so that customers can use it straight from the box along with a 'shorty' USB cable.
For customers of the existing iOne, if they wish to move to the ER version, there is no additional charge. Just contact your retailer and make the arrangements to have
• Bluetooth*, S/PDIF, USB input (*aptX & AAC CD-like quality)
iFi Audio's micro iDSD Black Label ($549) is claimed to be the world's most powerful DSD/PCM/DXD battery-powered DAC. The Black Label looks good on the outside and functions even better then it looks with its sonics advanced with the very latest components. Features /Technologies include:
Sonically much smoother, with more weight and with a full-bodied mid-range. The bass is deeper and cleaner. The Black Label is in every way, the 'turbo charged' version of the normally aspirated micro iDSD. Burnt orange silk print is set against new, sleek matt and gloss black anodizing. While keeping in essence the same design philosophy, we re-engineered the micro iDSD after taking on board customer suggestions and integrating the most advanced and newest components available.
iFi Audio's new iEMatch ($49) says you can kiss goodbye to the hiss, et enjoy great power to your IEMs. Many headphones, and in particular IEMs, are high-sensitivity in nature. This, coupled with the relative high-power of modern smartphones, (dedicated headphone amplifiers are even more powerful), means that listening enjoyment is heavily compromised as
The solution, according to iFi Audio, is source > iEMatch > headphones. By inserting the iEMatch in between the smartphone/source and the headphones, the