micro iDSD Black Label
The micro iDSD Black Label is our top-rated desktop DAC and headphone amplifier. The sound of your music just got even better.
Whether listening at home with your speakers or at work with your headphones, connect the micro iDSD Black Label to your computer and instantly hear the quality of your music be taken to the next level.
Is the music from your headphones or speakers uninteresting or flat? Then the micro iDSD Black Label is for you.
It adds warmth, depth and smoothness to your favourites tunes. Put simply, your music will sound better than it ever has.
The micro iDSD Black Label is the world’s most powerful, battery-powered DAC and headphone amplifier, capable of unrivalled native playback in DSD, PCM and DXD file formats. Now with added MQA!
And we added our optional ‘sonic enhancements’ to add that little bit extra to your listening…
XBass+® cleans and restores the bass to give you a richer, deeper sound and 3D+® opens up your music to create a live-concert atmosphere.
Sense and sensitivity
The headphone amplifier is a force to be reckoned with.
With 4,000mW, the micro iDSD Black Label can drive from the most sensitive IEMs up to the most power hungry headphones out there.
It comes with 3 power output settings so that it can be adjusted to work with any ear buds or headphones.
She’s once, twice…
The micro iDSD Black Label has a battery life of up to 12 hours, and should your phone need a boost, the micro BL can charge it from 0% to 100% through the USB charging port on the side — not once, but twice!
And finally, we should mention the sleek black and orange design. She’s funky, fun and a flattering addition to any music lover’s system.
Doubling the DAC chips results in 3dB lower noise floor and better channel separation. Together with power supply advancements and advanced channel interleaving, the noise floor of the micro iDSD BL has been halved.
All of this equals stellar sonic performance.
3D+ Holographic® delivers an immersive, deep soundstage. Check it out here.
XBass+® delivers a deep, tighter bass sound.
With output power at 4,000mW, this headphone amplifier drives all headphones with ease. It has 3 power modes – Eco, Normal and Turbo. Power and gain can be dialed-in perfectly to suit ALL headphones.
iFi always uses the best components possible. These OS-CON™ capacitors provide excellent noise reduction and have a long life span. They are not often found in products costing <US$1000.
Hi-Res True Native® playback for all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.
This OV series operational amplifier is another example of an top-notch component used to get the best sound quality out of our products.
The Burr-Brown True Native® chipset means file formats remain unchanged. Listen to music as the artist intended in the format in which it was recorded.
Listen to Master Quality Authenticated audio straight out of the box. Connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA.
Enjoy high quality sound for up to 12 hours, even if you are using headphones requiring a lot of power such as the HifiMan HE-6 or as little as the Sennhesier IE-800.
|Inputs (rear)||USB 2.0 type A “OTG” Socket (with iPurifier® technology built-in)||Compatible with computers (Apple/Win/Linux), iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Devices, camera kit or USB-OTG cable required. (Full USB3.0 port compatible)|
|Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial||3 Way combo SPDIF port (Coaxial In/Out; Optical In); Up to 192kHz PCM|
|Outputs (rear)||Audio RCA L+R|
|Intelligent SPDIF® Coaxial||Up to 192kHz PCM|
|Output (right side)||SmartPower® Socket||Fast charge all portable devices. Compliant with USB Battery Charging Standard 1.2 – 5V @ 1.5A|
|– HP Output||Audio 6.3mm Headphone Jack|
|– Volume with Power On/Off switch||Precision analogue volume control||<2dB Tracking error|
|– 3.5mm Input||Auto disable the digital section when this is in use|
|– 3D Holographic Sound®||On/Off||Auto-switching for Speakers® and Headphones® (two separate and distinct circuits)|
|Controls (left side)|
|– Power Mode||Turbo, Normal, Eco||Computer controlled power and gain scaling|
|– Filter||3 positions, 6 filters||(see filter section below)|
|– Line Direct/Preamplifier||Preamplifier function Enable/Disable, 0/9dB gain selectable||Fixed 2V or variable with up to 5V available|
|– iEMatch®||Perfect-matching circuit for IEMs (eliminate hiss)||Off / High Sensitivity Headphone / Ultra Sensitivity Headphone|
|DAC||Dual-core DSD, DXD, PCM DAC by Burr Brown||2-DAC Chip; 4-Channel; 8-Signals, custom interleaving for maximum SNR|
|Bit-Perfect DSD processing, Bit-Perfect PCM processing|
|Clock||Ultra low jitter GMT computer controlled Femto Clock||RMS jitter 12kHz – 1MHz < 280 Femtoseconds|
|Audio Formats||DSD 512/256/128/64 24.6/22.6/12.4/11.2/6.2/5.6/3.1/2.8||All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion|
|DXD 2x/1x 768/705.6/384/352.8kHz||All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion|
|PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/ 48/44.1kHz||All native decoding, no internal hardware conversion|
|– PCM||Bit-Perfect Processing/Minimum Phase/Standard||Digital filters selectable|
|– DSD||Extreme/Extended/Standard Range||Analogue filters selectable|
|– DXD||Bit-Perfect Processing||Fixed analogue filter|
Specifications (DAC Section)
|Dynamic Range (Line)||>117db(A)|
|THD & N (0dBFS Line)||<0.003%|
|Output Voltage (Line)||>2V|
|Output Impedance (Zout)||< 240Ω|
|Jitter (correlated)||Below AP2 test set limit|
Headphone Power Output
|HP Amp Output||Power (max)||Power (continuous.)|
|– Turbo mode||10.0V/4,000 mW @ 16 Ohm||>1560 mW @ 64 Ohm|
|> 166 mW @ 600 Ohm|
|– Normal mode||5.5V/1,900 mW @ 16 Ohm||> 950 mW @ 32 Ohm|
|> 100 mW @ 300 Ohm|
|– Eco mode||2.0V/500 mW @ 8 Ohm||> 250 mW @ 16 Ohm|
Specifications (Headamp Section)
|Dynamic Range (HP)||>115dB(A) (Eco Mode, 2V Out)|
|THD &N (HP 500mW/16R)||< 0.008%|
|Output Voltage (HP)||>8V (Turbo Mode)|
|Output Impedance (Zout)||<1Ω (iEMatch not engaged)|
|Maximum Output Power||4,000mW @ 16 Ohm Load||when using sinewave testing the micro iDSD BL may engage protection circuits|
|Continuous Output Power||1,000mW @ 64 Ohm Load|
Micro iDSD BL main accessories
- 3.5mm rubber feet
- USB A Female > B Female Cable
- Caps for RCA sockets
- iFi bag
- USB3.0 A MALE > A FEMALE
- Silicone bracelet
- Label of battery charging
- RCA cable
- 6.35 > 3.5 adapter
- 3.5 male > male cable
- Optical Adapter
- USB A Female > B Female Adapter
- User manual
- Warranty Card
- STS card