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the iFi Audio NEO iDSD would have a beefier headphone amplifier section, this could almost be an endgame piece because as a preamplifier DAC it is clean as a whistle. There are no clicks, pops, hiss, or turn on or off thumps. This is probably the first device of this type I tested that is completely silent in operation.

iFI Zen Blue V2

The ZEN Blue is the world’s first Bluetooth receiver to support all the latest hi-res codecs to deliver the best-quality music streaming from smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs to any audio system. Now we present our V2 with a new antenna for even greater reach and the very latest crystal clock system for low jitter.

iFI Zen Phono

Turntables need a phono stage to amplify the low-level output from a phono cartridge to ‘line level’ and apply RIAA equalization. Some integrated amps and preamps have phono stages built in, but these vary in quality. A well-designed offboard phono stage, placed in the signal chain between the turntable and a line-level input on the amp, is a great way to enhance a vinyl listening setup.

iFI Zen Can

iFi says the Zen Can has many features usually reserved for high-end headphone amps – it employs basically the same Class A discrete power output stage as the outfit’s flagship headphone amplifier, .... The iFi Zen Can is a resoundingly good upgrade on plugging your wired headphones directly into your laptop or other source. It’s a solid, talented and capable little performer. And on top of this, it offers a premium-feeling build for a truly affordable price. SCORES 1. Sound5 2. Features5 3. Build5 MORE: Read our guide to the best headphone amplifiers Read our iFi Zen DAC review Read our iFi Zen Blue review

iFI Zen Stream

The ZEN Stream is an affordable, flexible, opensource Wi-Fi audio transport for music lovers who care about sound quality. Future proofed - additional features and functionality can be added via OTA (Over-the-Air) updates 5 Modes including All in One, Roon Bridge, Tidal, Network Audio Adapter (NAA) and DLNA. ZEN Stream is a true ground-up design by iFi — the hardware and software implementation is quite exceptional:

iFI Gryphon

The look of the Gryphon is very similar to the former xCAN and xDSD on which it’s built. This new model has a lot of added heft and its design is a lot more ridged than I remember from the previous iterations of this line. Its biggest inclusion is its shiny new OLED screen that shows you important information like sample rate, XBass, and Xspace functionality, battery life, Bluetooth CODEC, and volume. If iFi isn’t going to release a supplemental app, this is a fine way to show you how your device is working. What’s important to note here is that this display operates using SilentLine technology, meaning no electronic noise is added to the system. If you’ve used one of iFi’s mini DAC/Amps before, then the Gryphon should be familiar territory for you. You have 3.5mm and 4.4mm headphone inputs on the front, just like the hip-dac. The volume pot sits firmly in the middle of the face and can rotate all the way around without stopping. To its right are the XBass and XSpace control where you can activate them individually or both at the same time. The last button on the face is an input selector that also works to put the Gryphon in pairing mode for Bluetooth connection. You can cycle through Bluetooth, USB, SPDIF, and Line input. On the rear side of the Gryphon, you have a couple of notable plugs and switches. The switch all the way to the left is a mode adjustment for the XBass control. It gives you the options to switch between bass, presence, and a combination of the two. This controls whether or not you want a mid-range bump or a tighter resonance to be active when using XBass