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Headphone Zone Collaborates with ddHiFi to create an affordable Hi-Res DAC for the Indian audiophile community

Headphone Zone and ddHiFi have come together to collaborate and launch a Hi-Res DAC specifically for Audiophiles in India. Specially created for the audiophiles of India, this is a hi-res USB dongle DAC that has been 1 year in the making with ddHiFi. The goal was to create an affordable DAC under Rs. 2000 specifically for India’s audiophile community and Headphone Zone reached out to ddHiFi to undertake this very ambitious project.

ddHiFi is a fabulous company that makes some really high quality products. Specifically, their accessories and connectors are the best anywhere in the world. The quality, the craftsmanship, and the attention to detail has made them a favorite amongst the audiophile community. During the collaboration, Headphone Zone took to the drawing board with ddHiFi’s founder, Demond Ding, to spec out and design the Hi-Res DAC. ddHiFi has been a phenomenal partner to work with. Demond certainly is a master of his craft.

“For us to be able to put the Headphone Zone brand name on any product means that we stand by the sound quality & performance. I firmly believe that an affordable hi-res dongle DAC is exactly what India’s audiophiles need at this point of time. I believe that this DAC is an absolute winner, that not only brings music to life but also makes audiophilia as a hobby more accessible.” says Raghav Somani, Founder and CEO of Headphone Zone.

The Headphone Zone X ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is now available to order exclusively on Headphone Zone (www.headphonezone.in) at an affordable price point of ₹ 1,999/-

Everything You Need To Know About the Headphone Zone x ddHiFi Hi-Res Dongle DAC

  • Turn Your Smartphone into a Hi-Res Audio Player

Most smartphones come with an in-built DAC that either sound terrible or are simply not capable of playing high resolution music. The Headphone Zone x ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is a simple plug-and-play device that transforms any smartphone into a high resolution audio player, bypassing the in-built DAC. For smartphones with a USB C output, the device works straight out of the box. For iPhones with a lightning port, a Type-C to lightning adaptor would be needed, like the Hidisz LT-03. If you’re someone who’s just starting your audiophile journey, this is now the easiest way for you to start listening to high resolution music.

  • Make Your In-Ear Monitors Sound Even Better

The Headphone Zone x ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC pairs with virtually all the in-ear monitors out there and some full-size headphones. The 3.5mm headphone output is compatible with any IEM that comes with a 3.5mm jack. The high-resolution dongle DAC brings out the best in music no matter what IEM you decide to use with it. Whether it’s a KZ or a Moondrop or a 7HZ IEM, this is the DAC to pair with.

  • A DAC Chip Engineered for High Resolution Playback

At the heart of the Headphone Zone x ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC is the formidable CX31993 DAC chip, that effortlessly decodes PCM signals up to 32Bit/384kHz. So whether you’re streaming music in Hi-Res from Apple, or listening to FLAC files in the highest resolution, you can immerse yourself in your favourite music with unparalleled quality.

  • An Independent Amplifier Punching out up to 65mW of Output Power

With a dazzling 65mW of output power, IEMs come to life and it can comfortably power even headphones up to 80 Ohms. The dongle utilizes an independent amplification stage with a MAX97220 chip. Taking it a step further, the Headphone Zone x ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC has an SNR rating of 105db. This ensures a noise free listening experience even with sensitive IEMs.

  • Conveniently Usable with Laptops/PCs

In addition to your smartphone, Headphone Zone x ddHiFi Hi-Res DAC includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter to enable usage with a laptop for a desktop setup.

  • Seamless Calls with Mic Passthrough Support for Android devices
    Thanks to the mic passthrough feature, audiophiles need not switch between calls and music listening. This dongle DAC allows for a hassle free listening and calling experience on Android smartphones.

In The Box:

  1. Hi-Res Dongle DAC (TC35HZ)
  2. USB-A to USB-C adapter

Specifications and Technical Information:

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