iFi Audio xCAN : Portable headphone amplifier
The xCAN simply makes your music sound better, whether you are listening via ear buds at home or chilling with tunes on the go.
Our portable headphone amplifier is sure to give your music a superior sound.
The last word in portable amplifiers
The xCAN is a portable amplifier above all else and is for anyone who wants to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their expensive headphones.
Using a high-end DAP that has an adequate onboard DAC but lacks power? Happy with your existing source but need more juice?
Just add the xCAN to drive bigger and better headphones and boost your tunes.
The xCAN delivers CD-Quality Bluetooth via AAC, aptX and aptX LL with added iFi magic.
Stream wirelessly from your smartphone. Bluetooth from your TV to the xCAN. No need for wires. Just plug your headphones into the xCAN at your side.
Give soundtracks extra energy. Add oomph to your gaming! Hear the whoosh of an arrow or the full throttle of F1 car in all their glory.
Connect via analogue 2.5/3.5 connection. iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced technology means that you gain the advantages of a balanced connection even when using an unbalanced one.
On headphones this means lower distortion, less interference and less crosstalk.
And it enables you to take advantage of the growing number of balanced sources, such as high-end DAPs.
A pure power house
The xCAN is a dual-mono headphone amplifier with 1000mW of power per channel. It will happily drive your favourite headphones.
And we added our signature sonic extras as well.
3D+® opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere.
The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the midrange frequencies.
The xCAN smart battery provides up to 18 hours of playback time (analogue) or 12 hours (Bluetooth) depending on your choice of headphones. That’s one very long train journey!
And finally, check out the curvy chassis and lush LEDs. The xCAN is one lovely lady.
Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and the intelligent memory buffer.
The low-jitter crystal clock has been updated to provide >20dB better performance
The unit boasts a dual-mono headphone amplifier with 1000mW of power per channel which can unleash the full potential of both 32ohm through to 600ohm headphones. It offers balanced in/out to take full advantage of the growing availability of balanced sources and headphones. The 2.5mm balanced headphone jack means the it can be used to boost the amplification of high-end DAPs.
This unit features the iFi Cyberdrive® headphone amplifier stage. You won’t find it in Star Wars or Star Trek. Unravel its mysteries here.
Our 3D+ Holographic® delivers an immersive, deep soundstage. Check it out here.
Our new XBass Ⅱ® adds even more musical satisfaction. The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the upper bass frequency band. More here.
With a separate power input (USB Type C) to charge the internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone or playback device.
Playback time is 12 (via Bluetooth® as input) to 18 (as analogue amplifier only) hours.
iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced® circuit delivers maximum performance from single-ended and balanced headphones alike.
See our Tech Note to dig deeper.
Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer. This represents a total ‘out-of-the-box’ systematic digital solution that solves jitter once and for all.
Specifications : iFi Audio xCAN
|Inputs||Wireless||ESS Sabre 44.1/48k 16-Bit (AAC, aptX, aptX LL and SBC)|
|Wired||3.5mm (TRS or TRRS S-Balanced*) and 2.5mm (TRRS)
*ONLY found in iFi components such as nDSD BL. Do NOT feed using normal TRRS Balanced output sources.
No USB audio input
|Max Output||S-Balanced||> 3.8V / 45 mW (@ 300 Ohm)> 3.5V / 380 mW (@ 32 Ohm)> 3.1V / 600 mW (@ 16 Ohm|
|Balanced||> 7.6V / 90 mW (@ 600 Ohm)> 7.2V / 800 mW (@ 64 Ohm)> 5.7V / 1,000 mW (@ 32 Ohm)|
|THD & N||S-Balanced||< 0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.26V 16 Ohm)|
|Balanced||< 0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16 Ohm)|
|SNR||S-Balanced||> 121dBA (@ 3.8V)|
|Balanced||>120dBA (@ 7.6V)|
|Recommended HP Impedance||16~600 Ohm|
|Output impedance||S-Balanced||<1 Ohm|
|Max. Input||S-Balanced||3V RMS|
|Gain||-95dB to +18dB adjustable in 114 1dB steps (using volume control)|
|Frequency Response||< 2Hz – > 200kHz (-3dB)|
|Playback Time||18 hours (analogue)
12 hours (Bluetooth)
(charging via USB port)
|Dimensions||95 (l) x67 (w) x19 (h) mm|
|Weight||127g (0.28 Ibs)|
|Warranty period||12 months|