iFi xDSD Gryphon Portable Bluetooth / USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Regular price $899.00

iFi xDSD Gryphon

Flexibility makes the xDSD Gryphon the ultimate ‘swiss army knife’ of the portable DAC/amp scene, delivering fabulous sound across a host of possible applications – a headphone amp to use with digital and analogue sources; a pure DAC or DAC/preamp to connect to an amp and speakers; the heart of a home audio system; and a mobile music lover’s dream. The xDSD Gryphon is the high-end audio system you can take with you wherever you go.

"birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend"

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Hi-Fi News Verdict
"The xDSD Gryphon possesses an admirable combination of useful features and superb sound, all at an affordable price. Comprehensive Bluetooth support, proprietary eq modes, plus a balanced output, make it as well suited for those seeking an on-the-go upgrade as for audiophiles feeding demanding headphones at home via their hi-res library. iFi Audio's impressive track record continues…"

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Brilliant Bluetooth. Hi-Res Wireless.

Using the latest QCC 5100 series Bluetooth v5.1 as the starting point, for wireless connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon is at the bleeding-edge when it comes to the latest formats:

  • aptX Adaptive and aptX HD
  • LDAC and HWA/LHDC
  • regular aptX and aptX Low Latency
  • AAC
  • SBC (plain vanilla Bluetooth)

Not only this but the above is on the iFi digital platform where each section is distinct. So QC5100 for reception > Global Master Clock for jitter > Burr-Brown for DAC conversion. More effort but that’s why our wireless gives wired a run for its money.

USB & S/PDIF. Wired to the nines.

In terms of wired connectivity, the xDSD Gryphon handles all the formats using a hybrid Burr-Brown DAC chipset which is the same as used in our £3,000 flagship, the Pro iDSD Signature.

Rest assured that all the following latest formats are catered for but most importantly, are pushed to their zenith.

On USB:

  • PCM (768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)
  • DSD (512/256/128/64)
  • DXD (768/705.6/384/352.8kHz)
  • MQA (Decoder)

On S/PDIF

  • PCM (192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz)
  • DoP

Tailored to your ears

XSpace adds back the cavernous sound stage of recordings.

XBass II reinstates the missing bass from open-backed headphones or for recordings that you hanker for bass slam. Under XBass II you can select ‘Bass’ and/or ‘Presence’ so that the upper midrange frequencies are correctly added back into your favourite recording.

iEMatch – is our proprietary tech which reduces the annoying hiss from high-sensitivity headphones without losing any dynamic range.

With digital sources, users can choose between three bespoke digital filters via the on-screen menu: Bit-Perfect, Standard and GTO (Gibbs Transient Optimised), each having a fine-tuning effect on sound.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • xDSD Gryphon
  • Lightning to USB-C OTG Cable
  • USB-C to USB-C OTG Cable
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • Protective bag

Dimensions 123x75x19 mm       4.8"x3.0"x0.7"

Weight 215 grams, 0.5 Ibs

Inputs

  • Wireless: Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC Codec)
  • Wired Digital  USB-C, S/PDIF co-axial
  • Wired Analogue: Balanced 4.4mm, Single-Ended 3.5mm

Formats

  • DSD   DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
  • PCM   768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
  • DXD   768/705.6/384/352.8kHz, Double/Single-Speed DXD
  • MQA (Decoder)   384/352.8kHz
  • Bluetooth   Up to 96kHz

Headphone Outputs

  • Balanced 4.4mm
  • Single-Ended 3.5mm

Battery

  • USB-C charging. BC1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current
  • Battery life varies based on use, headphones, and settings. Up to 8 hours in ideal conditions.

    Line Section

    • Outputs Balanced   6.7V max. (variable), S-Bal (SE)   3.5V max. (variable)

    Output Impedance

    • Balanced ≤200Ω , S-Bal (SE) ≤100Ω
    • Balanced       <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    • S-Bal (SE)       <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    • Balanced       <0.007% @ 0dBFS
    • S-Bal (SE)       <0.015% @ 0dBFS


    Headphone Section

    • Outputs Balanced   4.4mm Pentaconn, S-Bal (SE)   3.5mm Single-Ended
    • Output Power
    • Balanced >1000mW @ 32Ω, >74mW @ 600Ω, >6.7V max. @ 600Ω
    • S-Bal (SE) >320mW @ 32Ω, >40mW @ 300Ω, >3.5V max. @ 600Ω
    • Output Impedance Balanced   <1Ω, S-Bal (SE)   <1Ω
    • Output Impedance Balanced   <116dB(A) @ 0dBFS, S-Bal (SE)   <115dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    • THD+N <0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)

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