How do you listen to your high quality music on the go? With your smart phone, connected to an external DAC? With just your iPhone? With nothing at all? Instead of making do, bulking up your bag, or just sulking, get a dedicated audio player capable of churning out high quality sound without breaking the bank. The IHIFI960 Dual DAC Audiophile Player carries the same decoding hardware (dual wm8740 DACs) as an AK120 (MSRP $1299.99) at a fraction of the price.
After charging the IHIFI9960 with the included charger and plugging into your computer via the included USB cable, simply drag and drop your music files over and load them onto the device. Able to handle a wide variety of file types, the player can process WAV, APE, FLAC, AAC, OGG, MP3, and WMA files. Instead of working within digital limitations, the IHIIFI9960 optimizes each track using the internal, dual wm8740 DACs as well as an ad8397 ardz rail-to-rail amplifier. The resulting sound is powerful across the whole range, giving you great sound even through ear buds. Not convinced? Here's a quick Head-Fi review from project86.
If that wasn’t enough, you get audio coupling courtesy of two top MUSE KZ series and an analog potentiometer that ends in an easy to read volume adjustment dial on the front. The housing itself is made of machined magnesium alloy, a strong structure that doesn't add too much weight to the product. Arriving with 16 GB of internal storage, you can add more through the SD card slot, or just plug in your headphones and enjoy. That said, know that this is a Chinese company focused on the Chinese market. When you receive your product, the menu will be in Chinese. It's easy to change your language to English, and if the drop is successful, we'll post a step by step guide to help (it take roughly seven button presses, but we'll show you which buttons to press).
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Oct 20, 2014 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.