iFi xDSD Gryphon

Gryphon rising

Southport’s iFi Audio has let loose its latest pocket player offering. The xDSD Gryphon replaces the previous xDSD and xCAN digital and analogue headphone amps, bringing together the functionality of both with refined circuitry for today’s groover on the move.

Alongside being a digital and analogue portable headphone amp first and foremost, it can also operate as as a DAC/preamp in a home audio system.

iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon top view

Lightweight alloy enclosure in gunmetal grey finish hosts a SilentLine OLED display

Digital capabilities include separate Bluetooth, DAC and amp stages with support for aptX HD, Adaptive, LDAC and HWA/LHDC Bluetooth. PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz via USB (192kHz via S/PDIF) and DSD to DSD512  are also supported with and full MQA decoding to 384kHz and three user-selectable digital filter options to fine tune its sound.

On the analogue side the PureWave balanced circuit design boasts CyberSync volume control to seamlessly synchronise with the source device, two line-level inputs/outputs via 4.4mm and 3.5mm sockets and two balanced headphone jacks for 4.4mm and 3.5mm connections.

Battery life is a claimed eight hours, varied  by volume level and he power demands.

The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon costs £599, find out more on iFi Audio’s website.


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