iFi’s hip-dac 2 offers another sip of sonic purity

It’s been 21 months since iFi’s novel take on the portable DAC – the hip-dac – was released, and the hi-fi brand has spent that time concocting its latest attempt to improve audio on-the-go in the hip-dac 2.

Sporting an updated design, finish (Sunset Orange finish replacing the original’s Petrol Blue) and internal enhancements, the hip-dac 2 looks to repeat the trick of the original by delivering an extensive hi-res spec at an affordable price.

The great thing about a DAC is that its purpose-built to deliver excellent sound, where the DAC and amp circuitry in smartphones, tables and computers are often prone to encountering interference.

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