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    iFi audio Launches Its New xCan Headphone Amp

    [​IMG](October 29, 2018) iFi audio, which hales from Southport, UK, recently unveiled a new portable headphone amp solution dubbed xCan. The purpose behind its design is simple: to act as a bridge between your smartphone, digital audio player, computer, or smart TV, supplying proper juice to drive a pair of power-hungry headphones with clarity.

    “iFi is renowned for offering unique personal audio products that deliver remarkable value and the xCAN is certainly no exception,” explained Victoria Pickles, Head of Global Marketing for iFi audio. “The xCAN is designed for power users on the go who want to get the most out of their headphones, even power hungry planar magnetic designs.”

    xCan is a unique portable device, offering both wired and Hi-Res Bluetooth wireless connectivity with aptX and ACC. And to streamline the user interface, xCan stores up to eight wireless devices at once, allowing owners to instantly access audio from their preferred sources. xCan also houses an ESS Sabre DAC (with a time domain jitter eliminator) for onboard digital to analog conversion, and enhances sound output using selectable 3D+ and Xbass modes.

    Power-wise, iFi audio endowed xCan with a dual-mono design that outputs 1000mW of power managed via a pure analog volume control. That’s billed as enough to satisfy the needs of 32 ohm to 600 ohm headphones, utilizing several connection options (including Balanced 2.5mm and S-Balanced 3.5mm).

    Externally, xCan features a ridged magnesium-aluminum alloy shell with a molded plastic end cap (to allow for Bluetooth transmission). The amp features unique lines that are pleasing to the eye, and is sized to fit in the palm of your hand (3.7” x 2.6” x 0.8”).

    Owners can expect to enjoy six to eight hours of playing time, thanks to a large 2200mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

    xCan costs $299 and is available for purchase now.
     
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