xCAN | Bluetooth Headphone Amp with 3D+ and xBass



Bluetooth Headphone Amp with 3D+ and xBass

The xCAN simply makes your music sound better, whether you are listening via ear buds at home or chilling with tunes on the go.

Our portable headphone amplifier is sure to give your music a superior sound.

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The last word in portable amplifiers

The xCAN is a portable amplifier above all else and is for anyone who wants to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their expensive headphones.

Using a high-end DAP that has an adequate onboard DAC but lacks power? Happy with your existing source but need more juice?

Just add the xCAN to drive bigger and better headphones and boost your tunes.

Blinding Bluetooth
  • The xCAN delivers CD-Quality Bluetooth via AAC, aptX and aptX LL with added iFi magic.
    • AAC:AAC is one of the most commonly-supported Bluetooth codecs in the wireless headphone and speaker markets. It’s also the default audio compression codec used byApple’s iTunes and YouTube and is supported across both iPhone and Android smartphones.
    • aptX:aptX Bluetooth transmission is found in most Android phones, media players, Apple computers (macOS on iMacs and MacBooks) and on higher-quality Bluetooth headphones. It is not available on iOS (iPhones and iPads use Advanced Audio Codec).
    • aptX LL:aptX™ Low Latency audio ensures your Bluetooth® wireless enabled device can deliver sound in sync with visual media. It reduces delay and improves end-to-end speed of the audio transmission, resulting in a high-quality, synchronised user experience. With aptX™ Low Latency you can enjoy the freedom of wireless for applications such as gaming and watching videos.
  • Stream wirelessly from your smartphone. Bluetooth from your TV to the xCAN. No need for wires. Just plug your headphones into the xCAN at your side.
  • Give soundtracks extra energy. Add oomph to your gaming! Hear the whoosh of an arrow or the full throttle of F1 car in all their glory.
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Wicked wiring

Connect via analogue 2.5/3.5 connection. iFi’s exclusive S-Balanced technology means that you gain the advantages of a balanced connection even when using an unbalanced one.

  • Balanced 'v' Unbalanced:An unbalanced headphone cable has a left + and right + wire, for each respective side. The other, the third – wire is shared by both left & right channels. As this is shared, this gives rise to undesired coupling noise which is commonly referred to as ‘crosstalk.’
  • A balanced cable has the same left + and right +. But it has a separate left – and right -. With totally separate wiring ‘crosstalk’ is negligible.
  • >>>Therefore, a balanced connection is the superior headphone wiring configuration.

On headphones this means lower distortion, less interference and less crosstalk.

>>>And it enables you to take advantage of the growing number of balanced sources, such as high-end DAPs.
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A pure power house

A pure power house

The xCAN is a dual-mono headphone amplifier with a maximum power output of 1000mW per channel. It will happily drive your favourite headphones.

And we added our signature sonic extras as well.

  • 3D+® opens up your music to give you the spaciousness of a live-concert atmosphere.
  • The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone/speaker bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the midrange frequencies.
Clever. Curvy.

The xCAN smart battery provides up to 18 hours of playback time (analogue) or 12 hours (Bluetooth) depending on your choice of headphones. That’s one very long train journey!

And finally, check out the curvy chassis and lush LEDs. The xCAN is one lovely lady.

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GMT (Global Master Timing)

GMT (Global Master Timing)

Extensive jitter-eradication technologies are applied to the digital stage, including our GMT (Global Master Timing) femto-precision clock and intelligent memory buffer. This represents a total ‘out-of-the-box’ systematic digital solution that solves jitter once and for all.

3D+ Holographic® delivers

3D+ Holographic® delivers

Our 3D+ Holographic® delivers an immersive, deep soundstage. Check it out here.

Our new XBass Ⅱ® adds even more musical satisfaction. The XBass Ⅱ® analogue bass correction system corrects headphone bass response to deliver a more natural sound to the upper bass frequency band. More here.

power input (USB Type C)

power input (USB Type C)

With a separate power input (USB Type C) to charge the internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone or playback device.Playback time is 12 (via Bluetooth® as input) to 18 (as analogue amplifier only) hours

dual-mono headphone amplifier with a maximum 1000mW of power per channel

Dual-mono headphone amplifier with a maximum 1000mW of power per channel

The unit boasts a dual-mono headphone amplifier with a maximum 1000mW of power per channel which can unleash the full potential of both 32ohm through to 600ohm headphones. It offers balanced in/out to take full advantage of the growing availability of balanced sources and headphones. The 2.5mm balanced headphone jack means the it can be used to boost the amplification of high-end DAPs.Read more here.

WirelessESS Sabre 44.1/48k 16-Bit (AAC, aptX, aptX LL and SBC)
Wired3.5mm (TRS or TRRS S-Balanced*) and 2.5mm (TRRS)
*ONLY found in iFi components such as nDSD BL. Do NOT feed using normal TRRS Balanced output sources.
No USB audio input
Max Output
S-Balanced< 3.8V / 45 mW (@ 300 Ohm)< 3.5V / 380 mW (@ 32 Ohm)< 3.1V / 600 mW (@ 16 Ohm)
Balanced< 7.6V / 90 mW (@ 600 Ohm)< 7.2V / 800 mW (@ 64 Ohm)< 5.7V / 1,000 mW (@ 32 Ohm)
S-Balanced< 0.005% (@ 100 mW/1.26V 16 Ohm)
Balanced< 0.006% (@ 360 mW/2.4V 16 Ohm)
S-Balanced> 121dBA (@ 3.8V)
Balanced>120dBA (@ 7.6V)
Recommended HP Impedance16~600 Ohm
Output impedance
S-Balanced<1 Ohm
Balanced<2 Ohm
Max. Input
S-Balanced3V RMS
Balanced6V RMS
Frequency Response< 2Hz – > 200kHz (-3dB)
Playback Time18 hours (analogue)
12 hours (Bluetooth)
(charging via USB port)
Dimensions95 (l) x67 (w) x19 (h) mm
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