The new iFi xDSD Gryphon is made specifically for the serious music lover and headphone listener. It combines the functionality and technology from the renowned xDSD and xCAN. It includes enhanced and re-engineered across the board to create the most comprehensively equipped portable DAC/headphone amp on the planet.
The iFi xDSD Gryphon features separate Bluetooth, DAC, and amp stages; each is optimized for maximum performance.
Clever configuration enables the sheer variety of input devices that can be connected to Gryphon while maintaining its compact form. At the rear, two USB-C ports are provided: one input for digital audio, handled asynchronously, and the other for charging. USB-C and Lightning OTG cables are included for use with modern smartphones, tablets, and computers, along with a conventional USB-A cable that fits most wall chargers.
Next to these lies the S/PDIF digital input, which allows both optical and electrical (3.5mm) onnections.
The 3.5mm and 4.4mm Pentaconn analogue sockets can also be found at the rear, for single-ended and balanced connections respectively. They double as both inputs and outputs — inputs when xDSD Gryphon is being used as an analogue headphone amplifier, and outputs to enable its use as a DAC/preamp in a home audio system, with fixed and variable output options to connect to an amp and speakers.
At the front, a pair of headphone outputs are provided — a 3.5mm output that benefits from iFi's S-Balanced circuitry for single-ended headphones, and a 4.4mm Pentaonn fully-balanced output that takes advantage of Gryphon's balanced amp design.
Wireless: Bluetooth 5.1 (aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, HWA, AAC and SBC Codec)
Wired Digital USB-C, S/PDIF co-axial
Wired Analogue: Balanced 4.4mm, Single-Ended 3.5mm
DSD DSD512/256/128/64, Octa/Quad/Double/Single-Speed
PCM 768/705.6/384/352.8/192/176.4/ 96/88.2/48/44.1kHz
DXD 768/705.6/384/352.8kHz, Double/Single-Speed DXD
MQA (Decoder) 384/352.8kHz
Bluetooth Up to 96kHz
USB-C charging. BC1.2 compliant up to 1900mA charging current
Battery life varies based on use, headphones, and settings. Up to 8 hours in ideal conditions.
Balanced 6.7V max. (variable)
S-Bal (SE) 3.5V max. (variable)
S-Bal (SE) ≤100Ω
Balanced <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
S-Bal (SE) <110dB(A) @ 0dBFS
Balanced <0.007% @ 0dBFS
S-Bal (SE) <0.015% @ 0dBFS
Balanced 4.4mm Pentaconn
S-Bal (SE) 3.5mm Single-Ended
>1000mW @ 32Ω
>74mW @ 600Ω
>6.7V max. @ 600Ω
>320mW @ 32Ω
>40mW @ 300Ω
>3.5V max. @ 600Ω
S-Bal (SE) <1Ω
Balanced <116dB(A) @ 0dBFS
S-Bal (SE) <115dB(A) @ 0dBFS
<0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)
IN THE BOX:
Lightning to USB-C OTG Cable
USB-C to USB-C OTG Cable
USB-A to USB-C Cable