xDSD Gryphon Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier
xDSD Gryphon Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier
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xDSD Gryphon Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier

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The xDSD Gryphon is for the serious music lover and headphone user who desires its unique combination of facilities, performance, and portability. 

It combines the functionality and technology of not only the renowned xDSD but also the xCAN, enhanced and re-engineered across the board to create the most comprehensively equipped portable DAC/headphone amp on the planet.

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.

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

Headphone Outputs

Balanced 4.4mm
Single-Ended 3.5mm


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.

    Line Section


    Balanced   6.7V max. (variable)

    S-Bal (SE)   3.5V max. (variable)

    Output Impedance

    Balanced ≤200Ω
    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

    Output Power

    >1000mW @ 32Ω
    >74mW @ 600Ω
    >6.7V max. @ 600Ω

    S-Bal (SE)
    >320mW @ 32Ω
    >40mW @ 300Ω
    >3.5V max. @ 600Ω

    Output Impedance

    Balanced   <1Ω
    S-Bal (SE)   <1Ω

    Output Impedance

    Balanced   <116dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    S-Bal (SE)   <115dB(A) @ 0dBFS


    <0.005% (1V @ 16Ω)

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