iFi’s DAC/headphone amps have formed a cornerstone of the company’s product range since its formation in 2012, but none have been as the diminutive GO blu launched today at £199. At 55x34x13mm it’s a similar in size to a matchbox or Zippo lighter and weighs just 26g (less than an AA battery), great claims are made for its performance. The GO blu pairs wirelessly with the user’s source device via Bluetooth and packs in separate Bluetooth, DAC and amp stages, each engineered in distinct blocks to deliver “the ideal combination of cutting-edge specification and superb sound”.
Advanced Bluetooth module with QCC5100 handles every HD format
Supported codecs include: aptX, aptXHD, aptXLL, aptX Adaptive, LDAC, HWA/LHDC, AAC, SBC
Hi-res DAC stage with ultra-low jitter and customised digital filter
Amp stage with twin-mono signal paths and Direct Drive technology ensures ultra-low distortion
Precision rotary volume control with auto-gain–adjusts output to match your headphones