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iFi Audio ZEN CAN (Standard Edition) Desktop Headphone Amplifier

by iFi
Original price $199.00 - Original price $199.00
Original price
$199.00 - $199.00
Current price $199.00

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iFi Audio ZEN CAN (Standard Edition) Desktop Headphone Amplifier

Part of iFi's popular ZEN series

The ZEN CAN Signature is unapologetically ONLY a headphone amp. There is no DAC inside and there are no digital audio connections at all. It receives the analog audio signal from a separate DAC and has one job — powering your headphones.

Controls and headphone outputs on the front panel.

It's built to complement the ZEN DAC V2 in sound and design. They stack neatly together and connect via included RCA cables (or a balanced 4.4mm-to-4.4mm cable that's not included). The whole setup takes up very little space on a desk, but each piece looks and feels like a premium audio component. 

Works with all types of headphones

On the front panel, there is a 1/4" stereo headphone jack along with a balanced 4.4mm headphone output. The latter is the new industry standard balanced connection that helps cuts down on signal noise and distortion. A growing list of headphones from multiple brands use it.

There's also gain button, so you can properly match up the power with your headphone impedance. But my favorite feature is their "sound control processing" button that adds extra bass or expands the soundfield (or both). Most headphones have benefitted from the extra low-end punch, and it's as tight and controlled as it is strong.


Product highlights:

  • desktop high-performance headphone amp with balanced and unbalanced connections
  • better headphone sound from your PC, DAC, digital music player, iPhone®, and/or Android® phone
  • power output up to 1,600mW
  • compact design with sturdy metal chassis
    • complements and stacks with other iFi Audio gear like the iFi ZEN DAC V2 digital-to-analog converter
  • four rubber feet with no-slip grip
  • same Class A discrete balanced circuitry as iFi's flagship Pro iCAN headphone amp
Balanced headphone amplifier:
  • two front-panel headphone outputs:
    • one unbalanced 1/4" headphone output (3.5mm mini to 1/4" adapter included)
    • one balanced 4.4mm output
  • iFi's dual-mono circuitry helps reduce crosstalk between the left and right audio channels
  • TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high-stability signal
  • low noise floor for clear audio reproduction
  • output impedance: 16-600 ohms (balanced); 16-300 ohms (unbalanced)
  • output power (balanced):
    • >1890mW @ 64 ohm
    • >385mW @ 600 ohm
  • output power (unbalanced):
    • > 1600mW @ 32 ohm
    • > 196mW @ 300 ohm
Front-panel controls:
  • four-position gain switch to match impedance (0dB, 6dB, 12dB, or 18dB)
  • sound control processing: XBass® for boosting bass and 3D Holographic® for expanding the soundfield
  • power button and input selection button
  • high-precision volume control dial
Back-panel analog connections:
  • stereo unbalanced RCA inputs
  • one unbalanced 1/4" stereo input
  • one balanced 4.4mm input
  • one balanced 4.4mm output for connecting a powered speaker or amp
    • Note: do NOT connect balanced headphones to this output — the full signal could damage your headphones and/or hearing.
  • 5-Volt DC power input
General info and specs:
  • 5V adapter included
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • 6-1/8"W x 1-3/86"H x 4-5/8"D
  • weight: 18 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the box:

  • Headphone amplifier
  • 3.5mm-to-1/4" Adapter
  • AC adapter with attached 48" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 2.4A)
  • 20" RCA patch cable (stereo RCA plugs on each end)
  • User Manual
  • Warranty / Terms & Condition