USB DAC Headphone Amplifier

Model: PHA-3
RM 3,179.00
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1. Prices indicated refer to Suggested Retail Price and may change from time to time without prior notice.

  • Overview
    Hear sound that’s closer to the original studio master. This USB digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) headphone amplifier replaces the conventional digital output of your PC or mobile device and converts the signal to a superior analogue output for amplification. The result is enhanced sound, whatever you’re listening to. 
  • Specifications

    Size & Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    Approx 80 mm × 29 mm × 140.5 mm

    Weight

    230 g

    General Features

    Driver Unit

    -

    Impedance (Ohm)

    8-600Ω

    Frequency Response

    10-100kHz

    Sensitivities (dB/mW)

    -

    Volume Control

    Rotary volume

    Cord Length

    -

    Plug

    -

    Wearing Style

    -

  • Highlight

    High-Resolution Audio compatible

    DSEE HX upscales music to near High Resolution sound quality

    Drive headphones with more power than portable devices

    Compatible with USB Audio, PCM 384 kHz/32-bit, DSD

    Supplied with balanced cable for clear, precise sound

    Driver Unit

    -

    Frequency Response

    10-100kHz

    Cord Length

    -

  • Features
    Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

    Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

    Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD (up to 384kHz/32-bit, rather than 44.1kHz/16-bit), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

    Superior sound with a dedicated USB DAC amp

    Superior sound with a dedicated USB DAC amp

    With a dedicated USB DAC amp connecting your headphones and compatible PC, smartphone or Walkman®, you’ll enjoy higher quality streaming of High-Resolution Audio. The amp takes over responsibility from your portable device for processing and converting digital data, then amplifies sound using its own integrated amplifier. 

    Full support for DSD and PCM encoding

    Full support for DSD and PCM encoding

    With support for both DSD (Direct Stream Digital) and 384kHz/32-bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) encoding formats, you’ll enjoy authentic, original sound that’s closer to the original studio recording. Both formats digitise the analogue source: DSD captures sound data as a sequence of single bit values (including 192kHz/24bit, DSD2.8, DSD128, and DSD64) with a high sampling rate of up to 5.6MHz (128 times the sampling rate of CD). While PCM digitally samples the original audio source, then converts the signal into binary digits called ‘bits’. 

    Multi-connections for versatile listening 

    Multi-connections for versatile listening 

    Be well-connected with this USB DAC amplifier. Two Micro USB ports let you charge the device through one, and connect to your Xperia™ smartphone, Walkman®, and PC. There’s also an optical connector supporting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM input – ideal for hooking up to an AV receiver. Plug in through a stereo input, or use the supplied balanced cable to plug in through a balanced audio mini jack. Left and right inputs ensure rich, balanced sound. 

    Wide frequency response for ultra clear harmonics

    Wide frequency response for ultra clear harmonics

    The wideband frequency range – spanning 10Hz to 100kHz – is designed for today’s broad variety of music styles. At the 100kHz high-end, you’ll be able to enjoy vocal melodies, subtle audio harmonics and tonality in outstanding clarity, as well as feel sound beyond your natural hearing. This is especially relevant with High-Resolution Audio, which unlike CD and MP3 music, supports high frequencies up to 100kHz for a more realistic, emotive sound.  

    Upscale MP3 tracks with DSEE-HX

    Upscale MP3 tracks with DSEE-HX

    Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on our proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX is able to deliver a rich, studio-quality audio experience.

    Balanced audio cuts cross-talk

    Balanced audio cuts cross-talk

    With a supplied balanced 4-wire connection and silver-copper dual cord, audio channel separation is improved for better sound. Unlike conventional headphone cords, which share a ground wire, this cord includes left, right and independent ground wires for both channels, so you hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

    Ready to go with a range of cables

    Ready to go with a range of cables

    Everything is supplied in the box to get you going, including digital cables for Apple and Walkman® devices, a Micro USB cable for Android and Xperia devices, analogue cable for MP3 players, USB charging cable and a silicon band for easily attaching the amp to your music player.

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
      Hear sound that’s closer to the original studio master. This USB digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) headphone amplifier replaces the conventional digital output of your PC or mobile device and converts the signal to a superior analogue output for amplification. The result is enhanced sound, whatever you’re listening to. 
  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Size & Weight

      Dimensions (W x H x D)

      Approx 80 mm × 29 mm × 140.5 mm

      Weight

      230 g

      General Features

      Driver Unit

      -

      Impedance (Ohm)

      8-600Ω

      Frequency Response

      10-100kHz

      Sensitivities (dB/mW)

      -

      Volume Control

      Rotary volume

      Cord Length

      -

      Plug

      -

      Wearing Style

      -

  • Reviews
    • Reviews
  • highlight
    • Highlight

      High-Resolution Audio compatible

      DSEE HX upscales music to near High Resolution sound quality

      Drive headphones with more power than portable devices

      Compatible with USB Audio, PCM 384 kHz/32-bit, DSD

      Supplied with balanced cable for clear, precise sound

      Driver Unit

      -

      Frequency Response

      10-100kHz

      Cord Length

      -

  • features
    • Features
      Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

      Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

      Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD (up to 384kHz/32-bit, rather than 44.1kHz/16-bit), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

      Superior sound with a dedicated USB DAC amp

      Superior sound with a dedicated USB DAC amp

      With a dedicated USB DAC amp connecting your headphones and compatible PC, smartphone or Walkman®, you’ll enjoy higher quality streaming of High-Resolution Audio. The amp takes over responsibility from your portable device for processing and converting digital data, then amplifies sound using its own integrated amplifier. 

      Full support for DSD and PCM encoding

      Full support for DSD and PCM encoding

      With support for both DSD (Direct Stream Digital) and 384kHz/32-bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) encoding formats, you’ll enjoy authentic, original sound that’s closer to the original studio recording. Both formats digitise the analogue source: DSD captures sound data as a sequence of single bit values (including 192kHz/24bit, DSD2.8, DSD128, and DSD64) with a high sampling rate of up to 5.6MHz (128 times the sampling rate of CD). While PCM digitally samples the original audio source, then converts the signal into binary digits called ‘bits’. 

      Multi-connections for versatile listening 

      Multi-connections for versatile listening 

      Be well-connected with this USB DAC amplifier. Two Micro USB ports let you charge the device through one, and connect to your Xperia™ smartphone, Walkman®, and PC. There’s also an optical connector supporting up to 192kHz/24bit PCM input – ideal for hooking up to an AV receiver. Plug in through a stereo input, or use the supplied balanced cable to plug in through a balanced audio mini jack. Left and right inputs ensure rich, balanced sound. 

      Wide frequency response for ultra clear harmonics

      Wide frequency response for ultra clear harmonics

      The wideband frequency range – spanning 10Hz to 100kHz – is designed for today’s broad variety of music styles. At the 100kHz high-end, you’ll be able to enjoy vocal melodies, subtle audio harmonics and tonality in outstanding clarity, as well as feel sound beyond your natural hearing. This is especially relevant with High-Resolution Audio, which unlike CD and MP3 music, supports high frequencies up to 100kHz for a more realistic, emotive sound.  

      Upscale MP3 tracks with DSEE-HX

      Upscale MP3 tracks with DSEE-HX

      Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on our proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that’s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX is able to deliver a rich, studio-quality audio experience.

      Balanced audio cuts cross-talk

      Balanced audio cuts cross-talk

      With a supplied balanced 4-wire connection and silver-copper dual cord, audio channel separation is improved for better sound. Unlike conventional headphone cords, which share a ground wire, this cord includes left, right and independent ground wires for both channels, so you hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

      Ready to go with a range of cables

      Ready to go with a range of cables

      Everything is supplied in the box to get you going, including digital cables for Apple and Walkman® devices, a Micro USB cable for Android and Xperia devices, analogue cable for MP3 players, USB charging cable and a silicon band for easily attaching the amp to your music player.

  • Support