The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is a headphone amplifier that has 1W of power and has Bluetooth, it costs $599.
The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon is an all in one device that can be used for various tasks and is very convenient because it is portable. The iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon uses a 16-core XMOS processor that can handle even heavy rendering. As well as using the firmware-adjusted Burr-Brown DAC from iFi itself. We are sure you will be very satisfied when you have this portable amplifier.
To be able to use this tool properly and produce good audio quality. We recommend you read the manual. There’s a lot for you to explore in iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon. I’m sure you’re not fully aware of the features of this amplifier. So we recommend reading the manual.
To get to know the user manual, you can immediately read a little snippet below.
- To turn on or off the device, hold down the power switch for a long time.
Volume control using analogue
- Warning: Because of the tremendous power of the xDSD Gryphon, start at a low volume level to avoid damaging your headphones or hearing. iFi audio is not liable for any hearing or device damage caused by improper use.
The brightness of the display.
The display will remain on in the ‘high’ and ‘low’ brightness levels. If no action is conducted while the brightness mode is ‘off,’ the display will go to sleep after three seconds.
LED XSpace Matrix
The holographic sound field is recreated by the XSpace Matrix(on/off). It’s a pure analogue signal processing circuit that allows you to listen to headphones as if they were speakers. This addresses the unsettling sense of hearing “music within one’s skull.”
LED XBass II
Many headphones don’t have a good bass response. XBass II is an analogue circuit that restores the missing bass response for more accurate reproduction of the original music.
XBass II and XSpace matrix systems do not employ sonically-hindering DSP. They function solely in the analogue domain and employ the highest-quality discrete components. As a result, the original music’s purity and sharpness are preserved.
XBass II LED
The bass response of many headphones is poor. The XBass II analogue circuit recovers the lost bass response for more accurate reproduction of the original music.
Sonically-hindering DSP is not used in the XBass II and XSpace matrixsystems. They only work in the analogue realm and use the best discrete components available. As a consequence, the clarity and crispness of the original music remain retained.
OLED is a kind of display
The audio format, sampling rate, volume, input mode, XSpace/XBass II, and battery level are all displayed on the OLED display.
Adjustment of the XBass II mode
A fully ‘flat’ frequency response is not proper, according to research into headphone frequency response. Our long-standing XBass meets the characteristics of the needed low-frequency correction. However, it was discovered that a little amount of upper midrange boost is required for many headphones to sound more “natural.” The upper midrange area is commonly referred to as the “presence” region, and we’ve adopted this phrase to denote the upper midrange adjustment. XBass II (or maybe better HPEQ) in the xDSD Gryphon can be set to have either Bass + Presence correction, either Bass correction or only Presence correction.
Charging via USB-C (5V)
Only for billing purposes. Because of the high-power nature of the xDSD Gryphon, a normal and high-powered charger will take 12 and 6 hours, respectively, to completely charge it.
When the xDSD Gryphon is turned off and a 5V USB power supply is detected, the LED changes colour to indicate the various charging levels (see next section).
We recommend charging the xDSD Gryphon when it is turned off. You can listen to music while charging, however depending on the volume level and headphones used, it may take longer to fully charge.
When the xDSD Gryphon is in use and is charged at the same time, it may be slightly warm to the touch.
LED for Battery Status
Green* > 85%, Yellow ≤ 85%, Red (flashing) ≤ 10%
*Battery LED will flash when it is charging.
USB Type-C port
Use a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (Apple) or a USB On-The-Go (OTG) connection to connect your phone to the xDSD Gryphon (Android). Please use a USB cable to connect to other audio sources. This USB-C connector is exclusively for data transfer; however, it may be set to charge (see item 6, Menu Settings) (I).
Tip: Please utilize battery power on Apple iOS and Android smartphones; otherwise, you may obtain error warnings from your device.
Note: To use with a PC, you must first download drivers.
Tip: Visit www.ifi-audio.com/download-hub/ for the essential driver as well as all the most recent firmware upgrades.
There is still a lot of other information in the manual, if you want to read more fully please download the iFi Audio Xdsd Gryphon pdf Manual which is below.