Product Comparison: iFi xCAN vs iFi xDSD
- The sound is iFi's magical touch, with a pretty neutral-ish approach, an organic midrange, clear and punchy bass.
- Excellent clear sound quality with bass booster functions to suit any music content.
- Almost shaking in sound, twenty one pilots Levitate works through the drum/bass reverb sound well.
- Nice booming bass and holographic quality sound. With the ability to quickly tailor the sound (faster than changing EQ settings).
- When all “effects” are disabled, the xCAN brings nothing to the sound.
- Purchased the xDSD recently and I really like the sound. Surely recommend!
- I must tell you that I am addicted to the sound of this unit. It produces ear candy. The clarity, smoothness, and detail of sound coming through the xDSD is really something to behold.
- Wonderful sound, great design, superb technology. At the price, this is an amazing value.
- Superb sound on wired and wireless. Sounds better than the ifi nano idsd black by having more micro and macro details.
- As a portable sound-boosting solution, the iFi xDSD makes a lot of sense.
- The xCAN is a battery operated headphone amplifier, diminutive in size. Recommend!
- The metal/plastic shell doesn't feel cheap although I was surprised by the small size.
- It’s solid, yet lightweight, and as mentioned before, it has a wavy exterior that actually makes it easier to hold.
- The sound is clean and easy with some of the best dynamics I’ve heard from such a small device.
- Diminutive size and less-than ideal volume-pot make desktop use slightly difficult.
- Superb mobile DAC with MQA support. Device is very light and tiny.
- With this little machine, the track quality differences become very clear, and just like in any good system.
- For size and weight considerations the xDSD is the best choice.
- Subjectively, the xDSD appears about half the size and a third the weight of the Micro BL with similar options.
- The xDSD is about the size and weight of a deck of 52 playing cards. Nice design. Overall, highly recommend!
- I used the xCan considerably more in wired mode than in bluetooth mode, because the sound quality is considerably better with metal music.
- Unless you need to go bluetooth, going wired will sound better.
- I was amazed to find that the xCAN sounds virtually as good in Bluetooth mode as it does when fed signal via cables!
- The transparent-sounding quality of the sound. There are virtually no compromises while listening on-the-go via Aptx Bluetooth with the xCAN.
- They implemented the Apt-X so well. It really sounds that good.
- The xDSD can play via USB or Bluetooth. The great news: the Bluetooth sounds fantastic.
- Charging and powering requires a mini USB cable which I can find in my wire collection. Plug and play heaven. Really Sweet!
- Best of all is the MQA support, which provides the best reproduced sound I’ve ever heard.
- Apple users beware, bluetooth connection does not work so well with certain Apple devices.
- The USB input jack is a male! As in, the plug, not the socket. That is the weirdest choice I’ve ever seen in an external DAC.