The new iFi xCan
This new X line of iFi product range is something to beautiful to look at and feel in the hand, the xCan is really small like the amazing xDSD that received the EISA award last year, the xCan looks as good as the sounds, is a magical combination of hardware and passion.
That passion is present when you send music from your phone to the xDSD you understand how weak your phone amplifier is, this small wonder has power to drive some difficult headphones without showing signs of weakness, in a small package like this, and for me is really impressive.
The xCan is a portable amplifier that can be connected to your phone by bluetooth and use any set of wired headphones, even very demanding ones, and stream your music from your phone.
And this is a most needed add-on in a present where phone manufacturers are removing the headphone Jack, migrating users to a new wave of wireless headphones. Wireless headphones are practical but with that practicability we pay premium for a not so good sound, and for the same price there are a lot of superior wired headphones the we can buy and have a more rewarding sound experience.
In the end the best of the best earphones that I know are wired, so the xCan can be the the perfect add-on you can buy to your phone to listen music on the go.
Also at home you can connect this little marvel to a set of amplified speakers or even your living room system and transform tour speakers in wireless bluetooth speakers, streaming music by bluetooth in ACC or aptX from your tablet or phone.
You can also use the xBass and 3D effect if you wish, on some tracks it’s really good effect, the xCan implementation of xBass is an addictive effect to have on the go.
You can not go wrong with the xDSD, it plays very well, has a lot of functionality, it’s beautiful, very portable, the iFi X line really has the X Factor.
If you are looking to a good portable bluetooth preamp the xCan should be on your list of hardware to try.