The xCAN represents the next evolutionary step in mobile headphone amplifiers, taking over the roles of the micro iCAN SE and the nano iCAN.
• Boasting top-tier Bluetooth connectivity, it enables seamless audio streaming from virtually any contemporary device, eliminating the need for unwieldy cables.
• The xCAN produces exceptional audio quality through both Balanced and S-Balanced outputs. It utilizes a balanced dual-mono circuit design inspired by the flagship Pro iCAN, all packed into an incredibly portable unit.
• Featuring the 3D+® Matrix for Headphones and the new XBassII® system, the xCAN enriches your music experience by addressing common issues even in high-end headphones. This ensures the most immersive musical pleasure across a wide variety of headphones.
BLUETOOTH BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT Bluetooth functionality in a device is one thing. To make it sound really great is another. The cookie cutter route - get a do-it-all SOC1 module, implement according to the datasheet and you are done.
These SOCs are mainly specified for ‘voice’ calling. Is it any wonder that audio on Bluetooth is distinctly ‘average’? This is not the iFi way. So, for the xCAN (and the xDSD) we developed a ground-up solution where the SOC is used only for reception (ie: no conversion/amplification) and includes aptX and AAC codecs for best audio quality from both iDevices (AAC) and Android devices, laptops etc (aptX).
The signal from SOC has a huge amount of jitter so it is then sent to an ESS Sabre Hyperstream DAC chipset with Time Domain Jitter Elimination and discrete oscillator, to eliminate jitter for conversion to analogue, before being sent to the amplifier. The result? Quite an amazing performance from Bluetooth that is a positive surprise. And for all wishing to enjoy cordless audio/movies, the xCAN (like the xDSD) has ‘cut the cable’.