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(News) Hidizs S9 Pro Latest ES9038Q2M Portable USB DAC/AMP Announced

Hidizs S9 Pro

Hidizs S9 Pro


Following the success of the Hidizs S9 Portable USB DAC/Amp, the brand has announced the latest upgraded Hidizs S9 Pro.


It brings the strengths of an ESS Sabre DAC chip housing flagship-grade ES9038Q2M, an advanced 32-bit audio signal decoding chip that provides a clean and transparent output. Similar to the award-winning S9, the Hidizs S9 Pro features two headphone output ports, one 2.5mm balanced and the other 3.5mm single-ended but this time with a cleaner and more powerful output. The balanced port here is capable of providing up to 200mW of clean power that can easily drive your connected headsets. Hidizs S9 Pro is currently available at an early-bird discounted price of 99$, upon release the price will be 119$, the MSRP for the S9 Pro.


Hidizs S9 Pro



  • Premium ES9038Q2M DAC Chip.
  • High-density CNC machined Aluminum alloy unibody chassis.
  • PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz.
  • Native DSD support up to DSD512.
  • Dual headphone-output: 2.5mm Bal/3.5mm SE.
  • Output Power(Balanced): Up to 200mW.
  • Output Power(Single-Ended): Up to 100mW.
  • Multi-Color LED Sample Indicator.
  • Supports multiple platforms: Windows/MAC OS/iOS/iPad OS/Android.
  • Hi-res audio certified.


Hidizs S9 Pro


Premium Sabre DAC Chip

While the original S9 featured an AKM AK4493 DAC chip, the latest S9 Pro is equipped with an advanced ES9038Q2M DAC chip from Sabre Technologies. It is a high-performance flagship-grade DAC chip that makes the S9 Pro achieve improved distortion and SNR ratings compared to the previous model. This enables the S9 Pro to produce a clean, transparent sound decoding with excellent bass and smooth yet detailed high-frequency response.


Your Portable High-Resolution Audio Hub

Just plug in the Hidizs S9 Pro into your smartphone/tablet/PC/Laptop and enjoy high-resolution audio anytime anywhere. It supports PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/768kHz bitrate and Native DSD decoding up to DSD512 providing support for the best audio qualities with your regular devices such as smartphones and more.


Hidizs S9 Pro


3.5mm+2.5mm Headphone Output Ports With Powerful Output

Hidizs S9 Pro features both single-ended and balanced headphone output ports. It houses a 3.5mm for single-ended output and a 2.5mm port for balanced output. Balanced connections offer greater power, detailed resolution, and crisp clarity. S9 Pro is capable of providing 200mW of clean, distortion-free output through the Bal 2.5mm port while the single-ended 3.5mm port outputs up to 100mW of power.


Multi-Color LED Indicator Light

The Hidizs logo on the chassis features a multi-color LED light that glows in different colors as per the active file bitrate. It glows Green for PCM 44.1-96kHz, Blue for PCM 176.4-192kHz, Red for 352.8-384kHz, and so on.


Hidizs S9 Pro


Premium Exquisite Build

Hidizs has crafted the S9 Pro using high-precision CNC machining processes. It features an elegant unibody design made with high-quality aluminum alloy material providing it a solid, stable structure and exquisite looks.


Price & Availability

Hidizs S9 Pro is currently available at an early bird price of 99$. It will be increased to the MSRP 119$ upon release. So if you are looking to buy a new high-resolution portable USB DAC/AMP, grab the Hidizs S9 Pro today at its discounted price. Shipments will begin soon.


Hidizs S9 PRO Balanced & Single-Ended Portable Heapphone DAC & AMP

Hidizs S9 PRO Balanced & Single-Ended Portable Heapphone DAC & AMP