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(News) xDuoo Poke II: USB DAC/AMP with CS43198 Dual DAC and Bluetooth Transmission

xDuoo Poke II

xDuoo Poke II


xDuoo has unveiled its latest Portable USB DAC/AMP, the xDuoo Poke II. Short for the Pokemon USB DAC/AMP, the OG Poke model that came out a few years back was a huge success for the brand. Based on the same principle of designing an all-in-one Portable USB DAC/AMP we have got the xDuoo Poke II. The xDuoo Poke II packs a high-output current amplifier for powering your headphones and IEMs with ease, it adopts dual CS43198 flagship-grade DAC chips from Cirrus Logics. The Poke II not only supports high-res PCM and DSD decoding, it also supports full MQA decoding. With a true Balanced circuit, the xDuoo Poke II packs high-resolution performance with high SNR, ultra-low distortion, and ultimate clarity throughout the Frequency response range. The xDuoo Poke II supports both UAC 1.0 and UAC 2.0 USB modes supporting a variety of devices from smartphones to laptops to gaming consoles. Not only this the xDuoo Poke II houses several other features like Hi-Res Bluetooth input, can be used as a power bank, OLED Display, Balanced headphone output, and many more features. xDuoo Poke II is launched officially for 390$ available worldwide.



  • Flagship-grade Dual DAC Chipset(2xCS43198).
  • High-output current amplifier circuit.
  • Strong output power.
  • Supports high-res PCM and DSD decoding.
  • MQA rendering support.
  • Built-in EQ Presets.
  • Power bank function.
  • High-res Wireless Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Digital volume control.
  • OLED Display.
  • In-buiilt microphone.
  • Dual USB modes.
  • 4.4mm balanced+3.5mm Single-ended headphone outputs.
  • Fast charging support.
  • Supports connectivity with multiple devices.


Technical Specs

  • PCM decoding: up to 32-Bit/384kHz.
  • DSD: Upto DSD256(natively/DoP).
  • 8x MQA rendering.
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0.
  • Bluetooth Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, APTX LL, APTX HD, LDAC.
  • Bass boost: ±10dB.
  • Treble boost: ±10dB.
  • Gain: 0/6dB.
  • Frequency response range: 20Hz-20kHz.
  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh.
  • Playback time: USB In ≥8H/ BT In ≥12H.
  • Dimensions: 12x6x1.5cm.
  • Weight: 0.2grams.


Output Parameters(3.5mm)

  • Output power:  up to 340mW @ 32Ω.
  • THD+N: 0.0015%@1kHz.
  • SNR: 113dB.
  • Cross talk: ≥77dB.


Output Parameters(4.4mm)

  • Output power:  up to 700mW @ 32Ω.
  • THD+N: 0.0019%@1kHz.
  • SNR: 119dB.
  • Cross talk: ≥106dB.


Top-Level Performance With Flagship Dual DAC Chipset

xDuoo has got years of experience in designing premium audio gears. They have a huge range of successful USB DAC/AMPs under their name. With the latest Poke II Portable USB DAC/AMP, they have designed the product to deliver top-quality high-resolution audio signal decoding. It adopts a Dual DAC Chipset housing dual flagship CS43198 DAC chips from Cirrus Logics. xDuoo has adjusted the DACs to achieve ultra-low THD+N, and high SNR ratings, ensuring a clean and detailed acoustic clarity for the users.


High-Resolution PCM, Native DSD Decoding & MQA Rendering Support

The xDuoo Poke II is a full-blown Hi-Res decoder in your pocket. It supports high-resolution 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256 decoding. The Poke II also has MQA renderer bringing you closer to your music with master-quality decoding.


High-Output Current Amplifier

xDuoo Poke II has a built-in filter circuit and high-efficiency power conversion circuit. The headphone amplifier circuit here uses a high-current output amplifier that can easily drive high impedance cans easily. It has got a powerful output rating of up to 700mW @ 32Ω. It supports headphones from 16Ω to 600Ω and powers them well.


Multiple Device Connectivity

The latest xDuoo Poke II can be connected to a variety of devices. It supports Smartphones, HiFi music players, Laptops, Tablets, PCs, gaming consoles, and works perfectly with them. In gaming consoles, it supports Nintendo Switch, XBOX, and Playstation systems.


High-Quality Bluetooth Transmission

xDuoo Poke II uses a high-performance Qualcomm Bluetooth chipset that provides it with Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. It supports all high-resolution wireless transmission codecs including LDAC, APTX HD, SBC, AAC, and more.


Large 4000mAh Battery With Power Bank Function

xDuoo Poke II houses a large 4000mAh battery that provides it with a battery life of up to 12 hours on Bluetooth input and up to 8 hours on USB input. The Poke II can also be used as a power bank to charge your smartphone or any other device in case of an emergency.


Two-Level Gain Modes & Built-In EQ Presets

xDuoo Poke II has got two levels of gain modes with 0dB(low gain) and 6dB(high gain) gain modes. It also has in-built EQ presets featuring Pop, Cinema, Game, and custom high and bass setting adjustments. The bass and treble enhancement allows us to adjust it with a range of ±10dB for both.


Small OLED Display

xDuoo Poke II houses a small OLED display that shows different settings like the active bitrate, active gain mode, volume level, battery level, and the active input.


Price & Availability

xDuoo Poke II is launched officially for 390$, check out more details here.


xDuoo Poke II

xDuoo Poke II