xDuoo has announced its brand-new high-resolution Bluetooth DAC and Headphone amplifier, the XP-2 Bal. As you might’ve guessed from its name, the XP-2Bal has a balanced interface for headphones and IEMs with a 4.4mm balanced output port. This portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP comes equipped with professionally designed audio circuitry consisting of a high-performance Sabre DAC, powerful OP+BUF-based headphone amplification circuitry, and the latest Bluetooth chipset from Qualcomm. xDuoo XP-2Bal supports Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with the most advanced high-definition wireless codecs including LDAC, AptX HD, AptX LL, and more. xDuoo XP-2 Bal makes it easier to enjoy high-resolution music anytime anywhere with our IEMs and Headphones.
XP-2 Bal is priced at 169$, you can check out more details about the XP-2 Bal over here.
xDuoo has featured Qualcomm’s CSR8675 Bluetooth chipset on the XP-2 Bal. It provides a smooth, stable Bluetooth connection with low signal loss and lag-free wireless connectivity. XP-2Bal supports Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity and the Qualcomm chipset enables high-definition wireless protocols including Ldac, AptX HD, AptX LL, AAC, and SBC. LDAC transmission allows for high-definition signal transmission with a bitrate as high as 24-Bit/96kHz. The best part is that XP-2 Bal supports NFC functionality, which will allow you to simply pair it with NFC-enabled devices with just a simple touch.
For sound signal decoding, xDuoo has featured an ES9018K2M high-performance DAC chipset from ESS Sabre Technologies. It provides crisp sound signal decoding producing clean, noise-free output with rich details in the output signal. It can also be connected to your PC, Laptop, and mobile phones via a USB connection and adopts an XMOS XU208 USB processor. XMOS 2nd Generation USB chipset enables decoding for high-resolution PCM and DSD signals and support 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256 audio signals.
As for output circuitry, xDuoo XP-2 Bal features an OP+BUF-based headphone amplification circuitry. It houses a 4.4mm balanced and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack with an output power of up to 320mW @ 32Ω of impedance load. With the SE output, it has a power rating of up to 180mW @ 32Ω load. xDuoo XP-2 Bal allows you to take your phone calls with its built-in microphone. It supports crisp voice pickup with the help of Qualcomm’s cVc 8.0 noise reduction technology built into its microphone. The XP-2 Bal features an exquisite build featuring anodized aluminum alloy chassis, 2.5D double-sided tempered glass panels, multicolor RGB indicator light, and a red-colored volume knob. The device houses a large 2200mAh battery that provides an extended battery life of up to 22 hours while using Aux connectivity, up to 15 hours while using Bluetooth DAC, and up to 18 hours while using the XP-2 Bal as USB DAC.
xDuoo XP-2 Bal is an ideal device for your day-to-day carry. It supports most headphones out there with its 3.5mm and 4.4mm output and will power them well. It’s launched for 169$, you can check more details here.