CEntrance Portable Headphone Amps

HiFi-M8 Classic—Portable DAC/Amp for iPhone and iPad

HiFi-M8 is a portable audiophile DAC that gives you an ultra Low-noise, Class-A headphone Amplifier, over 40 kHz audio bandwidth, super-low THD, and asynchronous USB.  Exclusive CEntrance technology guarantees bit-perfect audio reproduction.  Inputs include iPhone/iPad and USB.  HiFI-M8 LX replaces the iPhone input with an optical TOSLINK.

 HiFi-M8 w/ Apple iPod Classic & Audeze LCD-X headphones  © 2015 Wes Bender

HiFi-M8 w/ Apple iPod Classic & Audeze LCD-X headphones  © 2015 Wes Bender

If you’re regularly on the go and enjoy bringing your music along for the ride, there’s no combo like the CEntrance HiFi-M8 USB DAC/Amp and a pair of Audeze planar magnetic headphones.  Add your iPod or other portable smartphone type device and you’re in store for sonic nirvana wherever you’re roaming!

HiFi-M8 is a USB DAC and an audiophile sound card for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. It extracts digital audio from computers and Apple’s portable devices and converts it to analog, for purest sound reproduction.

HiFi-M8 is also a powerful headphone amplifier with balanced outputs. Gone are the days when you needed to carry a separate DAC, Amp and a battery. HiFi-M8 has all components built-in and carefully matched to preserve sonic fidelity.

HiFi-M8 enables audiophile on-the-go listening by combining 24-bit/192kHz audio quality, over 6 hours of battery life, balanced headphone output and multiple sonic shaping features within a single, integrated, portable device.

 

With HiFi-M8 CEntrance raised the bar yet again. Here is how:

  • Support for Balanced AND Unbalanced headphones: IEMs and over-head
  • Compatibility with iPhone/iPad/iPod, Android, Mac and PC
  • Three levels of output impedance, for best headphone linearity
  • Three levels of headphone gain, for fine-tuning the loudness
  • Three levels of bass sonic shaping, for a subtle boost in the low end
  • Three levels of treble sonic shaping, for a subtle boost in the highs
  • Choice of portable or desktop operation (battery or wall-powered)
  • Ability to charge the phone/tablet off the power adapter while playing
 
             HiFi-M8 front panel© 2015 Wes Bender

            HiFi-M8 front panel© 2015 Wes Bender

 
 
                   HiFi-M8 back panel  © 2015 Wes Bender

                  HiFi-M8 back panel  © 2015 Wes Bender

 

 

The relatively unassuming, but super cool, CEntrance HiFi-M8 so impressed CNET’s Audiophiliac, Steve Guttenberg, that he calls it the best he’s ever heard.

 
…the best sounding all-in-one portable digital converter/headphone amp the Audiophiliac has ever tested.
— Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac
 

CEntrance puts more options into its line than most — especially for headphone amps. CEntrance characterizes itself as a kind of SWAT team for the pro-audio / head-fi community. It really shows in the effectiveness and flexible designs of their products.  

Schedule a listen at Wes Bender Studio NYC.

 
 Michael Goodman / CEntrance Managing Director, Chief Product Architect

Michael Goodman / CEntrance Managing Director, Chief Product Architect