Review: ifi Go Pod Headphone Amp & DAC w/ Meze Rai Penta IEMs

May 10, 2023

 

Meet the first ever wearable headphone amp and DAC—The New ifi Go Pods, available exclusively at ListenUp as a bundle  with Meze Rai Penta and Advar IEMs  for a limited time. Together, the Go Pods and Meze IEMs offer a portable HiFi system that is truly reference grade.

The Go Pods feature exceptional bluetooth performance, up to 48kHz and 96kHz, with Qualcomm’s 24-bit aptX HD and aptX Adaptive technology. And for the built in DAC— Qualcomm’s OCC5144 chipset, built with a jitter-eradication precision clock and 32-bit high-res capability in each monitor. Additionally, each monitor features an ultra low noise, silent background presentation and auto-detection to adjust to your IEMs impedance accordingly. In terms of functionality, the Go Pods are 12g each, ergonomically shaped to fit around ears, and are water and sweat resistant. They offer 7 hours of playtime, have a built-in mic for hands-free calls, and voice assist controls. 

The Meze Rai Penta IEMs feature Five drivers—4X balanced armature and 1X dynamic. Each monitor delivers immersive detail and resolution with precise attack, micro dynamics and a very natural, true-to-source sound presentation. The chassis are beautifully sculpted, anodized CNC billet aluminum with an anatomic fit that is so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing them.