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The ZEN Air Blue is ideal as part of a simple, new set-up for someone just starting out in audio who wants to experience the high quality of music streaming apps like Apple Music, Tidal and Qobuz.
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OUTPUTS
Audio RCA L/R
INPUTS
Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
DYNAMIC RANGE
109dB (A)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
CHIP TYPE
Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
OUTPUTS
Audio RCA L/R
INPUTS
Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
DYNAMIC RANGE
109dB (A)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
CHIP TYPE
Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
109dB (A) @ 0dBFS

Expert Insight

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I would recommend the iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue to anyone who wants a simple way of injecting some Bluetooth connectivity to an existing setup that has an RCA analog input but is somewhat worried that the sound quality would be noticeably worse than a wired DAC. The differences are minuscule so you will most likely be pleased with the performance.

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Dylan Crane
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iFi Audio Zen Air Blue

Experience unparalleled sound quality with the iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue, a top-tier Bluetooth audio receiver designed to elevate your listening experience.

The ZEN Air Blue seamlessly transforms Bluetooth audio streams from smartphones, computers, or tablets into a pristine audio stream, compatible with headphones, amplifiers, and active speakers powered by their DC source.

Immerse yourself in superior audio quality as the ZEN Air Blue operates at the highest resolution level within the realm of Bluetooth systems. iFi has ingeniously upgraded the Bluetooth system to mitigate the typical 40% drop in audio quality associated with standard Bluetooth, ensuring a wireless connection that rivals wired audio.

Effortless and user-friendly, the ZEN Air Blue is perfect for those venturing into high-fidelity audio. Whether you're exploring music streaming apps like Apple Music, Tidal, or Qobuz, this device provides a simple yet effective setup. Connect your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the ZEN Air Blue via Bluetooth, and link it to your amplifier or active speakers using the RCA connections at the back.

Compatibility is a strong suit of the ZEN Air Blue, supporting a wide array of Bluetooth stereo audio codecs, including AAC, aptX HD, aptxLL, aptX Adaptive, LDAC, LHDC, and SBC. Regardless of your device, rest assured that iFi has you covered for optimal streaming quality.

Enhance your existing setup or upgrade standard Bluetooth-equipped speakers with the ZEN Air Blue, boasting Bluetooth v5.1 compliance, excellent wireless range, superb stability, and smooth performance.

Dive into the intricate details of your music with the discrete ESS Sabre Hyperstream DAC chipset featured in the ZEN Air Blue. This chipset, equipped with a time domain jitter eliminator, discrete oscillator, and a remarkable 112dB dynamic range, ensures a premium listening experience for discerning audiophiles.

iFi's Bluetooth implementation goes beyond the standard SOC, utilizing a combination of quality elements to maximize each stage. The Qualcomm chip efficiently directs the raw digital Bluetooth signal to a specialized Sabre DAC chip, converting the signal with minimal jitter. The GMT femto-precision clock system further eliminates jitter, delivering Bluetooth audio that exceeds expectations.

Quality is paramount in the ZEN Air Blue, with TDK C0G capacitors offering high stability and low losses. These capacitors, although a bit pricey, contribute to the reduction of capacitor-induced distortion to negligible levels.

Benefit from the Hyperstream architecture of the ESS Sabre DAC chip, providing vanishingly low distortion and a high dynamic range. Additionally, Texas Instruments low-noise ICs contribute to the ZEN Air Blue's exceptional performance, ensuring unity-gain bandwidth, minimal noise, distortion, and impressive output capabilities.

In conclusion, let the ZEN Air Blue breathe new life into your audio system, delivering unparalleled sound quality and an immersive listening experience. Elevate your audio journey with iFi Audio's dedication to excellence.

iFi Audio Zen Air Blue Specs

  • Power Supply Requirement: DC 5V, ≥ 0.5A (centre +ve)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Input: Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
  • Outputs: Audio RCA L/R
  • Frequency Response:
    • 20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
    • 1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
  • Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: 109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD & N (Total Harmonic Distortion & Noise): <0.0015% 10k Load @ 0dBFS
  • Output Impedance: <50Ω
  • Power Consumption: <2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 x 100 x 35 mm (6.2" x 3.9" x 1.4")
  • Net Weight: 295g (0.65 lbs)

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Product Description

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The ZEN Air Blue is ideal as part of a simple, new set-up for someone just starting out in audio who wants to experience the high quality of music streaming apps like Apple Music, Tidal and Qobuz.
Get the Details
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Features & Specs Line Circle

OUTPUTS
Audio RCA L/R
INPUTS
Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
DYNAMIC RANGE
109dB (A)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
CHIP TYPE
Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
OUTPUTS
Audio RCA L/R
INPUTS
Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
DYNAMIC RANGE
109dB (A)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
CHIP TYPE
Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
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Expert Insight

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I would recommend the iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue to anyone who wants a simple way of injecting some Bluetooth connectivity to an existing setup that has an RCA analog input but is somewhat worried that the sound quality would be noticeably worse than a wired DAC. The differences are minuscule so you will most likely be pleased with the performance.

Expert Img
Dylan Crane
Brand Manager
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Details

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iFi Audio Zen Air Blue

Experience unparalleled sound quality with the iFi Audio ZEN Air Blue, a top-tier Bluetooth audio receiver designed to elevate your listening experience.

The ZEN Air Blue seamlessly transforms Bluetooth audio streams from smartphones, computers, or tablets into a pristine audio stream, compatible with headphones, amplifiers, and active speakers powered by their DC source.

Immerse yourself in superior audio quality as the ZEN Air Blue operates at the highest resolution level within the realm of Bluetooth systems. iFi has ingeniously upgraded the Bluetooth system to mitigate the typical 40% drop in audio quality associated with standard Bluetooth, ensuring a wireless connection that rivals wired audio.

Effortless and user-friendly, the ZEN Air Blue is perfect for those venturing into high-fidelity audio. Whether you're exploring music streaming apps like Apple Music, Tidal, or Qobuz, this device provides a simple yet effective setup. Connect your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the ZEN Air Blue via Bluetooth, and link it to your amplifier or active speakers using the RCA connections at the back.

Compatibility is a strong suit of the ZEN Air Blue, supporting a wide array of Bluetooth stereo audio codecs, including AAC, aptX HD, aptxLL, aptX Adaptive, LDAC, LHDC, and SBC. Regardless of your device, rest assured that iFi has you covered for optimal streaming quality.

Enhance your existing setup or upgrade standard Bluetooth-equipped speakers with the ZEN Air Blue, boasting Bluetooth v5.1 compliance, excellent wireless range, superb stability, and smooth performance.

Dive into the intricate details of your music with the discrete ESS Sabre Hyperstream DAC chipset featured in the ZEN Air Blue. This chipset, equipped with a time domain jitter eliminator, discrete oscillator, and a remarkable 112dB dynamic range, ensures a premium listening experience for discerning audiophiles.

iFi's Bluetooth implementation goes beyond the standard SOC, utilizing a combination of quality elements to maximize each stage. The Qualcomm chip efficiently directs the raw digital Bluetooth signal to a specialized Sabre DAC chip, converting the signal with minimal jitter. The GMT femto-precision clock system further eliminates jitter, delivering Bluetooth audio that exceeds expectations.

Quality is paramount in the ZEN Air Blue, with TDK C0G capacitors offering high stability and low losses. These capacitors, although a bit pricey, contribute to the reduction of capacitor-induced distortion to negligible levels.

Benefit from the Hyperstream architecture of the ESS Sabre DAC chip, providing vanishingly low distortion and a high dynamic range. Additionally, Texas Instruments low-noise ICs contribute to the ZEN Air Blue's exceptional performance, ensuring unity-gain bandwidth, minimal noise, distortion, and impressive output capabilities.

In conclusion, let the ZEN Air Blue breathe new life into your audio system, delivering unparalleled sound quality and an immersive listening experience. Elevate your audio journey with iFi Audio's dedication to excellence.

iFi Audio Zen Air Blue Specs

  • Power Supply Requirement: DC 5V, ≥ 0.5A (centre +ve)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCC 5100 Series
  • Input: Bluetooth 5.0TM with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC/HWA Codec
  • Outputs: Audio RCA L/R
  • Frequency Response:
    • 20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.5dB (44.1kHz)
    • 1Hz - 44khz +0/-3.0dB (>= 88.2kHz)
  • Output Voltage @ 0dBFS: 2.05V (+/-0.05V)
  • Dynamic Range: 109dB (A)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: 109dB (A) @ 0dBFS
  • THD & N (Total Harmonic Distortion & Noise): <0.0015% 10k Load @ 0dBFS
  • Output Impedance: <50Ω
  • Power Consumption: <2.5W
  • Dimensions: 158 x 100 x 35 mm (6.2" x 3.9" x 1.4")
  • Net Weight: 295g (0.65 lbs)

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