iFi Audio GO Bar Kensei USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier
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iFi Audio GO Bar Kensei USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier

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iFi Audio GO Bar Kensei USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier

ifi Audio GO Bar Kensei is a high performance compact DAC amplifier using cutting-edge technology to brilliant effect!

Forged for Masters of Audio
GO bar Kensei is akin to a legendary sword meticulously forged for a Kensei. Embodying the dedication of a master swordsmith, we focused on purity, balance, and refinement to reveal the true essence of your music.

Featuring cutting-edge Japanese audio processing technology: K2HD, and improved power supply and clock circuitry, the Kensei represents the pinnacle of our journey of refinement in the GO bar range.

Whether you’re commuting, working remotely, or traveling for pleasure, the GO bar Kensei offers a perfectly portable solution to elevate your headphone experience to heavenly heights.

Kensei is a Japanese term that translates to “Sword Saint” in English, a title granted to the elite few who elevate the craft and artistry of swordsmanship beyond even that of the finest swordmasters.

Revitalise studio recording sound with legendary K2HD.

Despite their pristine clarity, digital recordings sometimes seem emotionally flat and lifeless.

Engineers at the prestigious Victor Studio, troubled by the discernible lack of emotion between their original masters and digital sub-masters, embarked on a quest for a solution.​

They meticulously compared countless finished recordings with the copy recordings by ear, relying on their instinctive feel and their human expertise.​

Their solution; K2 Technology*.​

The K2 Technology process revives rich, natural harmonics into the sterile, detached digital sound, adding an organic quality unlike any other.​

K2 Technology processing revitalises the studio recording sound, infusing it with life once again.​

Tailored. Sweet Sound.

Listen the way you like with four bespoke digital filters and two analogue processing modes, each tailored to enhance your enjoyment across different music genres.

  • Bit-Perfect: Delivers natural tones, ideal for all genres.
  • GTO: Enhances sound details and density, particularly suited for Vocal tracks.
  • Minimum Phase: Produces a warmer sound, blending characteristics of Bit-Perfect and Standard, perfect for Soul and Jazz.
  • Standard: Offers a tighter sound with controlled highs, perfect for Pop music and Movie OST.

Experience chest-thumping bass with XBass+ and immerse yourself in a spacious sound field with XSpace.

Compact and Powerful.

The GO Bar Kensei is crafted with Japanese stainless steel for maximum rigidity.

With its compact dimensions of 65 x 22 x 13.2 mm, it matches the size of a USB flash drive. This makes it the perfect travel companion for your mobile, tablet or MacBook Pro, blending into your life for headphone use.

Its USB-C connectivity ensures plug-and-play convenience, allowing for hassle-free use.

The GO Bar Kensei offers a maximum output power of up to 477mW, which is about 10 times more powerful than an iPhone 15*.

It incorporates two power tuning technologies:iEMatchfor high-sensitivity IEMs, andTurbomodefor power-hungry headphones. This allows it to easily drive a wide range of premium earphones and headphones.

*Compared to iPhone’s USB-C to 3.5mm Adapter.

Cut the Crosstalk.

Connect to the GO bar Kensei via 3.5mm S-Balanced or 4.4mm Balanced headphone outputs.

iFi’s exclusive 3.5mmS-Balanced* technology cuts crosstalk and noise by 50% with regular single-ended headphones.


Input USB-C
Formats PCM 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz
DSD 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.1/11.3/12.3MHz
DXD 352.8/384kHz
MQA Full Decoder
DAC Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Cirrus Logic
Headphone Output BAL 4.4mm/S-BAL 3.5mm
Output Power (RMS) Balanced 477mW@32Ω; 7.2V@600Ω
S-Bal 300mW@32Ω; 3.8V@600Ω
Output Impedance <1Ω (BAL/S-BAL)*
SNR 132dB(A) / 121dB(A) (BAL/S-BAL)
DNR 109dB(A) / 108dB(A) (BAL/S-BAL)
THD+N Balanced <0.002% (6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
S-Bal <0.09% (100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)
Frequency Response 20Hz – 45kHz (-3dB)
Power Consumption <4W max.
Dimensions 65 x 22 x 13.2 mm (2.6″ x 0.9″ x 0.5”)
Weight 64g (2.24 oz)
Warranty Period 12 months
*Unless iEMatch is engaged
Input   USB C
Formats PCM
2.8/384kHz 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.1/11.3/12.3MHz
Full Decoder
DAC   Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Cirrus Logic
Headphone Output   BAL 4.4mm/UnBAL 3.5mm
Power Output Balanced
475mW@32Ω; 7.2V@600Ω
300mW@32Ω; 3.8V@600Ω
Output Impedance   <1Ω (BAL/UnBAL)*
SNR   132dBA / 108dBA (BAL/UnBAL)
DNR   109dB(A) / 108dB(A) (BAL/UnBAL
THD + N Balanced
<0.002% (6.5mW/2.0V @ 600Ω)
<0.09% (100mW/1.27V @ 16Ω)
Frequency Response   20Hz - 45kHz (-3dB)
Power Consumption   <4W max.
Dimensions   65 x 22 x 13.2 mm (2.6" x 0.9" x 0.5”)
Weight   28.5g (1.0 oz)
Warranty period   12 months

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