The Way The Artists Truly Intended
Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.
Enhance the quality of everything you listen to
Enjoy more authentic sound from your High-Resolution Audio and MP3 music
Hear sound that’s closer to the original recording. This USB digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier takes over from your PC or mobile device’s built-in amp. Original digital audio – including High-Resolution Audio – is processed by the PHA-3, creating a dramatically superior soundstage for enhanced listening.
Pulse Code Modulation
Listen in the best possible sound quality through a variety of devices – PC, iPhone/iPad and Xperia™ smartphone – with up to 384 kHz/32-bit PCM encoding.
Direct Stream Digital
Hear the authentic, intimate detail of analogue sound from your digital audio with Double DSD (5.6MHz) and DSD (2.8MHz) high-quality digital audio coding.
Ultra high frequencies
Feel sound beyond natural hearing with exceptionally high frequencies up to 100kHz.
Superior conversion, purer sound
Most portable devices include a simplified DAC converter, resulting in slightly compromised sound quality. This dedicated USB DAC amplifier takes over processing from your device, then amplifies sound for headphone listening using a custom-tuned, precision analogue amplifier.
Made for High-Resolution Audio
With this separate USB DAC amp linking your headphones and a compatible PC, smartphone or Walkman®, you’ll enjoy higher quality High-Resolution Audio sound.2 The amp supports the very latest 384kHz/32-bit PCM and 5.6MHz Double DSD formats.
Two micro USB inputs and charge port
Get connected. Hook up your PC, selected smartphones, or Apple iOS device with two Micro USB inputs, and charge while you listen with a dedicated micro USB port.
Stereo and balanced audio output
Listen through the stereo jack, or connect with a balanced audio cable – left and right outputs ensure authentic, even sound.
Connect to HDD and SACD players with an optical connecter, supporting up to 192Hz/24bit PCM input.
1 x Sony PHA-3/B USB DAC Headphone Amplifier - Black