HiFiman EF499 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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HiFiman EF499 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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Key info

  • EF499 DAC and headphone amplifier with streaming media support.
  • Offers multiple music enjoyment options: NAS drive playback, portable device streaming, and app streaming.
  • Features traditional DAC and headphone amplifier modes via coaxial and USB connections.
  • Utilizes R2R architecture for naturally warm, full-range sound.
  • Provides a balanced output of 4.35W and boasts a vertical design suitable for use as a headphone stand.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 3.3 kg
Technical specifications
Power output 4.35 WPC@32Ω balanced/1.28 WPC@32Ω unbalanced
THD+N Line out: 0.008% (0dB)
S/N Ratio 99dB (A Weighted, AP Open Loop Test)


DAC and Headphone Amplifier with Support for Streaming Media.

Multiple Options for Enjoying Music

  • Directly play files from a connected NAS drive. Stream from portable devices.
  • Stream music from your favorite apps.
  • Traditional DAC & Headphone Amplifier Mode. Coaxial/USB.

R2R Architecture: Naturally Warm, Full Range Sound

Sound that is remarkably close to that of HIFIMAN’s reference Hymalaya DACs, with the company’s traditional sonic tuning.

4.35 W Balanced Output.

Vertical design allows for use as a headphone stand.

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