Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC
Turn Any Portable Device Into a High-Resolution Music Hub With the Oppo HA-2 Portable Headphone Amp and DAC: Ultra-Slim Size, Premium Looks, Asynchronous USB DAC, 384k PCM and DSD256, and Cutting-Edge Charging Abilities
Direct Connection to an iDevice: Oppo HA-2 is One of the First Portable Headphone Amp/DACs to Pass Apple Certification and Not Need to Use a Camera Connection Kit to Access the Digital Direct from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Take one look at the high-performance Oppo HA-2 portable headphone amplifier/DAC and you'll immediately wish all electronics looked so good. You'll also wonder why they all didn't sound as great while asking yourself how you've lived without it until now. Designed for today's mobile lifestyle and more stylish than even the most state-of-the-art smartphones, the premium-mobility HA-2 looks like it comes straight out of a James Bond movie. With genuine leather casing, contrast stitching, and beveled aluminum edges, the uber-slim HA-2 is a minuscule half-inch deep but packs a mean punch. This compact marvel turns any smartphone or tablet into a high-res music hub. Hybrid Class AB amplification and an asynchronous, low-noise ESS Sabre Reference USB DAC that supports both 384kHz PCM and DSD256 make it ideal for high-resolution listening with Apple iPhone/iPods as well as Android products, PCs, and Macs.
And the award-winning HA-2 is always ready for on-the-go use. An internal battery can be rapidly charged to 70% capacity in 30 minutes, and HA-2 performs double duty by functioning as an external charger for your favorite mobile devices. Two gain-level settings allow HA-2 to drive all headphone types, while two volume-control stages supply customized control solve any disparity issues between using in-ear monitors and full-sized ‘phones. Completely bypassing DSP for superior sonics, an analog volume control knob teams with the internal DAC-mapped volume-control commands to deliver volume signals of your desire without ever losing resolution or causing truncation.
"It's a combination of dynamics, timing and detail regardless of the genre to which you're listening that makes the Oppo so adept."
– What Hi-Fi?, 5-star review
"The HA-2 possesses an Apple-esque tactility, solidity and clarity of design."
– Hi-Fi Choice, Recommended review
"... the OPPO HA-2 is the smart choice for those seeking a polished-sounding and gutsy performer that's keenly priced."
– EISA Award