SHIFT is designed to be used in several listening situations. Its small size, light weight and real leather exterior lend itself to being a portable device. However, shift can also be connected directly to the USB port on a personal computer to drive your headphones or interface with your powered speakers in a desktop “computer audio” system. The sound quality improvement over using your computer’s headphone output is immediately noticeable! The bottom of shift even includes rubber pads to add protection and stability when it is placed on a desk or table. In addition, whenever shift is plugged into a USB port on your computer it is charging its internal battery pack so it will be ready to hit the road again whenever you are. Finally, shift features a line-output mode switch so it can used as a USB DAC in your Hi-Fi system. Simply connect your personal computer to the shift and let it provide the analog audio output to your system. We think you will be impressed by how great the shift sounds even when compared against much more expensive dedicated DACs!
SHIFT’s 32-bit/384kHz ESS SABRE32 DAC will make all of your music sound great from lossy compressed files to lossless uncompressed files and everything else in-between. It is compatible with high-resolution music files all the way up to and including 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz Direct Stream Digital (aka double-rate DSD or DSD128)!shift is an asynchronous design featuring two internal clocks that minimize jitter from the source device at all sampling rates. shift also includes an extensive power supply circuit design with multiple stages of regulation and ESS’s patented Hyperstream Modulator and Minimum Phase filters to create natural, lifelike sound from all of your digital files.
OUTPUT AND GAIN
SHIFT also includes a convenient output level switch to tailor the volume control for high-sensitivity headphones (most in-ear types) and low-efficiency headphones (most over/on-ear types).
iPhone 6 Plus
iPod touch (5th generation)
Shift works with Android devices that support USB OTG (On-The-Go) and USB Audio Class 2.0. Not all devices are compatible.
Apple Mac OS X 10.6.4 and later
Microsoft Windows XP and later
Audio Signal Compatibility
PCM 16, 24 and 32-bit @ 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8 and 384kHz
DSD @ 2.8 and 5.6 MHz