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Impacto essential

Impacto essential

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Article Number: 717398

High-end cable DAC & Amplifier

Make your beyerdynamic headphones digital

Impacto essential provides beyerdynamic high‑end headphones with a digital interface and facilitates lossless digital transmission – for a sound experience that meets the highest standards.

Make your beyerdynamic high-end headphones digital: the cable DAC and Amplifier Impacto essential is perfectly tailored to the beyerdynamic high‑end models and provides them with a digital interface. This way, you are no longer dependent on the jack plug of your portable device. In fact, Impacto facilitates lossless digital transmission so you can enjoy first‑class playback quality of your music – for a sound experience that meets the highest standards.

Improves playback quality

Makes the most out of your digital audio files

As a “Hi-Res converter in small format”, Impacto essential gets the maximum out of your digital music files. In terms of sound, Impacto essential lifts your digital device up to the level of a hifi system at home. Together with your beyerdynamic high-end headphones, perfect sound quality is guaranteed – even subtle elements and fine details in the music recording are revealed.

Compatible with digital devices

Flexibility for your musical enjoyment

No matter if your music is on your smartphone*, tablet* or notebook: thanks to three different connecting cables, Impacto essential is an all-rounder that offers versatile connection options. Your music playback can be controlled via the buttons on the DAC & Amplifier. Due to its compact form and direct integration into the headphones cable, Impacto essential is light and highly portable. Thus, you can enjoy music with your beyerdynamic headphones flexibly in every situation, at home as well as on the go.

Supports high-resolution audio

Discover music in all its facets

Impacto essential can handle Hi-Res audio files in their uncompressed and full resolution format. Immerse yourself in the multidimensional world of high-resolution music with a hi-res player app of your choice. For example, you could use USB Audio Player PRO for Android devices, foobar2000 for Windows, and Audirvana Plus 3 for MacBook. This way, you can discover music recordings the way they were intended to be heard originally. Ultimately, this musical difference is not only audible but also visible: Impacto essential features an integrated Hi-Res LED which lights up when a high-resolution audio file is played back.


*referring to Android mobile devices with USB-OTG




  • Maximum sample rate 384 kHz / 32 bits, DSD 5.6 MHz
  • Built-in ESS SABRE9018Q2C SABRE32 Reference DACTM
  • Buttons to control play/pause, skip tracks and adjust volume
  • Hi-Res LED to display the transmission of Hi-Res audio files
  • Weight (without cable) 12 g
  • Supplied with three cables: Micro-USB, USB-A und USB-C
  • Compatible with the high-end headphones T 1 (2nd generation), T 5 p (2nd generation), and Amiron home


ESS SABRE9018Q2C SABRE32 Reference DACTM is a trademark owned by ESS Technology, Inc. that may be registered in one or more countries.


beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
Theresienstr. 8
74072 Heilbronn - Germany

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technical data

EAN   4010118717390
Dimensions   63 x 32 x 7 mm
Maximum sampling rate   384 kHz / 32 bits, DSD 5.6 MHz
Frequency range   4 - 52,000 Hz
T.H.D.   0.002 %
Maximum output power   50 mW in 32 Ω, 7 mW in 600 Ω
Output impedance   1 Ω
Channel separation   97 dB

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