iFi Audio ZEN CAN Signature MZ99

The iFi ZEN CAN Signature MZ99 is a high-performance fully analog headphone amplifier by iFi Audio. This headphone amplifier is based on iFi’s Pro iCAN flagship model and offers discreetly built class-A amplifier stages with a symmetrical, dual-mono design built with selected key components. The sound quality? Amazingly good. Whether you want to drive extremely sensitive in-ear monitors or notoriously hard to drive over-ear planar models, with this iFi ZEN CAN Signature your headphones will sound better than ever before.

Analog perfection

Connect the source to the single-ended 3.5mm or RCA line inputs or choose a balanced connection using the 4.4mm Pentaconn connection. This ZEN CAN Signature is a pure analog amplifier which means that there are no USB or digital S/PDIF connections available. Do you need digital inputs? Simply match this ZEN CAN with the iFi ZEN DAC Signature. Would you like to receive Bluetooth streams from your iOS or Android device? Then connect a ZEN Blue with the optional 4.4mm Pentaconn interconnect by iFi Audio. Whatever your Head-Fi wishes may be, with this ZEN CAN Signature you made a solid foundation for virtually every kind of setup after which you can expand to your heart's content with the other ZEN models by iFi Audio.


This ZEN CAN features both a 6.3mm and a 4.4mm Pentaconn connection with which it is suitable for all types of headphones. With the easy to reach gain switch you easily boost the output signal with 0dB, 6dB, 12dB or 18dB. Set the gain on 0dB while using ultra-sensitive in-ear monitors and switch to maximum gain when applying a pair of tough to drive planar headphones. Especially for owners of Meze 99 Classics headphones, iFi Audio developed the MZ99 feature which creates a more linear frequency characteristic when applying these headphones.

In addition, iFi added its Xspace Matrix technology to the ZEN CAN Signature. This feature is similar to the previously added 3D functionality and is mainly intended for albums where the soundstage is mostly centered between the ears. With Xspace Matrix the ZEN CAN stretches the soundstage in such a way that voices are still nicely centered, but details and effects are spaciously staged in the room, creating a wider and deeper soundstage. With this iFi ZEN CAN Signature you’ll take the performance of your headphones to summit level.