Apogee Groove Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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  • Apogee Groove Desktop Audio Interface is powered by USB
  • The ESS Sabre DAC enhances music listening experiences on iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, and other platforms.
  • Constant Current Drive offers a smooth frequency response with any headphones.
  • Quad Sum DAC, 4 DACs per channel for maximum dynamic range and minimal distortion.
  • Asynchronous clocking.

Apogee Groove USB DAC and headphone amplifier

Excellent playback quality for Mac and PC

The Apogee Groove portable USB DAC and headphone amp allow you to hear every element of your music with exceptional sound quality, anywhere and at any time. The Groove interface, which includes an ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converter and supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, is ideal for critical listening on your laptop. Sales engineers have long suggested Apogee’s portable interfaces as reliable choices for high-quality portable monitoring, and the ultra-compact Apogee Groove delivers superb D/A conversion and USB ease in the most portable design yet.

When you need great sound but don’t require a full audio interface

The Apogee Groove portable USB DAC and headphone amplifier is ideal for producing tracks in a hotel room on your laptop, auditioning a mix away from your studio, or any other situation requiring high-quality audio playback. You get some of Apogee’s best-sounding conversions with the convenience of two volume control buttons. Additionally, you can keep the Apogee Groove in your laptop bag and always have studio-calibre headphone monitoring at your disposal because it runs on USB.

Precise Mixing:

The Apogee Groove USB Headphone Amplifier is a portable DAC and headphone amp that delivers high-quality sound for Mac/PC and the 2018 USB-C iPad Pro. The ESS Sabre DAC, Constant Current Drive, and Quad Sum DAC technology provide exceptional sound quality. It is ideal for precisely auditioning mixes away from your studio system. It is USB-powered for mobility and simplicity and has two top-panel volume control buttons for easy use.With the Groove USB DAC, you can enjoy Apogee sound quality like never before!


Apogee recorded this. Groove performed the song.

Apogee has been a digital audio recording developer and industry leader for more than 30 years. From rock to classical, hip-hop to country, and reggae to jazz, the world’s most successful performers, producers, and audio engineers use Apogee equipment to create Grammy-winning records. For the first time, Apogee Groove takes this same recording studio technology and puts it in a simple, portable device committed to providing the best listening experience possible.

Hear every detail with stunning clarity and fidelity.

Whether you’re expanding your FLAC file collection or subscribing to a premium music streaming service, you’re investing in a better listening experience. Groove brings out the full potential of that experience, revealing definition, clarity, and intricacies you’ve never heard before.

Work on your music anywhere.

With quality headphones, a laptop, and Groove, you can mix or create music anywhere. Groove’s reference-quality sound ensures that you can hear every aspect of your production just as it would sound in the studio.

Constant Current Drive

Make any headphone sound its best.
The constant current drive output stage in Groove dynamically makes up for any nonlinearities in the headphones, whether they are acoustic, mechanical, or electrical. This makes the frequency response more linear and reduces distortion. Whether you listen with earbuds or “hi-fi” headphones, you’ll experience a new level of fidelity, clarity, and detail.

Quad-sum DAC

Groove also has a Quad Sum DAC design, which uses four digital-to-analogue converters per channel to achieve the highest dynamic range and least distortion (THD+N) of any device in its class.

ESS Sabre DAC Technology

The ESS Sabre32 32-bit Hyperstream DAC with Time Domain Jitter Eliminator provides superior dynamic range, reduced distortion, and clear audio without input jitter.

Features of the Apogee Groove Desktop Audio Interface:

  • Multicolor LEDs for status and level indication
  • Top panel buttons adjust and mute the volume.
  • Compact and portable (95mm L x 30mm W x 16mm H).
  • Premium aluminum construction quality
  • Built in the United States.

In the box

  • Apogee Groove 30th Anniversary Limited Edition
  • USB Cable

Additional information

Form Factor


Computer Connectivity

USB 2.0

A/D Resolution


Analog Outputs

1 x 1/8" (headphones/out)


1 x Micro-B

OS Requirements - Mac

OS X 10.8.5 or later

OS Requirements - PC

Windows 7 SP1 or later

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Apogee Groove Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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