HEL Plus

HEL Plus

VAT already included
Out Of Stock

Still using Bluetooth for gaming? Are you nuts? When you want no dropouts, lowest latency, and best sound, you need an actual physical connection—and you need the mission-critical reliability of Hel+.

Insane Power and Detail

Hel+ lights up any headphone with 1.4W of power, while delivering every detail with a 32-bit ESS DAC. Just plug Hel+ in to any PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, iOS, or Android device, and you’ll get powerful, lag-free sound…while also sounding amazing to your friends with a podcast-quality microphone input with dedicated TI ADC.

Extreme Protection and Reliability

Hel+ was engineered from the ground up for mission-critical gaming. High-reliability USB-C connectors, quality Neutrik headphone jack, and exclusive custom high-match Alps potentiometer are just the beginning. We also include our exclusive over-current protection to eliminate potential problems with shorts or wrong connectors, plus integrated thermal protection, and extensive ESD hardening of all inputs and outputs. We’ve even decoupled the USB connections to eliminate most ground loops.

Go Beyond Gaming

Hel+ is also an amazing DAC/amp, with incredible flexibility. The high-end ES9018 digital-to-analog converter delivers exceptional sound. Connect to your computer via USB, your TV via optical, and create an entire system with powerful headphone output and versatile preamp output for powered monitors or external speaker amplifiers. 

Designed and Built in Texas

By “designed and built in Texas" this is what Schiit mean: the vast majority of the total production of the Hel—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—stays local. The chassis are made in California. The PCBs are done in Nevada. Yes, the UK wall-warts are made in China, but there's some give and take at this price point. 

3-Year Warranty 

Hel+ is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labour for three years. 


Power:enough for all headphones except the most insane planars (Susvara, etc)
Noise: inaudible on all headphones and IEMs when in low or negative gain modes
Voice: microphone input is dead-silent, and you have manual control over gain so you can dominate the conversation
Distortion: unmeasurable at normal listening levels, 100-1000x lower than the headphones you're using
Heat: top gets slightly warm
Size: very desk-friendly


Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.2db

Maximum Power, 16 Ohms: 1400mW RMS
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1250mW RMS
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 800mW RMS
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 200mW RMS

THD: <0.0004%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS
IMD: <0.0006%, CCIR

SNR: >114dB, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS

Crosstalk: >-75dB, 20Hz-20KHz

Output Impedance (headphones): 0.25 ohms

Output Impedance (line out): 75 ohms

Gain: Negative, Low, and High, selectable via front panel switch. Negative has maximum output of 0.67V RMS, Low has maximum output of 2V RMS, high has maximum output of 8.5VRMS.

USB Receiver: C-Media CM6635 with custom firmware

DAC: ESS ES9018 with TI LM4562-based filter stage

Sample Rates and Bit Depths

USB Playback: 16/44.1 to 32/384 supported without drivers on Windows 10/11, Mac, Linux, Android (any UAC 2 device) with autoswitching to UAC1 for PS4, PS5, and Switch consoles.

Mic Input: 48kHz

Optical Input: 16/44.1 to 24/192

Output Stage: TI OPA1656 (4 amp stages per channel)

Power Supply: Via USB, with +/- 12V rails via high-current dual-polarity switching regulator, with inductor filtering, local regulation, and overcurrent sensing and protection

Power Consumption: 2.5W typical

Size: 12.7 x 8.89 x 3.5cm (including knob)

Weight: 0.37 Kgs

    Bad           Good