Audioquest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC
Audioquest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC
The Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt builds on the success of the Dragonfly Black and Red, by adding another level of refinement and quality. Featuring an advanced ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip, the Dragonfly Cobalt uses StreamLength asynchronous-transfer USB code, as well as having an ultra-low jitter clock, helping to bring greater resolution and clarity. With the minimum-phase slow roll-off filter in the DAC chip, the Dragonfly Cobalt is capable of an expressive sound, combining warmth and detail for both an exciting and smooth listening experience. Even with a 32-bit DAC chip, the Dragonfly Cobalt performs at 24-bit/96kHz, making it simple and easy to use with any PC without needing additional drivers installed. The Headphone DAC works perfectly with all your music, including streams from Spotify, TIDAL, YouTube and CD rips.
Audioquest have used their knowledge of noise dissipation in power supplies and applied it to the Dragonfly Cobalt, reducing the noise from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cell signals, enabling the Cobalt to preserve the low-level detail, especially in hi-res music. With the ESS Sabre 9601 headphone amp and bit-perfect volume control, the Dragonfly Cobalt combines power and control over the music, providing impressive dynamic contrast and excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The 2.1v output of the Cobalt makes it compatible with a wide range of headphones, including low-efficiency models.
With the rise of phones and mobiles devices as music sources, the Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt keeps your music high fidelity, bringing all the crisp and clear details as well as a powerful and dynamic performance, often missing from mobile audio components. As the most compact of the Dragonfly DACs at just over 50mm, the Cobalt adds barely anything to the look or weight of your headphones yet makes vast improvements in the sound. The Cobalt also includes the Dragontail USB adapter, from the USB-A input into a USB-C to be used easily with any device featuring a USB-C port.
Audioquest DragonFly Cobalt USB Headphone DAC features
- Advanced ESS ES9038QM2 DAC chip capable of up to 24-bit/96kHz for maximum compatibility
- Noise reduction helps maintain the low-level Hi-res detail
- ESS 9601 Headphone amplifier performs with power and control
- 2.1 volt output is compatible with a wide range of headphones, including power-hungry models
- Compact and lightweight design, perfect for on the go use
- Dragontail USB adapter included for USB-A to USB-C
Audioquest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC reviews
|WHAT HI FI AWARD WON||WHAT HI FI 5 STAR REVIEW|
|What Hi Fi Awards Winner 2019||Best DAC £200-£300 - This tiny USB DAC justifies its hefty price tag.|
|What Hi Fi 5 Star Review||Price has always been an attractive feature of AudioQuest’s DragonFly DACs, but the Cobalt justifies its heftier tag|
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