Earmen Sparrow is a portable dac for phones and computers. It has a usb-c input and is powered by the source device. Sparrow provides very high performance sound quality from a tiny size housing, to connect to headphones, out to a stereo or powered speakers.
Sparrow uses a top of the line ESS 9281PRO dac chip that has built in MQA decoding, perfect for Tidal music users. It provides a strong output to its 3.5mm port and its 2.5mm balanced port, rated all the way to 600 ohms! Sparrow balanced out option is a key feature.
Includes a new shielded usb-c cable. For iphone use, you need to buy a $29 Fiio LT-TL1 for a clean, 1 short cable connection. The housing is CNC milled aluminum with a smooth, slick finish.
Headfonia.com: Recommended List: The Sparrow is a very easy product to recommend at this price point, and it joins the best of the best onour Recommended DAC/AMP buy list. If you want a small, portable DAC/AMP with a balanced output, there’s no doubt at all about which one to get.
size: 42 x 8 x 22 mm
Input: usb-c female
Output: 3.5mm & 2.5mm
Built in adaptive drive, no need for driver installation