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Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt USB Dac

Audioquest Dragonfly CobaltUSB Dac, usb-c dac, high end portable dac / headphone amp / preamp. Use Cobalt to upgrade the sound quality from a computer or phone. Cobalt is the finest small dac available and uses a new high end dac, improved power supply and usb interface in addition to Audioquest's other patented Dragonfly tech, to provide great sound quality from a tiny dac.

A matching usb-c dongle is included,to plug into laptops, android phones and new ipads. For iphones you will need a lightning to usb adaptor, not included. "I think its absolutely bloody fantastic!" 5 STARS; backs up its cost with the clearest, tidiest and most dynamic presentation we’ve heard from a unit this small... does wonders in cleaning up our laptop’s performance, no matter what kind of file we feed it or whether it’s streaming from YouTube, Spotify, Tidal or playing from our own hi-res library....looking to make the next step up without compromising on size or form, the Cobalt represents something of a no-brainer. Recommended List ... you notice is how clean and clear the new Cobalt is delivering the sound. And not only that, it does it without any effort making it sound wide, natural and musical. The sound stage is really good in both width and depth and the layering is really nice, especially in bass and mids. For the price tag, the sound simply is remarkable.

Tech info:

  • Dac = ESS 9038Q2M
  • Line out 2.1v
  • Decodes lossy, CD quality, and high res up to 24 bit / 96khz
  • 6cm x 2cm x 1.2cm
  • MQA certified (for Tidal Masters music files)
  • 64 position digital volume control
  • Multi colour LED indicates music bitrate: 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz (Amber), 96kHz (Magenta), MQA (Purple)
  • Made in USA
  • Includes Dragonfly, end cap, carry pouch, usb-c adaptor
  • 1 year warranty