Audioquest AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp

$299

Product highlights:

compatible with Windows® and Mac® computers

compatible with iPhone® and iPad®

requires Lightning-to-USB adapter (not included); Apple's Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter recommended for best results

compatible with some Android™ devices

DragonTail USB-C adapter included may require a DragonTail Micro USB Adapter to connect to some Android devices

32-bit ESS Sabre™ ES9038Q2M digital-to-analog conversion chip with minimum-phase filter for nuanced, dynamic sound

high-efficiency microcontroller for extremely low power draw and increased processing speed

processing speed increased by 33% over DragonFly Red

high-performance ESS Sabre 9601 headphone amplifier

powered by USB connection — no need for external power supply

asynchronous USB data transfer using Wavelength Audio, ltd.'s Streamlength® protocol for reduced timing jitter and better sound

offers rendering for MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) audio files

3.5mm stereo minijack provides:

headphone output (minimum recommended headphone impedance 16 ohms and higher)

variable line-level output for driving powered speakers or power amp

fixed line-level output for connecting to a preamp or receiver

64-step, bit-perfect digital volume control (operated via your computer or mobile device)

supported sample rates: PCM up to 96kHz native resolution

(sample rates above 96kHz will play but are down-converted by your computer or mobile device's playback software)

incoming sample rate color-coded LED indicator for 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, and 96kHz sampling rates

input bit depth: 16 bits, 24 bits

output voltage: 2.1 Vrms

durable metal construction with blue hardshell finish

storage pouch

supported operating systems:

Windows® 7-10

Apple OS X® (version 10.6.8 or later)

Apple iOS® (5 and newer)

Android™ 4.1 and later

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