Audioquest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC,

audioquest dragonfly cobalt usb dac

High resolution digital to analogue convertors don't come much smaller than AudioQuest's Dragonfly range. These can be used with any laptop or digital player equipped with a USB connection, allowing higher quality conversion to analogue for better quality audio, whether it be for a home audio system or personal headphone listening.

Ideal for improving headphone sound quality from mobile phones, laptops or other USB output devices, and to add to Innuos media servers in order to plug them directly into analogue amplifiers and use them as direct sources.

The DragonFly Cobalt is capable of 24bit 96kHz resolution and MQA decoding.

MQA decoding,

 

The Dragonfly Cobalt uses a 32bit ESS 9038Q2M DAC chipset, along with a purely digital volume control, providing a 2.1 volt (high) output which is suitable for high impedance headphones.

Full MQA decoding from suitable sources, including newly updated Apple iPhones and iPads.

An upgraded microcontroller is 33% faster, and draws less power due to higher efficiency.

The DragonFly Cobalt is available for audition at  the little audio company

(includes DragonTail USB-C adaptor) £269

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC and headphone amplifier at the little audio company,