DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Fiio BTR5

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

DragonFly Cobalt, our new flagship DAC, takes what music lovers around the world have come to expect from the multi-award-winning DragonFly family—naturally beautiful, seductive sound—and strips away fuzz and fog that weren't even noticeable until Cobalt removed them.

$299.95 MSRP

Fiio BTR5

The Fiio BTR5 is a well regarded, portable Bluetooth DAC/Amp. Not only does the BTR5 accept digital audio input via Bluetooth, but it can also work as a dedicated portable amplifier through USB-C input.

$109.99 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

43.7 gram

Power

USB-C

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

USB-C

Outputs

3.5mm

3.5mm

Balanced 2.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

32 bit / 384 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 40 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS ES9038Q2M 32 bit with minimum-phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX HD

aptX LL

LDAC

SBC

Battery Life

540 minute

Battery Capacity

550 mAh

Reviews
4/5
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Is the Cobalt worth the additional $100 in retail price over the Red? Apart from a 5 mm reduction in length and a blue paint job, not much has changed.

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