DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Schiit Modi 3+

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

Schiit Modi 3+

The Modi twins are two tiny DACs that really deliver. Whether you want better sound from your computer, TV, streamer, tablet, CD player, or many other sources, Modi 3+ delivers. Or, choose Modi Multibit—the most affordable member of the Schiit Multibit DAC family. 

$99.00 MSRP
Features
Power

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

Coaxial S/PDIF

Micro USB

TOSLINK S/PDIF

Outputs

3.5mm

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

24 bit / 192 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

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

Reviews
4/5
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As the poor distortion figures of the Cobalt show, even a high-end chip can be compromised by the specifics of the implementation.

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