DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Schiit Modi Multibit

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 Multibit

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. 

$249.00 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
,

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.

No reviews available

About Audiophile Genius

Comprehensive spec comparisons and reviews on DACs, amplifiers, headphones, and other audiophile equipment.