DAC Comparison

Schiit Modius vs AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

Schiit Modius

Modius? Yes, as in “Modius Maximus,” a bigger, balanced-output Modi with super-high performance—and even better versatility. Connect to any computer or streamer—or tablet, TV, CD player, or many other sources—and Modius delivers exceptional sound.

$199.00 MSRP

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
Features
Power

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

Micro USB

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

Outputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 192 kHz

24 bit / 96 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4493

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

ReviewsNo reviews available
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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