DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Schiit Yggdrasil

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 Yggdrasil

Forget everything you know about DACs. Yggdrasil's unique True Multibit architecture delivers 21 bits of resolution with no approximations or guessing. True Multibit eschews delta-sigma D/As and their embedded digital filters, combining medical-grade multibit D/A converters with a unique time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter that preserves the original samples.

$2,449.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

XLR 3-Pin AES-EBU

Outputs

3.5mm

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

24 bit / 192 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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