DAC Comparison

Topping D10s vs AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

Topping D10s

The Topping D10s is a compact, dedicated DAC and bridge that is highly regarded by reviewers.

$100.00 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
Input/Output
Inputs

USB-B

USB-A

Outputs

Digital/Coaxial/SPDIF

Digital/Optical/TOSLINK/SPDIF

RCA

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 384 kHz

24 bit / 96 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS ES9038Q2M

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

Reviews

Recommended

4/5
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Although the DAC chip has been upgraded to a much more expensive one ($25 vs $10 in sample quantities), there is little, if anything, to show for the effort in terms of measured performance.

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