DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Topping D70s MQA

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

Topping D70s MQA

The D70s is a brand new, MQA-compatible balanced DAC from Topping. It features a large variety of digital inputs, as well as a wide range of Bluetooth codec support.

$649.99 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

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

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 40 kHz

DAC Chip

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

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX HD

aptX LL

LDAC

SBC

Reviews
4/5
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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.

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