DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Audiolab M-DAC nano

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

Audiolab M-DAC nano

Renowned for making industry leading and award-winning DACs, audiolab proudly presents the M-DAC nano. Combining hi-resolution digital playback with portable convenience, this is the latest addition to the M-DAC family and is the smallest yet.

$199.00 MSRP
Features
Power

Qi Wireless Charging

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

Outputs

3.5mm

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

32 bit / 384 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 LL

SBC

Battery Life

480 minute

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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Recommended

5/5

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