Headphone Amp Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs AudioQuest DragonFly Black

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

AudioQuest DragonFly Black

Convenience and performance are no longer mutually exclusive. With DragonFly Black any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.

$99.95 MSRP
Features
Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

USB-A

Outputs

3.5mm

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

1.2 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

24 bit / 96 kHz

DAC Chip

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

ESS 9010 32 bit with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

Reviews
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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