Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Jotunheim vs AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

Schiit Jotunheim

Unique technology, unrivalled flexibility, and modular design—the Jotunheim 2 sets the standard for balanced headphone amps and preamps. It’s ready for any headphone—and fully enabled to be the centerpiece of a complete desktop system.

$399.00 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
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

USB-A

Outputs

¼ inch

Balanced 3-pin XLR

Balanced 4-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

DAC Chip

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

Output Power
  • 2.4 amp at 16 Ω
  • 2 amp at 32 Ω
  • 1.2 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.33 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.165 amp at 600 Ω
Balanced Output Power
  • 7.5 amp at 16 Ω
  • 6 amp at 32 Ω
  • 4 amp at 50 Ω
  • 1.2 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.6 amp at 600 Ω
ReviewsNo reviews available
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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