Headphone Amp Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt vs Topping DX3 Pro LDAC

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 DX3 Pro LDAC

The DX3 Pro LDAC is a compact desktop DAC and headphone amp that is capable of streaming music in from Bluetooth LDAC sources as well as other, wired digital inputs.

$219.99 MSRP
Features
Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

BNC S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

3.5mm

3.5mm

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

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

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth 5.0

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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