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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt: DAC, Preamp, Headphone Amp

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Naturally Beautiful Sound is Right at Your Fingertips

Whatever music turns you on, DragonFly Cobalt delivers inspiring, dynamic and beautiful sound to earbuds, headphones, powered speakers or complete audio systems. Now, more than ever before, naturally beautiful sound is right at your fingertips—whenever and wherever you want it.

Beautiful Sound from Any Mobile Device or Computer
  • Dramatically Better Sound from MP3s, YouTube, Etc
  • High-End Performance from High-Resolution and MQA Masters Files
  • Best-ever DragonFly Processor, Headphone Amp, and Microcontroller
  • Bit-Perfect Variable Output Drives Headphones, Powered Speakers, or Power Amp
  • Includes DragonTail USB-C Adaptor
Why DragonFly Cobalt?

Music is available everywhere thanks to computers, smartphones, tablets, and an explosion of streaming-music platforms. However, the Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) inside these devices are minimum-performance components at best. Cobalt is the best-sounding DragonFly yet, restoring the emotional expression and nuance that make your favorite movies and music so enjoyable.

What’s New With DragonFly Cobalt
  • Flagship ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip with minimum-phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound
  • More sophisticated Microchip PIC32MX274 controller reduces current draw and increases processing speed by 33% over DragonFlys Black and Red
  • Improved power-supply filtering specifically designed to reduce RF noise from Bluetooth, WiFi, and cell towers
  • Includes new DragonTail USB-A to USB-C Adaptor
  • Sleek enclosure measures just 2.26” x 0.73” x 0.47” (57.5mm x 18.6mm x 11.9mm)—10% smaller than previous versions
What It Does
  • Dramatically better sound from MP3s, YouTube, etc
  • High-end performance from high-res and MQA Masters files
  • Bit-perfect variable output drives headphones, earbuds, powered speakers, or power amp
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
  • Windows 7 and later
  • Apple macOS 10.6.8 and later
  • iOS 5 and later (requires Apple USB Camera adapter; Lightning to USB 3 recommended)
  • Android 4.1 and later (requires micro-USB DragonTail, USB-C DragonTail, or other Android USB adaptor)
DragonTail USB-C Cable Included
  • USB-C to USB-A
  • Connects Devices with USB-C Output to a DragonFly DAC
  • Semi-Solid 5% Silver Conductors
  • Direction Controlled for Lower RF Noise
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