AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt (Blue)

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The Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt USB Headphone DAC offers a new step up in USB headphone DACs, using an advanced ESS DAC chip to create a natural sound with warmth and detail from your digital audio.


DAC Performance

The Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt builds on the success of the Dragonfly Black and Red, by adding another level of refinement and quality. Featuring an advanced ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip, the Dragonfly Cobalt uses StreamLength asynchronous-transfer USB code, as well as having an ultra-low jitter clock, helping to bring greater resolution and clarity. With the minimum-phase slow roll-off filter in the DAC chip, the Dragonfly Cobalt is capable of an expressive sound, combining warmth and detail for both an exciting and smooth listening experience. Even with a 32-bit DAC chip, the Dragonfly Cobalt performs at 24-bit/96kHz, making it simple and easy to use with any PC without needing additional drivers installed. The Headphone DAC works perfectly with all your music, including streams from Spotify, TIDAL, YouTube and CD rips.

Headphone Output

Audioquest have used their knowledge of noise dissipation in power supplies and applied it to the Dragonfly Cobalt, reducing the noise from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cell signals, enabling the Cobalt to preserve the low-level detail, especially in hi-res music. With the ESS Sabre 9601 headphone amp and bit-perfect volume control, the Dragonfly Cobalt combines power and control over the music, providing impressive dynamic contrast and excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The 2.1v output of the Cobalt makes it compatible with a wide range of headphones, including low-efficiency models.

Dragonfly Style

With the rise of phones and mobiles devices as music sources, the Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt keeps your music high fidelity, bringing all the crisp and clear details as well as a powerful and dynamic performance, often missing from mobile audio components. As the most compact of the Dragonfly DACs at just over 50mm, the Cobalt adds barely anything to the look or weight of your headphones yet makes vast improvements in the sound. The Cobalt also includes the Dragontail USB adapter, from the USB-A input into a USB-C to be used easily with any device featuring a USB-C port.

  • New ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip with a minimum phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound.
  • New Microchip PIC32MX274 microprocessor reduces current draw and increases processing speed by 33%.
  • Improved power-supply filtering, specifically designed to reduce Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular noise.
  • Includes a form fitting Carbon-level DragonTail USB-A to USB-C adaptor.

From MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res, DragonFly Cobalt preserves the body, warmth, and natural colour in all your music. W ith an attractive enclosure whose overall size (2.26" x 0.73" x 0.47") and shape match that of a USB thumb drive, Dragonfly easily connects to laptops, tablets, and smartphones, either directly or with an appropriate USB cable, such as AudioQuest’s high-performance USB-C DragonTail (included).

Plays all file formats/soundtracks: MP3, MQA, high-res, etc. 2.1-volt output easily drives most headphones. Compatible with Mac and Window computers, Android and iOS devices.

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