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AudioQuest - DragonFly Cobalt

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7 Days Replacement

Yay! This item is eligible for replacement.

This product is eligible for a replacement if the return request is raised within 7 days of delivery, and ONLY in the unfortunate event that it is found to be defective. This policy is not applicable to customers who are not happy with the product.

Once the manufacturing defect has been confirmed by our inspection team, we will provide a replacement of the originally ordered product. In case of replacements not being available, you can choose another variant, full store credit or a full refund will be provided.

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Designed in
the USA

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

Best for Home
or Desktop Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Super Lightweight
Design

ESS ES9038Q2M
Chip

DESCRIPTION

THE ULTIMATE PORTABLE AMP/DAC

The AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt has been developed in partnership with Gordon Rankin and Microchip Technologies. It has a better signal to noise ratio and a much lower power consumption than the original DragonFly. It consists of Gordon's monoClock® (single ultra-low-jitter clock). Thanks to the new Microchip PIC32MX274 microcontroller, the processing speed increases by 33%. This makes it perfect to play music at all kinds of resolution (including MQA) and from any music streaming app of your choice.

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ESS ES9038Q2M DAC CHIP & 9601 AMP FOR POWERFUL SOUND WITH LESSER NOISE

The DragonFly Cobalt has an output of 2.1 volts—enough power to successfully drive all preamplifier input circuits and a wide range of today’s efficient headphones. Its improved power supply filtering specifically reduces the noise of WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular signals. It comes with a 32-bit ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip that employs minimum-phase slow roll-off filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound. The ESS Sabre 9601 headphone amp and bit-perfect digital volume control add that much-needed power. You can use the source device's volume controls to adjust the DragonFly Cobalt's volume.

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WORKS BEST WITH ANY DEVICE OF YOUR CHOICE

The DragonFly Cobalt's software can be easily upgraded thanks to the Desktop Device Manager. It includes a form-fitting DragonTail USB-A to USB-C Adaptor. All DragonTails use AQ's Carbon-level USB cable. Streamlength™ asynchronous USB code ensures low jitter, low resource load, minimal packet errors, world-class audio playback, and reliable connectivity between the DAC and any computing device with a USB input. It requires no additional drivers, making the DragonFly Cobalt virtually plug-and-play for Apple, Windows, iOS and Android users.

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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
STATUS/SAMPLE RATES SUPPORTED (LED INDICATOR COLOR CODE) Standby (Red), 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz (Yellow), 96kHz (Light Blue), MQA (Purple)
VOLUME CONTROL 64-position, 64-bit, bit-perfect
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 2.1
HEADPHONE AMP ESS Sabre 9601
DAC CHIP ESS ES9038Q2M with minimum-phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound
MICROCONTROLLER Microchip PIC32MX274 reduces current draw and increases processing speed by 33% over DragonFlys Black and Red
DIMENSIONS 12mm H x 19mm W by 57mm L
SUPPORTED INPUTS 3.5mm Stereo Jack
WEIGHT 22g
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC
2. Travel Pouch
3. Flight Manual

FAQS

DOWNLOADS

  • Flight Manual DragonFly Cobalt
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt comes with a 1 year warranty from AudioQuest that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

    Read more about AudioQuest's warranty in India.

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    Customer Reviews

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    G.R.
    Aidio Quest Dragonfly cobalt
    Hi Guru, Your unit was in fact defective, the brand is sending you a new replacement. We hope it reaches you soon:) Would love to hear back from you once you receive it.
    J
    J.
    Portable Monster
    Thanks a ton for sharing your review with us.