AudioQuest

AudioQuest - DragonFly Cobalt

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This product is covered by AudioQuest's 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Audio One.
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Designed in
the USA

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable 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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SUPPORTS MQA FOR MASTER-QUALITY SOUND

The Dragonfly Cobalt supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) playback. This is an award-winning audio technology that's meant to deliver the sound of the original master recording. MQA files are tiny and can easily be streamed using Tidal.
SR15

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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. AudioQuest 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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    Mar, 2018

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    EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

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    Customer Reviews

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    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.
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    J.
    Portable Monster
    Thanks a ton for sharing your review with us.
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    Sounds Great
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    OCD DAC!
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