AudioQuest - DragonFly Cobalt

Portable DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 31,500 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 33,900

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the AudioQuest - DragonFly Cobalt with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

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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Why AudioQuest is Special


Designed in USA

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.


A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!

This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.

If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.


Born in 1980

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 

This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.

If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

For Enthusiasts on a Budget

We are here to help you find the best bang for your buck.

This headphone or gear is made for all passionate hobbyists who want top-notch gear without breaking the bank.

If you see a product marked as “🪴 For Enthusiasts on a Budget”, get ready to indulge in your music with high-quality, affordable products that keep your wallet happy and your enthusiasm alive!

For Audiophiles On-the-Go

Are you an audiophile looking to carry your music with you wherever you go?

This headphone or gear is portable and is designed to deliver top-notch audio quality on the move, ensuring your favourite tracks sound their best no matter where you are.

If you see a product marked "🛺 For Audiophiles On-the-Go", it means this product is perfectly portable, turning every journey into a musical adventure with studio-quality sound!

Connect With Cable

This device comes with multiple connectivity options. Be sure to check if your source and output support these input and output options.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.

This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.

If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.

This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.

If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.


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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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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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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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.

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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.

Performance-Driven Products From California

AudioQuest, founded in 1980 by William E. Low, is a manufacturer of audio/video cables, digital-to-analogue converters, headphones, power-conditioning products, and various audio/video accessories—all claimed to match high levels of performance with your favourite devices. AudioQuest is based in Irvine, California and has offices in the Netherlands and distributes its products to approximately 65 countries throughout the world. AudioQuest focuses on delivering excellent value and performance in every product the company develops.

AudioQuest is dedicated to developing tools that enhance the in-home audio and video experience. Whether it's a speaker cable, HDMI cable, or a portable digital audio product, AudioQuest's diverse offerings deliver value and performance to both retailers and enthusiastic consumers.

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“If you loved the DragonFly Red as much as we did, and are looking to make the next step up without compromising on size or form, the Cobalt is a no-brainer.”

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"The AudioQuest - DragonFly Cobalt for sure is the best DragonFly AudioQuest has released up to now. It’s small, pretty, sounds great, is affordable and does full MQA."

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"If you've already invested in decent wired headphones or IEMs and don't want to go wireless, the AudioQuest - DragonFly Cobalt is well worth considering!"

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“Overall, the differences between the two AudioQuest DACs were relatively small, but I preferred the Cobalt for long-term listening.”

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"Also new to the Cobalt table is “improved power supply filtering” that specifically targets WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular noise. That’s electrical noise (not acoustic)."

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" Its sound was obviously more open, quiet, devoid of any slightly grainy or "fizzy" tinge, and effortlessly dynamic. And the bass was just all-around better: deeper, tighter, more everything."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Jana (Chennai)
Portable Monster

In the world of DACs there are so many hundreds of products aiming to please and become famous... How is it that audioquest does it so effortlessly!!! All their three DACs Black, red, Cobalt are terrific hits....
So portable....
I dont spend my life in a studio...Mixing etc...I am just a music aficionado.... and I don't like bulky equipment requiring power to limit my movement...
So I always preferred Portable yet powerful DACs....
And Audio quest has always delivered at different price points.... If you have the red, then you are covered....You don't need to buy cobalt....Except if you have unforgiving IEMs like CF Andromeda etc... The noise floor on Cobalt is almost zero....
Cobalt comes with a form-fitting OTG Cable for android USB C devices.... For iphone you need to have Apple's CCK cable...
Here's my quick summary:
+ Brilliant sound quality
+ Almost zero noise level....Built in Jitter bug
+ Can drive almost all headphones...
+ Except for Windows use, doesn't require Drivers
+ Very Compact yet powerful
+ Doesn't need to be charged.... So Convenient
+ Colour indication of sound quality
+ Upto 96KHz / 24 bit sound
+ Very capable and fast MQA unfolder
+ Comes in the box with OTG Dragon Tail cable....

- Be careful with the Cap...Easily lost
- Look elsewhere for beyond 96 KHz
- Sometimes I get the feeling that RED was built better....Looks fragile

Thanks a ton for sharing your review with us.

Guru Raahavendar (Coimbatore)
Aidio Quest Dragonfly cobalt

I don't have a second opinion about its performance. But unfortunately i received a slightly defective piece which connects and performs well but the USB male connector is loose and is shaking and i afraid that after a particular number of time of usage , it may be worn out and go useless as the connector is shaking like a dry coconut in its shell. I made a retun and replacement request for which i have not received any response and i am worrying as i have invested a high amount of ₹ 30000/-. I hope that i will get a replacement.

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.

Kirubakaran (Chennai)
Compact/connectivity/detailed but not sweet

Hi this is Karan
Thanks to headphone zone to reach me earlier
Cobalt it's
1. compact in size which accomdates a small pouch it very big plus for today's life style
2. Connectivity supports almost all devices
"Superb" Hassel free connection with my android, iOS, lap
3. Sound quality always 3things required to fulfill listeners attraction
(i.details of each and every instruments)
(Ii.sound stage is vry much important to realise the details it creates)
(Iii.sweet musical combination which created by the artist)
First point is + for cobalt
Second point is some what ok stage is not that much spacier
Third is not good for who loves to listen music only for musical combination
My conclusion is to go for chord mojo who loves to listen music only for musical combination
Thier in chord mojo I missed some details but my listening experience another level on mojo becoz to of big stage and combination

Thanks a ton for sharing your review with us.

Gautam (Indore)
Sounds Great

Bought on 15 Nov 2020
want to sell whats up on 810100550 .

AF Sivasagar (Mumbai)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
Don't buy... It is not worth the money....

I bought this somewhere in 2021 and now one of the earphone is not working just after a year. The Headphone Zone also not getting me the timely services. I bought Campfire Audio IO also and got defected and it took all most 3 months to get it replaced. Such a premium product needs premium and priority service too. I am not recommending Headphone Zone. I am sorry to promote them when I purchased it.

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