Designed & Made
62mW @ 32Ω
There are so many dongle DACs, but this Serbian gem is one of my favourites. They may be a little costlier as compared to some of the chi-fi options, but the European build quality and attention to detail make it more than worth it. I love that it comes with a convenient USB C adapter too.
EXPERIENCE HIGH-END AUDIOPHILE SOUND WITH SABRE SAC
EarMen Eagle is a pro-performance and compact USB DAC + Headphone Amp which is compatible with a wide range of Apple and Android mobile devices. Eagle features ESS ES9281 which delivers high-end audio performance along with Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N) <0.002% which offers the highest level of sonic purity and natural sound.
EXCELLENT NOISE CANCELLATION THROUGH GOLD-PLATED PCB
Eagle features super LOW ESR tantal capacitors along with high-quality materials in power supply design and 4-layer gold-plated PCB technology used in the PC and smartphone industry. Eagle is designed to reduce noise to nothing while highlighting fine details, particularly of hi-res music files which makes your music come alive.
RESULT OF YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ENHANCING GREAT SOUND AND DESIGN
EarMen engineers have used their years of experience and knowledge in the audio industry to develop a product which not only offers high-grade sound but is also compatible with Win 10, Apple iOS, Apple macOS, Android. Eagle is lightweight, compact and is made of durable aluminium enclosure and an elegantly designed glass layer giving it a premium look.
SUPER EASY TO USE WITH INTEGRATED ADAPTIVE DRIVE
There is no need for you to manually install other drivers in order to use EarMen Eagle. It comes with an in-built adaptive driver which allows you to plug and play Eagle directly with a wide range of audio sources from smartphones to professional audio equipment.
|OUTPUT||3.5 mm Stereo|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz ~ 40 kHz|
|OUTPUT POWER||1V/62 mW- 16 ohms
1.4V/62 mW- 32 ohms
2V/27mW- 150 ohms
|THD+N||<0.002% into 16 Ohm
<0.002% into 32 Ohm
<0.004% into 150 ohms
|AUDIO FORMAT||DSD 64 / 128 DoP, DXD 384/352.5 kHz
PCM Up to 384 kHz
|DIMENSIONS (L x W x H)||55 x 22 x 8 mm / 2.16” x 0.86 ”x 0.31”|
|WEIGHT||15 gr / 0.033 lbs|
|SUPPORTED OS||Win10, Apple iOS, Apple macOS, Android|
1. EarMen Eagle
2. USB Type C to USB Type A (Female) OTG Cable
3. User Manual
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||Serbia|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
DESIGNING HIGH-GRADE AUDIO PRODUCTS FOR EVERYONE
For years, EarMen has been developing portable audio devices offering powerful audio with stylish design and easy plug-and-play convenience. EarMen audio products are designed by Miki Trosic who is popular in the market and is the founder of Auris Audio. Each product from EarMen Audio meets the highest of quality standards and is manufactured in Europe.
RICH HISTORY OF EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE AUDIO INDUSTRY
For decades EarMen has been designing award-winning high-quality amplification along with audio processing products for all kinds of audio applications. EarMen came into existence with a thought of developing innovative audio products that will help everyone to listen to music on the go. EarMen is geared towards offering audio products that deliver the highest of the quality standards without any kinds of limitations.
LEGACY OF HIGH FIDELITY AUDIO IN PORTABLE AUDIO PRODUCTS
All the Earmen Products are designed by the founder of Auris Audio, Milomir "Miki" Trosic. Earmen inherited its legacy of high-grade sound from Auris Audio which is one of the leaders of the high fidelity audio industry. EarMen products are designed keeping portability in mind. Therefore the products are small in size but they offer powerful audio so that you do not miss on quality audio. These products deliver powerful amplification along with world-class audio processing.
2 Year Warranty
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"The EarMen Eagle will satisfy the vast majority of people who want trusted, reputable sound quality from a well-respected company using high-quality parts for a very fair price."Read More
"Paired with a good pair of IEM’s, like the or the new iBasso IT00 and you’ll be good for quite some time, on a tight budget. A great bang for a buck, that goes straight into my recommendation list."Read More
I used to have LDAC previously. I play synth, and I prefer slightly warmer sound. I must say Earmen Eagle is definitely worth a buy (if you don't have a balance 2.5mm cable headphone), else you should go with Sparrow (Pro Tip: don't buy a sparrow if you are going to use a 3.5 mm cable, because I feel Eagle performs better with 3.5mm cables).
In comparison with Shanling UA2, I chose Earmen because of less battery drain and premium build and its definitely better than Shanling UA1. Since the aforementioned DACs are portable and non chargeable, you may not expect them to drive Headphones over 50 Ohms. 50 is the limit.
I have Sony IER - H500A (16 Ohms), 1more 1001(Triple Drivers) (32 Ohms), Audio Technica ATH M50x (38 Ohms I assume), BeyerDynamic DT240 Pro and I use these with audio services Tidal (online), Apple Music (online), Blackplayer EX (offline, not worthy if you want detailed sound), PowerAmp (offline), not a spotify fan. And I must say this DAC is exactly what I was looking for, it's definitely better than my Sony's LDAC, and is decently better than the LG V20's QUAD DAC .
If you are a super balanced sound listener then I would suggest you to go with Sparrow, because the Eagle has slightly warmer touch, but hey, you can always tweak the sound. It provides a huge Sound Stage, and opens new dimensions for the same pieces of music you listen to.
For the price, I will say its a must buy. I mean if you are willing to spend enough for cobalt, then definitely buy a cobalt, but in comparison with DragonFly Red, I would prefer Earmen Eagle any day, because it beats DragonFly Red in price, as well as sound and maybe even in Battery. No its not better than Sparrow (provided you use Sparrow with a Balanced Cable).
I would prefer others to use offline players like, Hiby or PowerAmp for files like Flac, Alac, DSD(if you have a better equipment), rather than Online Services for better Audio Quality.
Kudos to HPZ for providing the product to me. Looking forward to buy some more products!
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product with a comparison. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.
Before purchasing this I had considered TempoTec Sonata HD PRO and Shanling - UA1, the first used a micro USB connection and the latter had an inferior chip compared to the Eagle and the cable was non removable this affecting its longevity. The Eagle looks and feels premium with metal frame and glass panels front and back.
This is definitely the sort of portable DAC that has a perceivable impact on sound quality and is on par with my previous LG G7 quad DAC. The sound is clean, detailed, full and scales with increase in volume without harshness or distortion at high volumes.
However the power output is quite low compared to similarly priced Shanling - UA2. The Eagle can easily drive my Moondrop SSR and Aria but my Sennhiser HD 599 needs at least 80% volume to properly drive it with enough headroom for dynamic spikes and EQ.
I recommend these for most IEMs and high sensitivity Headphones under 50 Ohms impedance.
Thank you headphone zone for making this available for a price that is less than that available at EarMen website ($129)
I have been trying to buy a quality portable DAC/amp for so long, because the popular Dragonflies are so over priced. Now with the price correction Earmen eagle comes just around $100.
Iam a budding audio enthusiast, will try to describe in brief.
Bass excellent, almost equivalent to desktop amp.
Vocals are super clear. Treble is excellent, smooth and airy. Resolution is very good, heard many instruments first the first time in few songs. Soundstage/headstage is wide enough to feel the instrument seperation clearly.
It can drive my Drop4XX to its full potential and Sennheiser hd599 to its fullest with some juice left.
Very happy with Earmen eagle. Kudos to Headphonezone to make all the world's best brands available to Indians. Thank you.
Hey Siva, Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services. We hope to see you again soon. :)
Would strongly recommend Earmen eagle if you are looking for a portable DAC which can uplift the mids and improve the sound stage. Special thanks to Heaphone zone guru who understood my requirement and recommended me the most apt product.
On the first day of receiving,i thought something wrong with DAC.since i am used to nos sound.i am in dilemma for 2-3 days either keep or exchange it.
But i noticed that it pair well with warm/bassy headphones well not the one with v-shaped sound signature.avoid use of brighter headphone at any cost.
In any low quality dac;the midrange is shadowed by instruments.But this is not the case with this amazing DAC.Your head will not find anything missing ,
32 ohm is safer range ,with my yamaha hp-50 struggles,due to 150 ohm impedence
Definitely a worth purchase.
Some information about my gear collection:-
headphone:-Audioquest nighthawk,Yamaha hp-50,Radius hp-nhr11,edifier hp180(all headphones are modded)
dac/dap:-nobsound 1387 dac(nos dac),iphone se 1st gen,sony old walkman
We thank you for this lovely review & we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.
Quick and easy to deal with. One should definitely have this. sound quality is incredible thanks to headphone zone to make this available.
We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!
Well, you may have guessed it already with the title. This is a wonderful DAC and an extremely value proposition from Earmen. I already have a FIIO M3 Pro which served me well mainly as a DAP. So while looking out for a DAC to be used mainly for playing music from the phone, was in two minds between this and the FIIO BTR5 2021. However just took a leap of faith with this one and fully satisfied with the decision. So far, I had only been reading terms like - width, space, bigger sound stage etc.- I could straight away feel all of these and much more. There is a considerable improvement in sound quality over my exisiting set up. Would recommend this anyday for someone looking for convenience and a true value for money product. I mainly use Spotify premium and can fully imagine the outcome with FLAC/Wav etc. Formats. The build quality and design too looks premium as well.
Headphone zone has been prompt in sending me regular updates until the dispatch. Just one suggestion - one of your mails had erroneously mentioned a 'head phone' where as it was a DAC on the way. May be just a template to be reviewed. On the whole a pleasant experience.
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