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ESS Sabre ES9281PRO DAC
The feature-rich Sparrow is the result of a collaboration between EarMen and popular audio company — Auris Audio. This DAC is meticulously designed to process high-resolution audio and deliver detailed and clear audio making your music sound close to the original studio recording. The EarMen Sparrow has been produced almost entirely locally. While the chassis is produced close to the EarMen facility, the PCBs are made in the HCP.
The EarMen Sparrow features the flagship ESS Sabre ES9281PRO DAC Chip that delivers best-in-class audio output at 124 dB DNR and -112 Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N). It comes with Super Low ESR tantal capacitors and 4-layered gold-plated PCB technology that reduces the noise to nothing while preserving the sound quality. This will help you experience even the minutest detail of your music particularly with hi-res audio files.
The Sparrow is integrated with an MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) renderer which promotes optimum MQA playback. It also supports encoding which folds additional data into the signal which can be recovered later. You can access Tidal Masters (MQA) through a smartphone. It even supports Qobuz’s high-res playback on smartphones, Windows, and Mac OS. Qobuz allows users to stream and download songs in one of the most popular formats for mastering and archiving — FLAC.
If you use your smartphone as the source device for music, the EarMen Sparrow is ideal for you. It sports a lightweight design along with a durable CNC milling aluminum enclosure which prevents any kind of interference to seep into the audio signal. The curved smooth edges make it seem as though they are a part of the cable without getting entangled. You don't have to install the driver manually because it comes with an in-built adaptive driver. The connection can be utilized directly and it conveniently transforms smartphones into professional audio equipment.
|Output Power||Balance 2.0Vrms / Unbalance 1.4Vrms into 32 Ohm
Balance 4.0Vrms / Unbalance 2.0Vrms into 600 Ohm
|Dynamic Range (DNR)||+122dBA|
|THD+N||-112dB, 2.0Vrms into 600 Ohm
-110dB, 1.0Vrms into 32 Ohm
|AUDIO FORMAT||DSD 64/128 DoP, DXD 384/352.5 kHz
PCM Up to 384 kHz, MQA Rendering Up to 384 kHz
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2. USB to USB-C Cable
3. USB-C to USB-C cable
Don't sweat it, this EarMen Sparrow comes with a 2 year warranty from EarMen that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.
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"The Sparrow is an affordable and tiny device which you can carry around with you at all times. Just hook it up to your phone or laptop and be amazed how good it sounds."Read More
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Top end is well resolved and natural, this is one of its strengths, how clean and natural the upper registers are.
For the size and price it can make a phone a very capable audiophile device.
Caveat - some Android phones have clicks and pops that disappears after first couple minutes of playback.
Sounds great with my hiby seeds (using the 2.5mm balanced output) listening to tidal mqa through audirvana on my MacBook Pro. A carry pouch would have been nice. And thank you headphone zone for the fast delivery even during these tough times.
I was skeptical while picking up the Sparrow, but I must admit that I'm pleasantly surprised.
I'm no audiophile so don't know the jargons. All I can say is it makes the music sound..richer...even at low volume levels.
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