AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC


AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt is the pinnacle of the DragonFly family, connecting to laptops, tablets, and smartphones to deliver clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems.


AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt, the latest and most sophisticated member of the award-winning DragonFly franchise, is a USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter), preamplifier, and headphone amplifier. It bypasses the audio circuitry in laptops, computers, and smartphones to deliver cleaner, clearer, more naturally beautiful music to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems.

With AudioQuest’s DragonFly USB DAC, music appreciation and exploration are limitless: Plug into an Apple or Windows computer or connect to an iOS or Android mobile device. Play YouTube or Vimeo videos. Go hunting on Bandcamp or SoundCloud. Explore playlists and podcasts on Spotify, Pandora, or Deezer. Stream high-res audio from Tidal or Qobuz. No matter the choice of sonic pleasure, DragonFly unravels the emotional expression and nuance that makes music and movies so enjoyable. Now, more than ever before, naturally beautiful sound is right at your fingertips—however you want it, whenever you want it. For easy reference, DragonFly’s LED changes color to indicate playback status or sample rate.

*extremely limited availability*

  • Plays All Music Files: MP3 to High-Res and MQA
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs
  • Compatible with iOS Mobile Devices (requires Apple Lightning-to-USB adaptor) and Android Mobile Devices (requires USB adaptor)
  • Drives Wide Range of Low- to High-efficiency Headphones
  • Variable Output Drives Powered Speakers or Power Amp, Fixed Output Feeds Preamp or AV Receiver
  • Includes form-fitting Carbon-level DragonTail USB-A to USB-C adaptor