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EarMen Sparrow Portable DAC/Amp

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EarMen, a new brand from an established audio source company, focuses on portable audio, and the EarMen Sparrow is an ultra-portable DAC/amp with a flagship ESS Sabre ES9281PRO SoC that allows for high-res output as well as native MQA rendering on phones and PCs alike.

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I don't know how this sounds, but looking at the spec sheet, this isn't actually expensive. My Dragonfly Red costs the same and comes with a lesser DAC and no balanced output. (Not that I'm complaining, it's more than enough for my needs.)
This one is also a little smaller, but this isn't really an advantage, the Dragonfly is already small enough.
 
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I don't know how this sounds, but looking at the spec sheet, this isn't actually expensive. My Dragonfly Red costs the same and comes with a lesser DAC and no balanced output. (Not that I'm complaining, it's more than enough for my needs.)
This one is also a little smaller, but this isn't really an advantage, the Dragonfly is already small enough.
No one said AudioQuest is a value brand :D
 
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No one said AudioQuest is a value brand :D
I was just trying to put cost in a context. Dragonflies are the only comparable ones that I'm familiar with.
 
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I was just trying to put cost in a context. Dragonflies are the only comparable ones that I'm familiar with.
I know, and they make good stuff from what I have seen. Hope you like it!
 

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I know, and they make good stuff from what I have seen. Hope you like it!
Oh yeah, worth every penny. Some sneer at its 92kHz limit, but honestly, I don't have a single track at that resolution.
 
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