EarMen Sparrow USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp

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EarMen is a company registered in in the US, where most of its stakeholders are located – and from where they focus on the North American market. EarMen are a subdivision of premium audio gear producer Auris Audio. The production is in Krusavec, Serbia [video of production facilities]: Made in Europe.


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Otto Motor

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EarMen Sparrow Review
Pros: Superb sound quality of the balanced circuit; compact; powerful.
Cons: Not cheap.
The EarMen Sparrow is a $200 battery-less warm-neutral sounding dac/amp with dual output: single ended 3.5mm and the more powerful 2.5 mm balanced. It is class leading in terms of both power and sound quality. The Earmen Sparrow supports playback from iPhones, Android smartphones, MacOS and Windows computers. It also plays all 32bit/384kHz formats: PCM, DoP, DSD64, DSD128 and MQA. It is the best dongle I have come across and was on my personal favourite gear list of 2020.

I express my opinion in this video:

The EarMen Sparrow was provided by EarMen upon my request. I thank them and also the audiofool who had established the contact. The audiofool has reviewed the EarMen Sparrow here.

You can purchase the Earman Sparrow from the Earmen Shop.
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