The EarMen Sparrow is a most compact USB DAC headphone amplifier for use with your smartphone, laptop or PC. This Sparrow by EarMen was developed in partnership with Auris Audio, the renown European manufacturer of audiophile grade headphone amplifiers. All EarMen products are manufactured and assembled in the EU. The manufacturer solely uses high-grade materials and the best performing internal components.
In spite of its compact design, this Sparrow delivers a sound quality that instantly makes you quiet. The headphone amplifier is based on the legendary SABRE DAC with HyperStream II technology by ESS. The ES9281PRO, ESS’ flagship DAC excels in sound quality compared to the already strong performing competition. The accuracy and finesse with which this DAC converts digital streams is unsurpassed. Thanks to the most modern techniques and production methods, Sparrow delivers an ultra-low THD+N of -112dB.
The EarMen Sparrow has a sturdy aluminum casing, a 3.5mm single-ended headphone output and a balanced 2.5mm headphone output. This makes this headphone amplifier not just suitable for use with a wide selection of headphones, but also for use with professional audio equipment. The Sparrow supports DSD up to DoP128, DXD, PCM and MQA up to 384kHz.