The EarMen Colibri – The Premium Battery Powered Balanced DAC/Preamp and Headphone amp

Portable audio specialist, EarMen, has developed a new balanced, battery powered device – small in size but strong in performance. The Colibri is a premium audiophile, pocket-friendly USB DAC, preamp and headphone amp that will give you a listening experience like no other.

Features

  • Fully balanced 4.4mm output
  • MQA Supported
  • Extra Bass
  • Battery powered – The Colibri has its own battery and will not consume the sound source battery. Battery power provides ultra-clean and stable DC current avoiding the issues of noise inducing RFI/EMI pollution.
  • Super Low-Noise Design
  • Gold Plated PCB
  • Each Colibri has a full set of buttons on its side offering complete audio control whilst on the go.
  • Compatible with Apple and Android mobile devices.
  • Manufactured in Europe

Premium Audiophile DAC

EarMen set out to make the Colibri with one thing in mind – provide a clear, full-spectrum audio experience. They have succeeded by using state-of-art hardware and software solutions to deliver mid and high range frequencies beautifully complementing the lowest tones.

Design

Despite its size, the Colibri is designed to provide a powerful audio experience while featuring an attractive and streamlined physical appearance. Its high-resolution specifications will not only make your tunes sound phenomenal, but their modern style will also make them look pretty amazing.

Buttons on the side will provide you the full control of the device and music, without using your source or phone.

The body of the device is made of full aluminum block miled on CnC machine, providing supreme durability. Aluminum body is beautified with both sides glass surface added, giving it a premium look. With a detailed construction manufactured to the highest standards in a European factory. Colibri build quality exceeds the standards and ensures a timeless design.

The heart of the EarMen Colibri is the flagship of the ESS line ES9281 PRO DAC. The ESS SABRE PRO series is for the premium audiophiles and sets a new benchmark in high-end audio by offering the highest dynamic range (DNR) with impressively low levels of total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N). Colibri supports Hi-Res PCM files up to 32bit/384kHz PCM, DoP, DSD64, DSD128 and MQA. In short, all in one solution.

The EarMen Colibri is available now priced at £289. For review samples or more information, please contact amber@starscreamcommunications.co.uk.

Specification

Connectors

Input: USB C Female (DATA, Charging)

Output: 4.4mm, 3.5mm jack

Power

Balanced: Up to 280mW@32Ω / 560mW@16Ω

Unbalanced: Up to 75mW @ 32Ω, 150mW @ 16Ω

Battery: Up to 5 hrs

Performance

THD+N: 0.002% balanced, 0.001% unbalanced

Frequency Response: 0.09dB

DSD: 64 / 128 DoP

DXD: 64 / 128 DoP

PCM: Up to 384 kHz

MQA Rendering: Up to 384 kHz

Physical Properties

Dimensions: 77 x 35 x 14mm (L x W x H)

Battery: Up to 5 hours

Weight: 51g