Designed to process digital sound of up to High-Resolution Audio quality into analog for greater detail, clarity, and precision, Sparrow delivers audio close to the original studio recording.
Flagship ESS Technology
Sparrow is powered by the ES9281 Pro DAC chip, the crown jewel in ESS’s range of conversion technology components. ES9281Pro offers remarkable detail, clarity and precision audio performance at an amazing 124dB DNR. The ES9281 is also ESS’s first USB product to offer integration with MQA rendering for automatic detection on Master Quality Authenticated musical material.
In House From Boards To Chassis
To assure high-quality performance and robust design every part of the Sparrow’s assembly is formulated in-house at EarMen’s research and design facility. From its CNC milled aluminium enclosure to its transformers and PCBs, every step has been meticulously selected and optimised to deliver the best audio performance possible.
Thanks to its low-ESR Tantal capacitors, high-grade power supply, and 4-layer golden circuitry, incidental operating noise is kept to an absolute minimum allowing the finer details of higher resolution files to flourish.
Sparrow’s digital architecture supports up-to-the-minute streaming platforms including Tidal via iOS and Android smartphones, and Qobuz via iOS/Android, Mac, and PC.
Thanks to its built-in adaptive drive, there is no need to install third-party drivers. Simply plug in either directly to a computer via USB, or to an iPhone or Android smartphone via a lightning or micro to USB camera adaptor and experience new realms of audio clarity.