Battery powered Premium Balanced DAC/Headphone amp/Preamp
- Fully balanced 4.4mm output
- MQA Supported
- Extra Bass
- Battery powered
- Super Low-Noise Design
- Gold Plated PCB
- Manufactured in Europe
Everything you wanted and everything you needed
In addition to many small portable devices on the market, EarMen wants to set the standards. Our team has specially designed balanced, battery powered device - small in size but strong in performance, which will give you a unique experience you have never had before.
Wherever you go, take your music with you and feel the real enjoyment with EarMen Colibri!
Let the music be with you
The most important feature of the device is its ability to provide clear and full-spectrum audio experience. Colibri uses the latest state-of-art hardware and software solutions in its construction, all of which come together to provide a natural and detailed listening experience.
The mid and high range frequencies beautifully complement the lowest tones, with consistent balance across all spectrums, resulting in a comprehensive sound image without the impression of any “missing” aspects of the music. The tones are displayed directly and without beautification, so whatever device you choose to use will be reflected accurately as intended by the designer.
EarMen Colibri shines through with excellent separation and pronounced stereo effect, while keeping all frequencies balanced during complex listening sessions.
Premium audiophile DAC
The heart of the Colibri is the flagship of the ESS line ES9281 PRO DAC. The ESS SABRE PRO series is for premium audiophile 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.
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.
Colibri supports Tidal Masters (MQA)
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.
Visit mqa.co.uk for more information
MQA is a registered trade mark of MQA Limited.© 2018
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.
|Inputs||USB C - DATA|
|USB C - Charging|
|4.4 mm Balanced|
|Power||4.4 mm Balanced||3.5 mm|
|3 V||1.5 V|
|280mW at 32Ω||75mW at 32Ω|
|560mW at 16Ω||150mW at 16Ω|
|DSD||64 / 128 DoP|
|PCM||Up to 384 kHz|
|MQA||Up to 384 kHz|
|Dimension||77 x 35 x 14mm||3.03" x 1.38" x 0.55"|
|Weight||51 gr||0.11 lbs|
EarMen Colibri 4.4 TRRRS Standards
EarMen Colibri Firmware Upgrade
EarMen Colibri Firmware Updater download here
EarMen Colibri Firmware Rom file download here
Plese note that the firmware update must be done
This Calibri is a well made, good sounding portable DAC/Amp. However it takes some work and extra expense (if you have an IPhone) to get it working. First of all there is a required software upgrade that you need to download and install. This is not uncommon With some equipment but there is no mention in the documentation with the unit that this is essential and needs to be done. Therefore folks like myself think the unit is defective when it isn’t. Second, the IPhone requires a USB camera adapter in line with the regular cord. This again isn’t mentioned in the documentation, but is readily available on Amazon for about $10.
Once you figure out these two requirements, connect and power up the unit it sounds good for such a small device. You can ring your ear drums with clean sound as I am now.