This ad is
for one demo COS H1 Headphone/dac/preamplifier. Introducing COS Engineering H1,
a beautiful sounding high end DAC, preamp and headphone amp, that
doesn’t use off-the-shelf chips to achieve its functionality. Absolutely
stunning reviews on this manufacture.
Part of 6Moons
reverse snobbery, how about the €15'000 Bricasti M1 LE's digital volume vs. the
€2'500 H1's analog attenuator? Judging on paper gets paper thin.
of 6Moons review;
One. If the H1 were a
cable, it'd be an Ocellia OCC Silver. If the H1 were a competing DAC/headfi
amp, it'd be a Goldmund Telos HPA with analog not digital volume. If the H1
were a headphone, it'd be a Final Sonorous X. If the H1 were a loudspeaker,
it'd be a Voxativ 9.87 Pi system. But since the H1 is actually COS
Engineering's 3-in-1 (a very well-built and pretty DAC, headphone amp and
minimalist preamp with single line output sans remote), it's really a Blue Moon
award. Well done and well worth the wait!
about devices of H1 sort, the market is quite crowded. Many fine rivals of
already well-established reputation are for the taking. But even though,
there’s a place for this review’s hero as it represents very generous
price-performance ratio and sounds unusually fresh.
Now, once H1
model has landed, it’s certain that its long arrival time was worth the wait.
This fancy box screams quality, its flawless finish is rewarding indeed. Not
one but many manufacturers should learn from COS Engineering team about the
fine art of proper i.e. volume knob mounting and assembly overall. It’s safe to
say that H1 punches way above its weigh in terms of build quality. Honestly it
doesn’t get much better than this, period.
Part of Headfonia
however, is an anomaly, in some ways evoking HILO’s best DAC bits, in many ways
tripping beyond them.
When used as
a DAC/preamp or headphone amplifier, the COS Engineering H1 is not the weak
link even in a $100,000 system. At $2750 retail, the H1 is a steal but at
$1900, it is unbelievable value!
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