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EarMen Sparrow (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp
£189

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£18.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability. Find out more

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Make the most of your balanced headphones, with the EarMen Sparrow USB DAC/headphone amp.

Balanced output for studio quality connectivity
Paring with the highest quality headphones around, the EarMen Sparrow features a 2.5mm balanced output. Plug in your compatible headphones and enjoy a low noise, high quality, balanced connection, just as you’ll find in top quality studios. For conventional headphones, there’s also a standard 3.5mm output.

Upgrade the sound from your PC, laptop or Mac
The EarMen Sparrow plugs into your PC, laptop or Mac via a USB-C to USB-A adaptor (not included) and works without any complicated driver set-up. Compatible with Win 10 and Apple macOS you just plug in and playback.

Works with your smartphone, too
Use a Lightning or USB-C adapter and you can even connect this quality headphone amp/DAC to your smartphone. Android and Apple iOS compatibility mean that it’s, once again, ready to go with whatever device you have.

Premium+ sound quality
Once plugged in, the built-in ESS ES9281PRO Sabre DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) ensures superb sound quality. More usually found in ultra-high-end hi-fi and AV, this pro-level DAC gives astonishingly low levels of distortion, for the purest, most natural sound.

Low background noise
Using a gold-plated PCB (Printed Circuit Board), Super LOW ESR tantal capacitors and other high-grade components, the Sparrow provides a clean, low distortion signal. This means less background noise, letting you hear every subtle detail from your music.

Wide-ranging Hi-res format playback including MQA
The Sparrow is compatible with a wide range of file formats. Supporting MQA files, the Sparrow makes the ideal partner for Tidal Masters. Other supported files include PCM and DXD up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD 128.

Optimise your balanced headphones’ potential, with the EarMen Sparrow.
Connectivity
Headphone Output
2.5mm/3.5mm (Balanced/Unbalanced)
USB Input
USB-C (female)
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Features
DAC
ES9281PRO
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
44 x 22 x 8
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6 Year Guarantee

£18.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

Add our 6 Year Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years
and give you your money back if unused.

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.


  • Representative 21.9% APR (variable)
  • Purchase rate 21.9% p.a. (variable)
  • Assumed credit limit £1,200
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Find out more information and eligibility criteria here.