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Cozoy Astrapi & Aegis mobile DACs: Nice'n'Cozoy - The Audiophile Man
Sister company to Shozy, the two-year-old Hong Kong outfit, Cozoy has released two tiny DACs, Paul Rigby reviews the Astrapi and its more expensive sister, the Aegis If you’re the sort of person who still listens to your music directly from propriety lifestyle sources then stop it now. No, now. Stop. Put it down. I’m talking to those people who plug a pair of headphones directly into their smartphone, laptop or similar. You know who you are. And yes, I can see you reaching for that phone, buddy. Don’t you dare. Read this first. If you care about your ears, value the enjoyment that music gives you and respect the artist(s) who play it then you need to give that music a chance to, well, sing. Phones, laptops and computers are not, and were never meant to be, top notch music players. They can all do that, yes, but they compromise in terms of quality because they are also expected to do so many other jobs. Hence, if you want to increase the sonic abilities of your favourite ditties then you really need to give your gadgets a helping hand. This is where externally fitted DACs come into play. An external DAC …