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AudioQuest

AudioQuest - DragonFly Red

Portable DAC & Amp
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In case you receive the AudioQuest - DragonFly Red with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

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- It is found to be defective 
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Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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6 14% ₹ 3,297 ₹ 783
9 14% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 14% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,471
18 14% ₹ 1,176 ₹ 2,175
24 14% ₹ 912 ₹ 2,894
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 14% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,471
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 2,227 ₹ 1,044
12 13% ₹ 1,697 ₹ 1,364
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 2,245 ₹ 1,207
12 15% ₹ 1,715 ₹ 1,579
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 2,245 ₹ 1,207
12 15% ₹ 1,715 ₹ 1,579
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 2,232 ₹ 1,085
12 13.50% ₹ 1,701 ₹ 1,418
18 13.50% ₹ 1,172 ₹ 2,095
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 13.99% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,470
18 14.99% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,334
24 14.99% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,108
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 2,227 ₹ 1,044
12 12% ₹ 1,688 ₹ 1,257
18 12% ₹ 1,159 ₹ 1,856
24 12% ₹ 894 ₹ 2,465
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 14% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,471
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 2,245 ₹ 1,207
12 15% ₹ 1,715 ₹ 1,579
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 14% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,471
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 14% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,471
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,236 ₹ 1,125
12 14% ₹ 1,706 ₹ 1,471
18 15% ₹ 1,185 ₹ 2,335
24 15% ₹ 921 ₹ 3,110

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Designed in the
USA

1 Year of
Warranty

2.1 Volts
Power Output

Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of headphones like these. You can expect these headphones to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

Best Suited for Portable Use

The ability to carry your favourite headphone around is priceless for those who value them. These headphones and devices offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. If you’re someone who appreciates cutting edge engineering, quality sound and portability, then look no further. Designed to be trusty companions, these headphones and devices are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability + hi-fidelity.

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

Super Lightweight Design

When you want to be constantly hooked to your music, you’d need a pair of lightweight headphones – one that you can wear and forget about instead of one that keeps pressing you down with its weight. And contrary to popular belief, the sound quality of your headphones doesn’t change with weight. Recent designs have combined durable, yet light materials to construct lightweight headphones that are sleeker, trendier and more comfortable than ever before. Of course, lightweight headphones are also easy to take along wherever you go – they don’t add weight to your bag or occupy too much space.

THE ULTIMATE PORTABLE DAC/AMP

The AudioQuest DragonFly Red has been developed in partnership with Gordon Rankin and Microchip Technologies. It has a better signal to noise ratio and consumes 77% lesser power than the original DragonFly thanks to the new Microchip PIC32MX microcontroller. Streamlength™ asynchronous USB code ensures low jitter, low resource load, minimal packet errors, world-class audio playback and reliable connectivity between the Dragonfly Red and any computing device with a USB output.

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BIT PERFECT VOLUME CONTROLS TO ENHANCE THE ESS SABRE DAC CHIP

The AudioQuest DragonFly Red comes with a 32-bit 9016 ESS Sabre DAC chip that employs minimum-phase filtering for a naturally detailed, more authentic sound that can process up to 24-bit/96kHz audio. It employs a 64-bit, bit-perfect digital volume control that resides inside the DAC chip itself—an elegant and sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and low signal-to-noise ratio. You can use the source device's volume controls to adjust the DragonFly Red’s volume.

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COMPATIBLE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF HEADPHONE AND SOURCE DEVICES

This tiny DAC/AMP is compatible with a wide range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models thanks to its ESS Sabre 9601 Amp. They're compatible with PCs, without needing any additional drivers. You can also use them with your smartphone and enjoy music from your favourite streaming app like Tidal, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube and more. The DragonFly Red's software can be upgraded with the free Windows or Mac desktop app.

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SUPPORTS MQA FOR MASTER-QUALITY SOUND

The Dragonfly Red supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) playback. This is an award-winning audio technology that's meant to deliver the sound of the original master recording. MQA files are tiny and can easily be streamed using Tidal.
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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this AudioQuest - DragonFly Red comes with a warranty from AudioQuest that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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IGN Awards

PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER

The Absolute Sound
Mar, 2020

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Trusted Reviews

PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER

The Absolute Sound
Mar, 2018

Audio-Reputation

EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

Sound & Vision
Dec, 2016

Headfonia

“If Headfonia would hand out medals, the DFR would surely get one it’s that nice.I seriously doubt there are better DAC/Amp combinations in this price category and especially in such a small package.”

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Head-Fi

"The DFR is a brilliant little DAC that can drive almost any headphone with awesome sound quality. The sound-signature is very natural and smooth with amazing soundstage depth and detail retrival."

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Stereophile

"A serious headphone enthusiasts should go out of their way to try the AudioQuest DragonFly Red—a still-affordable product that combines superb sound with equally superb musicality"

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The Verge

"If you’re unconcerned by that slightly flaky finish (and who buys a USB stick-styled DAC for its aesthetic properties?), you can consider the DragonFly Red a pretty perfect computer music upgrade."

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Headfonia

"In my experience, there are few things in hi-fi that are as simple to use, sound as good and cost as little as the USB-powered Dragonfly Red DAC."

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What Hi-Fi

"AudioQuest's current pair of DragonFly models is the third generation of the critically acclaimed DragonFly series, with its big change being higher efficiency allowing for smartphone compatibility."

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Inner Fidelity

"Dragonfly Red are astoundingly portable, and enhance the sound off of your phone or computer. In their price points, both offer grip and clarity. "

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YouTube Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
50%
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21%
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14%
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7%
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Mikhail Vaishnav (Mumbai)
Top notch!

Made a significant improvement to the listening experience on my pair of Shure earphones. Way better contrast and spacing of multiple sounds and textures in all genres of music. Everything sounds tighter and there's less listening fatigue even at higher volumes. I love the handy and portable size of this DAC and the build quality is pretty good. The emblem that lights up is a really nice touch. I only wish there was a variant with a lightning port to make it easy to connect to iPhones directly. I suppose for now an add-on cable will have to do.

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Prasanna Venkatesan (Jaipur)
Sound Performance is good, 0 durability

I got this device in June, however, after just two months of use, device has ‘literally’ opened up. I am not sure whether I will be able to claim much as it says they will cover manufacturing defect only. I am not sure what to make out of it though. Since it’s still working, I might probably tape it up and continue to use.

J
Jana (Aichtal)
Small Convenient wonder

I have the Dacamp L1 and Chord Mojo already. I needed a very portable DAC for On-the-go. I browsed a lot on the various options and decided to take the plunge with the Dragonfly Red for sheer convenience without the dismal issue of a drained battery when you most need it. And also so conveniently connected to the transport device. It Drives all the headphones well except the most power hungry ones. The sound is crystal clear. Deep bass, Nice Mids and Good Treble reproduction in clarity. I have tried it with V-Moda Zn, 1More Quad Driver, Audeze iSine10, AT M-50X, and sounds phenomenal in all cases. I haven't of course tried it with very high impedance Cans. Overall a very portable and a scintillating DAC AMP. If you're contemplating buying one, please do not hesitate. A little cheaper option would be the Ultrasone NAOS. These are two of the best in-line DACAMPs. Atleast that I have used. The Mojo and L1 are in a different league but then you are also paying more and these are heavy in the hand considering the stacking. Any whichever way you go, Good Listening!!!!

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Anil Wadghule (Pune)
Decent output

I have used Chord Mojo earlier which is best in class. though DragonFly Red does match expectations.

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ARCHISMAN MANDAL (Kolkata)
In Depth review

Looks and Build:
as far as look or the design of this goes there is literally nothing worth mentioning I won't even add a pic. It's coating in glossy red almost like a Hotwheels the lighting system is simple and it's about the size USB from the year 2002, I mean its the size of a small fevistick.
The only problem I have is the cap is too tight for its own good and scratches the outside of USB itself.

Usage: Desktop - good but if u are a hardcore desktop guy buy a non-portable
option, really or else it's awesome

Laptop - YES just YES it been made for u laptop users buy it.
Mobile - U can, but honestly don't but a BT device extra cables on
phones aren't worth it.

Sound- If u have used a desktop amp/DAC this thing looks ridiculous no matter how high the critics praise it. But my god idk how but this. This dongle of an amp/DAC can knock some way pricier models off the shelf. The critics were right at least for this one. I won't go to sound signature and stuff I can find it on the net. But know this that this takes some time to burn in as a headphone does idk why (might be just my PC) but the first 2 days I used it I was abt to return it but suddenly in between my listening session on the third day it just came to life and the difference was clear everything was better from the sound stage to clarity and imaging.

To note: if u are a laptop gamer looking for an amp/DAC its a good option if u are willing to use a splitter or buy a mic. As it has NO AUDIO INPUT.

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Ravi (Pune)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
received product is defective

when I insert this little dragonfly in the USB port it's showing RED color LED. Then, the LED light is always blue in color while playing different kinds of sample-rated songs (standard, 44kHz, 48kHz, 88kHz, 96kHz). According to the product, each color defines a particular quality of music. In addition to that really can't hear the difference between with or without this DAC.

Hey, we are extremely sorry for the bitter experience you had to go through. We have received your return request and it shall be approved shortly.

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Gaurav Dey Purkayastha (Singapore)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
Dissatisfied

I had bought the Audio Quest Dragonfly Red because I wasn't able to drive my 250-ohm Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro headphones from my mobile phones (Nokia 7 Plus / Asus Zenfone 2) as well as my laptop and desktop. I have other headphones (Sennheiser HD 502, a Sony Wireless, Grado SR-80 and Senheiser HD-559) which have I have no problems listening with. However, in case of the Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro, the volume output was too little. Doing some research I settled upon the Dragonfly Red, and I was looking forward to using it. However, after it arrived I tested it with a variety of sources - the two mobile phones, plus the laptop and desktop and I found that it made little to no difference in the volume output while listening to the DT-990s. In one case the volume actually dropped after using the Dragonfly! I am now wondering whether I should return the Dragonfly and ask for a refund.

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