AudioQuest

AudioQuest - DragonFly Red

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Designed in
the USA

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

1 Year of
Warranty

Super Lightweight
Design

ESS Sabre 9016 DAC
Chip

DESCRIPTION

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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SPECS

SPECIFICATIONS
STATUS/SAMPLE RATES SUPPORTED (LED INDICATOR COLOR CODE) Standby (Red), 44.1kHz (Green), 48kHz (Blue), 88.2kHz (Amber), 96kHz (Magenta), MQA (Purple)
VOLUME CONTROL 64-position, 64-bit, bit-perfect
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 2.1
HEADPHONE AMP ESS Sabre 9601
DAC CHIP 32-bit ESS 9016 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter
MICROCONTROLLER Microchip PIC32MX
DIMENSIONS 12mm H x 19mm W x 62mm L
SUPPORTED INPUTS 3.5mm Stereo Jack
HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE 10 Ohms & Higher
WEIGHT 22g
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS
1. AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC
2. Travel Pouch
3. Flight Manual

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Warranty
Ideal For Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone & Desktop Desktop Desktop
Weight 22g 139g 800g 255g
DAC Chip ESS Sabre 9601 Burr Brown Burr Brown AKM AK4490
Sample Rate 24-bit / 96kHz 32/384 kHz 32-bit/384kHz 16/44.1kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life 10 Hours
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 3.5mm Lineout, SPDIF & 3.5mm 4.4mm, 3.5mm, RCA 3.5mm & RCA
Digital Inputs USB 2.0 USB3.0 B Mirco USB
Output level 2.1Vrms 285mW @ 30 Ohm 4.4mm 330mW@32 Ohm
S-BAL 230mW@32 Ohm;
250mW@32ohm
Signal to Noise Ratio 116dB 105dB
MQA Support
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "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."
Headfonia
"A practical, portable, feature-full DAC with an happily open and balanced sound. Open, detailed and tonally balanced sound with good battery life, Versatile."
What Hi-Fi
"The iFi Zen Dac is one of the best entry-level DACs you can buy. It sounds great, has a ton of features, and can grow with your system as your tastes evolve."
Tech Radar

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Buying Guide

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DOWNLOADS

  • Flight Manual DragonFly Red
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this AudioQuest DragonFly Red comes with a 1 year warranty from AudioQuest that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

    Read more about AudioQuest's warranty in India.

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    PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER

    The Absolute Sound
    Mar, 2020

    Headfonics

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    Stereophile
    Mar, 2019

    Trusted

    PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER

    The Absolute Sound
    Mar, 2018

    Audio-Reputation

    EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

    Sound & Vision
    Dec, 2016

    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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
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    M.V.
    Top notch!
    P
    P.V.
    Sound Performance is good, 0 durability
    J
    J.
    Small Convenient wonder
    A
    A.W.
    Decent output
    y
    y.h.
    Worth the spend
    A
    A.M.
    In Depth review
    R
    R.S.
    First impression sems good