AudioQuest

AudioQuest - DragonFly Black

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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 9010 DAC
Chip

DESCRIPTION

THE ULTIMATE PORTABLE DAC/AMP

The AudioQuest DragonFly Black 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 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 Black and any computing device with a USB output.

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ESS SABRE DAC CHIP & TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TPA6130 FOR GREAT SOUND

The DragonFly Black comes with a 32-bit 9010 ESS Sabre DAC chip that employs a minimum-phase fast roll-off filter for a naturally detailed, more authentic sound that can process up to 24-bit/96kHz audio. It features a Texas Instruments TPA6130 amp circuit and analogue volume control. You can use the source device's volume controls to adjust the DragonFly Black'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. It's compatible with PCs, without needing any additional drivers. You can also use it with your smartphone and enjoy music from your favourite streaming app like Tidal, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube and more. The DragonFly Black'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 Black 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.
SR15

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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 Analog Volume Control
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 1.2
HEADPHONE AMP Texas Instruments TPA6130
DAC CHIP 32-bit ESS 9010 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 Black USB DAC
2. Travel Pouch
3. Flight Manual

COMPARISONS

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Warranty
Ideal For Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone Desktop
Weight 22g 22g 11g 800g
DAC Chip ESS Sabre ES9010 ESS Sabre 9601 AK4493 Burr Brown
Sample Rate 24-bit / 96kHz 24-bit / 96kHz 32bit/384kHz 32-bit/384kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 3.5mm 3.5mm 2.5mm 4.4mm, 3.5mm, RCA
Digital Inputs USB Type-C USB3.0 B
Output level 1.2 volts 2.1Vrms 113mW@32ohm 4.4mm 330mW@32 Ohm
S-BAL 230mW@32 Ohm;
Signal to Noise Ratio 116dB
MQA Support
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "The DragonFly Black continues this commitment to better sound quality on a budget, but in an even more impressive package. The look of it may be same, but this is easily the best DragonFly yet."
What Hi-Fi
"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
"Everyone has a phone these days and plenty are Android. Introduce them to a good quality sound from their jack-free smartphone if you can. It won’t break the bank."
Headfonics
"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

FAQS

DOWNLOADS

  • Flight Manual DragonFly Black
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this AudioQuest DragonFly Black 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

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    Stereophile
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    Trusted

    PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER

    The Absolute Sound
    Mar, 2018

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    EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

    Sound & Vision
    Dec, 2016

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
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    G
    G.N.
    Great Sound made portable

    Used with : iPhone 7 plus, Macbook Pro

    Headphones Used: Audeze Sine, RHA t20i, Meze 99 Classics, Crossfade M-100

    The Dragonfly Black just lights up the music and makes it more enjoyable. The bass is more pronounced and has more weight to it. The soundstage is better, vocals are more prominent and everything is crisper. And it can get really loud.
    The only downside is the inability to fine tune the volume. This was not a problem when used with my iPhone but with the MacBook, increasing the volume by one notch resulted in considerable increase in volume.
    In order to use the dragonfly with an Android/iPhone, an adapter would be required. For the iPhone, the lightning to USB camera adapter from Apple works best, though it is quite difficult to find one. I purchased mine through Flipkart. I have not yet used the dragonfly on an android device.

    B
    B.C.
    Excellent DAC

    Took my AT M50x to a whole new level.Couldnt tell much when compared to my M2Tech Evo DAC. Such a tiny thing can do such wonder, it's truly amazing.
    Great service by Headphone zone guys.Periodic update of the courier. Prompt call from team if you drop in a message.
    Can anybody suggest a usbc to USB A female cable?

    R
    R.R.R.
    Super Awesome!!!!

    As decribed awesome product!!!! Truly amazing!!!

    J
    J.V.V.
    Good dac for beginners

    Audio output changed to another level
    Combined it with signature acoustic head phone.........

    A
    A.
    Great Value

    Great sound and portability for the price.

    K
    K.B.
    A beautiful Dragonfly

    In one word: "Wonderful".

    Although I have read in many reviews that this tiny device really enhances the sound quality, I never expected that the experience will be so good. I have Edifier Luna Eclipse connected to my desktop PC. This PC has a decent SupremeFX S1220A codec, which is good. Then I attached this "Black Beauty" to the USB port, and connected the Luna Eclipse. Just playing a flac file, I immediately noticed much better clarity, wider and well defined sound stage. Surprisingly, the bass also has improved. One can immediately feel these improvements, its so good. It plays any other format also very well, even the YouTube Music.

    I am really very happy with this DAC. The delivery was on time. Thank you very much Headphonezone!

    Currently I am under the spell of this "Black Magic".

    -Kalyan Bhar

    A
    A.M.
    Must have entry level product if you are serious about music

    Surely an upgrade over default DACs on phone and laptops.

    A
    A.s.
    A completely transformative experience

    Never expected generic in ear buds to sound like bonafide speakers. Punchy bass, clear highs, expansive soundstage. One warning though, regarding volume: If you have generic headphones with low impedance, you should not set the master volume on windows to greater than 25. This should be the max volume beyond which you will either blow your headphones or your ear.

    Highly recommended!

    M
    M.K.
    Great experience!!

    I was actually searching for a USB audio driver for my laptop, then I came across dragonfly. I found that it solves my problem in a musical way. The clarity of sound is enhanced. I am more than satisfied with the product as well as the buying experience at headphone zone!! Ultimately, thanks for making these products accessible!!