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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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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. 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 0.8kg
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
    Mar, 2019

    Trusted

    PRODUCT DESIGN WINNER

    The Absolute Sound
    Mar, 2018

    Audio-Reputation

    EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD

    Sound & Vision
    Dec, 2016

    Customer Reviews

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    Great Sound made portable
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    J.V.V.
    Good dac for beginners
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    Excellent DAC
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    Super Awesome!!!!
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    AudioQuest - DragonFly Black.
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    DF Black
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    D.V.
    Working great
    Thank you for sharing your review with us :)
    R
    R.T.
    Outstanding headphone amp .
    Thank you for sharing your review with us :)