AudioQuest - DragonFly Black

Portable DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 12,900

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the AudioQuest - DragonFly Black 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.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

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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Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!

Best Suited for Portable Use

For those who value them, being able to carry their favourite DAC & Amp equipment when they are on the move is invaluable.

These DAC & Amps 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 DAC & Amps are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability & Hi-Fidelity!

DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.

1.2 volts
Power Output

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


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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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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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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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.

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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.

IGN Awards


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Trusted Reviews


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Sound & Vision
Dec, 2016


“The DragonFly Black continues this commitment to better sound quality on a budget, but in an even more impressive package. The look may be same, but this is easily the best DragonFly yet.”

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Business Insider

"I've spent almost a year using DragonFly Black and I don't plan on stopping. Anyone who enjoys music and wants to make the most out of listening to it at their desk should seriously consider this."

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"I find the Black to be the most neutral sounding one of the new DragonFly units and it’s also the most energetic one. It’s more that it’s fast sounding with good attack and prat."

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“Through headphones, the DragonFly Black was superior to the original DragonFly in every way. The soundstage was considerably larger.”

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Business Insider

"The DragonFly Black is quite possibly the sharpest high street audio bargain available right now. It’s the quintessential everyman hifi product."

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"Now add to that low power consumption, size and fuss free operation without drivers and I think DF is still great choice in certain usage scenarios."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Gautam Nivas
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.

BCA (Bengaluru)
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?

Hormazd Banajee (Pune)
Great portable DAC to enhance audio on the go.

I have been very impressed with the DragonFly Black. It is perfect for less demanding headphones like my AT M50’s or a set of IEM’s. When driving my HiFiMAN Sundara’s I do notice a bit of a drop off in overall punch and heft of the sound, it seems to be at it’s limit and I have to set the source vol. to about 80-90%. The only gripe I would have is I wish AudioQuest would have updated it to a USB C connector instead of the USB A. That being said it is perfect for driving a set of good IEMs off my iPad. I would even recommend it for a beginner setup as long as you choose you headphones carefully.

Hey Hormazd, thanks for sharing your honest and amazing feedback, we really appreciate it!

Rakesh Reddy Ravula
Super Awesome!!!!

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

Subramanian Krishnamurthy (Chennai)
Audiophile Beginners - Really worth buying this!!

I'm very new to audiophile world and had been looking for some entry level products to enhance my listening experience. I have AT MSR7 and Sony MDR
headphones (using for my covers) and after reading several reviews about dragonfly black, I felt this could be an affordable and reasonable upgrade for listening to my wide range of music collections. It's been a week with dragonfly black and I have yet to see the real potential but definitely the sound is improved (bass is refined) with nice instrument separation and great clarity so far! Highly recommended for any music lovers looking for portable but powerful DAC!!

Special thanks to Headphone zone team for addressing all my queries and delivered the product with great package as promised during this lockdown!! Definitely HZ will be my one stop place for future purchases! Wonderful job guys! Keep rocking!

Hey Subramanian, we're so happy to hear all the kind words from you! It means a lot. Thanks for sharing this amazing feedback. Its good to hear that you are loving your new purchase. Happy listening! :)

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