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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Why AudioQuest is Special


Designed in USA

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.


A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!

This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.

If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.


Born in 1980

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Premium Economy

Sensible spending and class above in quality. 

This headphone or gear offers top-notch sound and performance without much impact on your pocket, promising a delightful experience that exceeds your expectations at an economical price point.

If you see a product marked as “💎 Premium Economy," it indicates that you're getting a high-quality audio product with exceptional sound clarity and reliable performance, all at a budget-friendly price.

For Enthusiasts on a Budget

We are here to help you find the best bang for your buck.

This headphone or gear is made for all passionate hobbyists who want top-notch gear without breaking the bank.

If you see a product marked as “🪴 For Enthusiasts on a Budget”, get ready to indulge in your music with high-quality, affordable products that keep your wallet happy and your enthusiasm alive!

For Audiophiles On-the-Go

Are you an audiophile looking to carry your music with you wherever you go?

This headphone or gear is portable and is designed to deliver top-notch audio quality on the move, ensuring your favourite tracks sound their best no matter where you are.

If you see a product marked "🛺 For Audiophiles On-the-Go", it means this product is perfectly portable, turning every journey into a musical adventure with studio-quality sound!

Connect With Cable

This device comes with multiple connectivity options. Be sure to check if your source and output support these input and output options.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.

This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.

If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.

This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.

If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.


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.

Performance-Driven Products From California

AudioQuest, founded in 1980 by William E. Low, is a manufacturer of audio/video cables, digital-to-analogue converters, headphones, power-conditioning products, and various audio/video accessories—all claimed to match high levels of performance with your favourite devices. AudioQuest is based in Irvine, California and has offices in the Netherlands and distributes its products to approximately 65 countries throughout the world. AudioQuest focuses on delivering excellent value and performance in every product the company develops.

AudioQuest is dedicated to developing tools that enhance the in-home audio and video experience. Whether it's a speaker cable, HDMI cable, or a portable digital audio product, AudioQuest's diverse offerings deliver value and performance to both retailers and enthusiastic consumers.

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“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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"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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