AudioQuest - DragonFly Black

Portable Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)

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Designed in the

1 Year of

Ideal for

Best Suited for
Portable Use

ESS Sabre 9010
DAC Chip

1.2 volts
Power Output

Pair with Laptop
via USB

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.



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.



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.



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.



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
HEADPHONE AMP Texas Instruments TPA6130
DAC CHIP 32-bit ESS 9010 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter
DIMENSIONS 12mm H x 19mm W x 62mm L
SUPPORTED INPUTS 3.5mm Stereo Jack
1. AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC
2. Travel Pouch
3. Flight Manual


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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."
"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."
"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."
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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.

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    Based on 20 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.

    Rajesh Kumar (Bengaluru)
    Selling lemons anId on top of it harassing customers

    I bought a AudioQuest - DragonFly Black as I wanted a first hand experience of Hi-Fi lossless music just launched by Apple Music. This is my first DAC purchase. I bought a decent pair of headphones too from Amazon - AudioTechnica 50x. I tried the combination on my MacBook as I didn't want to incur more expenses on iPhone accessories without being convinced that the DAC worked. On the matchbook pro, with and without DAC, the only discernible difference is a slight increase in volume, Really very slight increase in volume and nothing else. I called these guys up and they agreed to take back the product for "testing". However, they warned me that if there were no issues with the DAC, I would have to take it back.
    Ever-since I get emails from them that they have "tested" the product on various combinations, the headphone gurus have tested it and the product is fine. I asked them for some technical proof as I can't be content with giving away 10K and trusting their listening experience. I have tested the product and I didn't find it making any difference to my listening experience. For all I know they could be lying (I know this sounds harsh), but even they are not showing any trust in me. The product doesn't work for me. And now they want me to take it back.
    I didn't know that this business worked like this. Burnt my fingers, lesson learnt, never buy products from such small players whose bottomline is impacted with one return.

    Biddappa C (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?

    Rakesh Reddy Ravula
    Super Awesome!!!!

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

    vishwa bhushan (Delhi)
    AudioQuest - DragonFly Black.

    its good.
    i was expecting more amplification.

    Jayakumar V V (Alappuzha)
    Good dac for beginners

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

    ajay asthana (Chennai)
    Sound Quality:
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    AudioQuest - DragonFly Black

    Hey Ajay,
    Thank you for the awesome ratings

    Jebin Joseph (Kottayam)
    Very nice product

    The change in audio quality compared to the original 3.5mm output of my laptop and this is really noticeable even though i am not an audiophile. The music is more clear though the highs are bit more than i would like or used to

    Hey Jebin, We're happy to hear this positive feedback. Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

    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!

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