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AudioQuest DragonFly Red

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AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC

AudioQuest DragonFly Red is a USB da-converter, amplifier and headphone amplifier into a compact housing, as big as a USB stick.

Like the name says, the AudioQuest DragonFly Red has a nice and shiny, fiery red casing and a gold plated USB connector just like the AudioQuest DragonFly Black. That’s a really stunning colour combination that reminds us of AudioQuest’s Cinnamon range of digital cables. Like the Black, the AudioQuest DragonFly Red draws so little power that you can connect it directly to a smartphone or tablet to play up to 24/96 music files, when you have the right adapter.

AudioQuest DragonFly Red review

The new ESS 9016 32bit da-converter in the DragonFly Red gives it a slightly higher output power than the DragonFly Black, which results in a more authoritative and effortless musical performance. The DragonFly Red, like the DragonFly Black, has the possibility to receive future upgrades through a free desktop app. So both DragonFlys have the advantage that you can keep them up-to-date all the time.

AudioQuest DragonFly Red manual

More technical information can be found on the AudioQuest website

DragonFly Black & Red technical Q&A

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AudioQuest DragonFly Black & Red - USB Digitale Audio Converters

The AudioQuest DragonFly Black and Red, which were announced earlier this year, are the successors of the immensely popular AudioQuest DragonFly 1.2 with which AudioQuest dominated the field of compact USB da-converters and headphone amplifiers for quite a while. But time didn’t stand still, and digital technology has advanced a lot in the last few years. Besides that, new insights in the way most people listen to music nowadays forced AudioQuest’s engineers to look for new parts that would enable new applications. They succeeded, and the DragonFly Black and Red we present to you here turned out to be so good that we’d rather speak of a revolution than an evolution.

AudioQuest DragonFly history

When the original AudioQuest DragonFly 1.0 hit the market in 2012, something special happened in several ways. First of all it was an electronic product from a manufacturer that - a few exceptions aside - occupied itself mainly with all kinds of cables. Secondly it was more or less the first high grade all-in-1 portable USB da-converter and headphone amplifier on which could also play hi-res music files. And, lastly, everyone was really surprised about the incredible sound quality of this USB ‘thumb drive’. All of a sudden it was very easy and utterly affordable to equip your computer with a great external sound card. The concept caught on real quick, many other manufacturers started making comparable products. And just when when rapid developments in digital audio started to surpass the DragonFly 1.0 the good people at AudioQuest came with the DragonFly 1.2 that gave better sound quality at a significantly lower price. And not just better than it’s predecessor, but better than most comparable products from other brands. So what can the AudioQuest DragonFly Black and Red add to that?

Read here the AudioQuest DragonFly Red review.

Additional Information

application sound, computer, streamer, headphone, da-converter
connector(s) mini-jack (3.5), USB-A
manufacturer AudioQuest

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