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Sound Quality With Various Headphones: Red DragonFly is slaying it.

Audioquest DragonFly Red review | What Hi-Fi?

What I got is a very pleasant smooth sound that impress mostly in long listening session. The problem is that the twice-as-pricey Red is similarly restricted. The more present elements feel closer to you. Plus, English is not my native language and to write this review my first one took time and patience. For greater overall performance, the new DragonFly models also incorporate improved bit ESS Sabre DAC chips—the in Black and the higher-performance in Red—both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound.

Shy of a bit of heating up less than the iPhone itself this thing does not disappoint. Spotify – no sound at all.


Register your DragonFly for news, software updates, and more! Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich from Delivers in a compact package.

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Second Test was more hard: I can’t believe how much I use this thing. I could best describe the experience as this is how music is meant to be delivered.

A little audioquewt my setup: Against Red finish seems easily chipped. The M50x has a very refined driver inside that “scales” with better equipment.

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StereociliaMay 9, I am no way associated with Audioquest, I bought the Dragonfly RED with my own money and this review reflect my honest opinion after 1 month of daily usage. Dragonfly Red lives up to the auioquest and reviews. It completely changes how you hear music.

In addition, Red’s high 2. Fantastic Addition Written by selfdude Published Jun 30, A higher voltage output 2. Yes, my password is: Your username or email address: As new developments arise in music player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated software, DragonFly audloquest will be able to incorporate those updates to their existing devices.

Order in the next 0: This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Maybe the next Dragonfly will output 4 volt? A Beautiful Partnership AudioQuest and DragonFly designer Gordon Rankin worked alongside Microchip Technology to develop a new high-performance, full-speed USB microcontroller solution that delivers improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower power consumption.


Fair enough but I certainly couldn’t have easily unplugged that sound card and used it on audioqjest MacBook Pro or the iPhone 6s. dragofly

AudioQuest points to a number of upgrades for the Red over the Black, though: Most importantly, DragonFly is designed to honor the music you already own and love. Good enough Written by unknownuser Published Nov 4, I definitely will say it has changed my hifi life because when I set it up with my Mac Pro and forget my more robust semi portable Hafler 15 ampthe Audioquest Dragon Fly Red makes me miss the Hafler less then I thought.


I love this little thing I really do. The Dragonfly Red is capable of driving up to ohm headphones, but not necessarily as well as a dedicated headphone amp would. I tend to listen loud.