AudioQuest DragonFly Black (Black) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

AudioQuest DragonFly Black (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

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"With improved sound, and Apple iOS compatibility, this is the best DragonFly yet." 'What Hi-Fi? award winner 2016'. 5-star review.

The best value DragonFly yet - plus improved sound!

The DragonFly Black is the best ever value AudioQuest DAC. The new price point makes it more affordable than ever and the ideal accompaniment for your smartphone or tablet. Despite the price drop, the sound quality has been improved by fitting a high-spec ESS 9010 DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). Better known for their use in top-end AV electronics, this 32-bit DAC provides stunning realism and dynamics.

Lower power consumption - ideal for use with your smartphone or tablet
With lower power consumption than before, the Dragonfly Black is now suitable for use with smartphones and tablets without undue battery use. Simply fit a USB adaptor to suit your device and connect up to an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet for a massive improvement in sound quality.

A sound upgrade for your Mac, PC or laptop
Whether you listen to music on your smartphone, tablet, Mac, PC or laptop, the audio quality can easily be improved. Whether you use headphones or have your device connected directly to your hi-fi, the DragonFly Black simply offers a massive improvement in sound quality. It bypasses the device's built-in DAC, instead passing sound through its own, high-end hi-fi quality chip.

Small package, big sound
Although tiny, the Dragonfly is every bit as impressive as many full-size DACs. Asynchronous transfer and twin clocks ensure perfectly timed and controlled digital information enters the DAC, for a highly accurate and precise sound quality. Compared to a computer/smartphone/tablet's headphone output you'll notice a more dynamic sound with more detail and openness. In essence, the sound will simply be more lifelike.

Supports multiple music file formats
Despite its tiny size, the Dragonfly will play a wide variety of music files. Twin clocks ensure perfect playback of 44.1 kHz (CD quality), 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz. As a final neat touch, the dragonfly logo glows various colours to indicate the file frequency: green for CD (44.1 kHz), blue for 48 kHz, amber for 88.2 kHz and magenta for 96 kHz.

Make the most of your music on the move, with the AudioQuest DragonFly Black - don't leave home without it!

6 Year Supercare Guarantee
£9.99

Add our Supercare Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
"With improved sound, and Apple iOS compatibility, this is the best DragonFly yet." 'What Hi-Fi? award winner 2016'. 5-star review.

The best value DragonFly yet - plus improved sound!

The DragonFly Black is the best ever value AudioQuest DAC. The new price point makes it more affordable than ever and the ideal accompaniment for your smartphone or tablet. Despite the price drop, the sound quality has been improved by fitting a high-spec ESS 9010 DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). Better known for their use in top-end AV electronics, this 32-bit DAC provides stunning realism and dynamics.

Lower power consumption - ideal for use with your smartphone or tablet
With lower power consumption than before, the Dragonfly Black is now suitable for use with smartphones and tablets without undue battery use. Simply fit a USB adaptor to suit your device and connect up to an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet for a massive improvement in sound quality.

A sound upgrade for your Mac, PC or laptop
Whether you listen to music on your smartphone, tablet, Mac, PC or laptop, the audio quality can easily be improved. Whether you use headphones or have your device connected directly to your hi-fi, the DragonFly Black simply offers a massive improvement in sound quality. It bypasses the device's built-in DAC, instead passing sound through its own, high-end hi-fi quality chip.

Small package, big sound
Although tiny, the Dragonfly is every bit as impressive as many full-size DACs. Asynchronous transfer and twin clocks ensure perfectly timed and controlled digital information enters the DAC, for a highly accurate and precise sound quality. Compared to a computer/smartphone/tablet's headphone output you'll notice a more dynamic sound with more detail and openness. In essence, the sound will simply be more lifelike.

Supports multiple music file formats
Despite its tiny size, the Dragonfly will play a wide variety of music files. Twin clocks ensure perfect playback of 44.1 kHz (CD quality), 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz. As a final neat touch, the dragonfly logo glows various colours to indicate the file frequency: green for CD (44.1 kHz), blue for 48 kHz, amber for 88.2 kHz and magenta for 96 kHz.

Make the most of your music on the move, with the AudioQuest DragonFly Black - don't leave home without it!
Brand Audioquest
Colour Black
Coaxial Digital Input No
Optical Digital Input No
USB Input 1 x Type A for PC/MAC Needs adaptor for Smartphone use
Headphone Output 3.5mm
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 12 x 19 x 62
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Bluetooth No
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A simple way to improve sound from a laptop I bought this to sit between my laptop and the line input of my amplifier to bypass the laptop's own dac. Installation was very simple and the documentation is clear and very well presented. The improvement in quality of the music is dramatic. I haven't yet used this with phone and headphones but I imagine the result would be similar.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug n play greatness Super easy, plug and play. Using it with my iphone (with usb camera adapter) and Beyerdynamic dt770 pro 80ohm. Plenty of volume and power. Without the Dragonfly the iphone just wasnt able to power the higher ohm headphones properly.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audioquest dragonfly black Brilliant product. Really brought my mobile phone audio up to scratch.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value DAC Great value & compact DAC. Creates a much more open & spacious sound with greater depth than the built in sound card on my MacBook. I’m sure there are better DAC’s out there but for the price & portability it’s a great product.
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dragonfly black Purchased Audioquest the Dragonfly black to plug between my computer and Denon HI FI unit and it did make a noticeable difference to the sound quality. Using the headphones the sound had a nice wide soundstage and sounded great especially with FLAC files. I was so impressed i have now ordered a little MP3 player to help with the lockdown blues. Thanks guys.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic little DAC I purchased a Dragonfly Black in Feb, after talking to staff in Norwich branch I decided upon this me odel, I did have concerns that the RED had a higher volume output, but was re-assured that the Black would be more than adequate for my listening needs, saving me £70. I would highly back anyone to buy this product from Richersounds.
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pocketable DAC I bought this to go with my iPhone XS Max and Audio Technica ATH-M50X headphones. I was 50/50 on the Dragonfly Black or Cyrus Soundkey but after watching (lots!) or YouTube reviews I called Richer Sounds Cardiff who were extremely helpful and explained the pros/cons of both DAC’s I settled on the Dragonfly. And I’m glad I did! I subscribed to a few music HQ streaming services like Tidal, Qobuz and I can definitely hear the difference on the higher quality tracks with this DAC fitted. Musics slightly louder, much clearer and the DAC helps pick out some finer notes missing without it. For iPhone users you’ll also need the camera adapter/kit. I went for the USB3 version as I heard it’s slightly better than the other one. Would 100% recommend this if anyone’s looking for a small compact DAC under £100.
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dac to the future.... I wondered for so long if such things made a difference to the audio quality output from devices perhaps renowned for average performance...I wish I’d taken the plunge earlier - staggering difference, with a decent set of headphones/speakers being a prerequisite too. Just the fact that this has been superceded at the highest hi res audio arena stands against it. Highly recommended .
Date published: 2020-01-28
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AudioQuest DragonFly Black (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 65.
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Please call your local store Members of our team are happily working from home to provide advice, info on stock and other help. They can also process sales and arrange delivery direct from our warehouse. Buy by phone Call our national Telesales team on
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6 Year Supercare Guarantee
£9.99

Add our Supercare Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE GUARANTEE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.