AudioQuest DragonFly Black (Black) USB DAC/Headphone Amp

AudioQuest DragonFly Black (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

In stock
£89
"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!

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£9.99 Fully refundable if unused

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Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or 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.
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T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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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!
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 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and does improve sound I bought the AudioQuest DragonFly Black a couple of weeks ago as an experiment to see if I could actually hear any differences between the stock DACs on my computer and phone and it. When paired with higher quality audio data from Qobuz (You get a free month with the Dragonfly) I can hear differences. I still need to use it with some different headphones and with my main speakers but that is all part of the fun. I wouldn't consider this an essential purchase, but I have certainly enjoyed experimenting with it and maybe higher quality headphones / speakers benefit more from an external DAC than my cheaper ones. As always richersounds have provided an excellent service.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use and quality Had this product for a week. Simple plug in to my raspberry pi. Quality difference was noticeable straight away. More than happy with product and would happily recommend.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extreme sound ultra portable Bought this recently to go along with my new ie80s, so glad I did! The coloured LED to show the sound is intuitive! Helps release the nuance of tracks, and with mixing
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound & nice compact piece of kit Brought this to replace my Cambridge DAC Magic XS that I also used with my PC, which unfortunately broke after a number of years use. Poor design as the DAC Magic used to hang from a short trailing cable from the PC USB connection & as a result the cable split & fractured. No such problems with the DragonFly as designed like a memory stick & you get a solid USB connection. Plus great improvement audio wise from my PC into my powered Yamaha Studio monitors & sub. All round a much better performance than my old DAC Magic XS.
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound for the money Love this little gadget, for such a great price it really has improved the sound of my music. I've given Tidal a go and this is an absolute must, allowing me to listen to Master quality tracks. Even without the use of Tidal, it has made massively improved the sound coming out of my PC.
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks, feels and most importantly sounds great! I use it with my B+W P5 BT headphones (Bluetooth bypassed using B+W’s wired cable). It’s a significant improvement in audio quality over my iPhone’s native headphone jack and also better quality than using the bluetooth connectivity available in my iPhone; hence worth the purchase price in my view. The colour-coded glowing dragonfly logo is a nice touch; whilst the soft-matte outer casing is classy. I purchased an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter MD821ZM to enable connection to my iPhone - note: beware cheap imitations of the Camera adaptor; one such knock-off that I tried proved unusable.
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for getting the best from WAV files I use the Dragonfly when playing demo audio tracks from my laptop into PA systems, when demonstrating loudspeakers to customers. The Dragonfly ensures that I get the best possible quality audio from my WAV files - which is essential. As the saying goes - put c**p in, get c**p out!
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound. I had been using the Dragonfly Black 1.2 for a number of years, but decided to give it to my daughter and give the 1.5 a try and I'm glad I did. I listen to music on Spotify and Youtube and the sound quality from such a small unit is fantastic. In fact I don't think it's possible to describe how good it is, you have to try it!!!
Date published: 2020-09-13
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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 14 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

Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or 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.